A dispute between the board of Bangor City Football Club and Nantporth Community Interest Company (CIC), which had resulted in the suspension of the use of the 3G pitch at the club, now seems to have been resolved.
Last Thursday, Bangor City announced that they had cancelled all usage of their stadium until further notice and that the chairman Gordon Craig and company secretary Nick Wood have resigned from their positions with immediate effect.
A statement from Bangor City board member James Lees on Twitter this evening said: “Following a weekend of discussions between all parties Bangor City Football Club and Nantporth CIC are now pleased to announce that the 3G facility at the VSM Stadium, Bangor, is now back open and that all planned events will continue as normal.”
A spokesperson for Nantporth CIC stated the following: “In relation to the issued raised by Bangor City Football Club whereby a number of concerns were raised by the club, Nantporth CIC are reviewing the concerns and have convened a meeting to address the issues raised and will be looking at ways of ensuring all stakeholders are represented in the management of the 3G facility going forward.”
A spokesperson for the club commented that they are “glad that progress was made with regards to the issues raised and urged the club supporters to get behind the club both on and off the field as we move into a crucial time of the season, with the second half of the season begins, with a big Welsh Cup match on Saturday, followed by 10 ‘cup finals’ before the end of the season.”
The complex is owned by Bangor City Council which has granted a 25 year lease to Nantporth CIC. The main ground and clubhouse are sublet to Bangor City Football Club but Nantporth CIC retains control of the 3G artificial pitch area, which it rents out to community groups.
A statement is expected to be released on the official Bangor City FC website in due course