Servette Football Club denied new training ground
Geneva’s Servette Football Club, which is having a good run on the pitch at the moment, failed in the last minute at the ballot box.
A vote on Sunday has been overturned after a recount.
Servette was looking to build new training fields on a 12-hectare patch of land which is currently used for farming in Grand-Saconnex.
The first count was close, and showed a majority of just 15 in favor of the project. A recount then showed the result was in fact a majority of 9 against.
Opponents say they’re not actually against the new training ground as such – but the new project would have allowed Servette to sell its existing training centre in Vernier to property developers.