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Yeovil Town to consider selling stadum to council

Yeovil Town are considering selling their stadium to help ease the financial worries caused by Covid-19.

South Somerset District Council is proposing to buy Huish Park then lease it back to the club.

Yeovil Town's chairman says the move is necessary to "avoid serious financial distress".

But the move could have "catastrophic" consequences according to one long-term fan.

Included in the plan is an option for the club to buy back the land when its finances have improved.

Like many clubs Yeovil, who play in the National League, have suffered due to not having fans in the stadium.

Chairman Scott Priestnall said the current season began after clubs were reassured by the league they would be compensated for lost revenue.

He said that despite that help, which included £10m from the National Lottery in October, Yeovil were still facing a financial crisis

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