TOP councillors will be asked to intervene in a row over a massive rent rise facing sports and community clubs at Fartown.
About 150 people crowded into a public meeting to protest against Kirklees Council's threat to put up the rent of Huddersfield Rugby League Supporters' Club from £2 a year to a whopping £10,500.
Today, it was revealed that the council's Cabinet will be urged to step in and order a cut in the demand.
Labour councillors will make the plea next week.
Their move was announced as fans voiced their feelings about the threat to the supporters' club.
Kirklees officials have said the club must pay a commercial rent on the building it uses at the old Fartown rugby complex.
The clubhouse is also home to three rugby clubs, pigeon fanciers and a dog society.
Gerald Furness, a supporters' club committee member, said today: "They have said another part of the council might be able to give grants to cover the cost. To me, that seems a crazy way to do things, but all we can do is carry on negotiating."
Former Great Britain star Ken Senior, chairman of Huddersfield RL Players' Association, said: "They have said they are not trying to get rid of anybody and will help in any way they can."