Would they want to Buy our Club?
#11

If you bought the club you could play where you want

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#12

But would they sell the club without the stadium though? How much is the club actually worth?

I was at Hartpury for pre-season training once during exile and it occured to me that what was in front of me was actually "the club". Some bibs, some cones, maybe a couple of contracted players, nothing much too it.

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#13

The club is practically worthless, so no it probably wouldn’t be sold without the stadium or at least without a long lease in place

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#14

A council owned ground and a supporter owned club - as per Hereford would work. Unfortunately our council only pay lip service to the club and whilst I see a supporter owned club as something to aim for I just can't see us making up the numbers to make it happen.
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#15

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On the day City thumped York, the sun was shining, a large crowd and a new Meadow Park looked wonderful!

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(28-02-2024, 08:44 PM)Paul Wrote:  A council owned ground and a supporter owned club - as per Hereford would work. Unfortunately our council only pay lip service to the club and whilst I see a supporter owned club as something to aim for I just can't see us making up the numbers to make it happen.

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Shame really. Walls is shutting down meaning the loss of two or three pitches. A council owned stadium is the way forward. I mean, how many clubs actually own their own grounds?

(28-02-2024, 08:52 PM)Exiled Wrote:  .

On the day City thumped York, the sun was shining, a large crowd and a new Meadow Park looked wonderful!

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#17

In truth.. if City moved away from the current ground to a suburb (Quedgeley, Brockworth, whatever).. that would be that for me. One of the current attractions is having everything near the ground.

It's crucial the current ground is maintained and improved. It is imperative the club has new owners willing to take it on.
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(28-02-2024, 10:05 PM)Wilesy Wrote:  In truth.. if City moved away from the current ground to a suburb (Quedgeley, Brockworth, whatever).. that would be that for me. One of the current attractions is having everything near the ground.

It's crucial the current ground is maintained and improved. It is imperative the club has new owners willing to take it on.
I think you're safe... look at the shenanigans when we were in exile - other sites were suggested which came to nothing. Sites surrounding Gloucester where you could build a ground  are on prime land for housing. We're stuck with NMP (fine for our current level).

(28-02-2024, 09:49 PM)Neil Wrote:  "I'm a rugby man myself"

Shame really. Walls is shutting down meaning the loss of two or three pitches. A council owned stadium is the way forward. I mean, how many clubs actually own their own grounds?
How much is the stadium actually worth? Less than the cost to build it? The owners would want to recoup their outlay, which would be a stumbling block to any would be investors?

Where stadiums are council owned, are they also used for other purposes to generate income? I'm not suggesting we host Rammstein, but during the summer months there's not a lot of activity at NMP that could fill the coffers.
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(28-02-2024, 10:32 PM)Paul Wrote:  I think you're safe... look at the shenanigans when we were in exile - other sites were suggested which came to nothing. Sites surrounding Gloucester where you could build a ground  are on prime land for housing. We're stuck with NMP (fine for our current level).

How much is the stadium actually worth? Less than the cost to build it? The owners would want to recoup their outlay, which would be a stumbling block to any would be investors?

Where stadiums are council owned, are they also used for other purposes to generate income? I'm not suggesting we host Rammstein, but during the summer months there's not a lot of activity at NMP that could fill the coffers.
They are never going to recoup their outlay, I doubt they are daft enough to think they ever will. As for the stadium, it’s mostly shipping containers on a bit of land with a sporting covenant, it’s not worth what it cost to build. What probably is worth money is whichever company operates the hiring out of the pitch.

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#20

Is the sporting covenant as permeable as the green belt seems to be?

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