HAT­TERS HAVE GROUNDS FOR OP­TI­MISM – SWEET

The Football League Paper - - INSIDE - By An­drew Law­ton

LU­TON Town have taken an­other big step to­wards their dream of hav­ing a new ground. 2020 Devel­op­ments (Lu­ton) Ltd, the prop­erty arm of Lu­ton Town FC, last week agreed terms with Bri­tish Land PLC to pur­chase its free­hold in­ter­ests in land known as Power Court at the heart of Lu­ton town cen­tre. The land is on the site of a pro­posed new 17,500-seater sta­dium. It takes con­trol within the group to over 70 acres of prime, strate­gic land so far, mak­ing Lu­ton Town FC an in­flu­en­tial stake­holder in Lu­ton’s fu­ture pro­gres­sion. Lu­ton Town FC and 2020 Devel­op­ments chief ex­ec­u­tive Gary Sweet said: “I am so pleased to be able to con­firm this key deal for the foot­ball club and the town as a whole. It is a mile­stone achieve­ment in the his­tory of both. “We have held positive dis­cus­sions with Bri­tish Land for a long time now and our re­la­tion­ship has al­ways been pro­duc­tive, fair and al­ways pro­fes­sional. “I’d like to thank Bri­tish Land and all par­ties in­volved for their co-op­er­a­tion and their be­lief in our vi­sion for Lu­ton.”

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