Dutch Eredivisie side De Graafschap has said goodbye to their intentions to build a new stadium. This is the outcome of a round of negotiations of the stakeholders in the project.

The club had aimed for a new stadium at a site just south of the central train station of the small city of Doetinchem. However from the start negotiations between the owner of the land and project developer BAM went slowly, not helped by the fact that part of the land had been destined to build a new police station on.

Negotiations already seemed to have fallen through late last year, but were re-initiated one month later. It then turned out that no different location for a police station could be found, which meant the end of the stadium.

De Graafschap has now officially withdrawn from the process, and will uniquely focus on improving their current stadium De Vijverberg.


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