Eastleigh chairman Stewart Donald believes a deal is close to bring Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium home into community ownership.

Oxford-based Donald has joined the committee of supporters trust OxVox, who want to buy the ground from ex-Oxford owner Firoz Kassam.




“The deal isn’t a million miles away,” Donald told BBC Radio Oxford.

“There’s a real opportunity and desire, and I’m certain it’s the best opportunity we will get.”

OxVox, Kassam and Oxford City Council have been in negotiations over the 12,500-capacity stadium since October.

Oxford United’s board of directors admitted their “dismay” earlier this month about the slow progress of talks.

“The reality is, it’s not a straightforward deal,” Donald said. “There’s a few parties to put together.

“There needs to be a little bit of help and a little bit of thought or maybe just a bit of finance to get the thing over the line.”

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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