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Wakefield's new stadium is announced...


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#21 gazza77

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE (Sportbilly @ Dec 21 2009, 04:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"We're in discussions with Featherstone and we would be delighted if they choose to play some of their bigger fixtures at the new stadium."

didnt realise we were struggling to fit everyone in, in our 'bigger fixtures'......an if anyone who's been in discussions from fev are reading this.......'IF IT AINT AT FEV I AINT INTERESTED'


Other than all the other issues regarding relocation out of Fev, that's the one issue I really don't understand. Unless he knows something we don't about a sudden huge crowd spurt, what bigger fixtures is he thinking we can't manage at the CMS?

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#22 Bob Crowther

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:15 PM

QUOTE (Steve Slater @ Dec 21 2009, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.


In full agreement, Steve. If they want their state of the art venue coupled with the running costs, dont be asking us to subsidise them. There is always that team down the road who may be interested but I cannot see that being a popular option.

#23 Bob Crowther

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE (Steve Slater @ Dec 21 2009, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.


In full agreement, Steve. If they want their state of the art venue coupled with the running costs, dont be asking us to subsidise them. There is always that team down the road who may be interested but I cannot see that being a popular option. Could it be that this is the only way forward for the Council and the financial backers?.

#24 PJT

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:08 PM

QUOTE (jt @ Dec 21 2009, 04:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dont know if they are in talks or RODNEY has approached Featherstone Rovers but what is happening with our own plans have they gone now. It will be interesting what the response is from our club on this and our proposed plans


Yes, it would be interesting.

Been to two meetings in the last couple of years at Rovers. The first was about a new bar at the top of the steps where the away fans normally stand..........have heard naff all since.

Haven't heard much else from the meeting a year ago about ground plans either?



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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:38 PM

I certainly won't be going to Wakefield to watch Fev, so sorry Rodney but your offer is not appreciated, nor required.

Last I heard when I enquired a few days ago, our plans are still in progress but the council are dragging their heels until after the elections.

Think Wakey have got a cheek, compromise our shirt supplies and now want us to fund their move to a new stadium.
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#26 Chris Taylor

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 12:00 AM

QUOTE (sidnee @ Dec 22 2009, 12:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Think Wakey have got a cheek, compromise our shirt supplies and now want us to fund their move to a new stadium.


That 100% accurate? Terrible from Prostar if true.
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#27 Phil Stone

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:30 AM

Correct me if i'm wrong but didn't Fev 'invite' Wakey to share our new ground not long back? Revenge from the cats me thinks, all in the best possible festive spirit of course wink.gif

#28 F.Slater

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:55 AM

Dont worry folks, this stadium will NEVER be built, the wakey board are worried about the next round of franchise allocations and are promising everything they need to in order to keep the rfl off their backs and keep their place. ( I recall a promise of ground improvements / relocation before)

But it will once again be a false promise !!


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#29 sidnee

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE (Chris Taylor @ Dec 22 2009, 12:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That 100% accurate? Terrible from Prostar if true.


Think about it, wanted to get a foot in the door of Rugby league so supply Fev then when a bigger fish (!!?!) comes along i.e. a SL club they put all their energy into them and stuff the smaller club.

Seems obvious to me. And before you ask, no I don't have any evidence, just personal opinion.
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#30 Trojan

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 02:01 PM

What puzzles me about this is why they want to get into bed with us? Newmarket is much nearer Cas than Fev. In fact I would judge it's about equidistant from Wakey and Cas, so why aren't they talking to Cas about a groundshare? At a guess because Cas would give them a two word answer and the second word would be "off" I suggest we should do the same.


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#31 Bob Crowther

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 03:24 PM

Quoted in todays press that Wakefield are hoping that surplus cash from their stadium sale, will help fund the new one.
I was under the impression that the ground was sold to a property developer, hence the new naming of the ground.
It would be ironic if the fate of the proposed ground hinged upon Fev agreeing to groundshare and contributing to the running costs.Press reports also state that Rodneys consortium have already invited C*s to groundshare but this offer has been refused. The next best thing, in his eyes, lower the sights and invite Fev. Every little helps I expect.
Personally, I would not touch the deal with a barge pole.

Edited by Bob Crowther, 22 December 2009 - 03:24 PM.


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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:44 PM

QUOTE (Bob Crowther @ Dec 22 2009, 03:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Quoted in todays press that Wakefield are hoping that surplus cash from their stadium sale, will help fund the new one.
I was under the impression that the ground was sold to a property developer, hence the new naming of the ground.
It would be ironic if the fate of the proposed ground hinged upon Fev agreeing to groundshare and contributing to the running costs.Press reports also state that Rodneys consortium have already invited C*s to groundshare but this offer has been refused. The next best thing, in his eyes, lower the sights and invite Fev. Every little helps I expect.
Personally, I would not touch the deal with a barge pole.

As has been stated before. Our land is worth around 17 million. Surely we aren't thinking of putting the whole lot up for sale and sharing with Wakey. Sir Rodney is not one for making idle statements.

#33 jamescolin

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE (jamescolin @ Dec 22 2009, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As has been stated before. Our land is worth around 17 million. Surely we aren't thinking of putting the whole lot up for sale and sharing with Wakey. Sir Rodney is not one for making idle statements.

Just to be controversial. Supposing the idea is that we share with Wakey both as a team and the ground. Are they saying you will then be in SL and have millions to spend on players after the sale of your land? I hope not. I am PO road through and through but is this a back door Calder scheme with a name like Wakestone? Daft aint it?

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE (Trojan @ Dec 22 2009, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What puzzles me about this is why they want to get into bed with us? Newmarket is much nearer Cas than Fev. In fact I would judge it's about equidistant from Wakey and Cas, so why aren't they talking to Cas about a groundshare? At a guess because Cas would give them a two word answer and the second word would be "off" I suggest we should do the same.

Talking of clubs which are equidistant from Newmarket, how about Hunslet? Maybe they would like to play their 'bigger games' at the proposed ground? Or maybe BOTH Fev & Hunslet could play their 'bigger' games there. That would be extra revenue for....erm....Wakefield!!

#35 Birchy

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:42 PM

If we ground share with anyone, even if 'they share with us' it will be the last time I watch rovers. Nuff said.

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#36 Bob Crowther

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:34 PM


Why dont they drop a postcard to the crusaders?.

#37 HARTY

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 08:36 AM

rodney walker could be the 3rd member of the chuckle brothers , and wakefield will not get this stadium built there just putting up a smoke screen again

#38 JohnW

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 09:55 AM

QUOTE (Steve Slater @ Dec 21 2009, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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 dry.gif

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 10:22 AM

As a fan from another club,tell them to stick the new ground. Theres nothing worse in rugby today than watching a game sat down in a empty, atmosphereless ground like the Keepmoat.
I grow up watching the Dons at tattersfield stood in a tin shed that leaked,looking at a pitch with no grass, ####### in a bog with no running water and it was great!!
I love going back to "proper" grounds like post office road and mount pleasant.Leave the football grounds for football clubs and don't saddle cluds with massive debt to build grounds that they do not need.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE (DonnyPlumber @ Dec 23 2009, 11:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As a fan from another club,tell them to stick the new ground. Theres nothing worse in rugby today than watching a game sat down in a empty, atmosphereless ground like the Keepmoat.
I grow up watching the Dons at tattersfield stood in a tin shed that leaked,looking at a pitch with no grass, ####### in a bog with no running water and it was great!!
I love going back to "proper" grounds like post office road and mount pleasant.Leave the football grounds for football clubs and don't saddle cluds with massive debt to build grounds that they do not need.


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