- 10 Dec 2017
Training centre being sold seperately for 1.5 million. Preston could be buying it.
4 million is to buy the club and the ground. Wether they actually own the ground for that I'm not sure. It could be the same situation we have with are training ground?
Clubs selling stadiums to make a quick buck is something that will come back to bite the clubs that do this. All you need is a rogue landlord (and there are plenty of them out there) for the money you gain to not be worth it in the long run.
Whilst it's difficult for clubs with historic stadiums to do, clubs should be looking at what cricket is doing to try and generate funds. Are they selling their grounds? They're not, they're turning their grounds into viable businesses on their own. Look to maximise space for functions and redevelop it so you can bolt a hotel onto it and create non-football facilities that the community can use on non-matchdays.