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 Thursday, 16 January, 2003, 10:20 GMT
Stadium sale will not affect club
Northampton Town Football Club
The Cobblers are a 105-year-old Division 2 team
The new board of the Northampton Town Football Club insists that a change of landlord at the Sixfields stadium will not alter the club's plans.

The borough council, which rents the stadium to Northampton Town, could sell it to a government regeneration agency this year.

Council leader Keith Davies, has said that the "statement of intent" with English Partnerships was publicly known before the club's takeover by Andrew Ellis.

But the Deputy Chairman of the Cobblers Ken Goode told BBC Northamptonshire that whoever owns the stadium is irrelevant.

He said: "We want to work in partnership with either the council or with English Partnerships to ensure that the football club has a viable and sustainable future."

"Any profit that the club makes will be put back into the football club."

A bid from the Cobblers board was rejected by the council as being "below market value", and a deal with English Partnerships could be completed by the spring.


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