Town football club’s ground goes on sale

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THE home of a football club in Rothwell has officially gone on sale with adverts for the site now appearing online and in local press.

Lambert Smith Hampton is actively looking for buyers for Cecil Street, the home ground of Rothwell Town Football Club.

The four-acre site, which could be purchased in part or as a whole, is likely to be targeted by residential developers.

The place was put up for sale after the club went into administration with debts totalling £350,000.

Administrators Marshman Price hope the sale of the ground will pay off the debts and provide cash for a new home in the town.

Richard Baker, from Lambert Smith Hampton, said: “The site is located next to a junior school and a large amount of housing and as a result would be ideally suited for a residential use, subject to planning consent.

“The club has played at the site for a considerable period of time and it is a shame to see their site placed on the market.

“However, the sale of the site is an opportunity for all of the creditors of the club to be repaid, and any surplus funds to be put towards a new facility for the club.”

The site includes a pitch, associated stands and a closed-down social club with large parking area.

The club is currently bottom of the United Counties Division One.