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If I remember correctly, I think it was initially assesed at 1500 when the "Stadium" had three and three quarters of it's sides available to view from. Now it's down to two and a quarter sides.

There used to be two exits but now the second one is no longer an exit yet still indicated as exit two.

Our next home game against NWC's is likely to attract more visitors than usual and hopefully a few extra Oldham stay away supporters.

Hopefully it will be a good day and  but only if the club realises making the effort to cater for the amemity of it's supporters and visitors will it attract them back again.

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Crusaders away support is usually around 150.  I would predict nearer 200 for the Oldham game.

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If I remember correctly, I think it was initially assesed at 1500 when the "Stadium" had three and three quarters of it's sides available to view from. Now it's down to two and a quarter sides.

There used to be two exits but now the second one is no longer an exit yet still indicated as exit two.

Our next home game against NWC's is likely to attract more visitors than usual and hopefully a few extra Oldham stay away supporters.

Hopefully it will be a good day and  but only if the club realises making the effort to cater for the amemity of it's supporters and visitors will it attract them back again.

 

 

Its still an exit! Its just the South stand that's closed, but the exit gate is still just that, and as such is always unlocked and always manned by a steward :)

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Its still an exit! Its just the South stand that's closed, but the exit gate is still just that, and as such is always unlocked and always manned by a steward :)

This gate is still on the Ground Maintenance Programme and it allowed a squirt of 3 in One Oil every six months

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This gate is still on the Ground Maintenance Programme and it allowed a squirt of 3 in One Oil every six months

as is the steward!! :tongue:

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Its still an exit! Its just the South stand that's closed, but the exit gate is still just that, and as such is always unlocked and always manned by a steward :)

The steward, confronted by a small group of indignant senior types (like me, the average supporter) at the end of the SW game, denied us exit and suggested we all traipse up to exit No1 and traipse all the way back again down WB Road.

 

Politely, someone asked why we could not use the exit so the steward reached for his radio for guidance from a higher place.

 

His advice from the higher person was that exit No2 was not an exit but an emergency exit .

 

The steward perceived the emergency and let us out. What would we do without stewards?

 

I hear the Mickey Mouse clubs in our division get by not having any at all.

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Does anyone know the current capacity? I'm hoping we get a huge crowd shouting the Yeds on to victory this Sunday. Come on you Yeds!!!!!

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the current capacity for the stadium fully open is 1502, as it stands with south side closed at present, its 1068

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the current capacity for the stadium fully open is 1502, as it stands with south side closed at present, its 1068

that seems a bit low, if we have 300 seats that means only 700 and odd on the whitebank road side and behind the goal yet the bottom end holds nearly 500 ???

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OMG oldham professional rugby league club want locals kids to look up to and aspire to play for a club that can only play in front of 1,500 people max

Saddleworth & St Anne's can pull more than that on a Saturday afternoon

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We can build another old Trafford if u want doesn't mean we will fill it. When do saddleworth get that or st annes 4 that matter?

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Will the club be promoted with the ground in it's current state ?

simple answer is no.....the long answer is....ask chris hamilton....lol

in all seriousness if we can magic out of thin air a main stand down a touchline & a terrace behind a goal,level the pitch & sort out the floodlights we'll be fine...

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I firmly believe that things are in place as and when we are promoted improvements will be made, why spend the money when we get 600 at home and it gives the others on here that dont bother turning up a reason to be negative and criticise everything!! Watch the stayaways return for the big games such as Rochdale away or the playoff final if we end up there, get behind us wk in wk out we need all our fans behind us

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I understand CH and ORLFC have several plans in place, as per CH's BBC Radio Manchester Interview, he stated we have a "plan A, B, C and D in place and the club are having meetings about next season.

 

The future is bright, the future is Oldham red and white.

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Jeez, Spud being positive for a change!! Oh no sorry i misread it. Please change the record, even my glass eye is falling asleep reading the constant tripe you post. As said on another thread, the ground will be sorted, wait and see (repeat this ad infinitum), lets worry about promotion first, thats the priority at the moment, everything else will be sorted, fyi there is a stand, just that the planning needs sorting for it. Go to the ORSA meeting and ask there if it worries you so much. Get behind the boys for the next 2 games, and potentially the playoffs, i dont give a flying chuff about the ground at the moment (although i do concede it needs improvement) if we go up. UP THE YEDS!! OTID

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Will the club be promoted with the ground in it's current state ?

