Out of town stadia

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Out of town stadia

Postby allontheamber » October 28th, 2018, 4:02 pm

Much is made of having a stadium in or very near the centre of town due to the ease of access.
I know we can never have definitive answer but what percentage of our total gate do you think use public and/or private transport to get to the ground.
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Postby newgroundrodney » October 28th, 2018, 4:21 pm

Since Rodney Parade has no car park to speak of, once a match finishes, there's this huge dispersal of people in all different directions. My GUESS is that many are heading for the car parks around the ground. Yes, people leave the ground on foot, but where they go afterwards is anyone's guess. Buses and trains don't seem TOO packed after a match, but then not everyone wears colours so it's not easy to tell.
Not being from Newport, I'm not familiar with locales that are within walking distance, and how likely people from there might be to attend games.
I suppose at a guess, I'd say 30% use transport, 30% cars, and the rest on foot..... but it really is just a guess.
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Postby Marky » October 28th, 2018, 4:54 pm

There's no way 40% walk, not even that many live within walking distance, the suburbs are far too spread out.
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Postby mad norm » October 29th, 2018, 9:11 am

Marky wrote:There's no way 40% walk, not even that many live within walking distance, the suburbs are far too spread out.

So is Doris
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Postby wattsville_boy » October 30th, 2018, 12:06 am

I hated going to Spytty because parking anywhere within reasonable walking distance always seemed a hassle and because I had to take the car it meant not drinking. Not that there were many drinking holes within spitting distance of the ground.

For me a (fairly) central location is a must for any potential new stadium. But it's also a pipe dream. There is no appetite for any new sporting venue in Newport amongst the movers and shakers of the city. And unfortunately I feel the County BOD have no plan B for when (and it is a when and not an if) the WRU give up the Dragons as a bad joke, take their money elsewhere and bulldoze RP for housing.
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Postby Corpaboy » October 30th, 2018, 1:04 am

Marky wrote:There's no way 40% walk, not even that many live within walking distance, the suburbs are far too spread out.


And drums can be very heavy to carry to and from games ......
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Postby Cornish Exile » October 30th, 2018, 8:19 pm

wattsville_boy wrote:I hated going to Spytty because parking anywhere within reasonable walking distance always seemed a hassle and because I had to take the car it meant not drinking. Not that there were many drinking holes within spitting distance of the ground.

For me a (fairly) central location is a must for any potential new stadium. But it's also a pipe dream. There is no appetite for any new sporting venue in Newport amongst the movers and shakers of the city. And unfortunately I feel the County BOD have no plan B for when (and it is a when and not an if) the WRU give up the Dragons as a bad joke, take their money elsewhere and bulldoze RP for housing.



That's assuming of course that the Planning Authority will allow a change of use.
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Postby Threadbare » October 30th, 2018, 9:17 pm

I believe we are in right place, but on the wrong terms.
Also , of course, the blue touch paper is now lit to the end of our lease.

Ideal scenario, a new long term lease/partnership deal, which is beneficial rather than onerous.

Anyone see that happening ?

I don't unless the local authority gets involved.

In the current climate , can't see any prospect of that.
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Postby lowandhard » October 30th, 2018, 10:33 pm

Threadbare wrote:I believe we are in right place, but on the wrong terms.
Also , of course, the blue touch paper is now lit to the end of our lease.

Ideal scenario, a new long term lease/partnership deal, which is beneficial rather than onerous.

Anyone see that happening ?

I don't unless the local authority gets involved.

In the current climate , can't see any prospect of that.


I’m not sure , I’m hoping there’ll be enough goodwill in the future for the formation of Sporting Club Newport - now that’s a dream worth holding onto and in a city the size of Newport it’s surely feasible. Football, rugby and gym/social club membership on one ticket, how about that.
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Postby Stan A. Einstein » October 30th, 2018, 11:27 pm

lowandhard wrote:
Threadbare wrote:I believe we are in right place, but on the wrong terms.
Also , of course, the blue touch paper is now lit to the end of our lease.

Ideal scenario, a new long term lease/partnership deal, which is beneficial rather than onerous.

Anyone see that happening ?

I don't unless the local authority gets involved.

In the current climate , can't see any prospect of that.


I’m not sure , I’m hoping there’ll be enough goodwill in the future for the formation of Sporting Club Newport - now that’s a dream worth holding onto and in a city the size of Newport it’s surely feasible. Football, rugby and gym/social club membership on one ticket, how about that.


Actually this was something I mooted as an idle fancy a few years back. Such alliances are not unheard of in much of Europe.

Why not? Mind you if I had my way I would vote for Newport being a City State.
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Postby mike wilks » October 30th, 2018, 11:34 pm

Stan A. Einstein wrote:
lowandhard wrote:
Threadbare wrote:I believe we are in right place, but on the wrong terms.
Also , of course, the blue touch paper is now lit to the end of our lease.

Ideal scenario, a new long term lease/partnership deal, which is beneficial rather than onerous.

Anyone see that happening ?

I don't unless the local authority gets involved.

In the current climate , can't see any prospect of that.


I’m not sure , I’m hoping there’ll be enough goodwill in the future for the formation of Sporting Club Newport - now that’s a dream worth holding onto and in a city the size of Newport it’s surely feasible. Football, rugby and gym/social club membership on one ticket, how about that.


Actually this was something I mooted as an idle fancy a few years back. Such alliances are not unheard of in much of Europe.

Why not? Mind you if I had my way I would vote for Newport being a City State.


The only problem I can see, is the WRU wanting to own more of Wales than Wales itself, and the greed for the blazer/tie brigade just want to look after their own, and not give a flying one about any sporting institution in Newport......I genuinely hope I'm wrong...
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Postby penycwm county » November 1st, 2018, 2:15 pm

Go on UTP.....say it :lol:
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Postby Alan G Bryant » November 1st, 2018, 2:32 pm

Well it is now 11 months since the Dragons Chairman informed the public that the Dragons cannot dawdle over plans to develop the cabbage patch. Anyone know how the plans are coming on ?
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Postby SJG99 » November 4th, 2018, 10:38 pm

Well, they're building houses on the Queens School site, so my "favoured location" for when I win the lottery is out of the window. :cry:

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