There are suggestions on Rolling Maul that Mowden are in trouble financially. The Darlington Arena is a large venue to maintain, a 25k capacity all-seater stadium, and the running costs require external hire events other than rugby matches to cover them. Obviously the pandemic has put the kibosh on this. No details at the moment, but club members are expressing concern.
I appreciate that it might seem that we have a similar situation, but the scale of the venture is vastly different up there.