Sale will not affect Glastonbury FC
THE manager of Glastonbury Football Club has assured fans there will be no changes at the club despite its home ground being put on the market.
It was announced this week that international business agent, Christie and Co, had been appointed to sell the Abbeymoor Stadium in Godney Road.
Nicholas Calfe, director of Christie and Co's Bristol office, said: "There is a proviso in the lease that Glastonbury FC will not be affected and the ground and facilities will remain."
The outgoing owners say they are selling up so they can focus on their other businesses during the economic climate.
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First team manager Matt Stewart said: "We are not at all worried and there is no reason to be. The change in ownership should not affect the club. The club itself is financially sound and I can't foresee any problems in the future.
"The guys who own the stadium at the moment do help Glastonbury FC a lot, assisting us with things like sponsorship and they will still be involved as much as they can be."
Glastonbury Town Football Club was founded in 1890 and plays in the Premier Division of the Somerset County League.
Other facilities at the stadium include a buffet and pool room, 100-cover function room with a stage, a skittles alley, a 60-cover main bar and dining area with a new bar servery and seating.
Mr Calfe said: "The sale of Abbeymoor Stadium offers a rare opportunity for a football and live music enthusiast to participate in the home of Glastonbury Town Football Club.
"There is plenty of scope for new owners to develop and grow the live music, events, weddings and functions and catering trade as well as corporate entertainment.
"The function room is also an ideal venue for adult education, seminars and is currently used some Wednesdays by the Somerset FA.
"Scope exists to extend the hours of operation and functions trade, combined with the kudos of having your own football club premises."
Christie and Co is seeking an asking price of £49,950 for the leasehold interest. There is also a freehold option.