If both were available ...

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by rob9872, Apr 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM.

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Which is your preferred venue?

Poll closed Friday at 3:00 PM.
  1. Butts

    50 vote(s)
    51.5%
  2. Ricoh

    47 vote(s)
    48.5%
  1. rob9872

    rob9872 Well-Known Member

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    … and you can only choose one, which would you select - Butts or Ricoh?
     
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    ajsccfc Well-Known Member

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    As they are now, Ricoh. If it was developed though, the Butts is by far the better location.
     
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    A renovated Butts anyday
     
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    That's two choices.

    Ricoh.
     
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    Ricoh if we owned 50% of it as it generates more from the various events that go on there so would allow us to have more spending power for the team
     
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    Butts, great location, not a souless bowl. I d genuinely like the Ricoh to rot,crumble away with London Wasps in it.
    I may sound a little bitter lol
    pusb
     
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    Depends on how far it can realistically be developed imho. If it turns out that 12,000 is the maximum capacity there then we'd basically be setting ourselves sup as a League 1/Championship yo-yo team. Clearly there's the benefit that we could potentially own the place (or a share of it) but i'd be too wary of the potential for us to become 'trapped' there. So it's the Ricoh for me, in spite of the infinitely better pub related location of the BPA.
     
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    Butts for doing a pre/post match Craven Street crawl wins it for me.
    For the club having any long term ambition in higher divisions then it can only be the Ricoh
     
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    Ricoh for 5 years and build a new ground
     
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    ricoh as close to my house obv

    also the best part of cov obv
     
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    Butts, fuck Wasps' ground.
     
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    If they could get the capacity of BPA up to >10k then Butts, as they are now though the Ricoh. Like somebody says above though, I'd like a return to the Ricoh and a genuine plan for a new stadium within 5 years.
     
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    Butts develop it to hold bigger crowds all day.
     
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    Fuck sake, it's at 52% vs 48%.

    If we're not careful Mart will make it over from the Brexit thread!
     
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    If it finishes like that I'll open another vote until we get the desired outcome ;)
     
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    It's a tricky one. I think the Ricoh, if we owned it, would always attract more world class events and corporate revenue.

    However, the location of the Butts is great and prefer a 4 sided style (when built) Stadium to a bowl.
     
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    Ricoh for me. The Butts is too small. Offer Wasps what it would cost to redevelop the Butts for a 50% share of the Ricoh.
     
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    I'm still sure they could fit 20k on the Butts site.
     
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    Is the area similar to Swindon's ground would you say? Theirs is 15,000.
     
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    Similar if not smaller than the area around Bristol City where they have just extended theirs to 27,000.
     
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    Yeah, but the pedestrian crossing isn't big enough. Also the petrol station might cause a problem when they have deliveries.
     
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    Ricoh.
    Because everyone will keep moaning about the eggchasers fuckin the pitch up and Sisu would try and distress them to get the stadium.
    Up the Cov. ;)
     
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    The Butts , it's just not going to happen.
     
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    SISU can build their own ground as threatened. It's the only way they can get me back on board.
     
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    You are right there.
    They have also denied it is happening.

    Next please
     
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    bizarre for me.

    this whole process has really watered down our expectations. Why should we be any smaller than stoke, derby etc. I get we are today, but surely we should be aiming higher than the butts arena ?
     
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    Alan Dugdales Moustache Well-Known Member

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    ..Jesus Christ. Perish the thought . He'd never lower himself to this kind of shite.
     
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    Butts would be my "spite" vote, just to remove the revenue from W*sps. But, in reality, we need a facility like the Ricoh. Even if it is a soulless concrete mess.
     
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    If the Butts could be renovated to hold 20+ thousand I’d lean a bit more to the Butts. But that’s v unlikely even if it was possible. Therefore, I’d prefer us to stay at the RICOH and wait out Wasps.
     

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