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Stockport stadium secure

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Stockport County's future at Edgeley Park is secure after Stockport Council agreed to buy the ground to avert a risk of demolition.   Owners Cheshire Sports were understand to have received an offer for the stadium leading to fears that it might be bulldozed for development.

It's costing the Council £2m, but the mortgage should be covered by the rent paid by the club.  

County, in the past, has struggled to pay Cheshire Sports’ agreed rent, but it is understood the council is confident the new deal is manageable for the club. County were thought to be paying Cheshire Sports around £15,000 a month in rent, before negotiating that down to £80,000 a year - and the books showed a shortfall of £200,000.