Pride Park Stadium renewed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV)

Pride Park Stadium renewed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV)

Derby City Council have renewed Pride Park Stadium as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) for the next five years following a nomination by RamsTrust. The nomination was supported by Derby County Football Club.

This means that Pride Park Stadium is recognised by Derby City Council, Derby County FC, and the local community as a valued asset that should be protected. The award of ACV status means that Pride Park Stadium cannot be sold without community groups being informed and given an opportunity to bid for it.

Jim Coyle, RamsTrust vice-chair, said: “RamsTrust is delighted with the positive attitude displayed by Derby City Council towards both the stadium and the supporters. Awarding ACV status to Pride Park Stadium is a strong indicator that the authority would resist any application for a change of use, thus adding an extra layer of security for the club and the fans.”

Councillor Baggy Shanker, Leader of Derby City Council, said:

“It’s fantastic news that we’ve renewed Derby County’s ACV for the next five years. It wasn’t long ago that the whole city united to save the club from administration and showed their support for the Rams. Over 10,000 supporters joined the march to save the team, demonstrating just how important the club, and its stadium, is to the city. I am really pleased that we have been able to take steps to secure Pride Park as a vital hub for the local community.”

For more information about why Asset of Community Value status is important, see the FSA website.

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