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13 minutes ago, RP London said:

got my ticket and my son has dusted off his membership card.. looking forward to seeing it in all its glory. 

great idea of "First game back ticket and have a drink on us for £12"! lets see what drink i can get.. 

Have a great time, take and post some pics? 

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11 minutes ago, fighting irish said:

Have a great time, take and post some pics? 

depends how good the drink is 😄

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34 minutes ago, RP London said:

got my ticket and my son has dusted off his membership card.. looking forward to seeing it in all its glory. 

great idea of "First game back ticket and have a drink on us for £12"! lets see what drink i can get.. 

A pint of Wards 😱

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4 minutes ago, Eddie said:

A pint of Wards 😱

If its that or Stones I'll never be back!

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16 hours ago, mozzauk said:

Sheffield is within an hour of Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield and just over an hour from Lincoln... 

If Only RL and the clubs advertised properly instead of just on Social Media

 

It's not quite the grand reopening of the Ritz mate...

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57 minutes ago, Gav Wilson said:

 

It's not quite the grand reopening of the Ritz mate...

oh i dont know... i wouldnt put it past them to have the "drink on us" as a nice cuppa or a bovril!

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Looking at pictures from last weekends friendly Football match it looks like just the West side with the stand is finished.The East side which in the plans shows a length of the field terrace has not been done.Future development i hope they finish it for next season.On a dry day/night sitting on the grass bank is ok  and tarmac flat standing round the pitch ok if not a big crowd.

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30 minutes ago, sentoffagain2 said:

Looking at pictures from last weekends friendly Football match it looks like just the West side with the stand is finished.The East side which in the plans shows a length of the field terrace has not been done.Future development i hope they finish it for next season.On a dry day/night sitting on the grass bank is ok  and tarmac flat standing round the pitch ok if not a big crowd.

that was never going to happen in this phase. The full picture/plan is for how it will look in the end but this phase was all about the stand being done.

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1 hour ago, Eddie said:

Eagles first game to have a limited capacity, though they don’t say how limited. Hopefully not that much so they can still get a bumper crowd in https://www.sheffieldeagles.com/Eagles-News/article/club-statement-eagles-vs-vikings-at-olp/?fbclid=IwAR3mo1aQ78kgux2OXwymAyIpfR3afPu7hV_fXSjqtEXJ7Uisov_o0Fi1oA4

A shame but mopre important to get in there and build for next year. Exciting times for them. 

 

34 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

Will be looking to get to more Eagles games this year at Sheffield, especially given Leeds don't have a home game for 2 months after Friday!

Yep hopefully they can experiment with friday night games if some clubs are close to just gauge interest from sunday to friday. 

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5 hours ago, sentoffagain2 said:

Looking at pictures from last weekends friendly Football match it looks like just the West side with the stand is finished.The East side which in the plans shows a length of the field terrace has not been done.Future development i hope they finish it for next season.On a dry day/night sitting on the grass bank is ok  and tarmac flat standing round the pitch ok if not a big crowd.

You've just realised that despite me posting several times as to the reality of this new mythical stadium ie a just short of 800 seat stand*? They will not finish it for next season, nor for some time after either I'd expect. The full development was pretty much dependant on SUFC ladies playing there but the falling out of the football club's joint owners a while back put paid to that. The Eagles only have a 5 year lease so it's not even guaranteed to be their long term home!

* the main function of the building is offices/conference facilities for the OLP not as a sports stand

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13 hours ago, Les Tonks Sidestep said:

You've just realised that despite me posting several times as to the reality of this new mythical stadium ie a just short of 800 seat stand*? They will not finish it for next season, nor for some time after either I'd expect. The full development was pretty much dependant on SUFC ladies playing there but the falling out of the football club's joint owners a while back put paid to that. The Eagles only have a 5 year lease so it's not even guaranteed to be their long term home!

* the main function of the building is offices/conference facilities for the OLP not as a sports stand

and how do you see this picture?

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Yeah lets just bin it off and give up on a city of 500,000 people a stones throw from the heartlands with excellent transport links from sheffield city centre and rotherham.  

5 years enough time to prove viability and World cup bounce.

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34 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

Yeah lets just bin it off and give up on a city of 500,000 people a stones throw from the heartlands with excellent transport links from sheffield city centre and rotherham.  

5 years enough time to prove viability and World cup bounce.

