Sons set date for stadium plan and agree to break Belize link
Plans for a brand new Dumbarton Football Club stadium will be submitted in June.
Proposals will be put forward to West Dunbartonshire Council for the relocation toYoung’s Farm at Renton Road.
Club director IanWilson made the announcement in the first of many updates he intends to give directly to fans.
The Sonstrust has welcomed improved communication as well as the news that Brabco, which is the majority shareholder, will sever ties with an offshore firm registered in Belize.
Simon Barrow, communications and projects officer for the cooperative, said:“We are pleased that our pressure to end their offshore arrangement has paid off.
“Everyone should know who owns their football club and what their interests are.
“The trust is still asking for a club AGM, which has not been held for many years.Though not legally compelled, this is good business practice and a matter of basic accountability.”
And the fans’group was delighted to see progress on stadium development plans.
Simon said:“We have been asking for some time to see the plans for the proposed new stadium development and we are pleased that this has now been accepted in principle by Brabco.
“We also note the owners’desire for Dumbarton to become a full-time team.
“That would require significant revenue on top of income to maintain a new stadium.
“So far Brabco hasn’t invested significantly in football development but we welcome signs that this may change.”
Director IanWilson posted a lengthy statement on the club website on Monday and vowed it would be the first of many updates to the fans.
Speaking about the split from the offshore firm, he said:“This process of change in structure will be complete before the application for planning permission atYoung’s Farm is submitted.”
He added:“We have done work on the potential revenue from a new stadium and believe the relocation will put the club on a stronger financial footing and provide a more sustainable position for football at a good level.”
Statement Ian Wilson