At the time Rugby Oldham was launched I seem to remember talks were held between the RFL,RO,and Hollinwood. The plan was to provide Hollinwood improved facilities on the current site but sell off the remaining land and use the proceeds to fund a stadium for the pro club elsewhere in town. Hollywood voted against it and because of the lease nothing could be done. I may be wrong but I'm sure this was the case at the time.Maybe one of our Rugby Oldham friends could confirm this?
It was 10 years ago that..
RO approached the RFL,the RFL agreed but RO needed to speak to hollinwood who held the lease,hollinwood said no cos they where worried about losing facilities iirc
Now,with the lease up for grabs again,the stars have aligned for rugby oldham & oldham collage to put forward a bid to provide a amature,pro & college RL facitilty...
The trust and college can do this now,they just need to talk to each other