Of course they would like us to share! We hear reports that Hull FC are struggling to pay the rent for the KC stadium, even with their big crowds, so how are Wakey going to manage? The rent on a multi-million pound stadium should be huge to a sole tennant, unless they get a subsidy from the council, but why should Featherstone ratepayers pay for this? The rent should be fair and appropriate to the cost of the stadium otherwise the council would be showing favouritism.
With a relocation to Stanley their crowds would need to increase, but they are more likely to dip! I foresee that if they get their new stadium it won't be long before they get the begging bowl out to ask the council to prop them up. If Fev shared with them it would only help save Wakey to our own detriment.
I agree with a lot of that Steve, Wigan are a good example of crowds dropping when moving allthough ironically the away following increased, it has took them years to recover and a lot of Wheelans money. I would think single tennants would really struggle and in rugby terms joint tennants would struggle.
Hull FC are an exception though as the council built the stadium with the windfall money from selling KC Communications, they then sell the licence to run the stadium to the SMC, FC have a long term lease at favourable rates, which one board member told me costs less than the upkeep of the Boulevard as one of the few clubs making a profit I don't see them struggleing to pay the rent.
I fail to see any benefits at all in Fev ground sharing