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There must be one plot of land in London where the Broncos can build there own stadium?


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#1 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

Or at least one local council body which could see the benefits of inviting a sporting club from one of Britains top professional leagues. Greenwich would be a good local borough for us and it's one of London's largest councils.
How about buying Richmond rugby ground, renovating it and becoming primary tenants, there is also blackheaths ground. Can't believe we are still asking these questions after all these years of super league.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

Or at least one local council body which could see the benefits of inviting a sporting club from one of Britains top professional leagues. Greenwich would be a good local borough for us and it's one of London's largest councils.
How about buying Richmond rugby ground, renovating it and becoming primary tenants, there is also blackheaths ground. Can't believe we are still asking these questions after all these years of super league.


Could any council afford to build a stadium for a few thousand people. Especially with money being to tight?

#3 RSN

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Finding the money and a decent crowd support need to come before finding the land for a stadium.

#4 Father Ted

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

How many Rugby League fans could be found near Old Dear Park in Richmond?
Not too many I suspect.
Agree with the sentiments though. Twickers isn't working and an alternative needs to be found.
Where it would be is the very difficult one.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

they should have taken over one of the two olympic hockey stadiums and reconfigured it into a rugby stadium...


and i said that 3 years ago!

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#6 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

they should have taken over one of the two olympic hockey stadiums and reconfigured it into a rugby stadium...


and i said that 3 years ago!


Don't think Stratford is the right catchment area for the Broncos tbh.

#7 Gav Wilson

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

they should have taken over one of the two olympic hockey stadiums and reconfigured it into a rugby stadium...


and i said that 3 years ago!


They were only temporary 'stadiums' mate. They'll be all over the country by now, probably preparing for a golf tournament or something.

As for the OP, I completely agree. Just build it in whichever borough has the magic money tree... Although Brentford might be after a new lodger for their new 20k capacity ground!
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

Could any council afford to build a stadium for a few thousand people. Especially with money being to tight?


Not asking for them to build a stadium for us but could maybe sell us a plot of land on the cheap or ask us to take residence of one of the many run down sporting arenas in London and refurbish it.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

the riverbank hockey arena had 5,000 permenant seats...the rest of it was temporary

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

the riverbank hockey arena had 5,000 permenant seats...the rest of it was temporary


You're muddling the hockey arena and the Eton Manor venue.

And either way it's irrelevant as neither could be reconfigured for rugby.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

Wimbledon looking to build a ground
Barnet moving to a new ground
Brentford looking into building a new ground
Wasps struggling at Wycombe

Four clubs, all of them that can be approached with a view to sharing costs and/or getting funding....

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

There is a very well located stadium on a plot of land for which the LA I understand are quite keen to be relieved of the responsibility. Their opponents today play in it.

You could have a very good RL centre of excellence there and room for a 12-15,000 stadium which would be ample big enough. Oh and it's on White Hart Lane.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

Or at least one local council body which could see the benefits of inviting a sporting club from one of Britains top professional leagues. Greenwich would be a good local borough for us and it's one of London's largest councils.
How about buying Richmond rugby ground, renovating it and becoming primary tenants, there is also blackheaths ground. Can't believe we are still asking these questions after all these years of super league.


They don't have any money, even if they had a field for free, they could not afford to build a stadium.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

they should have taken over one of the two olympic hockey stadiums and reconfigured it into a rugby stadium...


and i said that 3 years ago!

n I said they should have stuck at Brentford, got RFL dosh to help do it up, with Brentfords assistance, then turned it into Londons RL Arena
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#15 Northern Sol

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

The RFL don't have any money, when will people understand this?

#16 noname6

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

(without reading any of the posts)

the rfl should pay for it :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

THEIR own stadium not THERE own stadium FFS!!
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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#18 Pottsy

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

There is a very well located stadium on a plot of land for which the LA I understand are quite keen to be relieved of the responsibility. Their opponents today play in it.

You could have a very good RL centre of excellence there and room for a 12-15,000 stadium which would be ample big enough. Oh and it's on White Hart Lane.


I've thought that the same thing since I lived down there. One snag is I think it's still used f

#19 Pottsy

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

There is a very well located stadium on a plot of land for which the LA I understand are quite keen to be relieved of the responsibility. Their opponents today play in it.

You could have a very good RL centre of excellence there and room for a 12-15,000 stadium which would be ample big enough. Oh and it's on White Hart Lane.


I've thought that the same thing since I lived down there. One snag is I think it's still used for athletics.

In an ideal world it'd be great to have an RL hub in the capital though

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:23 AM

You're muddling the hockey arena and the Eton Manor venue.

And either way it's irrelevant as neither could be reconfigured for rugby.



it could have been if london broncos & the RFL had been pro active 3 or 4 years ago and got involved at the planning stages...

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