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Morecambe FC not affected by pitch company's admi­nis­tra­tion

Morecambe Football Club has said that a company in charge of the Globe Arena all-weather pitches entered admi­nis­tra­tion under the ownership of club owner Diego Lemos.

In a statement on Thursday, the Morecambe board of directors said PMG Leisure Ltd was not under the ownership of club chairman and former owner Peter McGuigan when it went into admi­nis­tra­tion.

The club said money promised by owner Diego Lemos to pay creditors of PMG Leisure Ltd had not been forthcoming. They said Mr Lemos had been absent from the club since mid-November. They also said it was “business as usual” at Morecambe FC.

A club spokesman said: “The first we knew of the problem was when the admi­nis­trators were appointed and arrived on site the next day.“

Discussions with the admi­nis­trators have been very positive with the community staff and development centre able to continue to operate without any break in services or delivery.”

PMG Leisure Ltd runs the 3G football pitches behind the Globe Arena stadium. It has 11 staff. The pitches are hired out to the public and used by Morecambe FC for training their youth development teams.

It is understood that the admi­nis­trators are trying to keep the business as a going concern and for now the Club will be able to use the facilities for training as they have in the past.

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