Sports associations and council grounds…a better way for non-league clubs?

Why should non-league football be “on the rates”? (or council tax etc) when only a small percentage of people in any given town are especially interested in the local club? Some clubs have clearly benefitted from local authority assistance – Stevenage, for example, play in a council-owned stadium and in the club’s nascent years following rebirth, they were helped to a large degree by the fact their Chairman was a local counciller. It worked, because Stevenage are now an established Football League outfit watched by 3,000 people. Supporting the locals While this is great for the club concerned, if the … Continue reading Sports associations and council grounds…a better way for non-league clubs?