Relocation plans for Chesterfield could fall through unless Blues’ bosses can secure multi-million pound investment into the new ground. The 10,000 seater £12m stadium is part of developer Wilson Bowden’s proposed regeneration scheme to include a Tesco store and mixed-use commercial use at the former Demaglass works. But debt-troubled Blues have still not struck a deal with an investor and the overall scheme depends on the stadium going ahead.
Supporters of Blue Square Conference side Weymouth are anxious about the club’s future after rumours that ownership of the land the Wessex Stadium sits on is to be transferred to Wessex Park Limited. Wessex Park Limited was set up by football club owner Malcolm Curtis in January 2007 when former chairman Martyn Harrison announced major cutbacks. Chief sponsor Dave Higson, from Park Engineering, warned the move could be the beginning of the end for the club.
South London club Crystal Palace are trying to sell their Selhurst Park stadium for £12.5m as a development opportunity. It is claimed that the site offers considerable opportunity for a major mixed-use redevelopment. Palace owner Simon Jordan claimed to have bought the ground in 2006 for £12m. However, it was done through a complex series of companies which obscured the identity of the final owner. Last year he was reported to be looking for £15m to refinance the property. A potential investor would have to find an alternative home for the club before knocking down the stadium building.