Higgs stepped down as Chief Executive of Cowlin following its sale for £52 million in cash to Balfour Beatty in August 2007, at which point he was vice-chairman of Bristol Rovers. He became chairman of the football club twelve months later, in August 2008, when he replaced Ron Craig.
On 19 February 2016, during a press conference to announce the takeover of Bristol Rovers by the Jordanian Al-Qadi family, Higgs announced that he would be stepping down as Chairman of the club with immediate effect with his majority shareholding included in the sale. Former Swansea Chairman Steve Hamer was appointed in his place.
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- "Higgs new Bristol Rovers chairman". BBC Sport. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
- "A Statement From Nick Higgs". Bristol Rovers. 2016-02-19. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- "League Two club Bristol Rovers taken over by Jordanian Al-Qadi family". Guardian Online. 2016-02-19. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
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August 2008–19th February 2016
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