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#1 The King Of Leon

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:51 AM

what will they do with all the seats on the far side ? i can think of one ground that could take them IF it does get shut...
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#2 Russ

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:06 AM

Might not be a bad shout that with them both being council owned stadiums

#3 gabby

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

If Sheffield shuts, you'd think that some enterprising council that already owns a sports ground would build up their stadium to attract athletic events.
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#4 The King Of Leon

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:57 AM

My thoughts exactly gabby
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#5 sgt pepper

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

Brilliant idea. Would be cheap as well. We should go for thier floodlights and really put us on the map as they can be seen for miles

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

Can I ask, why would Hunslet want the seats?

#7 Penola

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:57 AM

Imagine drawing Leeds at home in the cup, we'd have to play it at Headingley to get the income but with more capacity we could play at home. Can't see it happening though

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

Can I ask, why would Hunslet want the seats?


We wouldn't, no sense to it

As for athletics, Sheffield couldn't attract meetings, what makes us think Leeds would be any different

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#9 sgt pepper

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

It's not just about Hunslet. We don't need big stadium in Leeds but a few more thousand capacity would open up opportunities for the city

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:33 AM

what will they do with all the seats on the far side ? i can think of one ground that could take them IF it does get shut...

Sydney funnel web spiders on the grass bank Steve , Whats your few on Eric France Scrap going into Admin , £22 million debts , Dewsbury and Wakefield sponsors , wonder if RFL help Wakey out........

#11 sgt pepper

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

We should get an i pitch like widnes then the council could use it for all sorts

#12 The King Of Leon

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:24 PM

personally id rip the athletics trap up and get 6 greyhounds running round it, with the bars/ restaurant looking down onto the track it would be perfect for the dogs.Elland rd dog stadium used to be packed on a sat night and for older viewers Hunslet had its own dog track off Old Run Road.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:11 PM

Stands going cheap. Fev will be in for them prob plonk it on top of the one from scarbro to make an upper tier to accomodate the 20,000 plus fans they will have in superdooper league

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

personally id rip the athletics trap up and get 6 greyhounds running round it, with the bars/ restaurant looking down onto the track it would be perfect for the dogs.Elland rd dog stadium used to be packed on a sat night and for older viewers Hunslet had its own dog track off Old Run Road.


They were both that packed out that they both closed due to a lack of customers.

#15 The King Of Leon

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

rubbish, Ladbrokes wanted out to sell the valuable land for a massive profit for a car park.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:33 PM

Some good suggestions--- the far side of our ground would look good with 2/,3 000 extra seats-- yes that would be more than we would need most of the time, so it's up to someone to come up with ideas for additional use. KOL 's idea of Greyhound racing is a good one, and I can confirm what he says about Ladbrokes and the Elland Road Greyhound stadium. Hunslet had just built new dressing rooms and a new directors lounge under the main stand when Ladbrokes cancelled our lease. Remember it was left derelict for several months while we had to move to play at Batley. Take a look at the site today.

#17 sgt pepper

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

It's getting a police station built on it

#18 Moose

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

rubbish, Ladbrokes wanted out to sell the valuable land for a massive profit for a car park.


So it was worth more as a car park that was used between 20 and 30 times a year than as a Greyhound Stadium? As I said not a viable going concern in 1982 and therefore sold.

The writing was on the wall for the stadium itself when the attached dog kennels were closed in 1979.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:13 PM

Some good suggestions--- the far side of our ground would look good with 2/,3 000 extra seats-- yes that would be more than we would need most of the time, so it's up to someone to come up with ideas for additional use. KOL 's idea of Greyhound racing is a good one, and I can confirm what he says about Ladbrokes and the Elland Road Greyhound stadium. Hunslet had just built new dressing rooms and a new directors lounge under the main stand when Ladbrokes cancelled our lease. Remember it was left derelict for several months while we had to move to play at Batley. Take a look at the site today.


Seats are for sitting on, not looking at, plus I can't imagine the owners of the stadium (Leeds Council) wanting to be involved in a sport which is so heavily involved with the gambling industry.




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