The Crystal Palace: ‘We’re still trying to figure out what we’re going to do’
Crystal Palace have spent months in a state of limbo after the US Department of Justice (DoJ) revoked their US$25m contract to run the former home of AC/DC’s legendary frontman, Jimmy Page.
“They had no right to do that,” said the Crystal Palace’s lead singer Jimmy Page in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“They had a right to make a sale to somebody who had never played in the same club as me.”
We’ve been trying to come up with a new way to do business, and we’re still figuring out what our new business model is going to be.
“The Crystal Palace, whose stadium is still the heart of the American club, have been in talks with US government agencies for some time, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to find a way to stay in the country after the cancellation of their contract with Warner Bros and MGM.
The US Government has also been in negotiations with the club to try and re-engage with the world through concerts, but this has proved elusive.
The Crystal Parlours US contract is due to expire on December 31st.
The new deal is one of a number of new deals signed with the US by US organisations this year, including a deal with the NFL and the NBA to bring back American football for a limited time.
The club have also agreed to play the US National Football League’s NFL Network in a bid to expand the club’s fan base in the US.
But they have not yet decided on a successor to Page’s iconic venue.
The team’s chief executive, Paul O’Connell, told the Guardian: “The new contract has been very difficult to negotiate.”
I’ve been told by the DoJ that they have a lot of power in the world, and I’ve always thought the best thing for the club would be to find something that they can get behind.””
We’re not saying no, but we’re just not sure what it is.”
The club are due to play their last game in the United States on December 30th, against the New York Cosmos in a match that will be played in a new stadium, the Washington Redskins’ FedExField.