Bangor City Football Club is now one step closer to its long awaited new stadium, after supermarket chain Asda exchanged contracts at Farrah Road.
The commitment from Asda on the club’s existing site means it can now realistically consider moving to a new ground at Nantporth next season.
Dilwyn Jones, Chairman of Bangor City Football Club said: "We are excited that there is now the very real prospect of Bangor Football Club having a new home sometime during the 2011/2012 season. With the club performing well on the field the new facilities at Nantporth will be a further boost.
“We know the developers have been working tirelessly to attract commitment from retailers and with the economic downturn we were resigned to staying in Farrar Road for the foreseeable future with under-performing facilities and major investment needed. We know the whole City will get behind the development to bring it to a reality as quickly as possible in particular with our community initiative gathering pace."
Mark Watkin Jones of local firm Deiniol Developments confirmed that contracts have been exchanged with Asda, subject to planning permission. However he says the company is “confident” that the plans satisfy all requirements.
He added “Asda's commitment will provide a much needed boost to the local economy providing a number of employment and supply chain opportunities. This is the catalyst that was needed to complete the stadium works at Nantporth, the new home of Bangor City Football Club where the new pitch is ready and the access road has been established."