Millwall FC is close to an agreement with the Lewisham Council to continue its stay at The Den. The South London club was reportedly at risk of being forced out of its home by the council’s compulsory attempt to buy land around the ground.
The Guardian reports that Millwall has had productive conversations with the Lewisham Council and its new mayor Damien Egan.
Under the proposed plans, which are still at en early stage, Millwall FC would seek to transform the ground while retaining control of the land The Den sits on.
Should an agreement be consummated, it would represent a remarkable turnaround from the toxic atmosphere where Millwall supporters regularly used social media to attack members of the Lewisham Council.
“I am very grateful to Millwall FC and Renewal for joining me in what have been constructive and productive meetings over the past six months. There is still work to do but I am pleased that we seem to be making progress towards our goal of bringing forward a development that has the support of our community,” Egan told The Guardian.