Landowners want it redeveloped
19 October ~ Hitchin Town are fighting to stay at their Top Field ground after plans were submitted to turn it into a superstore. The club have played there since their foundation in 1928, though football has been played on the land since the 1800s. On October 8 a meeting was held in which club members called for residents to support their battle. The land is owned by the Cow Commoners Trust, who are backing its redevelopment. Hitchin chief executive Andy Melvin said: “We believe if a superstore is built here it will be the death of the town. We also believe if they relocate us it will be the death of the football club.” Save HTFC has more details.