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21 hours ago, Gav Wilson said:

York May 19. Grass seeds have been sowed, next is the stitching of the carpet in a few weeks time...

To be honest, probably cheaper to buy one ready-made from CarpetRight or something.   Linoleum might be better though, as I cannot see thousands of RL fans taking their shoes off every time they go to get a beer in the concourse 😁 which is what I would be asking them to do in my new ground.

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21 hours ago, Gav Wilson said:

York May 19. Grass seeds have been sowed, next is the stitching of the carpet in a few weeks time...

Stadium May '19.jpeg

Stadium May 19.jpeg

I really hope the muppets on Salford CC see this, and give Swinton a better view than last time


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Don’t know what it is with york but neither clubs have ever had rich backers. Crowds always increase though with winning sides


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Looks to me like Leeds are struggling to shift tickets for the north stand opening game against Cas a week today. Plenty of availability all around the ground including the new stand which would be a bit embarrassing. Today they've taken large chunks of the, unsold as of yesterday, wing bits of that stand off sale which may mean they've decided to give them away to schools or something to save the red faces. 

Still plenty left in the other blocks though if you fancy sitting in Rugby League's most expensive stand (measured as cost to build per seat) on opening night and to witness the start of the hugely successful Agar Era 😊 .

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This has probably been answered somewhere in a different thread, so I apologise but:

What is the reason for the mish-mash of multi-coloured seating at York?   Is it intentional or just a case of purchasing second hand seats and reusing them to save costs?   Reminds me of a box of mixed random Lego pieces.

I think it looks fine though - just different.

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11 hours ago, M j M said:

Looks to me like Leeds are struggling to shift tickets for the north stand opening game against Cas a week today. Plenty of availability all around the ground including the new stand which would be a bit embarrassing. Today they've taken large chunks of the, unsold as of yesterday, wing bits of that stand off sale which may mean they've decided to give them away to schools or something to save the red faces. 

Still plenty left in the other blocks though if you fancy sitting in Rugby League's most expensive stand (measured as cost to build per seat) on opening night and to witness the start of the hugely successful Agar Era 😊 .

I was out of the cou try since 2009 back permanent before start of season .So I had to go on waiting list for a seat while Development was taking place .I've stood up for 3 games ,but my old knees etc cant stand it .I'm still waiting for the club to contact me personally informing me I can now upgrade to a seat .Anywhere I'll take it.Not just a link offering  e a seat in one game .


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1 hour ago, fieldofclothofgold said:

I was out of the cou try since 2009 back permanent before start of season .So I had to go on waiting list for a seat while Development was taking place .I've stood up for 3 games ,but my old knees etc cant stand it .I'm still waiting for the club to contact me personally informing me I can now upgrade to a seat .Anywhere I'll take it.Not just a link offering  e a seat in one game .

That's not too surprising tbh based on my experience with the Leeds ticket office. The retail side of the business always seems to be a bit of an underperformer. We have a group of five seats and none of us have yet received the new cards which are supposed to be coming to us to get us into the new stand next Thursday.

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10 hours ago, Cheshire Setter said:

This has probably been answered somewhere in a different thread, so I apologise but:

What is the reason for the mish-mash of multi-coloured seating at York?   Is it intentional or just a case of purchasing second hand seats and reusing them to save costs?   Reminds me of a box of mixed random Lego pieces.

I think it looks fine though - just different.

As far as I know it is essentially to break up blocks of colour when seats aren't occupied. Stadium would look emptier if there was big patches of solid red say as opposed to the lego pieces. 

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10 hours ago, Cheshire Setter said:

This has probably been answered somewhere in a different thread, so I apologise but:

What is the reason for the mish-mash of multi-coloured seating at York?   Is it intentional or just a case of purchasing second hand seats and reusing them to save costs?   Reminds me of a box of mixed random Lego pieces.

I think it looks fine though - just different.

I believe it's been done by design, it's much more common in other countries.

I'm not too fond of it usually but I can't think of any other stadium in England that uses this kind of design so it gives the ground some character.

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I always think it is a million times less distracting than a massive block of red / blue seats.

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I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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1 hour ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Stadium would look emptier if there was big patches of solid red say as opposed to the lego pieces. 

Good point.   I can see how much better it would look on TV.  Shame York can't find a decent investor to take them to Super League as it would be a great weekend away and it's a nice city with plenty of things to do.   Can't Marwan get involved?

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20 minutes ago, Cheshire Setter said:

Good point.   I can see how much better it would look on TV.  Shame York can't find a decent investor to take them to Super League as it would be a great weekend away and it's a nice city with plenty of things to do.   Can't Marwan get involved?

They've only just got promoted and are doing very well in a highly competitive league. 

