PALACE WANT SAINSBURY’S DISCOUNT
crystAL PALAce have held talks with croydon council over applying for a compulsory purchase order to secure a piece of land next to selhurst Park owned by sainsbury’s, whose refusal to sell an area used as a car park is delaying the club’s £100m redevelopment of the ground. the club have been negotiating with the supermarket for years after announcing plans to increase the capacity of selhurst Park from 26,000 to 34,000 in 2017. Palace claim sainsbury’s are demanding an unreasonable price and want the council to intervene and force through the sale on grounds that the redevelopment would bring a public benefit by enabling the club to expand their community programmes. croydon council have recommended that planning permission be granted, but Palace must obtain control of the entire site before it can be formally approved.
LEICESTER CITY’S superb start to the season has not been matched off the pitch, with the club experiencing significant delays to the building of their new training ground. The £100m project to transform the Park Hill Golf Club near Seagrave has been hit by heavy rain and flooding, leaving main contractors McLaren Construction two months behind schedule. Leicester planned to move into the complex, which will include 12 full-size training pitches and a 500-seat indoor arena, at the start of next season and that remains the target.