Move grows closer for Ayr Rugby Club

November 5, 2018 by  

A planned relocation to a new home in the centre of town is progressing for Ayr Rugby Club, as it closes in on a deal for the sale of its current ground.

At the moment the club uses Millbrae, which is in Alloway, but it is negotiating with the local council to buy Dam Park and use it as the club’s new home. The hope is that being based at a site nearer to the heart of Ayr will enable the club to reach another level of success.

Ayr Rugby Club would receive a sum in the multi millions by selling Millbrae and the building firm Cala Homes is believed to be the preferred bidder for it. Some of that cash would be set aside for the laying of a synthetic pitch at the new ground.

The club currently sits on top of the league and talks over this deal have been going on for a year, with an agreement expected to be reached soon. Local clubs often use places that provide logo design to help them create their official crests.

Billy McHarg from the club told the Daily Record:

“Discussions to this point have been positive. We’re keen to work with all parties to find the right solution and one which will benefit the whole town.”

The switch could happen by 2020.