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#1 Wendall

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:43 PM

Plans to build Salford City Reds' new stadium at Barton have been given the go-ahead by Salford City Council.

The Reds aim to move into the 20,000-seater stadium by 2012 and are hopeful that it will mean they do not lose their Super League licence.

Chairman John Wilkinson told BBC Radio Manchester: "It will put us on the same playing field as the clubs around us."

The proposals now go to the Department for Communities and Local Government for final approval.

http://news.bbc.co.u...ord/8929779.stm

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#2 ParisSurtout

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 08:59 PM

Could someone please clarify for me whether this stadium will be a 20,000 seater (as this article states), or a 15,000 seater or a 12,000 seater (as other articles have stated)?


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#3 dallymessenger

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:06 AM

brilliant news

salford getting a new ground is not just important for the club, but also the game as a whole

i hope they can one day get crowds of 15,000 and be one of the strongest SL clubs

RL has a rich history in manchester, its time we revived it

#4 The Future is League

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:05 AM

QUOTE (dallymessenger @ Aug 20 2010, 07:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
brilliant news

salford getting a new ground is not just important for the club, but also the game as a whole

i hope they can one day get crowds of 15,000 and be one of the strongest SL clubs

RL has a rich history in manchester, its time we revived it


its also pretty important that Salford really do start to take junior development seriously and not just pay lip service to this important part of the game, and not just keep signing has been and never was players from the NRL, and Super League rejects.

#5 Tom Coates

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:08 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 19 2010, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Plans to build Salford City Reds' new stadium at Barton have been given the go-ahead by Salford City Council.

The Reds aim to move into the 20,000-seater stadium by 2012 and are hopeful that it will mean they do not lose their Super League licence.

Chairman John Wilkinson told BBC Radio Manchester: "It will put us on the same playing field as the clubs around us."

The proposals now go to the Department for Communities and Local Government for final approval.

http://news.bbc.co.u...ord/8929779.stm

That man is Eric Pickles SOS, the Tory hatchet man.

If anyone can block it, this guy will. sad.gif: huh.gif





He looks like Dr Bunsen Honeydew.

#6 JohnM

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:16 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 19 2010, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Chairman John Wilkinson told BBC Radio Manchester: "It will put us on the same playing field as the clubs around us."



Ground sharing already, huh? ohmy.gif

#7 WSCR

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:37 AM

QUOTE (The Future is League @ Aug 20 2010, 09:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
its also pretty important that Salford really do start to take junior development seriously and not just pay lip service to this important part of the game, and not just keep signing has been and never was players from the NRL, and Super League rejects.


Jack Spencer,Stefan Ratchford,Gareth Owen,Marc Sneyd,Lewis Palfrey to name a few.First four in last Sundays squad and all did ok.

Alan Hunte is doing a good job.


#8 Wendall

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:38 AM

If it was a 20,000 capacity ground you can bet that Sale will want to play there as well.

Plus it will be able to host semi finals of the challenge cup and the Championship Grand Final plus Tests.



#9 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:43 AM

QUOTE (JohnM @ Aug 20 2010, 09:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ground sharing already, huh? ohmy.gif


No wonder they've done so poor on the pitch if they hadn't even realised they were playing on the same field as the other clubs around them.

#10 The Future is League

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:56 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 20 2010, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it was a 20,000 capacity ground you can bet that Sale will want to play there as well.

Plus it will be able to host semi finals of the challenge cup and the Championship Grand Final plus Tests.


if Sale want to share the Salford ground they must realise that they will be junior partners to Salford, and it will cost them. also if the rumour is true that Manchester Utd are going to play there as well that will make sale 3rd in the pecking order at the ground. i'm not even sure Manchester Utd will want a union club playing there as union does destroy the playing surface, risking injuries to there players.

#11 ckn

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:14 AM

Absolutely unacceptable use of foul and abusive language resulting in 12 posts being deleted.

I think we've been too liberal lately on letting people push the boundaries. dry.gif

Arguing with the forum trolls is like playing chess with a pigeon.  No matter how good you are, the bird will **** on the board and strut around like it won anyway


#12 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:31 AM

Pretty sure Eric Pickles is a Northerner, so we might be okay

#13 Wendall

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:35 AM

QUOTE (Lobbygobbler @ Aug 20 2010, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty sure Eric Pickles is a Northerner, so we might be okay


Once a Tory always a Tory, he probably is a Union fan if thats the case.



#14 Wendall

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:37 AM

Eric Pickles
20 April 1952 (1952-04-20) (age 58)
Keighley, United Kingdom

He should be RL through and through with being born in the heartlands! But he's a Tory so am not sure!!!! mellow.gif



#15 DemonUK

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:34 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 20 2010, 10:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eric Pickles
20 April 1952 (1952-04-20) (age 58)
Keighley, United Kingdom

He should be RL through and through with being born in the heartlands! But he's a Tory so am not sure!!!! mellow.gif


No surprise really that Salford Council approved planning permission for their own development. Wonder how the Council Tax payers will feel about paying for a Stadium out at Barton. Steelworks will confirm this is not lies like last time

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#16 duffymoon

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE (DemonUK @ Aug 20 2010, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No surprise really that Salford Council approved planning permission for their own development. Wonder how the Council Tax payers will feel about paying for a Stadium out at Barton. Steelworks will confirm this is not lies like last time



Does anybody know for sure what will happen to the willows after Salford vacate for Barton? there are strong rumours that Swinton Lions are moving to the willows next year!

#17 DAZROVER1985

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE (DemonUK @ Aug 20 2010, 11:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No surprise really that Salford Council approved planning permission for their own development. Wonder how the Council Tax payers will feel about paying for a Stadium out at Barton. Steelworks will confirm this is not lies like last time


Could Westminster still intervene in this with all the spending cuts or is this decision final, when is the build due to start. Saw a good digital view of the stadium on boots n all, not keen on the green seats tho (whether they will be green once built, would of thought they be red)

#18 Chronicler of Chiswick

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (Lobbygobbler @ Aug 20 2010, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty sure Eric Pickles is a Northerner, so we might be okay

Is he Nigel Wood's lost twin?

#19 Red Willow

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:25 PM

To answer a few questions

The stadium is 20,000 capcity

The previous Govt have already approved this scheme. Lets hope this is just a formality as the tender process is already well advanced.

The money the council have earmarked is a loan

The Willows has already been sold for essential workers houses but Swinton might share next year.

Development work by Salford goes largely unreported but in recent months I have seen articles about them spreading the game in glasgow, North Wales, Cornwall, Jamaca plus Trafford and Manchester. Salford has already improved the community programme and increased the number of service area teams.

we also have as WSCR says promoted a number of players from our academy plus 1 at Leeds and 1 at Hull.


#20 Bleep1673

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:25 PM

The Barton stadium is not initially going to be 20,000 seats, it's going to have 3 phases of construction, 12000 seater with training and playing facilities, phase 2 will increase capacity to 15000, and phase 3 will increase it to 20000 if needed. So it looks like 12000 will be enough then. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Sorry, forgot to add the link..

http://menmedia.co.u...m_gets_go_ahead

Edited by Bleep1673, 20 August 2010 - 05:25 PM.

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