HEREFORD have agreed a long-term agreement with the council which will see them remain at Edgar Street until at least 2070.

The club state that the long-term lease between themselves and ground owners Herefordshire Council provides ‘vital security as the club seeks to continue its development on and off the field’.

Hereford FC Chairman, Chris Ammonds, said: “This is a huge moment for Hereford FC, said Hereford chairman Chris Ammonds to the club’s website.

“I am thrilled we can make this announcement jointly with Herefordshire Council today and am very excited to see what the future holds once the Blackfriars End has been demolished this summer.

“On behalf of all Bulls fans and everyone at the club, I would like to sincerely thank Councillor Harry Bramer and his colleagues at the council for the willingness they have shown to work with us and reach this agreement.”

The club state that the council are ‘exploring options for the wider development of the Blackfriars End’,

The local authority is working closely with Hereford who have the aim of making Edgar Street a four-sided stadium as part of the project.

Councillor Harry Bramer, cabinet member community services and assets, added: “Hereford FC and the Edgar Street ground are an integral part of life in our city, and an asset to the whole county.

“We’re delighted to have this arrangement in place and are looking forward to working in partnership with the football club on future developments at Edgar Street.”