Wimbledon get permission for new Stadium

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11 Dec 2015 09:36 - 11 Dec 2015 09:37 #1 by CCU
mobile.afcwimbledon.co.uk/news/article/g...stadium-2845699.aspx

11k with scope to go to 20k.

One advantage of being in London, property developments pay for Grounds! Same with Brentford...

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11 Dec 2015 11:45 #2 by crunchblue
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Looks good.

If we are to move, something like that, with gaps filled in etc would be nice.

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11 Dec 2015 11:54 #3 by markredfox73
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Rotherhams ground was a great example of fully enclosed job that i think most cufc fans were impressed with when we visited a couple of years ago. If only

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11 Dec 2015 12:34 #4 by Turnbull
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The disadvantage of being is London is that there's little space for new developments and London's last Greyhound track gets kyboshed.

I'm all for one sporting institution returning to it's roots but it's pretty shocking that it has to be at the expense of another....

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11 Dec 2015 13:11 #5 by nobbyblue
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Talking about new grounds this was Michael Knighton's vision of the future :lol:

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11 Dec 2015 13:20 #6 by nobbyblue
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I think steve patt drew that by the look of it!

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11 Dec 2015 13:22 #7 by Zebby
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So they get a new ground fair enough ....

But didn't they move into a ground share with a non league team paying a peppercorn rent before taking over the ground and then selling it to help pay for new ground leaving said non league team homeless......

you would think they would be last club to do something like that?

ps..think it was Kingstonian

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11 Dec 2015 14:23 #8 by carwash
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Turnbull wrote: The disadvantage of being is London is that there's little space for new developments and London's last Greyhound track gets kyboshed.

I'm all for one sporting institution returning to it's roots but it's pretty shocking that it has to be at the expense of another....


No wonder some people think we have a West London Branch not a London Branch. London still has two greyhound stadia at Romford and Crayford despite the closures of White City, Harringay, Walthamstow and Catford to name a few.

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11 Dec 2015 14:43 #9 by Turnbull
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carwash wrote:

Turnbull wrote: The disadvantage of being is London is that there's little space for new developments and London's last Greyhound track gets kyboshed.

I'm all for one sporting institution returning to it's roots but it's pretty shocking that it has to be at the expense of another....


No wonder some people think we have a West London Branch not a London Branch. London still has two greyhound stadia at Romford and Crayford despite the closures of White City, Harringay, Walthamstow and Catford to name a few.


Do they? I wouldn't know as I don't and have never lived in West London...

You are of course correct that dog tracks also exist at Romford and Crayford which are within greater London albeit a lot further out. However folk who come from those towns are more likely to identify as being from Essex or Kent.

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12 Dec 2015 00:27 #10 by Wazza
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They were on about it in the dog channel last night like, quite resigned to it going. Victor never did anything with the Stow before that went and you'd never class Romford or Crayford as London to be fair. The best bet may be that Hills actually build one but since Kate Miller left they seem to be less involved with dogs, still think they may well be interested as they have put a few quid in the last decade or so.

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12 Dec 2015 01:44 #11 by carwash
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I can't see anyone wanting to build a new stadium. Greyhound racing has been in decline for 50 years. The high property value sites will continue to close for redevelopment and it will be the smaller family-owned stadia which survive. All the bookies care about are there being enough tracks to keep the punters interested. It doesn't matter to them that the tracks are in Sunderland or Yarmouth.

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12 Dec 2015 02:01 #12 by Wazza
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That's why I mentioned Kate Miller as she pushed dog racing a hell of a lot in her time at Hills - her father is quite well known in dog racing circles as he's a bookie himself. If any Firm was to fancy building one it would be Hills I would say and you would expect London to the one place where it is viable. Get some decent crowds at Romford at times but the prices offered on track compared to Betfair are crazy at times as well.

With 365 showing most dog races live now as well as the RPTV channel the regulars are obviously dropping as well.

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12 Dec 2015 04:08 #13 by Dancingbear
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Is she related to Mick The Miller as well ;)

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12 Dec 2015 06:16 #14 by Wazza
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Can't see that section being kept when the track closes, sad to do.

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12 Dec 2015 07:49 #15 by carwash
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Sadly London is the last place in the UK where greyhound racing would be viable because of changed demographics and hugely expensive land values. All those people who used to enjoy an evening of a 3 course meal at the Stow followed by grab a granny night at Chans have long since moved further out and probably now live closer to Harlow, Romford and Crayford. Ironically speedway which often shared stadia with dog racing has enjoyed a continued revival because of its huge popularity with Polish immigrants and Sky sponsorship. Bydgoszcz is now as well-known to speedway fans as Belle Vue.
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12 Dec 2015 09:07 - 12 Dec 2015 09:21 #16 by Wazza
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Couldn't see a new stadium being built anywhere else and it taking off personally - every other big City has one nigh on. Need to come trendy again mind for that to happen, long gone since it was touted in FHM etc now - Club Wembley or an exec box somewhere more up the hipsters street these days. Would probably have to become trendy to the point it was 200 quid a ticket to be viable now I think about it!
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12 Dec 2015 16:08 #17 by Wukkie
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markredfox73 wrote: Rotherhams ground was a great example of fully enclosed job that i think most cufc fans were impressed with when we visited a couple of years ago. If only

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Well I wasn't impressed, far from it. God Forbid we end up wid summat like that.

