Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:00 PM
Wakefield a ground with smaller stands and less terracing 11000 and simlarly the other lot 11500 both of which I think may be stretching the truth a liitle bit
Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:12 PM
There terrace behind the sticks at Cas is equally much larger than either one of ours by area and by capacity. Even the one Terrace at Wakey is greater than the railway end by some!!
I think ours capacity is currently set around 6700. The only time we've got near it lately was the opener v cas about 4 years back when we got around 6300 in.
Edited by Robin Evans, 27 January 2010 - 12:44 PM.
Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:29 PM
A season dedicated to Gareth John Swift
League winners 2010
Posted 27 January 2010 - 04:44 PM
On the other hand, I could just be living in la la land again and spouting rubbish
Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:38 PM
What is definitely needed is a common sense approach from the RFL. I cannot see the reason why a club should be refused a franchise if they have architects plans, builders quotes with penalty clauses if they fail to complete before the beginning of a season, and proof of funding. That way no club would waste millions on an unsuccesful franchise bid.
If Rovers' stadium plans were to fall by the wayside I would have thought that minimum capacity requirements could be achieved relatively cheaply by building up the banking at the railway end (if this form of terracing is still allowed).
To be completely honest, though, I think that minimum capacity requirements of over 11,000 are nothing more than delusions of grandeur. The only time Wakey would come anywhere near 3/4 of that figure is with massive away support. If any club didn't have enough capacity to accomodate the travelling away supporters they could be guaranteed entrance by making the game all-ticket with first priority going to the away fans (after season ticket holders of course).
Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:39 PM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:00 AM
SKy would love the buzz words, 'capacity attendance', 'sell out', 'packed in like sardines for this important fixture'.
At least their cameras could pan anywhere and not see empty terracing or seats which is what they would get at some SL grounds now if they showed the whole stadium and not just edit to show one section of fans..
Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:37 PM
I can see your point but the club wouldn't get a licence and the Health and Safety guys would get a coronary