Hyde United to host FA Trophy tie after Nuneaton locked out

HYDE United have been forced to make a last-minute switch and host their FA Trophy tie after Nuneaton Borough were locked out of their ground.

The Tigers were meant to head to the FCS Stadium in Warwickshire for the first round match on Saturday, October 28.

But after dramatic week, which saw their opponents’ stadium effectively repossessed, it will now be at the Project Solar Stadium.

Nuneaton say problems started on Tuesday, October 24, when staff turned up as normal to be met with a Notice of Re-Entry.

The Southern League Premier Division Central outfit said: “This notice advised that the landlord (Arden Tigress) had taken back the possession of the ground.

“This was the first we were told that this was their course of action and we had no prior notice or even a phone call suggesting there was any issue.

“For clarity, the club has been behind in rent payments since 2019 and Covid-19 impacted everyone. As soon as this situation arose, our chairman offered to personally pay all outstanding rent to rectify the situation.

“Everyone is working tirelessly behind the scenes to try and find a solution that keeps Nuneaton Borough at the FCS Stadium, however without our home we are in a critical situation.”

Hyde’s attitude and understanding in allowing the match to be switched at such late notice was praised by Nuneaton.

They added: “We totally understand that with one day notice, this will cause upset to fans that had plans to attend the fixture at The FCS Stadium.

“We would like to offer our thanks to both Hyde United and The FA who have been fantastic with their support and have been open to working with us from the moment we made contact.”

Entry for the tie, which kicks off at 3pm, costs £14 for adults, £9 for concessions/students, £7 for under 16s and £3 for under 12s, when accompanied by an adult.


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