Chief: Barnet could leave Underhill

Published Add your comment

Football News

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.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

League Two

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again