Champion Hill: Proposed Ground Redevelopment

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Fingers, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. Matt The Cab

    Matt The Cab Live it like you love it

    Draws up chair for multiplayer urban message board royal rumble....

    Something to watch now the Sky dates has finished & before the BBC darts starts
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  2. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Ah, the stuff that starts to break up come the first frost of the season when used in a situation where people actually walk on it.

    Still in Canada then, I hope, given the time of your posting? Otherwise you’re seriously missing out on your beauty sleep!
  3. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

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  4. blueheaven

    blueheaven Well-Known Member

    Possibly, but what else could the fans have done? At the time it seemed like there was very little choice other than to support the plans and hope we got the new stadium - I wouldn't equate that to saying we all universally trusted Hadley/Meadow.

    The lack of a 'Plan B' will, I suspect, rear its head again - but what option for a Plan B is there really? So much hinges on what Meadow's planned next step will be when (I'd say 'if' but I think it's 'when') their new plan is rejected. Will they try again? Will they look to sell up? Will they evict the club and sit on the land? Is there any hope of having them actually communicate this to the club?

    I agree with you on MOL. It's there for a reason and we shouldn't be building on it. Whether or not it's a shithole, or mismanaged, or needs improvement, is a different argument. The fact is there is a perfectly usable football stadium already right next to the MOL, so why should Meadow be given permission to move it onto MOL just to allow them to make a profit? It's not a community need - it's a corporate one.
  5. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    There is a community need for Dulwich to have a lease. So unless someone buys the land for reasons other than commercial moving the stadium is the best option no?
  6. Al Cunningham

    Al Cunningham Brockley Hamlet

    Looking at the financial situation is the biggest difference from before (at CH) that we keep the gate and bar monies since the move back rather than before when the money went to Meadows and they gave us a budget.
  7. Scottfield

    Scottfield Member

    Opportunity to "drop in" at the Club Bar on 1st and 2nd Feb to see the latest plans for redevelopment. I'm guessing you'll all have already seen this as it is all over the internet, twitter, the usual channels but just in case you hadn't, details are here: Champion Hill - Exhibition
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  8. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Hopefully they are being charged for the space in the bar.
  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'll put up a post on Buzz in the morning. It's quite hard to be polite about Meadow given their loathsome behaviour and the fact that less than a year ago they were doing their utmost to destroy the club forever.
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  10. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    Can one buy a flat at this event?
  11. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    If any Meadow lackeys attempt to engage me in conversation about the proposals I think I'll be struggling to remain calm and polite.
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  12. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    Sure we had one of these before...
  13. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Incase anyone wants to come and hear from us about this and a lot of other stuff in and around the club, come say hello!
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

  15. Jimbob73

    Jimbob73 The Wanley Road Massive

    "Most of what Brixton Buzz thinks of Meadow as a company is pretty much unprintable, but we will endeavour to keep an open mind when we attend these drop in sessions." :thumbs:
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  16. editor

    editor hiraethified


    Judging by their illustration, the proposed stadium is awful. It has zero cover on three sides of the pitch, the sightlines look no better than they are now (i.e. terrible unless you're in the stand) and the capacity is far too small.

    We attract a lot of young families and it's simply unacceptable not to offer decent cover for them and everyone else and the new ground needs to provide facilities in line with a club now attracting regular 3,000+ crowds (and turning away hundreds more).
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  17. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Is that a basketball court on the roof of the main stand ?
  18. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    We basically need something like Dartford, which has proper terraces, is entirely covered, with a lot of environmentally friendly features and doesn't intrude upon the surrounding landscape.
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  19. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Why would we charge them? It is in the best interests of the Club to get a new ground...
  20. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Was it in their best interests to charge us everytime for everything?

    Is it in the best interests of the club to support the current proposals in your opinion?
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  21. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    A ‘MUGA’ is the term I believe: Multi Use Games Area but essentially, yes.
  22. pettyboy

    pettyboy Well-Known Member

    Not if it isn't fit for purpose (as their current proposal appears to be)
  23. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Looks like a prison courtyard.
  24. dcdulwich

    dcdulwich Well-Known Member

    Pronounced ‘mooger’ rather than ‘mugger’.
  25. barnsleydulwich

    barnsleydulwich Active Member

    I won't be supporting this.
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  26. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Me neither. To not be able to provide sufficient cover and sightlines is an insult to the fans, and a 3,000/4,000 capacity is clearly insufficient.

    And given Meadow's past, I'm sure they'd do everything in their power to cut corners if they get planning permission.
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  27. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    It's mad. They couldn't even pretend to build a good enough stadium.
  28. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    Couldn’t even draw one let alone build it.
  29. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Maybe we will get a muriel of a stadium on the solitary poor person’s tiny flat.
  30. EDC

    EDC A Slightly Less Invisible Cyber Fan These Days

    This isn’t Essex you know. We do street art around here.
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