‘Skipgate’ could finally be over as warring Nuneaton Borough FC and Nuneaton Rugby club have opened talks over ending the long-running ground sharing wrangle, report Coventry Live.
Nuneaton RFC committee members have said that, as a ‘gesture of goodwill’, they will remove the skips they dumped at one of the access points to the Liberty Way stadium. It follows what have been described as ‘productive discussions’ between the town’s biggest sporting clubs.
In a statement provided to CoventryLive, the ‘Nuns said: ” Nuneaton RFC Committee are delighted to report productive discussions have now begun with the stadium owner which will hopefully result in a legally drafted groundshare agreement.
“Such an agreement will need to resolve access being granted across Nuneaton RFC land and the sharing of ground maintenance apportioned to the number of games played.
“As a gesture of goodwill Nuneaton RFC will now remove barriers on its land and have received assurance from the stadium owner that gates and turnstiles will not be used until agreement is reached regarding access.
“We thank Mr Smurthwaite for his cooperation and hope agreement will soon be reached.”
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