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Spurs new stadium - Future of OT

Got to say that despite the many setbacks their new ground looks absolutely fantastic. Sure it doesn't hold close to what OT holds in terms of seats but facilities wise it's in another league all together which I suppose is to be expected considering it's brand new.

Brings me on to Old Trafford. The people who go on here will know when I say that it's not in great shape and it's actually a bit of a dump in places these days. Not really a stadium befitting of the size of our club anymore. It's only the capacity that is.

Will we see a new Old Trafford built do we think over next decade or so? I suppose a lot will depend on whether the Glazers aim to cash in soon or keep hold of the club. Over last 4/5 years they have been buying up lots of land around the stadium which is mainly used for car parks right now. There's definitely scope to build a new stadium now on the that land I think. Could even build it next to the existing one so we wouldn't even have to play at a temporary home.

Got to be honest.....a state of the art 80-90,000 seater stadium at the same location would be fantastic. Sure it would cost a lot of money but not quite as much as it would in London. Definitely like the name Old Trafford to be kept too.

posted on 26/3/19

Hafi’s on fire here.

posted on 26/3/19

Manc Python. Slow up. Its just an opinion. About i’m a new fan, Get over yourself. I understand its not a popular opinion.. But im just saying, i think UTD need to build. Maybe move away, so O.T gets a proper rebuild, or new location.
And dont act like the Badge hasn’t been changed before, its not a major issue, i do like our badge, but maybe an update, why not?
But it looks to me, that you are fine with standing still...

comment by Ace (U18814)

posted on 26/3/19

comment by StringerBell (U11749)
posted 20 minutes ago
Manc Python. Slow up. Its just an opinion. About i’m a new fan, Get over yourself. I understand its not a popular opinion.. But im just saying, i think UTD need to build. Maybe move away, so O.T gets a proper rebuild, or new location.
And dont act like the Badge hasn’t been changed before, its not a major issue, i do like our badge, but maybe an update, why not?
But it looks to me, that you are fine with standing still...
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Mate, no offence but you need to learn how to use a comma properly.

Also, not often I agree with Manc Python but he’s right - your post was total bollox.

posted on 26/3/19

Cool, agree with python all you want.
Now you and Python can stand still together and can carry on moaning about commas and all that punctuation stuff that riles you up so much, you doughnut!

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posted on 26/3/19

Bristol City releasing a new badge soon

posted on 26/3/19

comment by StringerBell (U11749)
posted 2 hours, 9 minutes ago
Manc Python. Slow up. Its just an opinion. About i’m a new fan, Get over yourself. I understand its not a popular opinion.. But im just saying, i think UTD need to build. Maybe move away, so O.T gets a proper rebuild, or new location.
And dont act like the Badge hasn’t been changed before, its not a major issue, i do like our badge, but maybe an update, why not?
But it looks to me, that you are fine with standing still...
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And like I said before...where do you propose the ground should be built?
Move away.....are you mad?
Secondly why an earth do we need a new badge? And how is that seen as moving forward if we were to have a new badge?
I agree OT is very dated, however just modernise it and extend it, no need for a whole new bloody stadium just because other clubs are building new ones

posted on 26/3/19

I don’t think you can do much more can you, because of the railway line?

posted on 26/3/19

comment by meltonblue (U10617)
posted 2 minutes ago
I don’t think you can do much more can you, because of the railway line?
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Yes there is an issue with the railway line as we were looking at expanding it to 88,000. Been put on hold I believe for the time being.

posted on 26/3/19

I obviously haven't thought it through. I'm just saying, that if UTD announced a new stadium, i'm all for it.
I would love nothing more than to stay at O.T.
Maybe UTD can play away like Spurs have, raze O.T to the ground and build back up.
The Badge is a minor, I like our badge, but we have had it a while. Didn't Juve change the badge when they moved?. Looks great. Marketing wise i think its genius.
I'm not screaming for it to all happen right now, but the Rail-Track situation is an issue.
Come on, you go to O.T and it looks odd as you look around and see the South side.

comment by Ace (U18814)

posted on 26/3/19

comment by StringerBell (U11749)
posted 50 minutes ago
I obviously haven't thought it through. I'm just saying, that if UTD announced a new stadium, i'm all for it.
I would love nothing more than to stay at O.T.
Maybe UTD can play away like Spurs have, raze O.T to the ground and build back up.
The Badge is a minor, I like our badge, but we have had it a while. Didn't Juve change the badge when they moved?. Looks great. Marketing wise i think its genius.
I'm not screaming for it to all happen right now, but the Rail-Track situation is an issue.
Come on, you go to O.T and it looks odd as you look around and see the South side.
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But for what purpose though? With Spurs there was a point - we had a small, delapidated stadium in a run down area. We had a vision to increase revenue via the stadium (more ticket sales, NFL tie-in’s, various other revenue streams/naming rights etc) as well as necessary local regeneration to help elevate us to a level on par with the Arsenal’s and Liverpool’s of the world. Utd are already at that level and beyond. Your revenue is vast - building an (eg) 90,000 seater state of the art stadium would put a colossal dent in your income as well as a huge inconvenience. It’s been no picnic playing without a home ground for nearly two seasons I assure you. And to what end? You have to weigh up the benefits vs the cost & disruption, and in Utds case you’d imagine it would be more sensible and cost effective to carry out a big cosmetic modernisation job on OT ie better seats, USB’s, more modern bars and eateries, modernise the khazes etc. to give it the feel of a 21st century stadium without the aggro of actually building one.

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