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Dumbarton investigate new stadium

The Scotland squad train at Strathclyde Homes Stadium
The Scotland international squad have used the stadium for training

Dumbarton Football Club are investigating the possibility of moving to a new stadium.

The Third Division champions say they are "in early stage discussions with West Dunbartonshire Council and commercial partners".

They are seeking "the potential development of a mixed-use stadium and leisure facility".

"No site has been identified as yet and we are working with the council to review the suitability of options."

Dumbarton moved to their present Strathclyde Homes Stadium in 2000 after leaving Boghead Stadium but are now considering a move away from the 2000-capacity facility.

"As a prelude to any process, the club intend to apply for outline planning permission for some of the land surrounding the current Strathclyde Homes Stadium," said a statement on the Dumbarton website.

"It is not intended that this project will be executed, but it will allow finance to be raised if necessary in order to help fund the early stages of any new stadium project and further investment in the team.

"We intend to meet with tax and property lawyers in the next few weeks to ensure that any project is structured in such a way as to be tax efficient and pose no financial threat to Dumbarton Football Club Limited.

"The outcome of such meetings would in due course require the approval of the board of directors of Dumbarton FC and would be put in front of the shareholders for approval at an egm."

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