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

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."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

rationalmanc
WATCH: Benteke's debut screamer

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

Footer 365

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has 'difficult questions'

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker says manager Arsene Wenger has a lot of "difficult questions" to answer.

West Ham forward Enner Valencia ruled out for up to 12 weeks

West Ham forward Enner Valencia has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a leg injury.

Jordy Clasie says he'd have rejected move to Man United in order to join Southampton

Jordy Clasie claims he'd have rejected Man United to sign for Southampton - saying it's "better to start lower and finish higher".

Mail Box

There's A Lot Of Anger About TV...

...and how much you have to pay - largely for games you don't actually want to watch. Many of you are forced to go illegal. We also have mails on Chelsea, Angel di Maria and...

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

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