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Re: Sutton United and their pitch
Posted by: Claytonne&Clark
Date: 13/02/2018 10:23
I suspect they would lose if they were in the play-offs. They said last season they don't want promotion as it would mess up their business model - not only does the pitch give them income but being non-league entitles them to small grants which they couldn't access as a league club.

If they did go up, I would imagine ground-sharing for the first team would be an option. AFC Wimbledon are only 5 miles away. Sutton could use their home ground for FA Cup games (and offer Wimbledon's other sides use of their pitch for free to finance it). Ripping the pitch up would be a total waste if they were relegated after one season, so it would make sense to keep the pitch as an income generator whilst they are progressing (especially if they go do a local deal for a cheap match-day only venue).

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