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Aylesbury United plan to retake old ground

The Ducks are bidding to buy back their Aylesbury stadium, 13 years since leaving.

Published by Dan Gooding at 12:09pm 16th April 2019. 2-minute read.

Aylesbury United plan to retake old ground

Aylesbury United say they won't give up on coming back to the town.

The club's chairman says Aylesbury United have been keeping an eye on their old Buckingham Road ground, which they left in 2006.

Earlier in the year, the Ducks put in a bid to buy the site.

But they've heard this week that the offer has been rejected.

Graham Read said:

"Although the bid was fair, and, in our opinion, the market value, the current joint receivers are looking to maximise revenue to cover the Banks' losses.

"Buckingham Road is now being offered on the open market (being advertised in this week's Estates Gazette), asking for 'offers on an unconditional basis'.

"As a club we will be resubmitting a bid. To this effect, we are offering/looking for potential investors either by direct contribution (share ownership) or we may even go down the crowdfunding route."

Lots of supporters have obviously called for the club to come back, after playing in Leighton, Thame and Chesham over the past 13 years.

Graham added:

"We have and will never give up on our endeavours in returning to Aylesbury, and although some may believe we have outgrown Buckingham Road, it currently seems our quickest route back."

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