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forza ivano
August 29, 2021, 12:28pm

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might get a few red crosses for this, but here goes

Wonder if yesterday vindicated 1878's view that we don't need the expense of a new ground when we haven't or can't exploit Blundell Park to it's maximum potential?
With everything going for it yesterday , weather, new regime, 18 month absence, improved match day experience , near record season ticket sales etc etc etc there were still only about 5000 home fans there, leaving almost 2000 seats unfilled, and that's without exploiting the potential of using the Ossie for home fans
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August 29, 2021, 12:33pm
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Some fans might be still worried regarding covid I have had 2 jabs but wouldn't feel comfortable going to the stadium without wearing a mask.
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BP only makes money 23 weeks of the year.  !!  It’s not about getting a bigger Stadium as such. It’s about generating income.  You are also judging attendance whilst we are in the conference.
I don’t think anybody disagrees with 1878’s priorities. But if we are to move forward then anew ground is still a necessity at some stage in the not too distant future.


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She said 'Well you already know how to play football'  
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August 29, 2021, 12:39pm

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Yes I agree, while we are non league, I would rather funds go towards the squad and improving the match day experience.  Once we are back in the league then re-visit it, unless an amazing opportunity should arise.
I loved yesterday  
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I think they’re vindicated to some extent, I think they’ve also been clear with their view that exploring a new stadium or building one putting huge financial strain on the club isn’t something they’re interested in…imagine if we hadn’t wasted thousands of pounds previously to get absolutely no where…

I think, with the expertise now at the club, they will work hard to make BP more accessible and feasible to generate income on more than half the weekends through the year…


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Quoted from forza ivano
might get a few red crosses for this, but here goes

Wonder if yesterday vindicated 1878's view that we don't need the expense of a new ground when we haven't or can't exploit Blundell Park to it's maximum potential?
With everything going for it yesterday , weather, new regime, 18 month absence, improved match day experience , near record season ticket sales etc etc etc there were still only about 5000 home fans there, leaving almost 2000 seats unfilled, and that's without exploiting the potential of using the Ossie for home fans


Doesn't the Osmond hold about 1800? A "full house" in recent years has been touching 8000 but if we did start filling the park regularly, I'm sure we could get some new green seats.

I get the 7 day income argument but a new stadium, 40-60 minutes away from civilisation isn't going to be used for many business meetings. The best way a stadium is going to generate us extra money is with it having more people in it than BP does 23 times a season.

If it has 3G pitches next to it, you can rent that out each night but the going rate is £12 per hour per third of a full sized pitch. Locally you've got Ormiston, Grimsby Institute and Bradley FDC offering that and none of them are maximised.

So, the best way a stadium can serve us well is by attracting more fans than BP can on a matchday.
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The thing is we want a stadium that will last us another 100 years , building one with a small capacity to suit our current position would be a waste of money further down the line .
Historically our club has always been at least a couple of leagues higher and the potential is there so average 2-3 times the gates we currently get.
I’d rather upgrade blundell park with a new main stand and filling the corners in with some kind of terracing or seating ( rather use them as an embarrassing car park for the club staff ) until we’re in a position financially to build the stadium the town and club deserve.

Short sited planning has been the reason we’re where we are now .
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August 29, 2021, 1:12pm

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is the 5000 + actually correct figure  though seemed alot more people there than that there didnt look like there was that many empty seats
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August 29, 2021, 1:15pm
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Quoted from fiveallive
Some fans might be still worried regarding covid I have had 2 jabs but wouldn't feel comfortable going to the stadium without wearing a mask.


You do know the mask doesn't protect you? It is so you can supposedly protect others although unless you are wearing a medical grade N95 mask the benefits are dubious at best.
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is the 5000 + actually correct figure  though seemed alot more people there than that there didnt look like there was that many empty seats


I'd say that's accurate. The whole Osmond was empty remember.


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