Page last updated at 09:57 GMT, Monday, 20 April 2009 10:57 UK

Football return for Gretna ground

Raydale Park
Gretna 2008 hopes to play its home games at Raydale Park

The new Gretna football team - set up after the demise of the town's SPL side - looks set to return to Raydale Park.

The ground, which has been in the hands of administrators since Gretna FC went out of business, has been bought by an unnamed developer.

East of Scotland League side Gretna 2008 - which plays its games in nearby Annan - hopes to use the stadium again.

A spokesman for the club said it had been given access to the ground to prepare for forthcoming matches.

Raydale Park has not seen league football for some time.

Gretna FC used Motherwell's Fir Park for their home fixtures during their single season in the SPL.

The club then went into administration and the new East of Scotland side ended up playing its games in Annan.

It now hopes to return to its home town some time in the near future.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Town fights for football ground
27 Feb 09 |  South of Scotland
400,000 stadium moves rejected
16 Sep 08 |  South of Scotland
Council rules out bid for stadium
17 Jul 08 |  South of Scotland
Gretna starts again from scratch
11 Jul 08 |  South of Scotland
Annan vow not to be new Gretna
03 Jul 08 |  Scottish League
Bid to return football to Gretna
11 Jun 08 |  South of Scotland
How Gretna paid the ultimate price
04 Jun 08 |  South of Scotland
The lights go off at Gretna
03 Jun 08 |  Gretna

RELATED BBC LINKS

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific