Leicester City Council

  • Tigers Plan Preferred For Granby Halls Development

    Leicester Tigers have been confirmed as the City Council's preferred bidder for the planned sale of the Granby Halls site. Leicester City Council originally marketed the 1.66-acre plot of land next to Welford Road in October 2015. This resulted in five expressions of interest, with three bids making the shortlist. Following careful consideration of the bids, the proposal submitted by Leicester Tigers was selected as it most closely met the Council's development requirements for the site. The pr...

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  • Council Disappoints Tigers In Car Park Sale

    ... played at home. He also said Birmingham City Council had given Warwickshire County Cricket Club (WCCC) a £20 million loan over a long period on a £36 million pavilion development and Nottingham City Council a £900,000 loan to Nottinghamshire CCC. Leicester City Council has previously helped Leicester Riders, putting £1.5 million into the building of an arena in Charter Street. Cohen said the zone could also be used by Leicester City fans. He added: "We will definitely still put a bid in bec...

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  • Leicester Tigers Reveal Update To Granby Hall Hotel Plans

    ... parking for hotel guests and enhanced Leicester Tigers conference, corporate and supporter facilities. Welford Road already offers 35 suites and almost 3,500 square metres of event space and is the largest venue of its kind in the East Midlands. In 2016, Leicester City Council agreed to sell the Granby Halls site, which is currently used as an NCP car park, to the club. Tigers are now close to finalising planning details with the City Council. Club chief executive Simon Cohen said: "I'm pleased...

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  • Ospreys' Ground Could Be Sold To Swansea City FC

    The Liberty Stadium, home of the Ospreys, could be sold to Swansea City Football Club, the City Council has confirmed. The Council, which owns the ground, says it has held "positive, exploratory" talks with the football club over the sale but it is understood that the needs of the Ospreys would be protected under any such deal. Swansea City and the Ospreys have shared the stadium since it opened in 2005 and the proposed deal would help plug the gaping hole in Council finances, with the authority...

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  • Knights Homeless After York Council Dispute

    York City Knights have been forced to re-arrange a friendly fixture with Hull FC and face an uncertain future after supposed plans for a groundshare with York City FC were put on hold. The game was scheduled to take place against Hull FC at Bootham Crescent next weekend but will now be played at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. The loss of the home game will be a cost of over £10,000 to the club and the Knights are effectively homeless after their lease of Huntington Stadium was ended as pa...

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  • Tigers Take Further Steps Into Property Development

    ... – was in use and just a couple of weeks from completion. He told the Leicester Mercury that work on the multi-storey car park would hopefully get underway within two months on the existing ground level car park south of the ground. A spokeswoman for Leicester City Council said they were considering a revised planning application for the car park. The club is also one of three organisations waiting to hear if it has won a sealed bidding process to develop the City Council-owned former Granby H...

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  • Welford Road re-development

    Leading architects and stadium specialists, the Frank Whittle Partnership, has won planning consent for Leicester to create the largest purpose-built club rugby stadium in the country. The City Council's planning committee has agreed to the £60 million project which will raise capaCity to 30,000. 
The building work includes two new stands and a redeveloped clubhouse. David Robinson, managing partner of FWP, said: "The Tigers have a vision of having the best rugby club stadium in the world and...

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  • Moves - Leicester board changes

    Leicester Tigers have announced three changes to the club’s board of directors. Long-serving former Leicester players John Allen, Bob Beason and David Matthews have retired as directors, with Sir Clive Woodward, Rory Underwood MBE and Terry Gateley coming in to replace them.

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  • Salford closing in on bailout deal

    The Salford City Reds are close to sealing a deal for a £1.5 million bailout and hope it will be finalised at a Council meeting early next week. The latest plans to rescue the struggling Super League club, which was handed a winding-up petition in October as a result of unpaid bills, will be considered by the cabinet at Salford City Council on Tuesday. A loan facility of up to £750,000 will reportedly be pledged by the Council and the rest contributed by Peel Holdings, with the board of direct...

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  • York Left Without A Ground And Clutching At Straws

    Championship One side, York City Knights are facing more than just a venue availability problem as York City football club have blocked them from using the Bootham Crescent ground they share. Just 48 hours after doubts were raised over where sunday's League One Super 8s opener against Doncaster would be held, it has become apparent the situation regarding their groundshare with York City is so troublesome the club are on the brink of folding. A decision on their future is likely to be made by cl...

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