Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson has dropped the biggest possible hint that he intends to move the club out of the KCOM Stadium in the next few years.
Speaking to David Burns on BBC Radio Humberside, Pearson said that the KCOM Stadium, which the Airlie Birds share with Hull City Football Club, “doesn’t feel like home” anymore.
When pushed further by the BBC presenter, he said his relationship with controversial Hull City and Stadium Management Company owner Assem Allam was just a business relationship.
Pearson went on to explain that Hull only have six or seven years left on their lease at the stadium, and that helped him to “focus the mind, because it would take about three years to build a new stadium.”
Talking on the Sportstalk programme, the chairman who has overseen back-to-back Challenge Cup successes said: “It’s important to feel at home, but the stadium doesn’t feel like home.”
He continued: “As custodian of the club, it’s my job to make sure that there is a future for the next 100 years, and that could include having our own home.
“There’s certainly enough money around these days, to be able to build a new stadium.”
He also spoke at length about the loyalty of the club’s supporters, including selling all 5,500 season pass memberships they could, due to current restrictions.
However, the obvious headline is the talk of a new stadium, which Pearson confirmed there is definitely a possibility of in the near future.
This will likely please many Hull FC supporters with next year marking 20 years since the club reluctantly left their cherished former Boulevard home.