A good bit of detective work here, TT, on a wet Sunday in Scotland. (Or are you somewhere in Europe with being an hour ahead of me
??) It's worthy of a longish response to keep the discussion going.
I clearly remember that the original SLC North Stand rental deal was the only way that the new Stadium build was financially viable. There was significant pressure within the Council in Hamilton to ensure Accies did not fold, after the debacle of the sale of Douglas Park when all the "fees/comissions/expenses" to many sundry parties left nothing in the pot to build a new stadium, following years of ground sharing and acrimony.
The Coucil saved the day by signing a generous 20 year lease for what was needed accomodation at that time. By the expiry on 2021, Accies were assumed to have been financially managed to achieve a strong permanent financial footing. That question remains unclear, given the continuing 'snake' of companies accounts that we have discussed before on a number of occasions.
Your right in anticipating financial armageddon. The Club looks to be heading to League One, after one spell in the Championship next year. Covis has exacerbated the situation, with no income from Season Tickets (small), Gate money (small, other than Old Firm/Well), Hospitality & Sponsorship, all geared to being in the Premiership. There's no comparable meaningful income in the Championship, quite apart from Final League Position payments in whatever league Accies end up in. In addition "Working from Home" probably eliminates the needs of much of SLC's future need of vast office space for much of its staff.
We REALLY look doomed this season, with a manager who has proved no better than the last one. He seems unable to blend a team of mostly journeymen plus some talented youngsters into any consistent force. We are already cut adrift with only 7 points from a possible 39, and our defence goals lost should be frightening him. 5-4-1, BR? or 6-3-1?
Given what you've said, It looks like we are off to "nowhereland" over the next 2/3 seasons, if we even survive financially that long.