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Re: Brentford - The proposed stadium changes
Posted by: Foggy-Balla
Date: 05/10/2017 12:37
We've been around this buoy many times, Bazzo, in fact I'm quite dizzy & bored with the debate. However there is a section of us who are somewhat skeptical of how big the actual Rugby market to be tapped is in an area where there are already Scottish, Richmond, Quins, Ealing, Irish Amateur, Welsh Amateur & a bit further away Sarries.

I will do anything I can to make matches should/when the move happens. However I've just checked and our route to get there would be walk-bus-train-underground-train or drive-park-train-underground-train.

I've just checked duration using this weekend as an example and on a Saturday it would take us in excess of two hours, on Sunday in excess of three, and on Sundays would mean no longer taking part in grassroots Rugby. This is without any engineering works, of course.
Cost for our party would be £35-50 return.

Set that against current arrangement of driving for 30-40 minutes & paying £80-90 a season to park & I think you can see why we might not continue coming. I know there are people who have longer journeys. I accept that we might be easily replaced by the many residents covered by the LT network.

However the Board needs to be 100% sure that the market is there. Of course the other way to get acceptable numbers at the MadStad is to start winning again...

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