City and County of Swansea

  • Liberty Stadium Primed For Expansion After New Lease Agreed

    ... to reach agreement on heads of terms regarding the future operations of the Liberty Stadium. “As an equal partner in the Stadium Management Company, Ospreys Rugby enjoys a very strong working relationship with our colleagues, Swansea City FC and the City and County of Swansea, and we expect that to continue to be the case going forward. “This agreement safeguards the term of the existing deal and also introduces new arrangements that are more beneficial to us. It gives us full control over...

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  • EU Demands Liberty Details

    Caught up in the European Commission's investigation into the public funding of professional sports clubs - especially top football clubs in Spain - Swansea Council has been asked to explain the funding arrangements at the Liberty Stadium.   South Wales Evening News has reported that officials have asked the council to supply details of a deal which has enabled Swansea City and the Ospreys to play there since 2005.   It was constructed by the council at a cost of £27 million.   Now both club...

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  • Re-think On Headingley Redevelopment Plan

    After detailed dialogue with Leeds City Coucil, Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos have withdrawn residential planning applications which were contributing funds to the overall cost of delivering the Headingley Stadium redevelopment project. The two clubs have requested the council now determine the planning application for the stadium redevelopment at the earliest opportunity, which is likely to be the planning committee meeting on 12th January 2017. A positive outcome at that commi...

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  • Wales Online List Richest Sports Bodies

    Wales Online have listed the country’s twelve richest sports organisations in value order based upon their stated turnover from latest available full year accounts. The WRU come in second after Premiership football club, Swansea City with the four regions taking up 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th positions. It sets up interesting comparisons with each other and sport generally in Wales. 1.Swansea City £97.2m 2.Welsh Rugby Union £74.9m 3.Sport Wales £43.5m 4.Cardiff City Football Club £33.19m 5.Foot...

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  • Rugby Faces Fight With Football In Wales

    Last weekend’s victory in Paris was another triumph for Welsh rugby but the game faces a severe challenge from its round ball cousin. Even though Wales reached the 2011 World Cup semi-finals and notched a third RBS Six Nations Grand Slam in eight seasons, football has never been stronger in the Principality; which has led to many thinking out loud whether rugby can continue to be considered the national sport.Swansea City are enjoying a second consecutive season in the Barclays Premier League...

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  • Sale to be self-sufficient in 18 months - Steve Diamond

    The BBC have reported that Steve Diamond is confident Sale Sharks will soon be able to function without the financial support of co-owners Brian Kennedy and Ian Blackhurst. Sale host Saracens on Saturday in their first competitive match at the Salford City Stadium since their relocation. Chief executive Diamond said: "We envisage that within 18 months we'll be completely self-sufficient.  "There's no point coming to run the business commercially if you're going for a handout every six months."...

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  • Sharks Move to Salford City

    Sale Sharks have announced that they will move to the Salford City Stadium this summer in time for the 2012/13 Aviva Premiership Rugby season. The club will leave their home of the past nine seasons, Edgeley Park in Stockport, to share the brand new 12,000 capaCity stadium with Salford City Reds Rugby League Club. The Sharks have signed a twenty five year lease (with a review period after 5 seasons) and will begin life at their new home ground in August 2012 with a high profile friendly against...

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  • Sixways development underway

    The £23million development of Worcester’s Sixways stadium complex has moved a step closer after Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, decided not to intervene with the application. The scheme includes a new North Stand, a health centre and racquet club, a new car park, and replacement training pitches. Wychavon District Council has already passed the plans so Worcestershire County Council can now apply for permission to use the proposed new car parking as a park...

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  • Cornish Dream of Sealing Stadium Plan

    The Cornish Pirates’ dream of playing at a new, purpose-built ground in the heart of the County – Stadium For Cornwall (S4C) – faces a moment of truth.Langarth Farm, three miles from the centre of the City of Truro, has been identified as the potential site for the 10,000 capaCity, £24million arena.  The Cornwall Council strategic planning committee will consider the issue at 10am on Thursday November 17 before deciding whether to give the go-ahead. The result of its deliberations will h...

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  • New Headingley Plans Unveiled

    Leeds Rhinos have released a video to walk fans through the new plans for the redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie Stadium, with the North and South Stands both being replaced to provide enhanced facilities. Public exhibitions of the proposals are taking place between Monday 8 February and Monday 15 February and chief executive Gary Hetherington says they are the result of many years of hard work. "We have been working behind the scenes with Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds City Council...

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