Gloucestershire County Cricket Club confirms plans to sell ground

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club have confirmed that it is looking to develop a new stadium in South Gloucestershire.
At the beginning of the week reports emerged that the club was exploring options to sell off its Nevil Road ground in Ashley Down. The club said on Wednesday (December 6) that as it continues to grow, the “strain on infrastructure and facilities” at Nevil Road will “become increasingly challenging”.
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It has been estimated that the ground could be worth somewhere between £20m and £40m and would likely to be developed for housing if sold. The club has played at the ground for 130 years after being given the land by WG Grace. The team have been based at the County Ground on Nevil Road in the Horfield area of Bristol since 1889.
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