Oxford United - London Welsh considering buying the stadium
UK time is: 00:06:32
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

London Welsh considering buying the stadium

Radio Oxford broke the news this morning that London Welsh who play at the Kassam stadium would be interested in purchasing the stadium from current owner Firoz Kassam.

In 1999 Firoz Kassam bought Oxford United for 1 which included the clubs debts reported at the time as 13million. These debts were cleared by some being written off while others were part paid. In the following years OUFC football club and the Manor ground football stadium were separated as two legal entities.

It was after this point that the Manor ground was sold to the now Manor Hospital for a sum in the region of 12million pounds. In 1997 OUFC had started work on a stadium near Greater Leys, Oxford but due to funds the work ground to a halt. When Firoz took oversaw the development of the site and Oxford United moved in 2001 to play its football at the new stadium named the Kassam stadium.

However supporters of the football club have always wanted the club to own the stadium with the belief that if the club were to rise up the football league it would need the additional revenue which the stadium could generate.

It was in 2006 a consortium led by front man Nick Merry bought OUFC for 2million pounds which included debts from Firoz Kassam. It was later revealed that the real owner of Oxford United was the Lenagan family Ian and his two sons Simon and Adrian. Ian has always stated that the club could survive without owning the stadium.

But with today's breaking news that the other tenants London Welsh are keen in the idea of the Rugby club owning the Kassam stadium. It could escalate and encourage OUFC to seek a means or purchasing the stadium before it could be lost for ever.

Another Interesting chapter in the yellows history. As a committee member of OxVox I would encourage you to join Oxford United's supporters trust so we can put our efforts together.

All the best Terry.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Terry Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 4 2013

Time: 2:04PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Oxford United Articles

George Baldock (Saturday May 23 2015)

Fans joining in numbers (Saturday May 23 2015)

U's kick off in July (Thursday May 21 2015)

Bigman Ryan upfront. (Saturday May 16 2015)

Drew Talbot on Oxford radar (Saturday May 16 2015)

U's take the Michael out of Exeter (Wednesday May 13 2015)

The Roofe's been hired (Tuesday May 12 2015)

U's offer deals to 5 players (Monday May 11 2015)

Archived Oxford United Articles

List All Vital U's Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Tel Boy 3

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newport 0 - 1 Oxford
Oxford 2 - 0 Cambridge
Tranmere 0 - 3 Oxford
Oxford 1 - 1 Northampton
Wimbledon 0 - 0 Oxford
Oxford 0 - 0 York

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Exeter 46 17 13 16 -4 64
11. Morecambe 46 17 12 17 1 63
12. Northampton 45 18 7 20 6 61
13. Oxford 46 15 16 15 1 61
14. Dag & Red 46 17 8 21 -1 59
15. Wimbledon 46 14 16 16 -6 58
16. Portsmouth 46 14 15 17 -2 57

Breaking League News

Brabin Adds Harris
Tranmere : 24/05/2015 18:21:00
Five More Tranmere Friendlies
Tranmere : 24/05/2015 18:17:01
Barrett & Pigott Give Their Own Wembley Thoughts
Southend : 24/05/2015 18:05:01
Players React To Play Off Promotion
Southend : 24/05/2015 17:59:01
Bentley - Promotion Was All I Wanted
Southend : 24/05/2015 17:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

This month should see lots of news as players come and go
Suggested By:  
Yes it's exciting 63%
No can't wait to take a break 25%
I only get interested on August 9th 12%