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Stags 'in negotiations' with Titans

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18:15 11th February 2014

The club is in 'the negotiations stage' over the possibility of Rotherham Titans Rugby Club playing their home matches at One Call Stadium next season, stadium director Paul Broughton has confirmed.

Reports in the local media have stated that the South Yorkshire club, who currently sit third in the Greene King IPA Championship, would have to move away from their Clifton Lane home if they reach the top flight because it does not meet the Premiership entry criteria.

Stadium Director Paul Broughton said that the Titans potential move to One Call Stadium next season would provide another source of income for the Stags.

“We’re currently at the negotiations stage with Rotherham Titans and if discussions go well then their sharing of the stadium will provide the club with another income stream," said Mr Broughton.

“We are set for discussions with the Safety Advisory Group, our structural engineer, and our communications director Andy Sutton will also advise us on whether it is feasible.

“Requirements to stage rugby matches at the level which Rotherham Titans play at require grounds to be at a minimum of 10,000 capacity and so we are looking to increase capacity at One Call Stadium by a further 800 to ensure the criteria is met. 
 
“”Hopefully a mutual agreement will be reached soon which will benefit both Mansfield Town Football Club and Rotherham Titans.

“We will look at ways to enhance the pitch in the summer to ensure the playing surface is not totally affected by an increase in matches being played on it,” he added.

Approximately 14 rugby matches would be played at One Call Stadium next season, if negotiations are successful.

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