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Worcester Warriors Say They Won’t Sell To Investors Looking To Relocate The Club

WORCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: A general view of Sixways Stadium during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Wasps at Sixways Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Worcester, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

On the pitch, things aren’t looking too good for the Worcester Warriors. They are rooted to the bottom of the table after losing all seven of their Premiership fixtures and only have three points to their name. 

They look set to battle it out with London Irish in a relegation battle for most of the season and they will need to produce some better performances if they are to have any hope of retaining the Premiership status for another season.

The club is currently up for sale and are looking for a total takeover rather than selling the club through a range of investments. According to BBC Sport, the total market value is reportedly £26.7m, with the 50-acre Sixways site, valued at £17m, and the club itself, at £9.7m.

Crowds have been disappointing this season, well below the full 11,500 capacity and managing director Gus MacKay reckons the crowds will come back once the team produces better performances.

“Commercially we are doing OK,” Mackay told BBC Hereford & Worcester. “But we are driven by crowd numbers, which we accept have not been what they should be.

“If we get some wins together, the crowds will come. Traditionally, our attendances have always increased as the season goes on.”

 

Worcester Warriors have further clarified their stance on the matter and they have released a statement outlining they won’t sell the club to investors who would be looking to relocate the club.

Warriors Chairman Bill Bolsover said: “Last week I was able to reassure supporters that it was highly unlikely that a new owner would relocate the Club.

“I can now confirm that selling the Club to investors who might want to move it away from Worcester is not something that Sixways Holdings Limited would consider.

“The West Midlands is the prime location for the Club to continue to engage and grow what is already a strong support-base in the area.

“Sixways Holdings Limited has invested significantly in the current facilities and will not risk the future stability of the Club by allowing it to be moved to another part of the country.”

With club at the bottom of the table and up for sale, in addition to Gary Gold’s departure at the end of the season, there is certainly a few problems at Sixways which need to be solved.

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