Bangor City Football Club will take responsibility for an outstanding electricity bill of £16,000 and make the payment, along with a water bill for £9,000.
Both services were cut off at the club’s Nantporth stadium on Monday, which has forced the team to switch today’s ‘Home’ Cymru Alliance fixture against Greford to Conwy Borough’s Y Morfa ground.
In a statement the club also admitted it owes £80,000 to creditors, which included unpaid player’s wages. A number of first team players have left the club this week.
The club had initially said it been treated unjustly as they claimed the bill was for a shared electricity supply with their ‘landlords’ Nantporth Community Interest Company (CIC) who also managed the 3G pitch facilites at the stadium, which is available for community groups to hire.
In their own statement, Nantporth CIC rejected the club’s “inaccurate” claims saying it had made “appropriate payments”.
The ‘Farrar Suite’ club house has also been forced to close due to the lack of utility services and all existing bookings have been cancelled.
Bangor City FC general manager Luke Purcell has now confirmed the club would take responsibility for the electricity bill. Mr Purcell said: “The electric bill is in the football club’s name.
“Therefore, whatever the situation is or how unjust certain things are, we will have to take responsibility of this bill and will have to get it paid.
“It isn’t the ideal scenario and this will be looked at in more depth internally.
“However, the longer we argue about it, the longer the situation continues and the longer we have no power to our own stadium.
“We are hoping to announce a new stadium sponsor in the coming days which will help hugely and behind the scenes we are working very hard.
“We have to build from the ground up again. Put the foundations in place that ensures that the club has a long term future and that our magnificent supporters have a club to be proud of once again.”
Bangor City were taken over by a Widnes based consortium in 2016 who promised to pump hundreds of thousands into the club and return Bangor to the top of Welsh football.
Bangor’s next home fixture is due to take place on 22nd February against Ruthin Town.