100% agree with this post on the Reds forum. Town & Reds have been denied a first class Stadium. God knows what we'll end up with.
Post by MBR » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:18 am
I agree that a successful team in a new stadium, which will promote investment and economic regeneration, is what is needed. However the first class stadium complex that would have done that was rejected by the current Allerdale Executive. Marion Fitzgerald, the Leader (and the Seaton Svengali who pulls her strings) will never agree to a stadium plan for Workington AFC that costs the Council much money.
Mrs Fitzgerald uses terms like 'fit for', 'proportionate' and 'appropriate'. What she means is appropriate for a town like Workington that she looks down on the lofty heights of her home near Carlisle. When recently visiting Warrington, she said she was impressed by the new stadium yet went on to make clear that it was too impressive for Workington!
If a new stadium finally goes ahead, and I know I am not the only fan who doubts this outcome, it will be cheap and nasty, merely an updated version of the tin sheets and basic structure we have now. And guaranteeing even that will happen requires strong pressure from the Club. So the Board's decision to form the Stadium Team is excellent news.