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CHAIRMAN: "THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SUPPORTERS HERE TO SUPPORT THEIR FOOTBALL TEAM"

6 March 2019

Lee Power said joining with the supporters to buy the County Ground provides security for Swindon fans for decades to come.

He described the 50/50 deal with the supporters trust as too good to turn down as they have an agreement, in principle, to buy the County Ground off of Swindon Borough Council.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, the club’s chairman said:

“Everyone can see the way football is at the moment. Support is always key, the football stadium has been here for 140 years – it was here a long time before I came here and it will be here a long time once we’re all gone.

“Things evolve, but one thing we do know is that there will always be supporters here to support their football team.

“It’s quite unique in modern-day football to redevelop a site in a town centre. Most teams now see land get sold off and they move somewhere out of town.

“From a football club’s perspective, we can’t thank David (Renard) and the council enough for what they have managed to achieve. It will go down in history us working with Steve (Mytton) and his team and getting input from the supporters with regards to what they would like to see.”

“In other football teams, owners come and go and seem to do what they want with different assets – that can’t happen here.

“From my perspective, that was the most attractive thing in doing the deal.”


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