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Steve Slater

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Possible "On The Road Venues"

14 December 2014 - 09:38 AM

The BOD are meeting on tuesday, and one of the items for discussion is the state of the new pitch and possible alternative venues for pre-season friendlies. They may talk about going On The Road, and also consider local non-Rugby League venues, but this is unlikely due to the hassle of pitch marking and taking down soccer goals to erect rugby posts.

For some of the low-key fixtures that would only attract 1,500 or less, would it be worthwhile going on an outreach exercise in the attempt to try and attract new fans from such as the Hemsworth and South Elmsall area, or would it make more sense to play all the matches away, or take on such as Batley at Wakefield which is roughly equidistant?

I've drawn up a list of some local sports grounds, but there may be others I haven't thought of, and listed the ground capacities according to Wikipedia, although Selby Town's looks a bit ambitious:-


Kinsley Greyhound Stadium: Capacity 3,000, very large bar & resturant, but do they have a pitch and changing facilities?

Frickley Athletic (South Elmsall): Capacity 2,087, big old stand, but not much terracing.

Selby Town FC: Capacity 5,000????, but only 220 seats; a bit far away but we have a decent following from the area.

Pontefract Colieris FC: Capacity 1200 with 300 seats.

Glasshoughton Welfare: Capacity 2,000 but only 150 seats. 


Does anyone have any comments on the above, or can think of a better alternative?