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I reiterate: income from a few thousand regular seats is pretty much a non-issue. Revenue is about 200 million, a million extra per year isn'tt going to make the club more competitive. And there are risks involved, such as if there are always empty spaces, people buy less season tickets. And of course it costs quite a lot extra.

And once standing is allowed again, there is scope for an extra 10k seats.

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41 minutes ago, Makis said:

I reiterate: income from a few thousand regular seats is pretty much a non-issue. Revenue is about 200 million, a million extra per year isn'ttt going to make the club more competitive. And there are risks involved, such as if there are always empty spaces, people buy less season tickets. And of course it costs quite a lot extra.

And once standing is allowed again, there is scope for an extra 10k seats.

Couldn’t agree more in relation to revenue. However size of stadium is more than that! My opinion (& it’s only that) is that we can fill a bigger stadium and if we gain success then it’ll definitely be filled. Aim high. 

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I’d like bigger, but I can live with 52k. If legislation allows standing and they could get to maybe 57k with standing I would be happier. 

My only worry if it’s bigger is from seeing Middlesbrough and Sunderland with big stadiums that were half empty after the initial boom died down (before the relegations). Even City, they are winning league titles and are based in a city that is absolutely booming and they don’t fill it. 

I’m not so sure we would fill anything as much as 60k on a very regular basis, unless we were competing for the league. Maybe if they made season tickets £250 we would.  

The whole move is a vanity project anyway, it’s expensive and it won’t make the slightest difference to the money available to spend on the squad (unless we have less to spend for a while).

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2 hours ago, barryj said:

I agree - I don’t want it rediculously oversized but min 55k to 60k would be my preferred size. 

I was at the QPR game when we won the title in 85.... I would guess there was 70k+ in the ground that day. It certainly felt like it. 

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2 hours ago, barryj said:

Couldn’t agree more in relation to revenue. However size of stadium is more than that! My opinion (& it’s only that) is that we can fill a bigger stadium and if we gain success then it’ll definitely be filled. Aim high. 

I rather not risk building a stadium too big just for the bragging rights. It could be a millstone for the next 40 years.

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5 hours ago, StevO said:

Looking at the stadium comparisons I'd like us to extend a bit to match the new Stamford bridge would squeeze in those extra couple of thousand seats. 

Can't fully tell from the prints but looks like it'll be quiet modern looking. Would have preferred a stadium with the old red brick in a similar design to the one he's already done with the viewing window into the stadium. 

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I like the inside views it’s a bit basic at the minute but I think when it’s sitting there on the docks and everything around it it’s gonna look amazing. Interested to know what they have planned for Goodison as it’s an absolute shit hole around there 

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6 hours ago, barryj said:

That’s the one in the pdf document. What are your reasons why you hope it’s not? (Still concept I know) 

Because it looks generic. Like Steve says, more photos would be nice but I was hoping for something with a bit of character to it that would bridge modern and the history of the area instead

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On 19/02/2019 at 06:54, Matt said:

Because it looks generic. Like Steve says, more photos would be nice but I was hoping for something with a bit of character to it that would bridge modern and the history of the area instead

I appreciate that and there’s little to go on but it’s more traditional that the generic bowl style of the new stadiums. Also there was mention of the old dock wall behind the goal. I’m confident Mr Meis will do it justice. 

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46 minutes ago, MikeO said:

Can we have it in front of the goal? Be a great help to the defence and we'd never need to hire a bus to park:).

We'd have to hire Yosser Hughes to re-build it at the other end during half-time.😁

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2 hours ago, MikeO said:

Can we have it in front of the goal? Be a great help to the defence and we'd never need to hire a bus to park:).

Our defenders would still find a way of conceding, even with a goal all in front!

Probably all fall over each other and create steps!

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