The Mayor Of Simpleton Posted February 26, 2013 Share Posted February 26, 2013 http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Gloucester-City-s-proposed-plans-new-stadium/story-18255972-detail/story.html#axzz2LlN6Ogtx Mixed emotions over this. Gloucester City need a new stadium in Gloucester as soon as possible, but the plans to build a new stadium on the site of the old Meadow Park were simply ludicrous in my opinion. The land at Sudmeadow (where Meadow Park is) is still prone to flooding and nearby properties cannot get insurance for flooding. I am guessing that insurance on the land is a sticking point with the plans and Eamonn McGurk and co need to drop the Sudmeadow idea. The options we have are: 1) Building in the Railway Triangle - ideal as this land is now being built on (Morrisons plan on moving in there shortly), so a new stadium there on brown field land would be ideal. Near the city centre and I am sure Morrisons would welcome the passing trade. 2) Naas Lane/Waterwells - situated south of the city next to the A38. A bit 'out of town' but there is suitable land to develop and there are commercial developments nearby. 3) Site of the current Gloucester Jail and rear car park at Gloucester Docks - this would be the most central location for a stadium, just yards from the city centre and Fountain Inn (one of the top pubs in Gloucester) as well as Gloucester Docks and the Quays Shopping Centre/Nandos and Pizza Express. 4) Next to Junction 12 of the M5 - there is development land to build on, but might be too far from the city centre for some. 5) Kingsholm Stadium - although the rugby fans have mainly said no to football being played on hallowed rugby turf. Whatever happens, Gloucester City URGENTLY need to get the new stadium sorted. Cheltenham Town have been great with helping us out so far (even if we have to cough up £25k in rent p/a) but now is the time for us to seriously think about moving back home and planning our assault on The Football League. Even if we have to step back into The Southern League next season (which has been talked about) I am hopeful that one day Gloucester will be home to a Football League side. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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