Hull to quit Boulevard

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Hull have moved a step closer to leaving The Boulevard after agreeing to sell their ground to the city's local authority for £750,000 and move to a new, multi-use stadium in the city. The Boulevard, their home for 105 years, will be retained for training and Alliance team games.

Hull have moved a step closer to leaving The Boulevard after agreeing to sell their ground to the city's local authority for £750,000 and move to a new, multi-use stadium in the city. The Boulevard, their home for 105 years, will be retained for training and Alliance team games.

The deal will secure the future of a club which 12 months ago was threatened with bankruptcy after their former owner David Lloyd, the businessman and former Davis Cup tennis captain, pulled the plug.

With the club around £2m in debt, their place in the Super League was rescued by a controversial merger with Gateshead Thunder which released funds of £1.25m. That money, together with the £750,000 proceeds from the sale of the ground to the council, will enable them to satisfy the remaining creditors.

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