Definition of groundshare in English:



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  • (of a sports team) share a home ground with at least one other team.

    ‘Plymouth Argyle rejected approaches by the Tigers to groundshare at Home Park’
    ‘there are commercial advantages to groundsharing’
    • ‘Coventry City's plan to groundshare with Northampton for three years has been approved by the Football League.’
    • ‘The move towards groundsharing follows the collapse in talks between the club, the council, and the stadium owners.’
    • ‘The Leyton Orient chairman has announced the club will stay at their current ground should they be unsuccessful in their bid to groundshare at the Olympic Stadium.’
    • ‘Mr Fisher will outline plans to return to the Coventry area after possibly three years of groundsharing outside the city.’
    • ‘Many fans have expressed anger across internet and social media over the plans to groundshare at Northampton Town.’
    • ‘The Conference would not allow the club to groundshare for longer than five seasons without having some definitive end in sight to their nomadic life.’
    • ‘Rumours are doing the rounds about the ground either being sold or that we are going to groundshare with Brentford or Fulham.’
    • ‘It's getting that bad I can see us groundsharing in the future!’
    • ‘He said keeping Coventry City afloat while groundsharing 35 miles away was the "lesser of two evils" than potentially forcing its extinction.’
    • ‘The Walsall boss has poured cold water on heavy speculation that Coventry could groundshare at the Banks's Stadium next season.’


  • An arrangement whereby two or more sports teams share a home ground.

    ‘a possible groundshare between York City FC and York City Knights RLFC has not been ruled out by either club’
    • ‘A groundshare, then, could be a threat to the economic viability of the club.’
    • ‘It means Coventry City FC Limited faces liquidation and a planned groundshare with Northampton Town will go ahead this season.’
    • ‘A poll of Inverness supporters is being conducted to determine whether they would favour a groundshare with Aberdeen next season.’
    • ‘Leyton Orient's chairman has admitted a groundshare would be an ideal solution for the Olympic stadium.’
    • ‘The MP has previously tabled several Early Daily Motions in the House of Commons questioning Coventry's groundshare with Northampton Town.’
    • ‘Survival hopes were revived after a deal was struck by chairman Nigel Hughes to continue the groundshare next season with Cheltenham Town.’
    • ‘The feud resulted in the club agreeing a three-year groundshare with Northampton.’