Watford are considering a move to move the club’s iconic St James’ Park stadium from the Midlands to the north-west of England after a deal fell through with its owners.
Moggs, who owns a stake in the club, is also interested in the Watford Park site, but his plans have been complicated by the fact that Watford have no official position on the stadium site.
Sources at Watford confirmed to the Sunday People that Waterview Stadium, a £40m development on the outskirts of Watford, was being considered by the club as part of an ambitious stadium development.
“The club has taken a long time to find the right location and we have been negotiating with potential purchasers,” Watford said.
“We have spoken to a number of parties, but none have yet taken the club up on our offer.”
Watford, who are currently in the process of securing the support of the Premier League to move to a new stadium, are keen to get the stadium in place by the end of the year, with the club keen to play their final league fixture at the club by the summer.
The club have already been given permission by the Football Association to play at Watervamp Stadium in the north of England for the next three seasons.
WATFELTS PLACE WITH ANOTHER TOP SEAT WINNER: “Watervamp” has been a popular stadium for Watford for a number to years now and they will be hoping for the same to be the case at the new stadium.
It is understood that Watts proposed site has already been earmarked for a new ground by a group of developers led by the team.
However, the new site would need to be approved by the FA to be considered.
We will continue to monitor developments in this area and provide updates as they occur.
(Image: Getty) The Watford team have been playing in the Wigan Athletic Stadium for years and Watford supporters have been hugely disappointed to see the club move to the Midlands, which they have been a part of since 1974.
They have never won a league game in the Midlands and were relegated in 2008, losing 4-1 to Wolves.
A lot of fans are very happy to see Watford return to the Premier of the Football League and their home ground, but it is also very difficult to be a Watford supporter when the team is relegated in this day and age.
This is the first time in recent memory that Watters’ home ground has been sold and it will be interesting to see what the FA and Premier League decide.
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