A REAL SPOT OF JOY FOR DALE...
ROCHDALE chairman Chris Dunphy admitted ten years of hard work had all been worth it as the club secured full ownership of Spotland stadium.
This week, it was announced that Rochdale Council will relinquish its shares in the company that owns and manages the 96year-old stadium.
Those shares will be transferred to the club, with the council recovering its original £100,000 outlay,” said Dunphy.
“I, on behalf of the board of directors, would like to thank fans for their support and understanding during this long process.
“It has been our desire for the last ten years to secure a deal to regain ownership of Spotland and we are delighted to reach a successful conclusion, having purchased the shares from Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council and the Rugby League Facilities Trust.
“We now own 100 per cent of shares in the Stadium Company.
“The board has worked tirelessly during that time to bring our vision to fruition and this is a proud day in the club’s history.
“Spotland Stadium remains the largest sporting venue within Rochdale borough and its acquisition is a huge stride forward for the club. It presents a significant opportunity to expand the vital income streams moving forwards.”