An unusual thing happened with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. they are all set to make a new move. Gloucestershire County Cricket Club is all set to sell their ground in central Bristol. They are looking for a new location outside the city. That is an interesting move by the authority.
A New Home for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club:
This stadium has a new history. Since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, that venue has been hosting international matches for England’s men’s and women’s teams. There is a drainage issue in this ground. Because of this problem, the 2019 World Cup matches and Ireland’s match at this venue were abandoned.
The County Championship also faced the same issue. The club is facing another problem. They have reported a loss of 570,000 Euros this year. In the 2021-22, they made a profit of 92,000 Euros. Because of all these problems, the club authority decided to sell this ground. They are thinking of selling the stadium and moving to a new location outside the city.
The club has given a statement. They said, “To ensure the competitiveness and long-term sustainability of Gloucestershire Cricket, we must look at the possibility of relocating the club and are now looking to enter into more active negotiations around a potential move to an appropriate new site.”
Further, they added,” Whilst the current ground is still able to deliver the very highest level of cricket and customer experience at Nevil Road, we have to also prepare for the future As we continue to grow, the strain on infrastructure and facilities at Nevil Road will become increasingly challenging, as will access to and from the ground.”
As per the reports, the new stadium is situated at the M4 in South Gloucestershire, on the outskirts of Bristol. A new chapter in the making.