- Published: Wednesday, 24 February 2016 10:51
Montrose FC Agree Purchase Of Links Park Stadium
Bryan arrived at Links Park in 1990, investing heavily in the Gable Endies and leading the Club as Chairman for 6 years. By the time he stepped down as Chairman in 1996 his investment had been exchanged for ownership of the ground and a long term favourable lease between Montrose FC and Bon Accord Estates Ltd. was put in place.
Club Chairman Derek Sim said, "We are delighted to be able to purchase Links Park Stadium at a fair valuation to both parties. Bryan has always been a great supporter of the Club, and we would like to thank him, and his family, very much for their assistance over the past 20 plus years. Bryan will continue to retain a key shareholding in the club.”
"The Directors felt that as the current lease came up for renewal, the opportunity to once again take ownership of the ground was one that merited serious consideration, and I hope that our supporters will understand just how significant this is, and the benefits to the club in completing this deal.
"We are delighted Bon Accord Estates Ltd. have agreed to a staged payment schedule over a period of years and we would hope that all of our fans and supporters, both at home and abroad, will get fully behind the Club and our fundraising efforts going forward.
“As part of Bryan’s long association with the club the directors agreed the main stand at Links Park Stadium will be named the Bryan D. Keith Stand.
“Bryan has been a very important part of Montrose Football Clubs recent history and we look forward to welcoming him back in the coming seasons.”