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Euxton Sold to Wigan Athletic

It has been announced that Bolton Wanderers’ first team training has been sold to local rivals Wigan Athletic.

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It is being reported on the Wigan Athletic website that they have agree to buy Bolton Wanderers’ first team base and will move into the state of the art facility for pre-season next season.

Bolton will be looking to fulfil the long term ambition to move the first team in with the academy at Lostock while using facilities at the Macron Stadium while the facilities at Lostock are brought up to scratch. The club has spent 15 years at its current first team base but ever since the opening of the academy they have looked to move the first team to the same site at some point. Lostock is a 40-acre site which houses 12 pitches and one all-weather pitch along with a raft of other facilities.

The Bolton first team will also make their move for pre-season.

The deal is reported to be worth £2.2 million, money which will no doubt come as a welcome cash boost ahead of the clubs next court appearance on Monday.

The Euxton training ground is just 15 miles away from Wigan’s DW Stadium. The site was once part of the Chorley Royal Ordnance Factory built by the government in the 1930s as part of the allied war effort.

For further information on this deal click this link for a Bolton News article and this link for the Wigan Athletic statement.