Post by SeanBroseley on Feb 14, 2004 17:08:21 GMT 1
My clear prediction some years ago was that the current board were "fiddling while rome burned" and that the smokescreen of a new meadow fiasco would take the fan's attention away from their appaling indirect mismanagement of the club leading to a drop to the conference long before any new ground was built. 100% correct. Surely if the town needs a theatre which would be used several times a week it should be built near good road access ie. near sainsbury! The meadow holds a major function once a fortnight for most of the year and in the interim provides excellent parking facilities.
The theatre would hold less people than the football stadium, so it would make more sense to have the stadium next to sainsburys. The issue is the high stress at particular times.
The gay meadow site would be a nice one for a theatre. A place to have a meal and meet friends in relaxed and beautiful surroundings. If you want to see a theatre that does all this and is modern then take a look at the New Vic theatre in Basford Stoke-on-Trent.
I haven't argued with the rest of the post. I would say that the proposal for a 10,000 all-seater stadium does look a white elephant given where we are and what our realistic potential is, but on the other hand attendences at professional football games are increasing in England.
Post by ThrobsBlackHat on Feb 14, 2004 17:44:21 GMT 1
an average attendance on 4200 means a 10,000 all seater not beyond reasonable levels
all it takes is a couple of decent cup games a year and we'll fill it, plus I do think that MORE people will be attracted to better facilities, especially women and children.
few females I know actually enjoy standing on the riverside, let's be honest, it is utterly minging and the toilets for females are apparently minging, at least that is what JP told me
now put a 700 person theatre on the site with a veranda on the riverbank and have a restaurant with a glass side overlooking the river and you have the potential for one of the most beautiful venues in the country
I for one, will not be surprised in any way if a new development on the site includes a new hotel, because a s a town we are undersubscribed for hotel rooms, conference rooms, and in that location the possibilities must be huge
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