If the Royal suite is being used for hospitality ..... where do we get a beer from? The bailey bar is only usually accessible from outside the ground...... what about the toilets??
For me it would be easier to close the open terrace and leave the South stand and the Amber Ribbon bar open ... I would guess the terrace will need a similar amount of stewards as the South stand ( actually sometimes I wonder why that terrace was developed) ... turnstiles are usually manned by volunteers .. I really don't get it.. where really is the significant cost saving? .... Plus entertainment should be focussed on what the customers want and costs should be budgeted and controlled accordingly.... the majority of 'customers' at the Rams choose the South stand!
If my local shop stopped stocking beer and wine I would go to a different shop!
If it rains the North stand protection from the rain only really applies to the seats at the back and the boxes ... at least the South stand affords good protection from the weather .... so we all get soaked and the best stand with a cover goes unused!! Classic!!
I don't have access or knowledge of the details so I can only speculate .. but from my perspective I don't see the significant cost benefits .... Now if the South stand and the terrace were both closed then that would make sense ... but they are not !!