Facility Notes: Leeds United, Leeds City Council Moving Forward For New Training Ground
League Championship side Leeds United "moved a step closer to securing a site for a new training ground after Leeds City Council agreed to enter into one-to-one negotiations with the club over a proposed site." The plan would see land at the former Matthew Murray High School site "used to create training facilities for senior and academy players." The council's exec board also recommended the creation of a new "Community Sports Village" at Elland Road's Fullerton Park site (SKY SPORTS, 10/18).
Southwark Council won its "latest battle with the property developers" trying to build Isthmian League Premier Division side Dulwich Hamlet a new 4,000-seat stadium, throwing Meadow Partners' redevelopment plans "into turmoil" and leaving the club's future "increasingly unclear." Southwark has been trying to take back the lease for land it owns from Dulwich Hamlet, which has leased it "for years." That land is where Dulwich's new ground "would be under Meadow's development plans, and those plans, which involve building 155 residential units, cannot proceed without the lease" (London INDEPENDENT, 10/18).