Stags Fans United were disappointed to read news that Mansfield District Council had rejected John Radford’s plans to build a new hotel on the site of the old bus station on Rosemary Street. This had followed John’s initial proposals for a new hotel at One Call Stadium.
As recently as September, we understand that John Radford was directly advised by Mansfield District Council that he should bid for this bus station site, and not press on with his initial plans to develop a hotel at One Call Stadium. John Radford told mansfieldtown.net that “In truth, it feels like I may have been led up the garden path” by Mansfield District Council. Local MP Ben Bradley also commented that he thought Mansfield District Council had been “unwise but also immoral for them to play games” with John Radford.
John Radford most recently went on to say: “I will now carefully consider whether it is in the interests of both the Town and the football club to advance initial proposals of building a hotel at One Call Stadium.”
Stags Fans United would back John to carry on with his original plan to build a new hotel at One Call Stadium, as we think it would be a great asset.
We also think the local authority should support John Radford in his efforts to build a sustainable football league club for the benefit of the town and the local community