Curtain set to come down on football ground

Worcester News: Curtain set to come down on football ground Curtain set to come down on football ground

THE lights are dimming but not quite out at an historic city sports venue.

Bulldozers have continued their demolition of Worcester City's former St George's Lane ground.

The main stand was being taken down yesterday (Tuesday) although strong winds which are forecast for the next couple of days are likely to mean the floodlights won't be taken down until next week.

"It's nearly the end now, although the floodlights won't be taken down just yet because of the high winds which have been forecast," said Colin Layland, Worcester City's vice-chairman.

"Everything has gone well with the demolition although I haven't visited the ground since June 13, which was our last official day there."

The stadium has been handed over to developers Careys New Homes.

Worcester City, currently playing at Kidderminster Harriers' Aggborough ground, played at St George's Lane since 1905.

The club is still in talks with Worcester City Council over a possible move to the Perdiswell area of Worcester.

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12:59pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Ted Elgar says...

There is an excellent purpose-built stadium at Junction 6 of the M5. Only one careful owner.
There is an excellent purpose-built stadium at Junction 6 of the M5. Only one careful owner. Ted Elgar
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2:29pm Wed 5 Feb 14

brooksider says...

Ted Elgar wrote:
There is an excellent purpose-built stadium at Junction 6 of the M5. Only one careful owner.
Won't be long before the egg chasers are begging for
Worcester City to share the stadium.
At least they might still be playing overseas teams, Jersey!
[quote][p][bold]Ted Elgar[/bold] wrote: There is an excellent purpose-built stadium at Junction 6 of the M5. Only one careful owner.[/p][/quote]Won't be long before the egg chasers are begging for Worcester City to share the stadium. At least they might still be playing overseas teams, Jersey! brooksider
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6:14pm Wed 5 Feb 14

CityBlueBoy says...

A purpose built stadium for ? Oh yes Rugby !!!!
A purpose built stadium for ? Oh yes Rugby !!!! CityBlueBoy
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1:44pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Jeremy Pitt says...

No, purpose built for field sports. Why do we have to be so precious? Multi sport facilities work for London Irish / Reading, Notts County / Nottingham, Bristol / Bristol, Wasps / Wycombe, Hull / Hull, Barnet / Broncos and there's even talk of Sale Sharks returning to Edgeley Park from the AJ Bell Stadium (which they groundshare with Salford Reds AND Man Utd reserves). Cross code groundsharing is a sensible option if a decent bipartheid agreement can be reached. I agree with brooksider, if Warriors cant get back out of the Championship quickly, they'll need financial support from other sources, and WCFC could well be the right answer.
No, purpose built for field sports. Why do we have to be so precious? Multi sport facilities work for London Irish / Reading, Notts County / Nottingham, Bristol / Bristol, Wasps / Wycombe, Hull / Hull, Barnet / Broncos and there's even talk of Sale Sharks returning to Edgeley Park from the AJ Bell Stadium (which they groundshare with Salford Reds AND Man Utd reserves). Cross code groundsharing is a sensible option if a decent bipartheid agreement can be reached. I agree with brooksider, if Warriors cant get back out of the Championship quickly, they'll need financial support from other sources, and WCFC could well be the right answer. Jeremy Pitt
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3:57pm Thu 6 Feb 14

liketoknow says...

wonder how many 'homes' they could fit on to sixways?
wonder how many 'homes' they could fit on to sixways? liketoknow
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7:02pm Thu 6 Feb 14

WMFC says...

Thats the difference of a club being run properly, the directors at sixways help the club and not put their hand in the till. The old board are to blame it wont be long before boddy does the same to newport. WCFC will never be at sixways or back in the city at this rate. Perdiswell is a BAD option, i live on bilford road and its stupidly busy especially on saturdays and sunday because of the tip.
Thats the difference of a club being run properly, the directors at sixways help the club and not put their hand in the till. The old board are to blame it wont be long before boddy does the same to newport. WCFC will never be at sixways or back in the city at this rate. Perdiswell is a BAD option, i live on bilford road and its stupidly busy especially on saturdays and sunday because of the tip. WMFC
  • Score: 1

8:54pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Worcester1651 says...

Sorry to see the historic football club demolished. I am sure that the ground was built on a Victorian rubbish dump, many years ago bottle diggers used to go searching for bottles by the fence by the ground which also went onto the canal foot path. There used to be massive big pits dug by them to retrieve the bottles and pot lids etc.
Sorry to see the historic football club demolished. I am sure that the ground was built on a Victorian rubbish dump, many years ago bottle diggers used to go searching for bottles by the fence by the ground which also went onto the canal foot path. There used to be massive big pits dug by them to retrieve the bottles and pot lids etc. Worcester1651
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