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Clyde to leave Broadwood early after David Goodwillie row

The club will groundshare next season with Hamilton Academical.

Clyde to leave Broadwood Stadium after council confirms lease won’t be extended SNS Group

Clyde will play their final match at Broadwood Stadium this weekend, the club announced.

It comes after North Lanarkshire Council confirmed it would not extend the club’s lease at the ground beyond next summer.

The current agreement had been due for renewal at the end of the 2022/2023 season.

Next season, Clyde will play its home matches at Hamilton Academical’s New Douglas Park ground.

Last month, the council told the club that striker David Goodwillie must not be permitted access to the stadium.

Goodwillie, 32, was found by a judge to have raped a woman in a civil case in 2017.

At the time, Goodwillie was on loan at Clyde from Raith Rovers.

Raith were heavily criticised signing the player from Clyde during the January transfer window this year.

They opted to loan the player to Clyde following the backlash.

However, after the decision by the council to block Goodwillie from accessing the stadium, Clyde went on to terminate the loan agreement.

In a statement released on Thursday announcing the move away from Broadwood, Clyde described the move away from Broadwood – their home for 28 years – as a “historic moment”.

The club said: “This is a historic moment in the unfolding story of Clyde Football Club and not one without an element of regret. Over 28 seasons, we have experienced many highs and lows at Broadwood.

“Many new fans had their first Clyde experience here and, sadly, many also had their last.

“All of us will set off from the ground with treasured memories, but also with the assurance that the final destination will be a home which we can truly call our own.”