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I have been in loads of 10k + games at BP.If and as should be the aim we ever get back to the Championship you need an away end that holds a minimum 3k IMHO. I think you have between 10-15k GTFC supporters with a hard core of around 4k like others have said a new ground will see a lot of those floating supporters return even if it`s a one off. Most people are the same ie the cinema example if they come to a new ground and enjoy the day,facilities and better still the actual game they will return.This area is crying out for investment and whatever gets built needs to be standout something to be proud of that will stand the test of time building a shoe box ala Glanford Park should not be an option.
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I think managing expectations as ever with GTFC will be a challenge. I would be happy with 4 stands like the new away end at Barnet good view, good capacity, enough turnstiles and a good sized bar and facilities underneath. If we had that it would be a quantum leap from where we are now.

I can't see us opening a Donny style "stadium" but you never know. What I do expect is that  it opens it won't be quite finished in terms of the overall development. I would also like to see some 4G pitches at the sides that can be used for kids tournaments on a Saturday morning with the participants sticking around for the game in the afternoon. In egg chasing Saracens do this and it works wonders to get th community feel going and put bums on seats


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You just have to look at the match day experience to see why a lot more fans will attend the new stadium.

Blundell Park,

No car parking,

Not enough toilets,

Poor viewing in a lot of seats,

Not enough food outlets


All these things will be rectified in the new stadium plus there will be an opportunity for the club to earn more money by hiring facilities out which means more money to get better players in,

Which will enable the manager to win more games,

Win more games = Bigger crowds.


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You just have to look at the match day experience to see why a lot more fans will attend the new stadium.

Blundell Park,

No car parking,

Not enough toilets,

Poor viewing in a lot of seats,

Not enough food outlets


All these things will be rectified in the new stadium plus there will be an opportunity for the club to earn more money by hiring facilities out which means more money to get better players in,

Which will enable the manager to win more games,

Win more games = Bigger crowds.


Quite right people are looking at this as just a football stadium and that is wrong.The Club will hopefully make money 7 days a week by having facilities to host corporate events etc.BP was great 25-30 years ago now it`s 25-30 years out of date and we need to move on it`s not just for GTFC the area needs this for a flagship new build.
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Remember when the Grimsby leasuire centre opened? That generated loads of interest and a new stadium would do similar, whether or not the club have the savvy to keep a feelgood factor going is a big question for me especially with the current regime.

I am not sure we'll get state of the art but I am sure it will be worth having and have enough added on to make money away from game days. Lots of opportunity providing we can be commercially brave enough.


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Remember when the Grimsby leasuire centre opened? That generated loads of interest and a new stadium would do similar, whether or not the club have the savvy to keep a feelgood factor going is a big question for me especially with the current regime.

I am not sure we'll get state of the art but I am sure it will be worth having and have enough added on to make money away from game days. Lots of opportunity providing we can be commercially brave enough.


You get out what you put in. When I first visited the Parkway Cinema it had the wow factor and for years previous I had traipsed to Hull so bad was the fayre on offer down Freeman St.Not sure when Parkway opened but it`s still good enough.Each of the 92 Clubs are unique and I know all biased to there own Club but I would have been pretty embarrassed if I were a Scunny fan and got dealt GP whilst it may well have been or be classed as adequate for them it`s a bloody eyesore.
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Remember when the Grimsby leasuire centre opened? That generated loads of interest and a new stadium would do similar, whether or not the club have the savvy to keep a feelgood factor going is a big question for me especially with the current regime.

I am not sure we'll get state of the art but I am sure it will be worth having and have enough added on to make money away from game days. Lots of opportunity providing we can be commercially brave enough.


Ah the liesure centre. A facility built completly in the wrong location leading to its early demise. Not a good example really.
Shouldnt we wait to see if the stadium is going to be built before we start a wish list?  As for some of the poor facilities at bp, the toilets and catering could easily be improved if fenty had enough brain cells to think about looking after the fans. He seemed engaged in a constant battle against his paying customers.
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Realist are you familiar with the term "mood hoover"? Read the post the point I was making about the lesuire centre was that it generated initial interest not what happened 15 years or so later.


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Herts, I might have misunderstood what you meant but thought you were in favour of a short short term boost?  The project needs to be sustainable for the long term.
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Quoted from HertsGTFC
I think managing expectations as ever with GTFC will be a challenge. I would be happy with 4 stands like the new away end at Barnet good view, good capacity, enough turnstiles and a good sized bar and facilities underneath. If we had that it would be a quantum leap from where we are now.

I can't see us opening a Donny style "stadium" but you never know. What I do expect is that  it opens it won't be quite finished in terms of the overall development. I would also like to see some 4G pitches at the sides that can be used for kids tournaments on a Saturday morning with the participants sticking around for the game in the afternoon. In egg chasing Saracens do this and it works wonders to get th community feel going and put bums on seats


I have never been to the Hive but have looked at photos on line. Surely we are aiming higher than that aren't we, in theory at least? It needs to be a flagship development, with a definite style (not 4 new stands per se) showcasing the latest in design and a real advantage to the town. If they are not planning that I wouldn't bother.
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