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Saw this. Great news. Looks like they are going to be safe so if they can get a year in SL with hopefully a post world cup bounce in interest to really capture a new market, we could see the club transformed from basement dwellers to another club approaching the cap. And a 4g pitch also to get a new generation of people coming into the stadium and using the facilites. Hope it is the turning point for them. 

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Even if Wakefield can put an extra 500 on their gate a game that is an extra 100k . The new sponsors who people who might become keen when they are dropping kids off for the programmes the club can run at the ground is really exciting and definitely to be tapped into. 

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Wakey have spent years in SL with a 'traditional' stadium. Wouldn't it be frustratingly ironic that once in their new facility they get relegated to the championship. 

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1 minute ago, RayCee said:

Wakey have spent years in SL with a 'traditional' stadium. Wouldn't it be frustratingly ironic that once in their new facility they get relegated to the championship. 

Dont want to hijack thread but it´s why reducing places at top when Wakey are finally ready to wake up and start growing will be stupid. More importantly, even if they were to go down, the fact that could survive by generating revenue around the clock is huge. 

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1 minute ago, Leyther_Matt said:

Presumably if they crack on with the demolition then there might not be any seating provisions at some point towards the end of the season?

A price worth paying if the ground gets up and running by 2023. Not going to get a second  chance at this. 

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1 hour ago, Snowys Backside said:

Great news but the term 'polishing a t**d' is one that really comes to mind. 

Location though paramount. 

Disagree, the new stand looks like it will be great. The street it's on isn't great but it does have that really decent pub on the river near it. I look forward to visiting Bell Vue when done

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1 hour ago, Leyther_Matt said:

Presumably if they crack on with the demolition then there might not be any seating provisions at some point towards the end of the season?

Nobody goes in the seats anyway , nobody will go in the new ones either 

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1 hour ago, Leyther_Matt said:

Presumably if they crack on with the demolition then there might not be any seating provisions at some point towards the end of the season?

Temporary seating planned elsewhere in the ground for the old fogies.  Leg blankets not included though.

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41 minutes ago, M j M said:

Great news about the redevelopment.

The laying of a 4g pitch on the main stadium playing surface though is a real tragedy.

The latest interview given this week by the chairman would suggest that the final decision regarding the pitch hasn’t been made yet & still a chance it could be a hybrid pitch.

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Congratulations to Wakefieldand their present management. Hope you maximise non match day revenue. You should ask Gary Hetherington how successful the Headingley Experience is.

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10 hours ago, Morris Wanchuk said:

The latest interview given this week by the chairman would suggest that the final decision regarding the pitch hasn’t been made yet & still a chance it could be a hybrid pitch.

Why would they change the current pitch? It is comfortably the only bit of Belle Vue that is top quality.

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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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Reading the BBC article, it seems to suggest that the £8.8 million is coming from the developers Newmarket. Am I reading that right?

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9 minutes ago, JohnM said:

Reading the BBC article, it seems to suggest that the £8.8 million is coming from the developers Newmarket. Am I reading that right?

Mostly from them, as well as some from the council and the rest from the club. 

For all of the legitimate criticism that you could level at Wakefield for the state of Belle Vue, it is also entirely fair to acknowledge how they have been shafted in the process of getting to here. They've tried to follow the same path as the likes of Warrington and St Helens through the use of S106 planning, got screwed by both the developer and the council's poor enforcement of that S106, and been left to fight their case ever since. 

People forget how much of a role fortune plays in these sorts of projects. I've said this before and whilst it's not a universally popular view, I have doubts over whether St Helens and Warrington would be playing where they are now had they jumped into bed with Tesco just a couple of years later than they did.

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13 minutes ago, whatmichaelsays said:

 

People forget how much of a role fortune plays in these sorts of projects. I've said this before and whilst it's not a universally popular view, I have doubts over whether St Helens and Warrington would be playing where they are now had they jumped into bed with Tesco just a couple of years later than they did.

Totally agree. Belle Vue was starting from a worse place than Knowsley Road or Wilderspool but Wakefield did the right thing to address it like those clubs did but then got totally screwed over. 

To then put up with a decade or more of **** from fans of clubs which struck it lucky has no doubt been particularly irritating.

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13 hours ago, RayCee said:

Wakey have spent years in SL with a 'traditional' stadium. Wouldn't it be frustratingly ironic that once in their new facility they get relegated to the championship. 

They wont get relegated this season, and at the moment I'm not sure if there will be any relegation from Super League. just promotion from the championship

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2 hours ago, whatmichaelsays said:

Mostly from them, as well as some from the council and the rest from the club. 

For all of the legitimate criticism that you could level at Wakefield for the state of Belle Vue, it is also entirely fair to acknowledge how they have been shafted in the process of getting to here. They've tried to follow the same path as the likes of Warrington and St Helens through the use of S106 planning, got screwed by both the developer and the council's poor enforcement of that S106, and been left to fight their case ever since. 

People forget how much of a role fortune plays in these sorts of projects. I've said this before and whilst it's not a universally popular view, I have doubts over whether St Helens and Warrington would be playing where they are now had they jumped into bed with Tesco just a couple of years later than they did.

I don't know much about the St Helen's process so I won't comment on that.

I agree there is a lot of luck involved, but I don't think it is purely luck. In the case of Warrington we had a great administrator in the time in Peter Deakin who was very single-minded in getting the council into the right place and creating the visible demand locally so that the change happened. Of course the Tesco money was pivotal and our timing was good/fortunate.

I'm really pleased that Wakefield are getting there.

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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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