Many Crystal Palace fans have responded on Twitter to reports that the club are taking steps to ensure that the stadium can be developed.
According to reports in the Daily Mail newspaper (via Press Reader), the Eagles hierarchy have held talks with Croydon Council over applying for a compulsory purchase order to secure the piece of land owned by Sainsbury’s.
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Currently, the supermarket’s refusal to sell their car park is currently a huge problem for Palace as it is delaying the club’s £100m proposal to redevelop the ground.
The report states that Palace have been in talks with Sainsbury’s over the sale of the car park for years since they announced the new plans in December 2017.
Steve Parish and the board are hoping to improve the stadium in the near future to try increase the capacity from 26,000 to 34,000. The rebuild will completely change the main stand and change it into a five-storey stand.
This is clearly huge news for everyone involved at the club as if they can get permission to use that land then – fingers crossed for fans – they can start developing.
As fans discussed the alleged discussions, there was a variety of mixed responses. Many talked about boycotting Sainsbury’s, while others suggested that this money could be used better elsewhere.
Here are some of the replies below…
— Index Jerry (@IndexJerry) November 25, 2019
Hard to see this being approved
— Mark Davros Dalek (@MarkAsh27654411) November 26, 2019
Yeah let’s spend shed loads of money on a new stand, the team is fine🤬🤬
— Doug Tibbitts (@EastLondonEagle) November 25, 2019
A pre match Boycott wouldn’t effect your employment but it would put a dent in this stores P&L.
— Keith Harvey (@keithharvey) November 25, 2019
I’d like to see how much the construction costs have gone up with this delay and balance out would it have been better from day 1
— Jed_Die (@Jed_Die) November 25, 2019
Hold a protest on match days
— Ian Groom (@IAG828) November 25, 2019
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