Having listened to Dr Koukash at the Legion a while back, he was concerned about the fact Salford couldn't make any revenue from the stadium as they didn't own it. They only see a return when they sell a certain amount of tickets. Is anyone worried about the potential of a ground share with Salford somewhere down the line if this does come off?
The planned capacity, based on what Dr Koukash and Martin Vickers said during the same meeting, is 3,000.
Personally I feel that's a bit on the small side and it would be better to aim for 5,000. However a capacity limited to 3,000 definitely implies the ground will be too small to host Salford matches in Super League.
If I remember correctly, the minimum standard for SL is 8,000. Besides which Salford's gates this season have been hitting arounrd the 7k,000 mark. Dr Koukash wouldn't want to turn 4,000 paying customers away!
What is more likely is the stadium being used for lower tier things, like Salford academy matches and some training. We then enter into the realms of how far that type of thing can go before it starts to undermine the unique identity of Swinton Lions.
However the priority has to be to get the bricks and mortar in place - hopefully to a standard that means it will be around long after Dr Koukash's involvement. Once the ground is actually there, the rest is a changeable feast.
Rugby League - great game, shame about the administration.