Aylesbury United chairman Graham Read has provided an update regarding the club’s former home at Buckingham Road:
“Since we left in 2006 I’ve kept tabs on every movement and ownership of the ground. From receiver to receiver, I’ve been in constant dialogue with the ‘caretakers’ – registering our interest throughout.
Earlier this year we were invited to tender an offer for the purchase of the site, which we did.
Unfortunately, we have just heard back with the news that our offer has not been accepted. Although the bid was fair, and, in our opinion, the market value, the current joint receivers are looking to maximise revenue to cover the Banks’ losses.
Buckingham Road is now being offered on the open market (being advertised in this week’s Estates Gazette), asking for ‘offers on an unconditional basis’.
As a club, we will be resubmitting a bid. To this effect, we are offering/looking for potential investors either by direct contribution (share ownership) or we may even go down the crowdfunding route.
We have and will never give up on our endeavours in returning to Aylesbury, and although some may believe we have outgrown Buckingham Road, it currently seems our quickest route back.”
Graham Read – Aylesbury United Chairman