Oxford United Fans Win Bid To Protect Stadium After Being Listed As 'Community Asset'
League Two Oxford United fans "have won their bid to protect the club's Kassam Stadium" after it became the first to be listed as a "community asset," according to the BBC. The application by supporters' trust OxVox "was approved by Oxford City Council," and means the group must be notified if the ground is to be sold. They will then have six months to "put together their own bid for the stadium." OxVox's success will interest Liverpool and ManU fans, "who hope to protect Anfield and Old Trafford." Oxford Owner Ian Lenagan "has previously stated his desire to try to buy the ground," although a joint bid with rugby union side London Welsh, who moved in last summer after their Old Deer Park home "did not meet Premiership criteria, has also been mooted" (BBC, 5/13).