victor A block wrote:I'm a bit torn on this having gone to Field Mill for 40 odd years and it is in a good location in town for most supporters.
However there is no real match-day experience. Its a dump with several infrastructure issues. The main one being Bishop Street and the footprint left to redevelop it.
The toilet facilities, cramped, dirty, damp concourse and food offering leave a lot to be desired.
Sharpe promised to address this and didn't and the owners don't have to taste a charcoaled pie from the Algarve. Its just poor, very poor.
The current set up of only giving home fans 50% of the ground is losing the club money either from people not buying as they cant sit together or from impulse buyers on a Saturday morning being shut out due to the all ticket system. They are also losing out from a poor hospitality experience and no individual boxes. £££'s lost every home game. ( and no we don't need the "but we haven't sold out" argument. Its not valid.)
I think on balance I'd love to stay but if it isn't cost effective or possible to redevelop properly then we should look to move.
Perfect example of the "lies, damn lies, and statistics" there.
Being pedantic and including the derelict stand, then yes we have 2 out of 4 stands available for home fans, but the reality is that 80% of the capacity is available for us. Even putting a nominal figure of 2,000 on Bishop Street still leaves 65% of capacity for home fans.
Yes, I can agree with some of your views, but you totally undermine your own argument with that one comment.