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13 hours ago, Jacko51 said:

That is the only time I've ever sat in the Hamil End.  Hadn't realised until then what a rubbish view it was.  No rake on it at all.

You could not beat the view from the mounds at the hamil bit cold though.

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20 hours ago, bomber said:

I have always thought that it would be best to demolish the railway and bycars. Bring the railway stand in and just have a 4k capacity stand. Use the land behind for industrial units or some thing . Make the bycars into a car park or training ground . Maybe develop later. There is a lot of wasted ground around the stadium .

I've always thought that I'd love to sit in the Railway, in a stand both closer to the pitch and with a much steeper rake.

Assumed I was being ott, but if there's any possiblity of this happening, let's develop the narrative.

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On 06/02/2022 at 14:34, philpvfc said:

The ground is dilapidated, we made a massive blunder when the Lorne Street was redeveloped, the pitch should have been moved right up to the Railway paddock giving us a lot more room to work with. The costs for making Vale Park in to a top quality stadium is horrendous. You are correct in saying we have a stadium that others would envy at this level but we need to move away from this level and should be challenging for a championship place but our stadium is way off championship standards. I would prefer we stayed at Vale Park and spent the millions needed to bring it to that standard but this cost will be millions more than moving to a new purpose built stadium

We couldn’t even afford to finish the Lorne Street stand let alone move the pitch at the same time.

We can spend millions on improving VP and it still won’t cost anywhere near as much as finding a suitable new site and building a brand new stadium.  Forgetting money for a moment, you’d have to find a site that most fans were happy with.  Difficult to say the least.  Likely as not it’d be in the middle of nowhere.

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20 hours ago, Guitar Ray said:

We couldn’t even afford to finish the Lorne Street stand let alone move the pitch at the same time.

We can spend millions on improving VP and it still won’t cost anywhere near as much as finding a suitable new site and building a brand new stadium.  Forgetting money for a moment, you’d have to find a site that most fans were happy with.  Difficult to say the least.  Likely as not it’d be in the middle of nowhere.

To have a good stadium I reckon it will cost as much to be renevate what we have. By selling the land we currently own would generate money to build a new stadium. Agree with finding a site will be difficult but there is plenty of land next to our current stadium

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21 hours ago, Guitar Ray said:

We couldn’t even afford to finish the Lorne Street stand let alone move the pitch at the same time.

We can spend millions on improving VP and it still won’t cost anywhere near as much as finding a suitable new site and building a brand new stadium.  Forgetting money for a moment, you’d have to find a site that most fans were happy with.  Difficult to say the least.  Likely as not it’d be in the middle of nowhere.

We missed an ideal site for a new ground, the old Doulton site before they started building houses on it.

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We missed an ideal site for a new ground, the old Doulton site before they started building houses on it.
Virtually the same location, probably valued at housing land. Relocation would have to improve the access to the A500 to make sense.

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1 hour ago, mr.hobblesworth said:

Who would buy it and what would they use it for?

Housing potentially. Stoke sold the Vic easy enough, some may say similar land. Mine shafts are an issue but housing is often built on areas of mine shafts, Westport lake is a good example.

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4 hours ago, philpvfc said:

To have a good stadium I reckon it will cost as much to be renevate what we have. By selling the land we currently own would generate money to build a new stadium. Agree with finding a site will be difficult but there is plenty of land next to our current stadium

We have a good stadium.  What are you proposing by way of improving Vale Park, we knock down every stand on some whim?  I don’t think you’ve thought it through.  We could probably carry out all the work suggested in this thread for circa £1M -£2M. Build a new stand on the Railway side and you’d still have plenty of change out of £10M.  A new ground would cost far in excess of that.

Anyway Carol has stated on several occasions that we won’t be moving.  It fits in with her wider plan for Burslem and the wider area in general.  VP is being improved.  We can see it.

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