Herefordshire Council and Hereford Football Club confirm agreement that secures the Bulls’ future at Edgar Street

Herefordshire Council and Hereford FC have confirmed that a deal has been agreed that will see the club remain at the iconic Edgar Street stadium until 2070.

The new agreement secures Hereford FC’s home in the city and provides vital security as the club seeks to continue its development on and off the field.

In addition to agreeing a long-term lease for the club to remain at Edgar Street, the council is also exploring options for the wider development of the Blackfriars End, working closely with Bulls’ officials so Edgar Street once again becomes a four-sided stadium as part of the project.

Work will begin at the Blackfriars End this summer with the demolition of the old stand.

Councillor Harry Bramer, cabinet member community services and assets, said:

“Hereford FC and the Edgar Street ground are an integral part of life in our city, and an asset to the whole county. We’re delighted to have this arrangement in place and are looking forward to working in partnership with the football club on future developments at Edgar Street”

Hereford FC Chairman, Chris Ammonds, said:

“This is a huge moment for Hereford FC as it secures our long-term future at Edgar Street.

“I am thrilled we can make this announcement jointly with Herefordshire Council today and am very excited to see what the future holds once the Blackfriars End has been demolished this summer.

“On behalf of all Bulls fans and everyone at the club, I would like to sincerely thank Councillor Bramer and his colleagues at the council for the willingness they have shown to work with us and reach this agreement.

“I’d also like to thank Phil Pratt from Alder King for the support he has provided to the club in our discussions regarding a new lease”