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Darlington chairman Singh moots future move from Arena

Darlington Arena
Darlington moved to the Arena in 2003 after leaving Feethams

Darlington chairman Raj Singh has suggested that a long-term solution to the club's stadium issue could be to relocate to a smaller venue.

The Quakers' Arena home is under threat after the club's holding company, which owns the stadium and land, entered receivership earlier this month.

"The ideal, long-term plan has to be to relocate the club," Singh revealed to the club's match-day programme.

"[It would be] a smaller stadium, but that's not going to happen overnight."

Singh added: "The first obstacle is resolving this issue with Scott and Sizer - once that's out the way we can concentrate on which direction we go in, whether that's developing the land with us staying here, or trying to relocate."

Philip Scott and Graham Sizer are creditors of the holding company, DFC Investments, which is part owned by both Singh (75%) and another former chairman George Houghton (25%).

The football club itself is a separate entity, unaffected in business terms by the instability at DFC Investments.

Darlington left their former Feethams home for the Arena, which holds 25,000 people and was built by one-time chairman George Reynolds, in 2003.

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