Premiership rugby side London Welsh have turned down the chance to share Selhurst Park with Palace.
InsideCroydon.com reported over the weekend that Eagles chairman Steve Parish had offered the egg chasers the chance to share the ground to keep their top flight dreams alive.
The RFU had blocked their promotion on account of Welsh's Old Deer Park ground being unsuitable.
But officials from the rugby club have rejected Parish's advances, the Eagles chief told the South London Press: “The message came back that they are pretty committed to the Kassam Stadium.
“So I don’t think it is for us. We wish them all the best – it is a travesty that they are not allowed to play in the Premiership. I don’t understand what the rugby authorities are trying to achieve. It does seems a bit harsh on them.”
Parish also told FYP exclusively in our end of season podcast that Palace could look to offer the pitch to other teams in the future as part of ground-sharing deals.
"If it is something that could work for us, and keep the pitch in good condition, then it could be something we do," he said.
Listen to more from Steve Parish here.
The majority of Palace fans had, though, been in favour of the move - as shown in our Facebook poll.