Credit where credit’s due, Graham Moody, of the often (and fairly) maligned Croydon Guardian, has come up with an interesting line on Palace’s future which has been followed up by the South London Press and others today.
Having paid £4 million to purchase Selhurst Park, to re-unite the ground with the ownership of Crystal Palace for the first time in a decade, the new Eagles co-chairman Steve Parish admits he is considering redevelopment or even moving the club to a new site.
“In a perfect world we would find a site to move away to and build something purpose built but if we cannot do that then a new main stand at Selhurst Park is a basic requirement,” Parish told the CG.
“We need to get the playing side right and as soon as we’ve got that we’ll start having conversations with various stakeholders on the site and with Croydon Council and John Rouse, who’s been fantastic, to decide the things we need to do to take the club into its next 100 years of existence.”
This Friday sees the next significant milestone in Palace’s emergence from administration, when the CPFC2010 consortium hopes for approval from the club’s many creditors at a Creditors’ Voluntary Agreement (CVA) meeting.
Read Graham Moody’s article in full, including Parish admitting how his consortium nearly pulled out of a deal, by clicking here: Parish looking to move Palace from Selhurst Park (From Croydon Guardian).