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Started by: tommy c (592)

was told at weekend that wrlfc are considering building their own stadium around marus bridge. last year after a 5 plus million turnover, they came away with a quarter of a million profit. after paying the dw fees and no profits on food and drink that was the remaining figure even with a wembley win.

Started: 21st Sep 2011 at 12:55

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

IL isn't wealthy enough so where would the finance come from?

Replied: 21st Sep 2011 at 13:28

Posted by: tommy c (592)

already plans to move the gym equipment and physio into the old pembec school[ montrose ave.] plans for training erea same venue.

Replied: 21st Sep 2011 at 14:45

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

What would happen to the DW Stadium if the Warriors were to build their own Stadium and the Latic's were relegated to the Championship and perhaps even lower.

Any idea's?

Replied: 21st Sep 2011 at 16:02

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

Yes - football would still be played there

Replied: 21st Sep 2011 at 16:17

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

Why ruddy what is your point as if we did't know.

Replied: 21st Sep 2011 at 17:44
Last edited by trevwafc: 21st Sep 2011 at 17:45:25

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

trevwafc

Now't like a bit of fishing, especially with good bait.

Replied: 21st Sep 2011 at 17:51

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

at least if that happened they wouldnt be able to blame the state of the pitch on the rugby like theyve done before when latics have lost

Replied: 21st Sep 2011 at 18:43

Posted by: tony kearns (415) 

If they don't do summat with those new flashing light adverts they have started using at the rugby, I won't be renewing my season ticket!! From the west stand, it is ruining the view of the game.They are so distracting, it is impossible to make out the players or the ball, when play is over the far side of the pitch.Its comparable to havin' Blackpool Illuminations behind the playing area! Or are they a crafty ploy by Mr Whelan, to run down the rugby?

Replied: 21st Sep 2011 at 22:30

Posted by: tonker (25468) 

jay_1 said, "... so where would the finance come from?"

Well, the government of course, just the same as the finance came for Robin Park.

Replied: 21st Sep 2011 at 23:22

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

When they already have a stadium to play in that is just over ten years old.

I doubt it very much...

Replied: 22nd Sep 2011 at 06:00

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

I say the Stadium should be called the Robin Park Stadium and run by a independent company.

As it was supposed to be.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2011 at 08:12

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

@RD.

Dave has given Wigan Athletic the stadium,get over it.You're allowed to play there,be happy with that.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2011 at 10:30

Posted by: tony j (775) 

how many times has it got to be said, without whelan, there wouldn't have been any new stadium, there may not have been any football or rugby to watch, we were both in dire straits, so just be thankful, whichever team you support, forget the past and move on.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2011 at 11:38

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

totally agree tony j!

Replied: 22nd Sep 2011 at 11:57

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

Accepting that would mean pulling bottom lips in, Tony.
Won't happen.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2011 at 12:54

Posted by: pisolivadi (1812) 

Didn't WRLFC acquire a 99 year lease to play there?
Just askin'.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2011 at 13:07

Posted by: tommy c (592)

a new 15000 seater with a possible share with orrell ru.
would do, an all weather pitch like widnes are having for regular games. ime sure a ltd franchise could do that, I.L. major shareholder of course.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2011 at 14:10

Posted by: fordie (722)

Spot on tj

Replied: 22nd Sep 2011 at 17:38

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

Oh, how I wish I had been a Multi-Millionaire at the time!

And 15,000 is too low for the Warriors.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2011 at 17:44

Posted by: ahcawntspeyk (5907)

Posted by: tony j (323)
how many times has it got to be said, without whelan, there wouldn't have been any new stadium, there may not have been any football or rugby to watch, we were both in dire straits, so just be thankful, whichever team you support, forget the past and move on



That's nearly a true statement. If you can provide facts and figures to back it up, then it will become a completely true statement. Can you provide those facts and figures tony? Or are you just another uncle Dave lover?

Replied: 25th Sep 2011 at 02:14

Posted by: bluesfan (1636)

Take a look at the Wigan Today site for more facts about the stadium. A member of this site left with his tail between his legs I believe...

Replied: 25th Sep 2011 at 10:29

Posted by: tonker (25468) 

The landlords of the Robin Park Stadium are Wigan Council.

The funding for the construction of the stadium came from various sources. £11,000,000 of it came from the government's 'City Challenge Fund' (which also paid for the JJB warehouse, also with Wigan Council as landlords). Very little came from D.Whelan.

The stadium's 'true' title is Robin Park Stadium. JJB were it's first sponsors, DW are it's current sponsors, both are using the pricipal sponsor's privelage of using their name on the stadium for the duration of their sponsorship contract.

Could you imagine the uproar if Old Trafford was announced as 'the Aon Stadium'?

Replied: 25th Sep 2011 at 12:39
Last edited by tonker: 25th Sep 2011 at 12:42:18

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

tonker

From what I understand, only around £7 million, so how can Uncle Dave name it after himself?

DW is not DW Sports Fitness.

Replied: 25th Sep 2011 at 14:01

Posted by: tonker (25468) 

The same way as it used to be called the 'JJB Stadium'rather than the 'JJB Sports Stadium', I suppose.

Replied: 25th Sep 2011 at 14:06

Posted by: peter g (3111) 

Bluesfan I cant find nowt on Wigan Today mentioning any ground where abouts is it?

Replied: 25th Sep 2011 at 15:06

Posted by: bluesfan (1636)

It's under the heading re Whelan wants rugby at the DW or something like that. Report about today's play off game could have taken place on Friday night. Nothing there about anyone moving from the DW and why should they?

Replied: 25th Sep 2011 at 15:11

Posted by: baker boy (15613)

ruddy perhaps you should be concerned about your own team and a lot less re super tics.seen the table.

Replied: 26th Sep 2011 at 23:19

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

baker boy

Like I have said on another thread, the local derby games next season will be in the Championship, the way the Wanderers and the Latic's are playing.

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 08:43

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

15th october ducky have you got your ticket yet!!!

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 09:03

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

trevwafc

Will be there in the North Stand.

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 09:20

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Dafty,you're a treacherous creature.

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 09:33

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Desperation is coming in from another non attending sports fans.

Come back and talk when you've actually attended some games...

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 10:04

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Come back and talk when you've actually attended some games...



i dont no if the so called second job you have is being a comedian but if its not you should really consider becoming one because some of your comments are hilarious

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 13:49

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Or to liverpool

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 16:48

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

Duh!

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 16:59

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

or to bolton

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 17:57

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

jay1

Why am I a treacherous creature when I will be there supporting my hometown football club.

Unlike the Wiganers who prefer to support other club's rather then their own town football club.

Why dont you have a go at them?

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 18:02

 

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