DARLINGTON Football Club has updated fans on the possibility of moving to a new home ground.

The club’s bosses held a webinar with fans in February, where it was announced the club would be preparing a “major statement” about the ground in mid-April.

However, in an update on Wednesday, the club admitted it was not yet in a position to reveal more details about the potential relocation.

But David Johnston, chief operating officer, assured fans despite the delay. He said: “There is no need to be concerned, discussions are ongoing with other parties involved in the process who are not yet in a position to make an announcement.

“We are now hoping to make an announcement in May. Rest assured that we will inform everyone when we are able to do so.

“In the meantime, please give the players every support as we chase a play-off place.

“Thanks for your patience and understanding.

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In September 2020, the Quakers were temporarily given the go-ahead to play league games at the town’s arena following safety concerns for hundreds of fans during during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Darlington left their former home at Feethams to move into the Arena, which was the brainchild of former chairman George Reynolds, in 2003. Quakers spent nine years playing at the stadium, but its running costs became a millstone around the club’s neck and contributed to the financial problems that resulted in demotion to the Northern League.

The club has played at Blackwell Meadows, which is a mile away, since December 2016. 

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