The K's In Point

Return to front page

Newest article: Re: Supporters Club by DamoYesterday 23:07Yesterday at 23:07:39view thread

Oldest article: Lane for the K's by Football Web Pages9/2/2023 16:17Thu Feb 9 16:17:36 2023view thread

MenuSearch

Next thread: Fair play to Walton & Hersham by reximus11/5/2023 15:56Thu May 11 15:56:59 2023view thread

Re: Football Web Pages

By SDG (SDG (Ks))11/5/2023 17:26Thu May 11 17:26:09 2023In response to Re: Football Web Pages

Views: 2264

Yes, I think we all need to be highly concerned about money and there's no way we're getting anything anywhere within two years, probably much longer.

The sad reality is that for any option the ~£1m we had in 2018 when the Casuals option fell through would have gone so much further than £650k or whatever it is we have left would go at today's prices. We're burning through the Womble money and the years wasted on Goals and Lovelace are a tragedy.

Broadly yes, that's about what the track would need except the seated stand (the current one is fine for step 2). But given the board were happy to start with just a muddy horse field, look at what it *wouldn't* need. Buying land, laying a pitch from scratch, barriers round the pitch and site, car park, access road, connecting to utilities, floodlights, press box, PA system...

That, plus the difficulty of getting planning permission for something new when nearly every bit of green space in the RBK is MOL or green belt, is why the track is so much more realistic than the pipe dreams the board and Supporters Club have come up with so far.

You've said before without 3G and/or being football specific it would be harder to get Football Foundation money which is fair enough. But the whole thing still has to be a fraction of the price of a Lovelace.

There are probably two ways you could go - either do it on the cheap ourselves (bearing in mind teams in our league have things like changing rooms and boardrooms in portacabins); or, bearing in mind the Council have publicly acknowledged the site needs improving, try to go in with them/the new school/CRE regeneration/Sport England on a wider improvement to also benefit athletics and the gym. That would get a better end product but of course add time and uncertainty.

reply to this article | return to the front page

6 people like this 6 people   

Next article in this thread: Re: Football Web Pages by Nick Garland11/5/2023 09:42Thu May 11 09:42:03 2023

Previous thread: Kingston Beer Festival by LiamKs11/5/2023 20:09Thu May 11 20:09:02 2023view thread