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There was an article in the Telegraph and Argus the other day with the stadium manager at Park Avenue saying they want them to play there. They’ve had a new 3G pitch laid and they’ve been talking to Dudley Hill about playing there. 
 

What Bradford needs is a community stadium. They built a new leisure centre at Sedbergh. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to build it at Odsal and incorporate a new stadium into it? At Elland Road they’re building all weather pitches and a building with classrooms and a GP surgery for the academy and community to use. That’s what the Odsal site could have been and it would have been hugely beneficial to the community

Could have had a nice new complex for the Bulls, Park Avenue and Dudley Hill

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Anyone know what the latest situation is with the Bulls getting back into Bradford?

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The bigger financial question may be how much is it costing the RFL - or the other clubs - to maintain the lease/stadium?

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/aug/17/bradford-odsal-stadium-time-up#:~:text=The costs of playing at,for a second division side.

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19 minutes ago, Whippet13 said:

Anyone know what the latest situation is with the Bulls getting back into Bradford?

I think the details regarding the safety aspect being made public will put that on hold.  The Bulls might just be seriously compromising themselves if they went against this report, now being publicized.   Plus the running costs.

I read the article Mr.Plow mentions as well as that could be a solution.

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4 hours ago, Mr Plow said:

There was an article in the Telegraph and Argus the other day with the stadium manager at Park Avenue saying they want them to play there. They’ve had a new 3G pitch laid and they’ve been talking to Dudley Hill about playing there. 
 

What Bradford needs is a community stadium. They built a new leisure centre at Sedbergh. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to build it at Odsal and incorporate a new stadium into it? At Elland Road they’re building all weather pitches and a building with classrooms and a GP surgery for the academy and community to use. That’s what the Odsal site could have been and it would have been hugely beneficial to the community

Could have had a nice new complex for the Bulls, Park Avenue and Dudley Hill

Summat like this......

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https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/18493234.community-stadium-matter-days-weeks-away-completion-says-knights-chairman/

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4 hours ago, Mr Plow said:

There was an article in the Telegraph and Argus the other day with the stadium manager at Park Avenue saying they want them to play there. They’ve had a new 3G pitch laid and they’ve been talking to Dudley Hill about playing there. 
 

What Bradford needs is a community stadium. They built a new leisure centre at Sedbergh. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to build it at Odsal and incorporate a new stadium into it? At Elland Road they’re building all weather pitches and a building with classrooms and a GP surgery for the academy and community to use. That’s what the Odsal site could have been and it would have been hugely beneficial to the community

Could have had a nice new complex for the Bulls, Park Avenue and Dudley Hill

It's the same bloke, Mark Leadbeater. Nothing wrong with that btw.


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15 minutes ago, Stirlin said:

I think even if they were inclined to Bradford Council has far more pressing matters to spend it's meagre resources on in these uncertain times than getting involved in a community stadium, however with Councils basic common sense rarely comes into play😐

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Lowdesert said:

In 2019. Now more like 900k.


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I did hear rumours of a plan to bring stock cars back, or did I dream it?


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2 minutes ago, Blind side johnny said:

I did hear rumours of a plan to bring stock cars back, or did I dream it?

Already happening on the Scholemore Estate.  

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5 hours ago, Mr Plow said:

There was an article in the Telegraph and Argus the other day with the stadium manager at Park Avenue saying they want them to play there. They’ve had a new 3G pitch laid and they’ve been talking to Dudley Hill about playing there. 
 

What Bradford needs is a community stadium. They built a new leisure centre at Sedbergh. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to build it at Odsal and incorporate a new stadium into it? At Elland Road they’re building all weather pitches and a building with classrooms and a GP surgery for the academy and community to use. That’s what the Odsal site could have been and it would have been hugely beneficial to the community

Could have had a nice new complex for the Bulls, Park Avenue and Dudley Hill

Isn’t the parking around Horsfall severely restricted anyway?

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1 hour ago, Blind side johnny said:

I did hear rumours of a plan to bring stock cars back, or did I dream it?

yep.looking like its a go for next year,same promoter who had it sorted with planning a few years back,spent a fortune getting things ready for racing again with planning and some new owner of bulls decided to cut the metal  race fence down and weigh it in for a few hunderd quid,(for a better view for the crowds) that put pay to things as it were going to cost £90k to replace it,

now belle vue as gone for houses the promoter can move his dates to sheffield and bradford,    have a read and i hope it all pans out as a saturday night at odsal was brilliant,both my lads raced at odsal in the 80s and 90s.

      https://forum.stoxnet.com/topic/33243-bradford/

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So basically Odsal has had it and the options are a substandard BPA or a new stadium, the later being just a theory at present.

Playing out of the city is a managed decline. I really hope they can get back to Bradford, any stadium, as soon as possible.

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1 minute ago, SL17 said:

Crikey I can’t believe there’s still talk on the hole in the ground. 

I dont think there is, the best/realistic options seem to be elsewhere in the city.

For the good of RL hopefully they can get back into Bradford asap, and I'm sure you agree with that sentiment.

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8 minutes ago, Whippet13 said:

I dont think there is, the best/realistic options seem to be elsewhere in the city.

For the good of RL hopefully they can get back into Bradford asap, and I'm sure you agree with that sentiment.

I most certainly do.

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I wonder how much it costs Castleford and Wakefield each year,to maintain - not improve -  their sub standard grounds?

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4 minutes ago, cookey said:

I wonder how much it costs Castleford and Wakefield each year,to maintain - not improve -  their sub standard grounds?

There are some great deals on paint at B and Q at the moment 😉

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17 hours ago, silverback said:

yep.looking like its a go for next year,same promoter who had it sorted with planning a few years back,spent a fortune getting things ready for racing again with planning and some new owner of bulls decided to cut the metal  race fence down and weigh it in for a few hunderd quid,(for a better view for the crowds) that put pay to things as it were going to cost £90k to replace it,

now belle vue as gone for houses the promoter can move his dates to sheffield and bradford,    have a read and i hope it all pans out as a saturday night at odsal was brilliant,both my lads raced at odsal in the 80s and 90s.

      https://forum.stoxnet.com/topic/33243-bradford/

From the above forum a message from someone behind the stockcars returning states:

The only reasons it may fail

1. The RFL cannot conclude that re -opening Odsal Stadium is unviable for Rugby League [ It cannot survive on motorsport alone ] which sadly may leave no other alternative than to consider redevelopment proposals.
That is NOT the message coming across and we are 'discussing' a 10 year lease as a requirement

 

Not sure i completely follow the triple negative but the bit in brackets seem to mean that motors dont return if rugby doesnt.

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1 hour ago, Nearenough said:

From the above forum a message from someone behind the stockcars returning states:

The only reasons it may fail

1. The RFL cannot conclude that re -opening Odsal Stadium is unviable for Rugby League [ It cannot survive on motorsport alone ] which sadly may leave no other alternative than to consider redevelopment proposals.
That is NOT the message coming across and we are 'discussing' a 10 year lease as a requirement

 

Not sure i completely follow the triple negative but the bit in brackets seem to mean that motors dont return if rugby doesnt.

They don't really understand the terms of the RFL lease. It doesn't provide for redevelopment by the RFL.

(See Bradford topics ad infinitum.)

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