Halifax likely to stay at Shay

Halifax appear likely to remain playing at the Shay next season after talks with Calderdale Council.

Fax have been considering a move away from their home ground in 2017 aftet disagreements over their lease.

But according to club chairman Michael Steele, progress has been made in recent discussions with the council.

“This was the most constructive meeting between the Club and Council for a number of years,” Steele told The Halifax Courier.

“The Council chief executive Merran McCrea was determined to ensure that the relationship between the parties was improved and their approach was constructive.

“I believe there is a clear intent to keep the club in Halifax, and, although the headline User Fee requirement will not change, the Council has a much clearer understanding of the need to provide the club with value for its payments.

“There will be further discussions in the next few days to resolve detail, but I am confident that every opportunity will be taken to reduce matchday costs and to provide the club with opportunity to stage matchday events, such as its ‘Give Us a Try’ Programme, and to use the ground for Reserve Fixtures in 2017.

“Hopefully, we have established a basis for constructive discussion on the use of the stadium, which can also include and benefit FC Halifax Town.”



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