Boost for City stadium plans

Worcester News: Boost for City stadium plans Boost for City stadium plans

PLANS to build a new stadium for Worcester City Football Club will be submitted to Worcester City Council next month.

The club's supporters' trust, who have been working on designs for a ground at Perdiswell, will hand their proposal over on Wednesday, April 16.

A fans' forum to discuss the issue will then be held in the Graeme Hick Pavilion at Worcestershire County Cricket Club on Thursday, April 17.

To mark the news, entry to City's match at Aggborough against Brackley Town on Saturday, April 19, will be by donation.

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9:15pm Sat 29 Mar 14

WMFC says...

It will be a joke if they get this passed, no to perdiswell there is better land around than perdi
It will be a joke if they get this passed, no to perdiswell there is better land around than perdi WMFC
  • Score: -24

9:58am Sun 30 Mar 14

CityBlueBoy says...

Support the Trust, Support the City..YES to Perdiswell
Support the Trust, Support the City..YES to Perdiswell CityBlueBoy
  • Score: 26

7:15pm Sun 30 Mar 14

ThreePears says...

It should of been built at Perdiswell 25 years ago !
We need a football club in the city.
Council, vote YES to Perdiswell!!!!!
It should of been built at Perdiswell 25 years ago ! We need a football club in the city. Council, vote YES to Perdiswell!!!!! ThreePears
  • Score: 14

9:07pm Sun 30 Mar 14

WMFC says...

You 2 really need to think about this and so do the council, firstly are the club going to be able to afford it and be stable for the future? unless an invester puts money in. The current board are not buisness minded to take the club to the next level. The location 25 years ago might have worked, but the road system now is poor and woulnt cope with more traffic. Also what does the club bring to the city? lets face it the warriors get good crowds so do the basketball and the cricket, 300-400 fans a week are not going bring alot to the city.
You 2 really need to think about this and so do the council, firstly are the club going to be able to afford it and be stable for the future? unless an invester puts money in. The current board are not buisness minded to take the club to the next level. The location 25 years ago might have worked, but the road system now is poor and woulnt cope with more traffic. Also what does the club bring to the city? lets face it the warriors get good crowds so do the basketball and the cricket, 300-400 fans a week are not going bring alot to the city. WMFC
  • Score: -12

10:15pm Sun 30 Mar 14

CityBlueBoy says...

I think you really need to think about it.

Do some research on who is actually putting the application in. The board are business savvy that's why they've turned the club from a club making extreme losses into one that breaks even. They are keeping the club going while away from the City.

The only thing missing is a stadium where they can really prosper.

Wait until the plans go in and see how it will be a community stadium and how the Trust plan to utilise the 3G and grass pitches to not only be an income stream but to also help local clubs play on better quality pitches
I think you really need to think about it. Do some research on who is actually putting the application in. The board are business savvy that's why they've turned the club from a club making extreme losses into one that breaks even. They are keeping the club going while away from the City. The only thing missing is a stadium where they can really prosper. Wait until the plans go in and see how it will be a community stadium and how the Trust plan to utilise the 3G and grass pitches to not only be an income stream but to also help local clubs play on better quality pitches CityBlueBoy
  • Score: 9

10:42pm Sun 30 Mar 14

WS1991 says...

WMFC you really don't have a clue what you are talking about.

A city the size of Worcester needs to have a football club.

WCFC has my FULL support and I am a long term Worcester Warriors season ticket holder. All of our sports teams should be united and helping each other as much as they can.
WMFC you really don't have a clue what you are talking about. A city the size of Worcester needs to have a football club. WCFC has my FULL support and I am a long term Worcester Warriors season ticket holder. All of our sports teams should be united and helping each other as much as they can. WS1991
  • Score: 15

3:34pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Doogie 46 says...

Perdiswell IS the right place and should have been the first choice many years ago, instead of the discredited Nunnery Way deal. If it had been, City would have sold SGL at a decent price and been up and running, debt free in a proper stadium long ago.
The current City board are most certainly more "business savvy" than the bunch of half wits who were outsmarted (or worse) by a couple of property companies who shafted them at both ends of the deal - if only they had been in charge of things years ago the club would be in a much better place.
I`d like to know where the "better land" to which WMFC refers might be - Perdiswell has been a major sports cente for the last 60 years or more and is the perfect site for a community stadium.
Perdiswell IS the right place and should have been the first choice many years ago, instead of the discredited Nunnery Way deal. If it had been, City would have sold SGL at a decent price and been up and running, debt free in a proper stadium long ago. The current City board are most certainly more "business savvy" than the bunch of half wits who were outsmarted (or worse) by a couple of property companies who shafted them at both ends of the deal - if only they had been in charge of things years ago the club would be in a much better place. I`d like to know where the "better land" to which WMFC refers might be - Perdiswell has been a major sports cente for the last 60 years or more and is the perfect site for a community stadium. Doogie 46
  • Score: 13

7:24pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Rebeldiamond says...

