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Re: Stadium Fund

By SDG (SDG (Ks))18/6 20:40Sat Jun 18 20:40:36 2022In response to Re: Stadium Fund

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And the success of a Stadium Fund will be massively dependent on how the fans feel about that. (I'm sure a decision to invest at the Athletics stadium could inspire a fairly successful campaign. I worry that Lovelace would not.)

I don't think this needs to be too big a worry. Within reason we'd back nearly anything if the club actually managed to get planning permission and a spade in the ground. The opposition to the Lovelace strategy, when all our eggs were in that basket, is largely because that green light is so unlikely. But if against all odds we managed it, I'm sure people would contribute towards a small improvement like a roof behind one of the goals.

Of course a stadium fund would only be a very small part of the mix. There aren't many of us and those who can afford to give much are probably already doing 12th man, patrons lounge, etc. It would only be a small dent in the many millions we'd need, particularly if the ambition is still that it would be the envy of non-league.

Totally agree with Jon that some professional expertise would be a good use of some of our money. Someone to help us navigate the political process; how to maximise what grants are out there; and understand how much stuff actually costs to build. A lot of non-league clubs have successfully built new grounds, some of them must have got that sort of help along the way.

Edited by SDG (Ks) at 20:40:58 on 18th June 2022

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