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24 Mar 2016 07:41 #18 by CCU
Boris is involved now, final decision with his people...

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26 Mar 2016 02:21 #19 by chopper
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Quite ironic that afc Wimbledon knocking Wimbledon dogs down to build their stadium and not rehoming the dogs track, after all their club was formed through having the original club taken from them

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22 Aug 2016 18:20 #20 by CCU
Khan overturns Boris's decision: m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37155008

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22 Aug 2016 18:30 #21 by NORTHERNSOUL
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chopper wrote: Quite ironic that afc Wimbledon knocking Wimbledon dogs down to build their stadium and not rehoming the dogs track, after all their club was formed through having the original club taken from them


The property company involved offered them a piece of land for free to build a new dog track on but they chose not to do it.

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23 Aug 2016 03:21 #22 by DeckchairBlue
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NORTHERNSOUL wrote:

chopper wrote: Quite ironic that afc Wimbledon knocking Wimbledon dogs down to build their stadium and not rehoming the dogs track, after all their club was formed through having the original club taken from them


The property company involved offered them a piece of land for free to build a new dog track on but they chose not to do it.


Maybe they felt where they are at is their spiritual home and building a track elsewhere wouldn't be right ?

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23 Aug 2016 06:18 #23 by NORTHERNSOUL
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DeckchairBlue wrote:

NORTHERNSOUL wrote:

chopper wrote: Quite ironic that afc Wimbledon knocking Wimbledon dogs down to build their stadium and not rehoming the dogs track, after all their club was formed through having the original club taken from them


The property company involved offered them a piece of land for free to build a new dog track on but they chose not to do it.


Maybe they felt where they are at is their spiritual home and building a track elsewhere wouldn't be right ?


Or more likely they know dog racing is a dying sport and theyd rather just walk away with what theyve been paid for the existing stadium rather than risk investing it in a new one whatever the location.

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28 Sep 2016 11:23 #24 by CCU

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30 Dec 2016 19:44 #25 by crunchblue
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Was going to put in separate thread but thought I'd just shove in here.

Stumbled upon this website earlier, dedicated to lutons new stadium plan.

www.2020developments.co.uk/powercourt/index.php

Another club at our level making progress. Puts our blue yonder efforts / plans to shameful shit.

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30 Dec 2016 19:48 #26 by Gannadan
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Pleased for them, not enough good stories to go around. :)

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30 Dec 2016 21:11 - 30 Dec 2016 21:12 #27 by munchymagic
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Then again Luton don't like us and we don't like them, their manager is a disgrace for not giving Raynes an apology so I hope that they end up with a breeze-block shoe box of a ground and we can laugh at them.
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30 Dec 2016 21:30 #28 by seesaw50
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nobbyblue wrote: Talking about new grounds this was Michael Knighton's vision of the future :lol:


That could be BP if you leave the Warwick and East stand as they are!!

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30 Dec 2016 21:33 #29 by Gannadan
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munchymagic wrote: Then again Luton don't like us and we don't like them, their manager is a disgrace for not giving Raynes an apology so I hope that they end up with a breeze-block shoe box of a ground and we can laugh at them.


All true Munchy, but I was talking about Wimbledon lol. Screw Luton it's a tip.

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31 Dec 2016 11:38 #30 by MerseysideBlue
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crunchblue wrote: Was going to put in separate thread but thought I'd just shove in here.

Stumbled upon this website earlier, dedicated to lutons new stadium plan.

www.2020developments.co.uk/powercourt/index.php

Another club at our level making progress. Puts our blue yonder efforts / plans to shameful shit.


Except Luton have been looking to move ground for the best part of 20 years!

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13 Dec 2017 14:27 #31 by CCU

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13 Dec 2017 14:32 #32 by Urban Designer
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Yet another club to leave us behind in the dark ages, They were picking players in a park to play for them in 2003. Looks like a good stadium.

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13 Dec 2017 14:33 #33 by munchymagic
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Their manager Neal Ardley said "To lead the team out back at our spiritual home would be a huge privilege."

He will be lucky in this age of football to be still in the job when the project is completed....

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28 Nov 2019 06:29 #34 by CCU

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28 Nov 2019 10:33 #35 by Bumble
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I have relatives that live a few streets away. They say it's very unpopular with a lot of the residents, simply becuase there isn't enough parking in the area anyway. On a football day it will be really difficult.

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30 Nov 2019 11:32 #36 by Happyblue
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Why the lower league is being financially destroyed , If you don't build a modern stadium you can't generate revenues needed to make profits and compete and end up with old stadiums with huge up keep costs which are not viable or You build a new stadium where yeah need 10's of millions of pounds to magic up from nowhere.

Owners like the stadium, full of Sh!T

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