Post by Roy of the Rovers on Mar 3, 2022 17:06:00 GMT
Quite a development today that North Lanarkshire Council who own the stadium have banned Goodwillie from entering it and will terminate the contract they have with Clyde to use Broadwood immediately. if he does.
They also say that Clyde won’t have the agreement renewed when it expires in 2023!
Their statement is below:
We have exercised our rights under the terms of our contract with Clyde FC for their use of Broadwood Stadium, in particular the clause which entitles the council to refuse entry to the stadium to any individual on the grounds of undesirable behaviour.
We have informed the club that David Goodwillie must not be permitted access to the stadium, for any purpose, with immediate effect.
Should Mr Goodwillie enter the stadium, we will consider the contract to have been breached and we will take immediate steps to terminate it.
In addition, we have informed Clyde FC that the council intends not to renew the lease with the club when the contract for the use of Broadwood Stadium expires in May 2023.
Post by Roy of the Rovers on Mar 3, 2022 17:18:09 GMT
Another part of the statement which I neglected to include:
We also note that some people have questioned why the council is only taking action now given that Mr Goodwillie has played for Clyde for a number of years. For clarity, the stadium was previously under the control of North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd which, while previously paid by the council for management of a range of services and facilities, is a separate legal entity. The council was unable to direct the company in relation to this matter. The stadium, and all the services of the company, have reverted to direct council control.
We should move to Broadwood rent free for 5 years and sell up the Sans Siro for mega millions to NLC as a deal. Included would be free buses every home game to Broadwood. Can't see such a top notch stadium lie without a tenant team for long. Money would allow us to build a championship quality team.
During the 5 year rental we would source suitable land within Coatbridge and build a small purpose built stadium, coffee shop / lounge so we have a revenue stream every day, not just match days (aka Peterhead model)
Why move to somewhere out of your home town and one of the worst grounds for getting to if you don't have a car. Don't mind if we play them again some day cos it'll mean they've been relegated and at least getting to hamilton's ground is a dawdle.