Hull City threatened over pitch row

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Published: Saturday 18th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Hull City’s owners could face legal action after the club laid a synthetic pitch in a sports arena without permission.

The installation of the 3G pitch inside the Airco Arena in Walton Street has angered Hull City Council and a number of amateur sports clubs, who had been asked to vacate the venue to make way for the facility.

Hull City is hoping to upgrade its academy licence by installing the pitch – an indoor synthetic pitch is a requirement for a Premier League Category Two licence covering a club’s youth development set-up.

But the local authority is now threatening to submit a formal objection to the Premier League over any application by the Tigers to upgrade its academy licence.

It has written a letter to the club’s stadium management committee notifying them it has breached its lease agreement with the council.

Council leader Stephen Brady says Hull City has changed the use of the arena with scant regard for the impact on the local community.

He claims hundreds of people use the facility on a daily basis, while dozens of sports clubs call it their home.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Saturday 18th April 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (5)
  • This article only says to me just as I have believed for some time, that those who promote invest and often who play think that football is the only sport of interest to others.
    Clearly it is not so, not everyone is a football maniac (Sorry supporter) which means that there are many others who support and practice other sports.
    Many of those other sports are left often in the cold because of the importance placed on football by a number of groups of people, those often with the power to improve and fund take what they think is the popular side and support football instead of other minority sports.
    I for many years practiced a minority sport and we had to be totally self sustaining, we asked money of no one and took part in our sport for the love of it, I certainly do not see much love of it in football, only the potential of a profit.
    Minority sports are very important, since they add that touch af diversity and many help with dicipline and fitness too, so don’t write them of as in the case of the ‘AIRCO ARENA’ give others a chance to make their own choices as those who follow football have made their choice.

  • Silicatrucks

    Well done Hull City Council, we need to support other sports in this town. Lets make Hull a leader in the support of all types of sport that people will travel miles to use.

  • Guest

    Philip G Coggin,regarding your remarks,
    I whole heartedly think you have said what mamy many people think ,well done and I agree with you.
    I wish the ‘owners’ would stick their ball under one arm and a roll of turn under the other ,and sod off.

  • Kevin Marshall

    Philip G Coggin,regarding your remarks,
    I whole heartedly think you have said what mamy many people think ,well done and I agree with you.
    I wish the ‘owners’ would stick their ball under one arm and a roll of plastic turf under the other ,and sod off.

    • m chambers

      I totally agree with everything that has been said .who the hell does he think he is give him a couple of bob and he thinks he can do whatever he wants send him back to Egypt if he wants to boss everyone .

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