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HASLAMGATE AND THE TRAINING GROUND
6th January 2006 17:51


In Thursday's Nottingham Evening Post, it was announced that “Las Vegas Sands Corp wants to construct the 150,000 sq ft entertainment centre on the training ground at Mansfield Town Football Club. ... Mansfield is in the race for a £100m Las Vegas-style casino offering unlimited jackpot prizes”.

It also states that Mr Brody (head of development for Las Vegas Sands in the UK and Europe) met Mr Haslam, chairman of Mansfield Town, and Mayor Tony Egginton, last March (ie. 9 months ago). Mr Haslam said: "This is not pie in the sky. It would be great for regenerating the area.”

However, in an interview on Mansfield 103.2 on 7 October 2005, Keith Haslam categorically stated: “I have not discussed selling the training ground land with any party.” To listen to that interview from October (file is 0.3Mb): click here

 

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