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aldi_01
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A key difficulty when developments like this begin to take shape is that fundamentally, only a small percentage of a local area directly use the stadium and many can’t see the wider picture of support and projects football clubs offer.

I’ve met several people that claim that GTFC have no impact on their lives etc yet their children or grandchildren are impacted directly but the great work GTSET do and so on.

You also find that in towns like Grimsby, people are often very obtuse when it comes to redevelopment.


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I don't know about 'full steam ahead' more like 'slow ahead' but an improvement on 'full astern' I suppose

How long before 'finished with engines' (through lack of funds) I wonder?

3 to 5 years? Good grief we'll be in the Premiership by then 14000 won't be anywhere near enough


Well I did try to tell you all Jolley was a mistake

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I just hope that it's not just your usual single tier stadium that seems to be the norm. Something a bit different would be nice (though I guess it's all down to the ££££)

Something like stadio Luigi ferraris or
StadeAugusta delaine would be nice. Though, very unlikely I would think



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3 to 5 years? Good grief we'll be in the Premiership by then 14000 won't be anywhere near enough


I know that was probably partially tongue in cheek but my thoughts to a degree (maybe not quite the Prem or capacity part!), five years will have likely missed Ollie's 'ploughing' through the divisions and I'm sure he planning on get one in the bag before three!
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A key difficulty when developments like this begin to take shape is that fundamentally, only a small percentage of a local area directly use the stadium and many can’t see the wider picture of support and projects football clubs offer.

I’ve met several people that claim that GTFC have no impact on their lives etc yet their children or grandchildren are impacted directly but the great work GTSET do and so on.

You also find that in towns like Grimsby, people are often very obtuse when it comes to redevelopment.


Incorparate a GTFC social club with its own pool, snooker and darts teams, get someone like Dock Beers involved.
With the right version, they is plenty of opportunity to generate revenue, seven days a week.
Sort out the match day catering - have a mini catering area with local businesses selling local produced grub - Youngs selling Mariners pies - Turners selling proper bacon/Lincolnshire buns, Ocean Bar selling fish & Chips, Bar-B-Que etc with a family fans zone.
Look how theYanks do it, American football lasts in total 60 minutes, but everyone is there for hours, spending money.

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Incorparate a GTFC social club with its own pool, snooker and darts teams, get someone like Dock Beers involved.
With the right version, they is plenty of opportunity to generate revenue, seven days a week.
Sort out the match day catering - have a mini catering area with local businesses selling local produced grub - Youngs selling Mariners pies - Turners selling proper bacon/Lincolnshire buns, Ocean Bar selling fish & Chips, Bar-B-Que etc with a family fans zone.
Look how theYanks do it, American football lasts in total 60 minutes, but everyone is there for hours, spending money.



I have been saying for ages that the catering for pies, burgers etc should be taken in house and use local suppliers, such as Turners, to provide the food.


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China has built a new hospital in just 8 days.

Assuming the new stadium takes double the forecast time, 10 years.  If we built stadiums at the same rate as the Chinese built hospitals, we could have 456 new stadiums in 10 years!

That would reduce any HT queues for the toilets, beer and food! 😀
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I have been saying for ages that the catering for pies, burgers etc should be taken in house and use local suppliers, such as Turners, to provide the food.


The easier or lazy option is currently in operation , charge someone to operate the catering inside Blundell Park, job done.

The problem with that is, GTFC have no control over the product or pricing.  I doubt even if GTFC get any extra revenue on matchday when they increase in match attentances.

Were as GTFC operated the catering, they would have control over product and pricing.  When there are higher attendances, GTFC would benefit from increased takings.

Look at Kidderminster to see what can be achieve, First consideration to go watch Town, the other Brian's pies
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The fundamentals are far more important at this stage. Worrying about food outlets or social clubs or whatever folk won’t is not even worth the time at the moment.

Assembling a project team with a vision and clear strategy is what is needed. Ensuring infrastructure including public transport and the likes are more important, exploring ways to ensure the stadium is eco friendly, self sufficient as far as possible, understanding what is necessary in terms of medical facilities, press facilities and so on needs addressing before we start looking at where we get sausage rolls or who supplies the booze.

Someone mentioned about design...again, that will naturally come down to funding. A single tier stadium would be plenty good enough. The amount of clubs at championship and below who have two tier stands and the second tiers are closed should suggest aingle tier is more than adequate.

If we look to the continent, a smaller version of Schalke would work. Frosinone have just built a new stadium, that’s very good as is Juve (minus the second tier we wouldn’t need and the mafia building crew). Samp is a good stadium that can create a good atmosphere (away end is atrocious) but it’s old now and is definitely not a design template seemingly used anymore.

Orlando have a great set up, but again, would we look that further afield (although they spent a year trawling across Europe looking at different stadia).


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Maybe the new stadium will allow card payments to buy food.
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