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GregStarz

Manager
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Feb 15, 2005
Messages
1,634
FF being a 3 sided stadium with all three stands near enough full creating a decent atmosphere OR 4 sided (bowl) with fans scattered here and their with the capacity at 22k ?
 

Smiffy

SZ Drinking Champion
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
16,202
Location
Vanarama National League (Loan)
I want a "proper" stadium.

Not some ****ing 3 sided monstrousity. Even if one of the ends was missing that would be more acceptable.

To have the main stand (the main income stream) missing is just a joke and renders the point in moving, well, pointless.
 

Beefy

Life President
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
18,901
Location
Old Leigh
I want a "proper" stadium.

Not some ****ing 3 sided monstrousity. Even if one of the ends was missing that would be more acceptable.

To have the main stand (the main income stream) missing is just a joke and renders the point in moving, well, pointless.

That depends how long we're talking. The tender document a few months back had the fourth stand opening up three or four months after the rest of the ground. Ron's comments yesterday that he'd hope that the main stand would be at least partly constructed by the time the rest is finished would back that up.

If the three or four months becomes three or four years then I'd obviously agree with you.
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2006
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Westcliff
Is in an embarssement to move into a 3 sided stadium. If it had to be done then I'm with Smiffy that it would be better to have one end missing therefore creating more of an atmosphere but the main stand missing and lets be honest god knows how many years it we will be before it is built will just look horrible.
 

Beefy

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Obviously it would be better to have one of the ends not built but that wasn't an option so I don't see the point in moaning about it. Sainsburys were never going to stump up the cash for the main stand which, as Smiffy points out, is an expensive structure which will generate lots of money for another company (hopefully us!).
 

Jam_Man

Life President
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Apr 7, 2005
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Southend
Im hoping they can build enough of the 4th stand to hold the seats, even if the hotel or rest of it isnt built.

Any 3 sided stadium will be terrible if longer than a few months.
 

BLUEBLOOD

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Joined
Sep 22, 2005
Messages
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Location
Southend On Sea
I'm pretty certain that once the 3 sides start to go up we'll be able to attract a hotel chain as a venture partner for the 4th stand

However i'm still doubtful i'll actually see the first bit anyway
 

Guybrush13

Schoolboy
Joined
Jan 4, 2012
Messages
66
If we only have 3 sides surely we wont have an hospitality boxes/restaraunts etc... as they will be in the main stand. This will mean a big cut in revenue for the club would n't it?
 
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