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Clyde planning to leave Broadwood Stadium

Clyde celebrate a famous Scottish Cup win over Celtic
Clyde recorded a famous Scottish Cup win over Celtic at Broadwood in 2006

Clyde have announced their intention to move away from their home of nearly 17 years, Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld.

However, the Third Division club have yet to reveal when they will be leaving and where the plan to play next.

Broadwood Stadium is leased from North Lanarkshire Leisure which is part of North Lanarkshire council.

The club, which used to play in the south side of Glasgow, were nearly ousted as tenants in the summer of 2009 in a dispute over unpaid rent.

A club statement read: "Following extensive discussions between Clyde Football Club and on the conduct of the lease between both parties, the club has advised its landlord that it wishes to leave Broadwood.

"Both parties have agreed that the club will work towards an exit over an extended period.

"There are no plans for an alternative location at the moment, however the club believed that it was best to discuss the matter with its landlord before taking proactive action to secure a new home. This process will now begin in earnest.

"Development at Broadwood in recent years and limitations of the lease mean that the club is unable to operate on a long-term sustainable basis compatible with its ambitions.

"An extensive process will now begin to consider alternatives that will see Clyde back in control of its own destiny for the first time in 80 years, since the club became tenants on the sale of Shawfield."



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