he wants to create a sort of gills village, with a hotel and casino etc.he has been in talks with a las vegas casino firm and i think if any new ground was going to be built then they would have a huge financial input into it.
rail links are ideal, motorway nearby. brand new pitch, nice stadia. surely fleet fans would love to see that!! we have a huge catchment area here as proved by gills fan base at the play-offs.
They will not be building a huge new casino.As the papers and news were saying last week, no las vegas style will be seen as a limit to the slot machines allowed in such a building is very low. The current companies, the gala casinos and the like had their shares rocketing at this news as they are small time operators compared to vegas casinos. Can't see vegas companies being interested in a small time operation when they already have a huge industry of their own.
It's all very well having a huge catchment area but if they don;t turn up week in week out then it matters for nothing. The good rail links/ road links also mean that access to all london clubs is excellent timewise. And they play a better class of football and this interests the kids more as they get to see the real owens and shearers. Come to think of it, with the shocking state of the A2 from medway to gravesends ground, I would hate to be stuck on there with thousands of other supporters getting to the ground. It is bad enough without that extra traffic.
Nearly all the kids i see at fleet are bored stiff after 45 mins and just run around chasing each other!!! A nice new stadium would be nice, but at the moment our pitch is of an excellent quality and at the end of the day, that is the important bit.
Plus Gills are going down, which is a shame IMO, but there you go.