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One of the many legacies of the Principle Funder is that the words 'new' and 'stadium' in the same sentence immediately make me tut with contempt, shrug my shoulders and mutter under my breath "yeah, whatever..." before I quickly move on.

I suspect that the council is now talking about it again because the new owners have said it's unlikely to happen and the chance of regeneration money is going out of the window. They didn't have to worry about it when the Principle Funder was on board because of the opportunity to line his own pockets.


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Council want to talk about it? thats all it is with this council, talk.












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Council want to talk about it? thats all it is with this council, talk.


People said the same about the previous administration and voted them out. Maybe now people will see what little influence councils have these days, even when the government is of the same party and supposedly pumping lots of money into the town.


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Am I the only person who doesn't want to move?

I like the fact that our stadium is vintage. I'm doubtful post pandemic that many of the sources of revenue that a new stadium would bring (meeting rooms) are as viable as they once were and I just don't see how heaping a load of debt onto the club helps us on the pitch.
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Am I the only person who doesn't want to move?

I like the fact that our stadium is vintage. I'm doubtful post pandemic that many of the sources of revenue that a new stadium would bring (meeting rooms) are as viable as they once were and I just don't see how heaping a load of debt onto the club helps us on the pitch.


Yes you are!

The main stand needs rebuilding,  as does the Osmond. It is hemmed in by houses on all sides, which makes rebuilding difficult and that's if we get planning permission.

It would be cheaper to build a new stadium than rebuild bit by bit.
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With the recent announcement about the building of a new road linking the roundabout at Morrisons to the roundabout on the M180, would it make the old Great Coates site become more viable? It would open up more land for building, so would there be a new site for a new stadium?
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Yes you are!

The main stand needs rebuilding,  as does the Osmond. It is hemmed in by houses on all sides, which makes rebuilding difficult and that's if we get planning permission.

It would be cheaper to build a new stadium than rebuild bit by bit.


The new owners would possibly beg to differ. Not saying you’re wrong but they’ve made quite clear that they’re not just going to chase a pipe dream like the previous owner without exploring the redevelopment of BP.

Perhaps the money the council (never) had for the white palm tree could be offered to the club as a small investment (I know this won’t happen)?

There’s also the reason that BP is knackered in places because it’s been allowed to get that way because Fenty and co were obsessed with moving and saw no need to invest...annoying really because whilst the main stand isn’t the most accessible stand, underneath doesn’t need to be as excrement as it is with a small amount of time and effort with a few thousand...long term that’s much more sustainable for the club than borrowing £30m to build a breeze block shed...


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With the recent announcement about the building of a new road linking the roundabout at Morrisons to the roundabout on the M180, would it make the old Great Coates site become more viable? It would open up more land for building, so would there be a new site for a new stadium?


Please no! No out of town stadium. No on so many levels.


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Your not the only one Horsforthmariner, I want to stay put also for the time being........we need to sort lots of other stuff out first......
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With the recent announcement about the building of a new road linking the roundabout at Morrisons to the roundabout on the M180, would it make the old Great Coates site become more viable? It would open up more land for building, so would there be a new site for a new stadium?


The problem with the M180 site is that the land owners didn’t want to sell, we didn’t have the money to buy and no anchor tenant could be found to fund it. There’s no money or interest in out-of-town developments like this anymore. That ship sailed about 20-25 years ago and luckily, though not by choice, we weren’t on it.
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