- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

BRISTOL, England (AP) - A Jordanian family has bought English fourth-tier club Bristol Rovers.

The Al-Qadi family has taken a 92 percent stake in the 133-year-old club, which is eighth in League Two and only one point from the promotion playoff places.

Wael Al-Qadi, a Jordanian Football Association member, has been named president of the southwest England club.

Al-Qadi says “we really see the potential of this great club. We want to improve in all areas, not just on the field.”

Rovers have played at the 11,916-capacity Memorial Stadium since 1996 but are looking to build a larger venue.


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