Dulwich Hamlet have announced that landlords Meadow Residential have terminated their licence to play their home games at Champion Hill.
The Bostik League Premier high-flyers have been in a long-running dispute with Meadow and it was reported recently that former England captain Rio Ferdinand, a lifelong friend of the team’s manager Gavin Rose and a local lad, had been knocked back in his bid to buy the club in December.
The club have now released this statement outlining the situation as their future is thrown into increasing turmoil:
‘Yesterday evening, the club were served notice that our license to play at Champion Hill would be terminated immediately.
We are consulting with solicitors on the matter, as we feel they do not have legal grounds to serve such a notice.
This comes on top on the £121,000 ‘back rent’ bill we were served last week, as reported in the mirror.
Meadow have not been in touch with the club directly, and have only communicated through their solicitors. This seems to be their preferred method. We urge Andrew McDaniel and Peter Bennison to try and act with some level of courtesy moving forward, as this tact will get them nowhere.
We will release another statement ASAP, and Urge all fans to back the team at the next two away games. Tonight at Billericay, and Saturday at Brightlingsea.