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Hull City Council has said it has written to the stadium management company owned by the son of Hull City owner Assem Allam requesting the immediate removal of the 3G pitch laid without its consent at the Airco Arena.
The council has written to Ehab Allam, Vice Chairman of the SMC saying that laying the pitch without permission and for exclusive use by Hull City AFC is a breach of its lease and that - if the SMC fails to comply - legal action will be considered.
The council adds it wants to reinstate Airco Arena as a valued community facility for use by a variety of sports and “by any resident of Kingston upon Hull”
The council also sent a further letter to Richard Scudamore, Chief Executive of the Premier League, highlighting that the SMC does not have a “legally enforceable agreement with the owner for exclusive use of an indoor artificial surface” – a key Premier League requirement for any club looking to attain Category 2 Training Academy status.
SMC began work at Airco Arena despite a community campaign earlier this week.
Hull City FC have started laying down the turf for a 3G pitch at Airco Arena despite a campaign against the measure from community groups.
It comes despite the club announcing on Friday that it hoped to get planning permission to build elsewhere.