The new Hull City football club owner, Acun ilicali was speaking tonight and was surprisingly lukewarm at the prospect of sharing the MKM stadium. He said they would be looking to replace the pitch over the summer and see how it goes over the next year. Probably a load of tabloid spin, but should Hull FC be worried? Probably not, to be honest, but its a good bit of fun for Rovers fans!
Sounds like they might be getting some of the stuff we get from Wigan Athletic. There is very little crossover between the two sets of fans (and a bit of bad feeling tbh). Its like red meat to their fans if the football club's new owners can look as though they're disadvantaging the rugby team in any way - its usually a bit less when they are doing well. Of course, legally there's not a lot they can do to break existing contracts etc. Getting the pitch replaced during the summer is something we have had every season for years (no home games this year from 24th April to 24th June). It does mean that there are home games at the back end of the season, but does make it more difficult to sell season tix.