Football museum bosses have ‘no interest’ in plan

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Bosses at the National Football Museum have insisted there would be “no real interest” in opening a facility at a controversial siamese stadium plan in Merseyside.

Consortium Mersey Stadium Connex group has produced plans for a joint stadium for Everton and Liverpool football clubs in Stanley Park, Liverpool. The ‘siamese stadium’ would see two separate grounds sharing a single ‘spine’. The idea has split opinion in Liverpool, with some fans branding the idea “crazy” and saying it would make the two clubs the “laughing stock of England”. It had been suggested that the National Football Museum, which closed in Preston on April 30 and is due to reopen in Manchester in 2011, would be interested in opening a second ‘branch’ of the museum if the stadium plan became reality. But a spokesman for the management and trustees at the museum said: “They did contact the football museum and said they were looking at doing this project and would it be of any interest to have another branch of the museum. “No-one from the museum said yes, no or anything else, no one has committed on it. “There has been no expressed interest by the football museum. “There is no real interest in it.”