Portman Road now Asset of Community Value
3 September ~ Ipswich Town's Portman Road has become the latest stadium to be granted status as an Asset of Community Value, protecting it from sale without consultation. The move was pioneered by Oxford United's supporters' trust and has been successfully taken on by fans of Nuneaton, Manchester United and Liverpool so far – an article on which can be found in WSC 320, out now. Colin Kreidewolf, secretary of Ipswich's independent supporters' trust, said: "Portman Road is just as important to the people of Ipswich, and to Ipswich Town supporters generally, as Anfield is to the people of Liverpool. We're delighted that the Borough Council agree – this is a fitting way to mark the 125th anniversary of Ipswich Town's move to Portman Road."