BRIDGWATER Town are set to own their own ground for the first time in 38 years after Sedgemoor council agreed to sell the freehold of Fairfax Park.
Adam Murry, the club’s new owner and CEO said: “It is a massive step forward for BTFC to finally secure its own stadium, and an important part of the vision we have, that will further develop our plans into making BTFC a club that’s at the very heart of the community.
“What we have planned will engage and benefit the town as a whole and we intend to announce the vision and positive initiatives we are intending to deliver in the up-and-coming weeks.
“Not only will our vision strengthen our structure of football within the club from the first team through to our youngest academy players, it will provide and facilitate many parts of the community engagement we have planned”.
Tim Mander of Sedgemoor District Council said: “We have been delighted to be able to agree a deal to dispose of the freehold of Fairfax Park to Bridgwater Town Football Club Ltd to help ensure that the Club could continue its ambitious development plans.
“There are clearly exciting times ahead for Bridgwater Town and the district council will continue to offer its help and assistance working with the club to ensure that the proposed community trust comes to fruition”.
Bridgwater chairman Bob Buckingham said: “Securing ownership of our stadium is a pivotal and very exciting moment as we start a transformational journey that will herald multiple developments for our club both on and off the field”.
Joint First Team manager Dave Pearse added: “With the news that the club will now own its own ground, to have no lease is a massive positive step for the football club.
“The plans moving forward are so exciting to be a part of, with all this happening it will put the club into the heart of the community where it should be and the developments will enhance it on and off the pitch.”