Swindon Town Football Club and Swindon Town Supporters have this afternoon confirmed they have reached an agreement in principle with Swindon Borough Council, to jointly purchase the freehold of the County Ground.
Lee Power, Chairman and Owner of Swindon Town Football Club said:
“Owning your own ground is fundamental to the long-term success of any football club – it will give us the opportunity, going forward, to make this club more sustainable and develop firm foundations in the heart of the community.”
“This project, for us, is part of a wider plan to develop the club into one with its own training ground, its own home and the flexibility to decide on its own future in partnership with the people that love it.
“The County Ground was here long before any of us were, and will remain well after we’re gone and it’s important that this deal involves all parties and allows the ground’s legacy to continue for decades to come.
“This is a significant moment in the club’s 140-year history, and we would like to thank the leader of the council David Renard for his co-operation and continued support.”