This weeks exciting news!

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This weeks exciting news!

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Post by Gaz_Miller » 20 Feb 2020, 09:18

Brilliant news & only just over two years to wait!
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Post by bristleposh » 20 Feb 2020, 09:32

Yes but no doubt those who still live in the city will be able to see the work in progress. With the way the internet works some of us further afield will get to see photographs.
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Post by Gaz_Miller » 20 Feb 2020, 09:53

bristleposh wrote:
20 Feb 2020, 09:32
Yes but no doubt those who still live in the city will be able to see the work in progress. With the way the internet works some of us further afield will get to see photographs.
Modern builds like this always feature a live webcam.

You'll be able to refresh every five minutes & watch each brick go into place.
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Post by tonyp » 20 Feb 2020, 10:54

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cam ... e-51562457
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"Peterborough United new stadium 'could be built by 2023'"
Could be three years Gaz.
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tonyp wrote:
20 Feb 2020, 10:54
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cam ... e-51562457
Darragh says
"Peterborough United new stadium 'could be built by 2023'"
Could be three years Gaz.
It could be longer than that, after they have sorted out all the infrastructure around it, roads etc. Planning, let alone building, takes ages in this country. If only we were Chinese, as they can build an hospital in less than a couple of weeks! :wink:
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Post by pleasureboy60 » 20 Feb 2020, 18:12

ashman wrote:
20 Feb 2020, 11:01
tonyp wrote:
20 Feb 2020, 10:54
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cam ... e-51562457
Darragh says
"Peterborough United new stadium 'could be built by 2023'"
Could be three years Gaz.
It could be longer than that, after they have sorted out all the infrastructure around it, roads etc. Planning, let alone building takes ages in this country. If only we were Chinese, as they can build an hospital in less than a couple of weeks! :wink:
And fill it with Corona virus victims in two days.

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Post by DaveLister » 20 Feb 2020, 23:30

By far the better option than throwing money at London Road. Much as I love the old lady, the London Road and the main stand were built in the 1950s and it's really starting to show.

Perhaps the Family Stand and the motorpoint can be recycled in part to keep costs down?
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Post by tonyp » 21 Feb 2020, 06:21

Maybe the robotic bricklayer could speed things up a bit.

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Post by Narrowboat Dave » 21 Feb 2020, 14:13

Given the horrific flooding that has taken place over the last few weeks, I hope some thought is given to building some form of flood defence for the new stadium.

Much of the current flooding elsewhere is down to development on flood plains and the Embankment area has always been part of the Nene’s flood plain.

Having said that, this is great news.

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Post by PoshCynic » 21 Feb 2020, 17:32

I am all in favour of a move to a new purpose built stadium BUT, I cannot work out how it will be financed. £50m has been mentioned as the likely cost.
Borrowing that sum will, for example, cost £2m in interest per annum without taking capital repayments into account. Any investor putting up the money will surely require some return for that investment. From where will that money come? The club could not afford that sort of money in rent I suggest.

The time frame seems optimistic. Planning consent has not yet been granted and that always takes time. If there are objections (there usually are), that could create further delay. I hope I am being pessimistic.

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Post by Meatspinner » 25 Feb 2020, 09:05

I'm glad we have people steering the project who are far more capable of thinking outside the above box.


I can't pretend to know how they will raise the capital but that doesn't mean I should doubt their capability.

I suspect this stadium is going to be about operating 365 days a year rather than 40. That might give you an insight into how the capital maybe raised. So long as they are straight on the location and can deliver a facility like they have shown at Ferencvaros except with blue seats, I really cannot see anything to quibble. All we want is the pitch and the seats. Everything around it will probably be about making sure we get what we want.

The sums involved might be big but that is the size of their commitment and they can only make money on it if the football club is successful. This will not be another Reynolds Arena,

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Post by ashman » 05 Mar 2020, 10:53

Posh's new stadium to be based on the Groupama Stadium in Budapest, built for Ferencvárosi. Just wow!

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/new ... ke-2072375

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupama_Arena
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Post by tonyp » 05 Mar 2020, 11:01

ashman wrote:
05 Mar 2020, 10:53
Posh's new stadium to be based on the Groupama Stadium in Budapest, built for Ferencvárosi. Just wow!

https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/new ... ke-2072375

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupama_Arena
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