Dundee: The Dees ready to buy stadium when time is right
source: TheCourier.co.uk; author: michał
Dundee FC General director John Nelms announced his company has a deal in place to buy the current stadium outright from its current owner. This move will be crucial to DFC's relocation to a purpose-built ground. The Courier report.
Dark Blues general manager John Nelms said his company Dark Blues Property Holdings has an agreement in place with the stadium’s owner, former Dundee United director John Bennett, to buy the ground when the time is right.
Bennett bought the stadium for £500,000 in the previous decade to help Dundee FC cover their debts. Since 2013 the club has a lease for 20 years, which would be terminated accordingly, if Dundee FC decide to buy the stadium from Bennett.
Mr Nelms said he hopes the new stadium will be ready in less than three years but the arrangement in place with Mr Bennett gives the club room to manoeuvre if there are any delays. The goal has been to move in 2020, but should it not happen, current owner of Dens Park would allow for changes.
Dundee's latest stadium plan would see a football-specific stadium with 15,000 seats built beside the Dundee Ice Arena at Camperdown.