They could be there or thereabouts in the next 2 - 3 years. 

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1 hour ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

As far as I know it is essentially to break up blocks of colour when seats aren't occupied. Stadium would look emptier if there was big patches of solid red say as opposed to the lego pieces. 

Correct. The Bank West stadium in Aus uses a grey version and basically looks full even when a third empty, clever stuff.

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1 hour ago, Cheshire Setter said:

Good point.   I can see how much better it would look on TV.  Shame York can't find a decent investor to take them to Super League as it would be a great weekend away and it's a nice city with plenty of things to do.   Can't Marwan get involved?

You don't have to wait for us to play Warrington, come visit York and see how we're getting on. The Knights are normally a decent watch as well.

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16 hours ago, M j M said:

Looks to me like Leeds are struggling to shift tickets for the north stand opening game against Cas a week today. Plenty of availability all around the ground including the new stand which would be a bit embarrassing. Today they've taken large chunks of the, unsold as of yesterday, wing bits of that stand off sale which may mean they've decided to give them away to schools or something to save the red faces. 

Still plenty left in the other blocks though if you fancy sitting in Rugby League's most expensive stand (measured as cost to build per seat) on opening night and to witness the start of the hugely successful Agar Era 😊 .

I do think the club are getting a bit worried, perhaps Furner leaving was to inspire an upturn in form to get seats sold! Realistically you would have hoped all of our games with reduced capacity were near sellouts but that's not been the case.

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3 hours ago, Chris Taylor said:

They've only just got promoted and are doing very well in a highly competitive league. 

They could be there or thereabouts in the next 2 - 3 years. 

We have one of the smallest budgets in the Champ , I hoped we would be around 8th or 10th at season end as this would be

a deep learning curve. I have to keep pinching myself that we have been so competitive.....so far. Unless we do find a Marwan 

I doubt we will make Super Lge , suits me as the step up to Champ is bloody good with some cracking games.

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2 minutes ago, Stirlin said:

We have one of the smallest budgets in the Champ , I hoped we would be around 8th or 10th at season end as this would be

a deep learning curve. I have to keep pinching myself that we have been so competitive.....so far. Unless we do find a Marwan 

I doubt we will make Super Lge , suits me as the step up to Champ is bloody good with some cracking games.

The last thing any team in Rugby League need is a man with an ego that big. 

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On 08/05/2019 at 16:58, Gav Wilson said:

York May 19. Grass seeds have been sowed, next is the stitching of the carpet in a few weeks time...

Stadium May '19.jpeg

Stadium May 19.jpeg

So I see red, yellow, white and blue. Knights are yellow and black and City are red 

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1 hour ago, Mr Plow said:

So I see red, yellow, white and blue. Knights are yellow and black and City are red 

Knights fans sit on the red and City fans the yellow. That way the ground looks full when either team plays

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9 hours ago, Mr Plow said:

So I see red, yellow, white and blue. Knights are yellow and black and City are red 

City are red and navy blue, for what it's worth.

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22 hours ago, Tommygilf said:

I do think the club are getting a bit worried, perhaps Furner leaving was to inspire an upturn in form to get seats sold! Realistically you would have hoped all of our games with reduced capacity were near sellouts but that's not been the case.

I did forsee when we developed both sides at the same time and didnt move to Elland Road for the season we were going get people getting out of the habit of going to games. It seems we have lost about 3k fans or so. We can't even sellout the South stand. 

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Just now, Mattrhino said:

I did forsee when we developed both sides at the same time and didnt move to Elland Road for the season we were going get people getting out of the habit of going to games. It seems we have lost about 3k fans or so. We can't even sellout the South stand. 

Agreed, even if we used free tickets etc to bump the crowds up to 22k a week at Elland road for a year it still keeps people in the habit of coming. The on field quality hasn't helped either.

It has to be remembered though that originally the South stand was meant to be done a year ahead of the north. 

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On 09/05/2019 at 19:19, M j M said:

Looks to me like Leeds are struggling to shift tickets for the north stand opening game against Cas a week today. Plenty of availability all around the ground including the new stand which would be a bit embarrassing. Today they've taken large chunks of the, unsold as of yesterday, wing bits of that stand off sale which may mean they've decided to give them away to schools or something to save the red faces. 

Still plenty left in the other blocks though if you fancy sitting in Rugby League's most expensive stand (measured as cost to build per seat) on opening night and to witness the start of the hugely successful Agar Era 😊 .

Not that surprising when it’s a Thursday game, Leeds are now the most expensive in Super League and we are playing terrible.

Launching a half season ticket would be a good move now the stadium is fully open, if this doesn’t happen at the Cas game they will be really missing a trick. 

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