Crawley put on the market

The owners of Crawley Town have placed the League One club up for sale.

Last Updated: 23/03/13 at 15:23

Broadfield Stadium: Red Devils up for sale

Broadfield Stadium: Red Devils up for sale

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Chief executive Richard Low has confirmed the club's owners, who took over in 2010 and funded back-to-back promotions, want to sell their majority stake.

He told the club's website: "Our owners have led this football club on a fantastic journey in the last three years and everyone associated with Crawley Town should be extremely proud to have played a part in what has been achieved so far.

"Crawley Town remain ambitious for its future. Our long-term strategy is focused on increasing our fan base, further improving the infrastructure, including the provision of new training-ground facilities, and producing a young, exciting team on the pitch capable of maintaining League One football and pushing upwards into the Championship.

"They recognise that for this to happen would require further substantial funding and believe that if the club is to continue to grow on and off the field the football club should actively seek new owners and investment.

"That process is under way, I have already been approached by an interested party and I am confident that we can find new investors who share the aspirations of everyone at Crawley Town and can continue the amazing journey we have been on.

"This is not a 'fire sale'. The current owners are still extremely committed to the club and will not be reducing their financial support until I find new ownership. In my opinion this club is an attractive proposition. We have no debt and a strong partnership with a supportive local authority that helps support the growth of the football club.

"We have attractive assets and a management team that are very capable and ambitious while our fan base is loyal and growing by the day. I do understand that any major change can create uncertainty but I believe the future is bright and I pledge to keep everyone in the Crawley Town family fully up to date as the projected sale."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

Footer 365

D-day for FIFA as Sepp Blatter opens 65th congress

Sepp Blatter has formally opened FIFA's congress on a day his critics hope could signal a new start for football.

FA chairman Greg Dyke calls for possible Russia 2018 boycott

FA chairman Greg Dyke wants UEFA nations to consider pulling out of the World Cup finals in Russia in three years' time.

Sepp Blatter vs Prince Ali: FIFA election explained

Will Sepp Blatter see off Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein? We explain how Friday's presidential vote works...

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company