I think sometimes people forget that the 5 year part of the lease could be good for the Eagles as they can use this (if everything goes well) to keep the Scarborough Group to promises they have made on the other developments. 

There is a lot of money being ploughed into that area by the city council and govt (with the "levelling up fund") and also the 2 Universities who have built departments in the area (The Health and Well Being building and the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering are both on site). 

while it isnt perfect and there are still potential pitfalls this has massive potential to go very well for the Eagles but some people are just determined to see negatives, and, dont get me wrong, I can see this has the ability to go belly up but it has such potential to be good for the team/club/game/city that these potential problems (and that is all they are, potential) will fall away if they can make it work (get people through the gates).

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1 minute ago, RP London said:

I think sometimes people forget that the 5 year part of the lease could be good for the Eagles as they can use this (if everything goes well) to keep the Scarborough Group to promises they have made on the other developments. 

There is a lot of money being ploughed into that area by the city council and govt (with the "levelling up fund") and also the 2 Universities who have built departments in the area (The Health and Well Being building and the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering are both on site). 

while it isnt perfect and there are still potential pitfalls this has massive potential to go very well for the Eagles but some people are just determined to see negatives, and, dont get me wrong, I can see this has the ability to go belly up but it has such potential to be good for the team/club/game/city that these potential problems (and that is all they are, potential) will fall away if they can make it work (get people through the gates).

I think what the Eagles could do without for the foreseeable future is anyone projecting anything onto them that goes beyond them existing and developing as a club for themselves.

The Eagles' only responsibility is to themselves. If 'rugby league' wants more than that then it can cough up for it.

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5 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

I think what the Eagles could do without for the foreseeable future is anyone projecting anything onto them that goes beyond them existing and developing as a club for themselves.

The Eagles' only responsibility is to themselves. If 'rugby league' wants more than that then it can cough up for it.

totally agree.. 

The next few years is all about getting people back interested in the game and wanting to go to matches after years of not having a base. Lets then see where we are in 5 years and worry about that when we get there. 

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2 hours ago, RP London said:

totally agree.. 

The next few years is all about getting people back interested in the game and wanting to go to matches after years of not having a base. Lets then see where we are in 5 years and worry about that when we get there. 

Yes and no about projecting,  if it does move to closed shop I would definitely want IMG projecting growth and potential in them. This 5 year run will be the longest they have had in one place since the don valley stadium and theres no athletics track now. 

The schools work will be part of building that brand and identity to so its not either or.  The reduced attendance doesnt tell us what is the max capacity for now but hoping they can push for somewhere between around 1500. 

 

 

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Most new grounds have to have test events with capacities capped at certain amounts to comply with the regulations to get final sign off, I wonder if this is one such event, it’s a shame if so that they couldn’t have a bigger crowd but hopefully they still turn out. 

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2 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

Yes and no about projecting,  if it does move to closed shop I would definitely want IMG projecting growth and pontential in them. 

The schools work will be part of building that brand and identity to so its not either or.  The reduced attendance doesnt tell us what is the max capacity for now but hoping they can push for somewhere between around 1500. 

 

none of that happens without steady growth in:

 

2 hours ago, RP London said:

getting people back interested in the game and wanting to go to matches

That is why that is key for the next few years.. dont worry about anything else. The above happens through interacting with schools, clubs (both union and league) and general visibility in the locality.

Dont think too far into the future, just start the building process again and anything else that may come (IMG etc) will then come.. without doing the above IMG wont have any interest in Sheffield anyway as they are going to need to show some potential to be built on (which at the moment is difficult to judge for all the reasons we all know about).

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2 minutes ago, Jughead said:

Most new grounds have to have test events with capacities capped at certain amounts to comply with the regulations to get final sign off, I wonder if this is one such event, it’s a shame if so that they couldn’t have a bigger crowd but hopefully they still turn out. 

By the comments that I have seen this is more about someone not doing what they were supposed to in time.. signing things.. test events have taken place with a couple of charity football matches. 

It is what it is and Eagles just make the best of it. Hopefully its more about the seating and once the exact numbers allowed vs tickets sold is sorted they can put the none seated tickets back on sale. 

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18 minutes ago, Jill Halfpenny fan said:

Capacity for Widnes is 700, Widnes have 100 tickets.

Can rugby league ever just get a nice easy win. Hard to build momentum if stadium holds less than 1000 but hopefully make the best of it. 

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