Gloucester City and Cheltenham Town have agreed an extension to the current groundshare agreement for the 2014/2015 season.\r\n\r\nFollowing amicable discussions between representatives of the two clubs Cheltenham Town chairman Paul Baker and Gloucester City chairman Stuart Pike shook hands on the new deal at Gloucester City’s home match with Histon on Tuesday evening.\r\n\r\nThe arrangement has worked very well for both clubs and negotiations were very positive, it is a good deal for both.\r\n\r\nWhilst some fans may have concerns over the condition of the Whaddon Road pitch there is no doubt that the awful weather has been the main contributor this season. The pitch will once again undergo major renovation in the close season.\r\n\r\nCommenting on the agreement Paul Baker was delighted to continue the relationship between the two clubs.\r\n\r\n”I am delighted to have agreed an extension for a further season,” Baker said.\r\n\r\n”It makes very good business sense for the club to maximise its assetsĀ in this way and despite the additional wear and tear the extra revenue generated is very welcome indeed.\r\n\r\n”The relationship between the two clubs has never been better and I am pleased that we have been able to work together for our mutual benefit.”\r\n\r\nTigers chairman Stuart Pike was equally as pleased and thanked the Robins for their assistance in the deal.\r\n\r\n”I wish to put on record a big thank you to Paul Baker and Cheltenham Town Football Club for their assistance as we agreed an extension to the ground share agreement for the 2014/15 Season,” Pike commented.\r\n\r\n”With this agreement signed and in place Gloucester City can move forward and concentrate on the rest of this season and feel confident we have a home at the Abbey Business Stadium for next season.\r\n\r\n”The positive relationship between our two Gloucestershire clubs has shown that Football is the winner here and both clubs will benefit from this agreement.”

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