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    Redbulls wrote:
    benga wrote:
    Great news. There is seemingly no way we will be able to raise the many of millions of pounds required to buy the stadium, but any little battle against Firoz Kassam is worth winning.
    it cost him nothing !! Taylor Woodrow built it Firoz paid nothing for it with his offshore company ... Taylor never bothered chasing the £millions as in legal fees it would have cost them more than the money they were trying to recover ( fact)
    Taylor Woodrow started building it in 1996........3 years before Firoz Kassam bought the club, and stopped building it 1997, 2 years before he bought the club.
    If Firoz hadn't bought the club in 1999, Birse Construction wouldn't have finished the construction, which recommenced in 2000.

    Personally I hate football, don't care what happens to the stadium, but don't think someone should be getting slagged off, when it was in fact his money that got the club out of the financial mess it had got itself into."
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Judge throws out appeal over Kassam Stadium's protected status bid

Oxford Mail: Firoz Kassam Firoz Kassam

A judge has thrown out an appeal launched by the owner of the Kassam Stadium into the facility’s protected status.

Firoz Kassam and his company Firoka had taken Oxford City Council’s decision to list the Grenoble Road stadium as a community asset to a tribunal.

The judge, Nicholas Warren, ruled that the stadium was “intrinsically linked” to Oxford United.

His ruling means the stadium will keep its legal protection, meaning that if Firoka were to sell it then U’s supporters group OxVox would be able to attempt to buy it.

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