OFFERS to buy a Huddersfield sports ground are being considered.
The former Britannia Sports Club fields at Salendine Nook have been the site of one of the town's best sporting complexes for about 70 years.
But increasing costs forced a sale, because the ground was being under-used.
The five-acre site and pavilion was owned and run by past and present employees of Hopkinsons, the Birkby engineering group now part of the Weir group. The sports club went into liquidation last year.
Bids for the ground closed at the end of December and Eddisons, the agents for the sell-off, said they were pleased with the amount of interest generated.
But sport looks set to continue at the ground for some years.
"A number of offers were received and they are being considered by the liquidator," said Andrew Backhouse, of Eddisons.
The sale created a great deal of interest from other sports clubs around Huddersfield, he said.
It is possible the new occupier could take up a long-term lease.
The site is firmly set down as a sports ground and urban green space under strict planning guidelines.
Kirklees Council is obliged to develop brownfield sites before green space under Government rules, allaying fears that the land could be used for housing.
Kirklees Council has also stressed the importance of retaining the district's sports grounds.