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horsforthmariner
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We need a new stadium because the current one's location.

It lowers attendance due to where the ground is - I.e. by the cold north sea and in a dodgy part of town. I've also heard that Blundell Park's location makes policing difficult (which the club contributes to) so hopefully we could save some cash on that.

The old ground is creaking will need cash to do up and most importantly doesn't produce the commercial revenue  needed to sustain the club in the long term. One of my friends went to a business forum at the Pirelli stadium and he reckoned Burton were making a packet off the businesses. You simply can't do that at Blundell Park.

One thing is I don't want a 14k all seater, 14k is fine but I'd like a couple of stands to be standing - which would surely be cheaper. I know that we would have alter them if we get back in the championship but to be honest could be a generation away.
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All good points but apart from the Main Stand the rest of the ground is pretty sound?  The Osmond and the Pontoon were refurbed in the mid 90's and are still doing ok, the Findus stand is just over 30 years old and doing ok  . The main stand is the problem as well as the empty corners. Lincoln and Rochdale never moved but have nice little grounds ?


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All good points but apart from the Main Stand the rest of the ground is pretty sound?  The Osmond and the Pontoon were refurbed in the mid 90's and are still doing ok, the Findus stand is just over 30 years old and doing ok  . The main stand is the problem as well as the empty corners. Lincoln and Rochdale never moved but have nice little grounds ?


The Main Stand is the problem but apparently there's loads of little things the ground needs that all add up. Halifax is the best example of a nice ground, I would love the new town ground to be like the Shay.
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The Main Stand is the problem but apparently there's loads of little things the ground needs that all add up. Halifax is the best example of a nice ground, I would love the new town ground to be like the Shay.


Is the Shay on the site of the Old Ground? How many does it hold?


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The Main Stand is the problem but apparently there's loads of little things the ground needs that all add up. Halifax is the best example of a nice ground, I would love the new town ground to be like the Shay.


Yes it is - just over 14. The Shay was always in an ideal position though.
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