RFL: Odsal is not an asset of Bradford Bulls

The RFL have released a statement to clarify their position on Bradford Bulls’ current position and confirmed that Odsal cannot be sold by the administrator.

The iconic ground is owned by the RFL and it has been speculated that some of the interested parties would only be interested in buying the club if Odsal was a part of the deal.

Following those reports, the RFL have clarified that they would be willing to discuss the sale of Odsal, but that it is not for the administrator to sell.

The RFL statement reads: “We understand that a number of interested parties have made it clear that any interest in buying the club is contingent on the RFL transferring its leasehold interest in Odsal to that party at an unspecified value. Clearly this is not an asset of the Club, and therefore not available to be sold by the administrator.

“However at every point in the process we have been clear that the RFL Board would consider entering into separate discussions with any party to purchase the RFL’s interest, provided that the offer was reflective of the inherent value of the asset and safeguarded rugby league in Bradford. Whilst to date we have not received any substantive approach regarding our leasehold interest from any interested party, we remain open to such discussions.”