HULL COULD LEAVE KC STADIUM

Hull City may look to leave the KC Stadium if they win promotion back to the Premier League, according to owner Assem Allam.

The Tigers have only been in the venue for 10 years but Allam, an Egyptian who took over the club in 2010, doesn't see their future at the KC.

The businessman has held discussions with Hull City Council about buying the ground, but talks broke down without a deal being made, and Allam doesn't want to fund any developments of a venue the club doesn't own.

"If we get promoted, then there are other plans,” he said.

“There is no future for me and the KC Stadium unless it is freehold. If you rent a house, then you don't pay to put an extension on it.”

Hull currently sit fourth in the npower Championship and Allam wants to see the club promoted to the top flight, a division they left when they were relegated in May 2010.

"The first season I came in we finished 12th and then eighth last season and we're level with third currently," he continued.

"We have managed to get Steve Bruce as manager and some more good new players and I hope we will be a Premier League team next season."

Posted on 20/12/2012