But the consequence of prioritising short-term convenience can't be waved away, it means we need to knock down what we've already built and start again. Getting BM up to FL standard is a fantasy as it would cost us millions. Plus the club have suggested that the land at the open end is unsuitable for building on.H1987 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:23 pmAbsolute nonsense. It's 700 shy of the required capacity for the national league, which is *easily* achievable. So that is progress in itself.
I'm assuming you mean the football league, which is way off right now. For that, we need 5,000 with 2,000 seats. Which is more problematic, but is *still* feasible at Blackwell, and cheaper than building something from scratch anywhere else. The issue of course, is that fundamental mistakes were made when we moved to Blackwell, which were avoidable. The tinshed not being deep enough, the seated stand not being deep enough... We prioritised short term convenience over long term planning a little. But it was either that, or chuck money at Heritage Park.
We made the right call.
Increasing the capacity by 700 isn't a long term plan, we'd miss out on a huge amount of income. It's not so much about what the typical attendance is, its about potential attendances, those big crowds that help up the average and keep us going. We had 10,000 at the Arena last time we played Hartlepool, Boxing day gates of over 6,000, play off gates of 8,000 etc. We badly need that money going forward.