Basingstoke Town FC Overview
Team: Basingstoke Town FC Country: England Founded: 1896
Venue: The Ark Cancer Charity Stadium, The Camrose, Western Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 6EZ (Capacity: 6,000, of which 651 is seated and 2,000 covered)
League: Evo-Stik Southern League Premier (24 clubs – 2 promotions, 4 relegations) – Non-League Step 3
Local fanbase estimated at less than 1,000.
Season and Standings
Basingstoke Town is currently in season in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.
Click here for the league table.
Basingstoke Town FC Details
There are multiple reports that the club is for sale due to the current chairman leaving. The club tried to build a stadium on a new site, but was refused by the local city council. They are currently trying to move to a “community ownership” model.
The team was recently posted for sale on eBay as a publicity stunt.
The current first team squad has 20 players. None are noteworthy or of high sale value.
They have an academy squad and youth squads.
This is a tremendous opportunity to purchase an English Football Club for a reasonable price.
The Club itself has limited financial value. Estimated at $50,000 to $75,000 (Goodwill).
The current team owner also owns its grounds (The Camrose), and carries approximately $2.4 million in debt that the Club owes him. With our current model, we can make an offer to take full ownership of the team and all property when we get at or near 50,000 subscribers.
Recent reports have indicated the current Chairman is asking £7M (about $9M USD).
Subscribers will vote on the members of the Board of Directors and will have input into all management/owner decisions through the web-based Owner’s Portal. See the “How It Works” page for details.