Chief: Barnet could leave Underhill

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Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous has revealed the club may have to move out of their Underhill ground halfway through next season.

Kleanthous claims the London Borough of Barnet Licensing Department have not been able to assure the Bees they will have a licence to use the ground for the whole of the 2012/13 campaign.

But the club will be applying to the Football League for permission to play half of next season at their home of more than 100 years.

In a statement on the club's website, Kleanthous said: "It is quite clear that we have reached a stalemate.

"These are difficult circumstances, it is a very serious situation.

"We have spent some £2million on ground improvements in the past few years, including a new south stand, floodlights, turnstiles, car park and so on, and we certainly had not anticipated being forced to vacate the site at such short notice."

Kleanthous has been looking for a site in the area to build a new ground since he took over as chairman 17 years ago.

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