No

but work will be carried out to remedy, I am sure.

According to some reports, capacity needs to be 3,000 to get in the Chapmionship, but we may be given an extension in the first year (not expecting that though)

These can be hired, seating 150 per set Pretty sure we would not need 3,000 seats.

 

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We could rent Boundary PArk

Or move to another ground for a season.

 

Gillingham FC have had a temp stand for years now.

Holds 3,400.

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Plenty of options.

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I firmly believe that things are in place as and when we are promoted improvements will be made, why spend the money when we get 600 at home and it gives the others on here that dont bother turning up a reason to be negative and criticise everything!! Watch the stayaways return for the big games such as Rochdale away or the playoff final if we end up there, get behind us wk in wk out we need all our fans behind us

Well said, some of the stayaways have already started to return has the Crusaders game proved, but the club needs them, so lets welcome them back and I hope they appreciate what they have been missing and support the lads

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I'm not as optimistic as 34 and OOTR because I just don't believe CH has the dosh to get the stand built. Time will tell of course.

I also dont think CH will waste any dosh renting seating. I think the more realistic option is we may ground share until Whitebank is upgraded and meets the required standards.

The obvious contenders here are BP and Spottyland but has anyone considered that we may end up playing at Salfords ground for a reduced rent as part of our alliance with them?

Makes sense to CH as we get reduced rates and playing at a decent stadium with decent facilities. Also makes sense for Salford to have its A team playing closer to home. Any thoughts?

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We are not Salfords A team ffs, the link with them is no where near what its like for Hornets for example, we have used the dual reg really well and the lads that have come from there have given everything for OLDHAM!!! As for the ground ,groundshare is a possibility i suppose, definately wouldnt fancy Salford or Spotland, if we need a year to get more money in place for our OWN ground improvements, whats wrong with the Tameside community stadium or Hurst Cross? Just a thought. I thought it was pretty good at Hurst Cross, close to the action, not too far to travel. There are many options, im sure they will all be considered for the benefit of Oldham RLFC.

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I am with thecrab on this one.  I don't see where the money is coming from to upgrade Whitebank to any kind of decent standard.  Couple that with the very poor location in terms of access for traffic associated with any sizeable crowd I think it is imperative that the club wastes no more money on what is essentially a very poor facility.  If messages on other forums are correct and we can't even sort out showers/running water how the hell can we develop a ground for a club with ambition?  I will confess that I have not seen any matches this year and only two last year.  This is NOT any kind of active protest against the club or its chairman.  I simply don't think that the product on offer in the venue offered is worth much more than a fiver.  Couple that with general disillusionment with the game and its structure explains why I am not there along with the rest of the family.

 

The sporting teams in this town need to get some kind of arrangement sorted for a sensible ground share.  It is interesting to see that Hull Wigan and Huddersfield all have teams in higher leagues in both sports.

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the simplest option would be to develop whitebank into a training & academy base....and play 1st team games at boundary park....

rumour a few week ago was that the salford doctor was gonna buy latics....has that gone cold?

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Totally agree Roughyedspud.  A combined facility for Latics and Roughyeds at Whitebank for training etc and joint use of BP for first teams.  Trouble is the power is all in the hands of the football club.  The council missed a trick the last time they rescued Latics by buying the ground. Any condition for buyback should have been conditional on joint use.

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We are not Salfords A team ffs, the link with them is no where near what its like for Hornets for example, we have used the dual reg really well and the lads that have come from there have given everything for OLDHAM!!! As for the ground ,groundshare is a possibility i suppose, definately wouldnt fancy Salford or Spotland, if we need a year to get more money in place for our OWN ground improvements, whats wrong with the Tameside community stadium or Hurst Cross? Just a thought. I thought it was pretty good at Hurst Cross, close to the action, not too far to travel. There are many options, im sure they will all be considered for the benefit of Oldham RLFC.

Fully agree with you on this, I was dead against the set up at first but Scott as used it to our advantage and as you say the guys that have come have been heart and soul playing for Oldham.

As for us being Salford's A team I thought it was the other way round, who is top of the league and playing better entertaining rugby.

 

If and I can't see it for some reason we decided to play at Salford or Spotland that would be the death of the Roughyeds even Tameside would be a disaster after all the years as nomads we cannot afford to leave town again.

 

I previously stated I know from a good source that the criteria for the ground should we get promotion is to upgrade the floodlights and add another 500 seats, £50,000 championship prize money would go along way to help with that should we go up has champions.

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