Save Alton Town FC

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Save Alton Town FC

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Landlords Molson Coors have given Alton Town Football Club notice to vacate the Coors Sports Ground – the club’s home for almost 30 years – at the end of the season.

Football has been played on the Anstey Road Sports Ground since 1928, having been the home to the Courage and Bass brewery teams, and Alton Town FC is maintaining that tradition. With a proud FA Cup history, ATFC is playing in the Sydenhams League (Wessex) Premier Division and would need to move to a ground with at least comparable if not better facilities than the Coors site.

We are disappointed that Molson Coors have decided on this without making provision for Alton Town Football Club to be relocated. Yes, they have made attempts to achieve this in the past but failed to get planning permission or failed to get Alton Town Council to release land at Diggers (Anstey Park) with a view to gaining planning permission to accommodate a new stadium for us.

Surely they (Coors) could have reopened talks with both the Town Council and East Hants District Council in an attempt to find a solution that would not have the distinct possibility of ATFC going out of existence.

Alton Town FC is, like many local organisations, a part of the community. Is all this to be lost in haste?

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