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Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Johns (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 16:33

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Yorkie (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 16:51
(Sm6) Don't hold your breath!!



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
ra (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 17:05
It's all green and blue, it should be green and red.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
TonyMay (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 17:18
I don't understand all this "we need to grow the stadium for the RWC" stuff. Tigers with a smaller stadium than the football grounds otherwise being used are probably going to get 1 match (maybe 2) between two lower ranked sides (Italy v Tonga anyone?). I doubt the ticket prices for such a game will be particularly high, but even if they increase them a bit, after the IRB have taken their slice of the money, 1 extra game is not going to significantly increase revenue for the club.

Some corporate people may want to use the hotel for the match but 2-3 nights maybe maximum. You've got to find another source of punters for the hotel.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
SK 88 (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 17:30
Having hotel beds makes the conferencing facility more valuable, plus Leicester is quite a big city that is hardly overburdened with hotels.

The RWC is more a target than a driving force, it will be both the club's and the city's showpiece occasion and it would be better if the developments were either finished or at a suitable middle stage by that point. For example we wouldn't want the ground to be a building site for the World Cup.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Yorkie (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 18:02
Wouldn't 100% rely on a RWC game being played at WR.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Rich W (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 18:12
I think the bid agreement specifies the stadia to be used.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Yorkie (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 18:15
Grounds that might be used I'd suggest.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Rich W (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 18:16
Not sure about that.



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I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Yorkie (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 18:42
And neither am I but no formal committment currently exists for a RWC game to be played at WR.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Rich W (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 19:15
Because Tigers and RWC 2015 haven't signed a contract yet - not because the RFU & the IRB haven't confirmed bid details.



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I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
GT1 (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 19:49
Am I missing something here the area desperately needs more car parking spaces what's the hold up with this?

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
SK 88 (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 20:43
Paralysis in the NHS decision making process.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
TonyMay (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 20:55
the royal infirmary car park on welford road opposite the prison is literally falling apart and needs replacing sooner rather than later.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Tiggs (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 21:43
Tigers have the plans for the new multi-story on the opposite side to Granby Halls agreed, which will help with parking, but the hotel is key for somewhere for home and away fans to stay, and away teams and their support staff, but more importantly the huge potential when the conferencing facilities are being used, as well as making the all the facilities more attractive, and the ability to charge more for them, as the hotel will be one mins walk from the conference.
The extra value of having hotel, sports, and conferencing all together means a large premium can be charged, esp. to sponsors and businesses.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Tiggs (IP Logged)
06 April, 2012 22:22
To quote the Merc.

"Tigers' Welford Road stadium is expected to be used for some of the pool matches."



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Yorkie (IP Logged)
07 April, 2012 00:39
OK. I now give up.

And the reason why the carpark on the old Fosse Daycare site hasn't progressed yet is the uncertainty/lack of funds in the NHS.



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Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
tbtb (IP Logged)
07 April, 2012 00:55
I can't see the need for another hotel in Leicester, hope the proper market research has been done.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Johns (IP Logged)
07 April, 2012 10:41
Delays may be due to changes at the perhaps, was Martin Thomas going to be CEO of the company set up to run RWC, think he has been removed and only recently a new CEO or chairman appointed.
Expect the RWC plans will start moving forward now with confirmation of venues when agreements reached. Ma y be they are waiting for Sarries to agree their new home.

I expect the Hotel to be operated by one of the chains possibly Tigers owning the freehold and leasing it to the Hotel company thus generating more non rugby revenue.

 
Re: Tigers Hotel on Granby Halls site
Stopsy (IP Logged)
07 April, 2012 11:00
I wouldn't have thought Copthall would be considered at about 10k capacity

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