Following extensive discussions between Clyde Football Club and North Lanarkshire Leisure on the conduct of the lease between both parties, the club has advised its landlord that it wishes to leave Broadwood.
Both parties have agreed that the club will work towards an exit over an extended period. There are no plans for an alternative location at the moment, however the club believed that it was best to discuss the matter with its landlord before taking proactive action to secure a new home. This process will now begin in earnest.
The move comes after many years of well publicised financial problems at Broadwood. These were reversed this season when the rent was paid a year in advance, bringing much needed stability and allowing the club and North Lanarkshire Leisure to focus on the practical business difficulties arising from both organisations operating from the same location.
Development at Broadwood in recent years and limitations of the lease mean that the club is unable to operate on a long term sustainable basis compatible with its ambitions.
An extensive process will now begin to consider alternatives that will see Clyde back in control of its own destiny for the first time in 80 years, since the club became tenants on the sale of Shawfield.
Former landlords North Lanarkshire Council have previously offered to support the process by finding an appropriate site for development. Current landlord, North Lanarkshire Leisure, have also agreed to support the process positively and will place no barriers on the ambition of the club. This supportive attitude is appreciated.