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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JonDee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2019 at 12:37
Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

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I would agree with Looe,  prime property if I had 60 million would seriously look at buying redeveloping and moving club out of Leicester


Why, they constantly have the biggest crowds - no where else are crowds as constantly large. 

I could understand this point if it was Sale or Newcastle up for Sale (no pun intended), you would have arguable grounds for suggesting they may get better crowds if moved else, but Leicester is the worst club to suggest for this.





Richard, I am not sure 'out of Leicester' means out of the area - rather a move from current site to a new site on the perimeter of Leicester.
 

Sorry Richard I meant move to the outskirts of Leicester ,  Welford Rd would be prime building land and access is a pain on matchdays. I would look at Exeter's set up with good motorway links a  large  venue offering 7 days a week facilities for all types of events 
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Or ground share with the other major stadium in the city centre.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote castleparknight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2019 at 12:46
It would need an AGP surface - not sure the Foxes have that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JonDee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2019 at 12:58
Ground sharing is a step backwards you don't take all the income generated on a match day,  pay rent and don't have first choice  on when you play and Tigers could also get mucked about if SKY or BT decided they wanted Leicester City to play a certain game on a different day. ( Sorry Tigers you have got to rearrange your home game against Saints next week as we have a televised cup match )!!!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oldman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2019 at 13:38
castlekinightpark, I believe Premier league footie sides cannot play on an AGP. Stupid decision in my opinion but thats they way it is.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The 15 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2019 at 14:14
Get Leicester City Owners to buy Tigers they seem to know what they are doing.I am sure they could turn there fortunes Round ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Richard Lowther Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2019 at 14:17
Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

I would agree with Looe,  prime property if I had 60 million would seriously look at buying redeveloping and moving club out of Leicester


Why, they constantly have the biggest crowds - no where else are crowds as constantly large. 

I could understand this point if it was Sale or Newcastle up for Sale (no pun intended), you would have arguable grounds for suggesting they may get better crowds if moved else, but Leicester is the worst club to suggest for this.





Richard, I am not sure 'out of Leicester' means out of the area - rather a move from current site to a new site on the perimeter of Leicester.
 

Sorry Richard I meant move to the outskirts of Leicester ,  Welford Rd would be prime building land and access is a pain on matchdays. I would look at Exeter's set up with good motorway links a  large  venue offering 7 days a week facilities for all types of events 

I see.  Yes the current ground does have its disadvantages but I believe one of its advantages is its location which allows you to walk to the ground from the centre.  When Leicester City sold Filbert Street didn't they have trouble finding a suitable location, hence they are reason they are located in a site which has the same access issues?


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But we all know that established and well connected grounds in the centre are attractive to spectators whether homers or travellers. In addition the history is not just with the club but the various boozers,cafes and restaurants which have sprung up to meet the needs of the various punters -move and you lose all that.

Sale were better supported ( and more popular with visitors) when playing in Stockport ( at a ground originally used for rugby ) . The ground in Salford is ,by all accounts, a nightmare to access/exit.

Glos and Bath are much better staying put and Bristol's shift to Ashton Gate ( not quite the centre but accessible enough) has resulted in  an even more vibrant scene S of the river in sunny Bedminster. Exeter has  a certain charm but badly needs to expand and I suspect N Hampton are happy with their lot?

Worc are in many was a manufactured club but as Ive never been there ( or indeed Wasps, Sarries or Irish) I can't really comment. Quins ground is fine.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2019 at 19:45
I'm struggling to think of another suitable site for a major stadium in Leicester TBH.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JonDee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2019 at 20:00
Am sure there are a few of J21 and probably owned by good friends of Tigers ?
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Originally posted by Richard Lowther Richard Lowther wrote:

[QUOTE=JonDee][QUOTE=Raider999] [QUOTE=Richard Lowther]

I see.  Yes the current ground does have its disadvantages but I believe one of its advantages is its location which allows you to walk to the ground from the centre.  When Leicester City sold Filbert Street didn't they have trouble finding a suitable location, hence they are reason they are located in a site which has the same access issues?



I find the Road network in Leicester a complete pain. On a par with Nottingham. Crossing from side to the other in a reasonable time is no mean feat.
On that basis alone i'd say central suits them best.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tigerburnie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2019 at 22:57
 Tigers have submitted plans for a new multi storey car park in a joint venture with the local hospital board, should start building any time soon.
Tigers are also planning a hotel and a new stand to replace the old Crumbie stand, no danger of them going anywhere


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 2019 at 00:03
Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Am sure there are a few of J21 and probably owned by good friends of Tigers ?

Depends if they want to be in Leicester or not. J21 and a considerable area around it are in Blaby, not Leicester.
Still, as Burnie quite rightly says, it ain't gonna happen.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JonDee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 2019 at 08:45
Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Originally posted by JonDee JonDee wrote:

Am sure there are a few of J21 and probably owned by good friends of Tigers ?

Depends if they want to be in Leicester or not. J21 and a considerable area around it are in Blaby, not Leicester.
Still, as Burnie quite rightly says, it ain't gonna happen.
 

Hopefully you are right but depends who buys them and what their plans are
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 2019 at 09:58
I would imagine whoever buys them would have a plan to reinstate them at the very top of the domestic game in time to resume proper M69 derbies (with the Coventry club of course) ;)
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