Robbo wrote:HuddsTigers wrote:Robbo wrote:People pay far too much attention to dates.
The CEO gets dragged into saying what the fans want to hear and frankly its out of the clubs hands.
This is a long road and there may well be many twists and turns before arriving.
Coal extraction has now come back to haunt us and if that's running till April 2018 you have to say at least another 3 years .
The biggest concern to me is the 10 million budget to build has to be at least 30/40% out by now.
If following BREXIT we do have a slow down in retail/leisure etc we may have a further delay.
Its really hard for fans who want this to happen. I do for the sake of revenue and facilities because it will never have an atmosphere the same as we currently have.
For now enjoy the special times we are having because this could be the year of the Tiger.
Robbo, the groundworks will be completed by the end of 2018. A year to build everything. We'll be in in 2020. The funding is already secured.
with the greatest respect that's not going to happen
1) You are suggesting we start building in January 2019 !!!!!
2) You suggest all building is done in 12 months ?
That includes getting a playing surface down ready for February.
THAT SIMPLY CANNOT HAPPEN.
The timescales are far too tight.
Talk to a project manager and see if this is possible.
Setting these dates leads to frustration.
The funding issue ........well that's another story but you are 100% wrong.
With all due respect, the one Waystone was building had a build time of 40-odd weeks. And 2020 is a big long year of 12 months too Robbo. So, yes, I believe the timeframes are completely feasible.
The quote is that we'll be in for 2020, not necessarily for the start of 2020. And yes, once building commences and the structure starts taking shape, the pitch can be marked out and sewn in, I'm sure of that.
I would also point out that for the Langtree Park stadium it took 14 months including groundworks (August 2010 to October 2011). As the groundworks are being done in 2018 for the entire site, I'd expect the timetable to be considerably less for a ground of a smaller size.
Halliwell-Jones Stadium had a build time schedule of 45 weeks.
Moreover, as the planning application is for the entire site, it's talking about the timetable for the entire site groundworks being completed. There is no information to suggest that building cannot take place on the stadium side while the rest of the retail site is prepared.
The funding is is in place - it has been underwritten a pension fund. This was in the planning application.