Biggs wrote:Cdp82 wrote: I do wonder how much the so called posh seats have cost. As surely the money would have been better off spent on extending the length of the grandstand towards barn park end.
I'm sure someone said that this would have cost 600 thousand.
I'm fairly sure a few padded seats wouldn't quite have amounted to 600k.
Anyway, that grandstand extension would have been aesthetic rather than practical. Hopefully if/when the corners are filled, it will be far less noticeable.
Nobody knows how much a relatively small extension would have cost, you can quote any figure you like and it can’t be challenged because it was never a part of the project in the first place. However, Argyle have gone ahead and purchased HHP and nobody knows exactly what that cost either.
Finally completing the Grandstand after more than 60 years certainly would have been a major aesthetic improvement, but it would have been an even more significant practical improvement.
A completed Grandstand would have added another 400-odd usable seats to take the capacity up to around 18500, all that we are ever likely to need. The corner fill-ins will only happen if we reach and then consolidate in the Premier League and we can sell 25000 tickets on a regular basis.
So effectively, there is no scenario where the corners with be done because even the greenest of green tints (and I’m one of them) know in their heart of hearts that without very serious investment from a wealthy sugar daddy, the very best we can achieve is to be a lower half Championship club for which an 185000 capacity would be quite sufficient.
So we are still left with an incomplete Grandstand, that despite stripping it right down to a very basic framework, we did not think it was the obvious time to add the missing section that would also have meant a decent viewing experience for those sat in the end block at the Barn Park end, rather than the restricted view that will still be the case even after spending something in the region of £7M. I doubt there will be many takers for these particular seats.