The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

A GROUP of Swindon Town fans are at­tempt­ing to buy the club’s County Ground from the coun­cil .

Trust STFC has of­fered Swindon Bor­ough £1.1m, and direc­tor of Trust STFC James Phipps says the ground needs some ur­gent up­grades, hav­ing been the same for decades.

“We feel it needs im­prov­ing and has a re­luc­tant owner in some ways in the coun­cil, which is cash-strapped through aus­ter­ity mea­sures,” said Phipps.

“We’d like to take it from them to try to see if we can work on in­vest­ment plans to make it a fit-for-pur­pose sta­dium for the next 50 to 100 years.”

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