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POLL: Majority Want to Stay Put

In a poll conducted by asked Should Swindon stay on the County Ground site? and the results showed that 63% of vital visitors wanted Swindon Town to stay on the County Ground site.

However, 31% were happy to move as long as it was in Swindon. 6% felt that the County Ground wasn't important in any potential future progress.

63% Yes - Of Course it's our home

31% As long as we stay within Swindon I'm content

6% No - It's not important to our progress

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The Journalist

Writer: Nellup  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 11 2009

Time: 5:46PM

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I'm suprised that so many were happy to leave the site. Although, I concur that as long as it's in Swindon a move in okay in principle - I'd much rather have a new stadium/redevelopment where the CG is located. Any thoughts people?
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11/01/2009 18:08:00

It would be incredibly short sighted to leave the CG site unless there was a specific reason to do so!
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11/01/2009 19:28:00

Unless you are in the Premier or poss the Chumpionship these new grounds to me look good and facilities are good but somehow lack character. Also can we afford this - would sooner have a good team than a great stadium, look at Poxford what a shambles they are in with their 3 sided new ground.
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11/01/2009 19:39:00

Ideally a redevelopment of the CG would be my preferred choice. I'd like to see something original and unique in the design... and dare I mention the phrase, 'safe-standing'? Additionally, I'd prefer a compact, atmospheric 10'000 capacity ground as opposed to a 16-20k half empty soulless arena e.g Darlington.
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13/01/2009 12:08:00

A lot of clubs who have build stadiums way to big for there fan base are seeing the error of there ways now, it would deifnatly make more sense to have a 10,000 max. capacity with room to expand when needed. Saying that it would probably cost more to develop the county ground in its current state that to build a brand new 'flat pack' stadium, i'm not saying thats a good thing! just that i can see why clubs have moved away from there original grounds and made a lot of profit on typically central locations and then built stadiums on the outskirts of town for less of the cost than a redevelopment.
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13/01/2009 19:10:00

I believe Bristol City are looking at safe-standing for their new ground. There's absolutely no reason why terracing shouldn't return for lower league clubs especially. Back when Yeovil were in Non-League didn't they design one of their terraces so that seating could be put in place when need be? That would be a good idea.
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16/01/2009 09:49:00


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