DIRECTORS of Chester City Football Club met representatives of the Morrisons Construction Company yesterday with a view to the Nationwide Conference Club taking on all the legal responsibilities of the running of the Deva Stadium complex.
City chairman Stephen Vaughan and vice chairman Fred Williams had an "extremely positive meeting" with Morrisons boss Peter Russell.
It is expected that in the near future City will take over the "golden share" and guarantor responsibilities that are currently-held by the Scottish-based developers-Morrisons built the Deva Stadium 10 years ago and at the same time developed the club's former Sealand Road stadium into a shopping precinct.
As part of the deal, the directors of City agreed to an arrangement that saw Morrisons take on the rental guarantee to Chester Council.
However, yesterday's meeting paves the way for the club to take total control of the Deva Stadium complex.
"We had a positive meeting that has paved the way for the club to progress," said Vaughan.
Meanwhile, City will try to complete the signing of the Stalybridge Celtic midfield player Richard Peacock later today.
If the deal is concluded, Peacock will be added to the City squad which travel to face Nationwide Conference leaders Boston United tomorrow.