I live on the Bilford road and the road network definitely will not cope with what is proposed.
Who builds a football stadium inner city these days? Nobody!
If it needs to be built (which i very much doubt) then it needs to be away from residential properties on the outskirts of the city.
I live on the Bilford road and the road network definitely will not cope with what is proposed. Who builds a football stadium inner city these days? Nobody! If it needs to be built (which i very much doubt) then it needs to be away from residential properties on the outskirts of the city. Rebeldiamond
  • Score: -14

11:42am Tue 1 Apr 14

liketoknow says...

I support the idea, with reservations. have we got the fanbase to make it viable? It's going to be a large investment in a precarious industry.
I support the idea, with reservations. have we got the fanbase to make it viable? It's going to be a large investment in a precarious industry. liketoknow
  • Score: -2

12:41pm Tue 1 Apr 14

LastChanceSaloon says...

Let's face it, there is traffic chaos on a daily basis on Bilford Road caused by the drop-off/pick-up school run at Perdiswell Primary. There will be no football for three months of the year, and then alternate Saturdays with a few midweeks games. Yes there has to be a properly addressed resolution to football traffic clashing with users of the Bilford Road tip but it is not insurmountable.
Let's face it, there is traffic chaos on a daily basis on Bilford Road caused by the drop-off/pick-up school run at Perdiswell Primary. There will be no football for three months of the year, and then alternate Saturdays with a few midweeks games. Yes there has to be a properly addressed resolution to football traffic clashing with users of the Bilford Road tip but it is not insurmountable. LastChanceSaloon
  • Score: 8

12:16pm Wed 2 Apr 14

JackTheSecond says...

liketoknow wrote:
I support the idea, with reservations. have we got the fanbase to make it viable? It's going to be a large investment in a precarious industry.
I do think we have the fan base, ignore the comment above which says 300-400, average attendance for the club (when based in Worcester) has been double that with some attendances over a thousand. Fan forums often bring good crowds and you really do just have to look to the end of last year against Chester and the Liverpool legends to see how much backing the city has.

I don't think any of us are saying it will be easy, but it certainly is do-able.
[quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: I support the idea, with reservations. have we got the fanbase to make it viable? It's going to be a large investment in a precarious industry.[/p][/quote]I do think we have the fan base, ignore the comment above which says 300-400, average attendance for the club (when based in Worcester) has been double that with some attendances over a thousand. Fan forums often bring good crowds and you really do just have to look to the end of last year against Chester and the Liverpool legends to see how much backing the city has. I don't think any of us are saying it will be easy, but it certainly is do-able. JackTheSecond
  • Score: 5

4:18pm Thu 3 Apr 14

MrWXYZ says...

Not sure of the exact location but wouldnt the park and ride help serve it? The bus service is there to link it to town, and the park and ride already brings plenty of vehicles into that location to a big car park.
You'd still have to sort on road parkign on match day, but that was the same as st georges lane.

As for who builds a stadium in a city these days....... isn't the millenium stadium regarded as one of the more succesful british stadium builds in recent years, and thats more central to cardiff than bilford road is to worcester!
Not sure of the exact location but wouldnt the park and ride help serve it? The bus service is there to link it to town, and the park and ride already brings plenty of vehicles into that location to a big car park. You'd still have to sort on road parkign on match day, but that was the same as st georges lane. As for who builds a stadium in a city these days....... isn't the millenium stadium regarded as one of the more succesful british stadium builds in recent years, and thats more central to cardiff than bilford road is to worcester! MrWXYZ
  • Score: 6

4:18pm Thu 3 Apr 14

liketoknow says...

JackTheSecond wrote:
liketoknow wrote:
I support the idea, with reservations. have we got the fanbase to make it viable? It's going to be a large investment in a precarious industry.
I do think we have the fan base, ignore the comment above which says 300-400, average attendance for the club (when based in Worcester) has been double that with some attendances over a thousand. Fan forums often bring good crowds and you really do just have to look to the end of last year against Chester and the Liverpool legends to see how much backing the city has.

I don't think any of us are saying it will be easy, but it certainly is do-able.
I hope so. I used to go regularly to the ' lane', and crowds of 738 were the norm. lets not forget it was lack of sustainable income that caused a major part of the problem in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]JackTheSecond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: I support the idea, with reservations. have we got the fanbase to make it viable? It's going to be a large investment in a precarious industry.[/p][/quote]I do think we have the fan base, ignore the comment above which says 300-400, average attendance for the club (when based in Worcester) has been double that with some attendances over a thousand. Fan forums often bring good crowds and you really do just have to look to the end of last year against Chester and the Liverpool legends to see how much backing the city has. I don't think any of us are saying it will be easy, but it certainly is do-able.[/p][/quote]I hope so. I used to go regularly to the ' lane', and crowds of 738 were the norm. lets not forget it was lack of sustainable income that caused a major part of the problem in the first place. liketoknow
  • Score: 4

7:38am Sat 5 Apr 14

Worcester Lad says...

And it's a YES from me
And it's a YES from me Worcester Lad
  • Score: 4

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