Basingstoke Town have officially put their case forward to stress the need to maintain two football stadiums in the town.

Chairman Terry Brown and vice-chairman Kevin White have written this week on behalf of the Community Club to the leader of Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, Ken Rhatigan, deputy leader Simon Bound and cabinet member for borough development & improvement Rebecca Bean.

The club explain: “As the club have not been party to any of the Sport England, Basron and B&DBC negotiations regarding the S106 funding for the loss of The Camrose, we felt it important to continue to stress the need for there to be two stadiums on behalf of our fans, the club, the community and the next generation.

“The borough council in their own vision only published in spring 2019 have outlined the importance of sporting facilities.”

The statement goes on to add: “This moment will set a precedent for football clubs, and more widely sporting facilities, up and down the country. History will be watching. In this battle, sport should always win when up against a couple of men who are looking to overflow their already filled pockets. This is an opportunity for  the council to stand up for what they know to be right.”

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