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post Jun 2 2007, 04:28 PM
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Dont think the New Meadow has won many fans over, and this review doesnt sound too great either ! seems like a bigger Deva !
http://www.footballgroundguide.co.uk/

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post Jun 2 2007, 04:42 PM
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He has not even been in it!

I would agree with several points though, it is built on a field at the edge of town, and the whole area will look very different in 10 years time than it does now.

Most reviews of New Meadow will be based around "Gay Meadow was one of the last traditional lower league grounds" sort of stuff, which does not take into account the fact Gay Meadow is about 50 years out of date.

His Pub watch was lazy - there's at least 3 within a 10 minute walk.

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post Jun 2 2007, 04:47 PM
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He has not even been in it!

I would agree with several points though, it is built on a field at the edge of town, and the whole area will look very different in 10 years time than it does now.

Most reviews of New Meadow will be based around "Gay Meadow was one of the last traditional lower league grounds" sort of stuff, which does not take into account the fact Gay Meadow is about 50 years out of date.

His Pub watch was lazy - there's at least 3 within a 10 minute walk.

The thing is pal,it will just seem so soulless compared to your old ground.Many older blues have never felt at home at the deva,me included,it feels like your heart has been ripped out.Sad.

Sorry Throb,but its just a slightly bigger Deva,and it will have all the character of the Deva.....ie NONE.


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post Jun 2 2007, 04:56 PM
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QUOTE (Caergwrle Blue @ Jun 2 2007, 05:47 PM) *
The thing is pal,it will just seem so soulless compared to your old ground.Many older blues have never felt at home at the deva,me included,it feels like your heart has been ripped out.Sad.


I understand that.

But it will have running water and flush toilets.

I understand the comparison to Deva but Deva is so small in its footprint that wherever you are you feel alone, and the noise does not travel. You were ripped off when you were given Deva. I am sure you would feel less like that had the original plans actually been built.
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post Jun 2 2007, 05:15 PM
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post Jun 2 2007, 06:48 PM
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My brother and I went to see the New Meadow a couple of months ago just before it was finished and to be honest, it looked quite flash up close from the outside. However, having seen the photos from inside the ground, it doesn't appear to be much different to the deva, just as little character and with a few thousand extra seats.
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QUOTE (ThrobsBlackHat @ Jun 2 2007, 05:56 PM) *
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The thing is pal,it will just seem so soulless compared to your old ground.Many older blues have never felt at home at the deva,me included,it feels like your heart has been ripped out.Sad.


I understand that.

But it will have running water



The old one did, a little too much at times biggrin.gif

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post Jun 3 2007, 11:10 AM
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There is a large car park at the stadium. However, this is for permit holders only and street parking is prohibited in the nearby residential area and retail park. The Club will operate a number of Park & Ride schemes on matchdays at a cost of £5 per car, starting at 12.30pm on Saturdays & 5.30pm for evening matches.


Sounds like its going to be a pain the ass to get to the ground. At least there is plenty of parking around the Deva.
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There is a large car park at the stadium. However, this is for permit holders only and street parking is prohibited in the nearby residential area and retail park. The Club will operate a number of Park & Ride schemes on matchdays at a cost of £5 per car, starting at 12.30pm on Saturdays & 5.30pm for evening matches.


Sounds like its going to be a pain the ass to get to the ground. At least there is plenty of parking around the Deva.


Shrewsbury was always a pain in the a**e to park anyway, at least if you went on the train it was right outside.


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A bigger Deva??
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post Jun 6 2007, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE (MPW @ Jun 3 2007, 12:10 PM) *
Sounds like its going to be a pain the ass to get to the ground. At least there is plenty of parking around the Deva.


Has the Deva got 670 spaces, 1000 park and ride spaces, 200 park and walk spaces, a specific town centre bus service, 4-5 pubs running bus services, a nearby pub with 70 spaces, and a local retail park alongside 5 housing estates within a 15 minute walk and is next to a large garden centre?

http://www.newmeadow.com/spgm/index.php?sp...pgmFilters=#pic
http://www.newmeadow.com/spgm/index.php?sp...pgmFilters=#pic

Some town fans are now saying "where will I park for the new ground" and so I ask them where they park now and they say "the cinema"!

The fact is no stadium ever has enough parking, except Darlo, and the reasons for that are painful.

BUT somehow everyone always finds a way. It just means getting used to it.

what people are really saying si that they want to park somewhere for free, and be able to get away quickly. When I come to Deva I usually park in the supermarket car park near the entrance to Bumpers Lane (I think). That can hardly be classified as "official parking".

I am led to believe there will be a limited number of parking passes for away fans available in advance alongside the ticket allocation. Then there are loads of disabled bays. 24 coach away caoch parking bay.


The challenge is that lots of the on site parking will be taken up by the Sovereign Club & executive boxes. 8 executive boxes (12 capacity) , and the executive club. You need 4 of the 50 a month memberships to get one parking space, or 2 of the 70 a month. Even so - they will account for something like half the parking.


http://www.sovereignclub.co.uk/index.html
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http://www.newmeadow.com/spgm/index.php?sp...pgmFilters=#pic
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Dont worry chaps.

Stockport have no intention of moving grounds so theres still one good old traditional English football ground reasonably close to you.

However we are planning on moving Divisions ( upwards ) so come and see us while you can. This applies not so much to Shrews fans as you might well join us


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post Jun 7 2007, 07:34 PM
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A new photo of where you will be based on your visit. You'll be in the stand on the right. The grass in the foreground is where the community pitches will be situated.

http://www.newmeadow.com/spgm/index.php?sp...pgmFilters=#pic


and this is the view of your stand I'll get from roughly where I will be sitting. The big thing on the right is the control room. Next to it is the upper level disabled viewing platform.

http://www.newmeadow.com/spgm/index.php?sp...pgmFilters=#pic

Or from pitchside

http://www.newmeadow.com/spgm/index.php?sp...pgmFilters=#pic
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QUOTE (ThrobsBlackHat @ Jun 6 2007, 05:00 PM) *
QUOTE (MPW @ Jun 3 2007, 12:10 PM) *
Sounds like its going to be a pain the ass to get to the ground. At least there is plenty of parking around the Deva.


Has the Deva got 670 spaces, 1000 park and ride spaces, 200 park and walk spaces, a specific town centre bus service, 4-5 pubs running bus services, a nearby pub with 70 spaces, and a local retail park alongside 5 housing estates within a 15 minute walk and is next to a large garden centre?

http://www.newmeadow.com/spgm/index.php?sp...pgmFilters=#pic
http://www.newmeadow.com/spgm/index.php?sp...pgmFilters=#pic

Some town fans are now saying "where will I park for the new ground" and so I ask them where they park now and they say "the cinema"!

The fact is no stadium ever has enough parking, except Darlo, and the reasons for that are painful.

BUT somehow everyone always finds a way. It just means getting used to it.

what people are really saying si that they want to park somewhere for free, and be able to get away quickly. When I come to Deva I usually park in the supermarket car park near the entrance to Bumpers Lane (I think). That can hardly be classified as "official parking".

I am led to believe there will be a limited number of parking passes for away fans available in advance alongside the ticket allocation. Then there are loads of disabled bays. 24 coach away caoch parking bay.


The challenge is that lots of the on site parking will be taken up by the Sovereign Club & executive boxes. 8 executive boxes (12 capacity) , and the executive club. You need 4 of the 50 a month memberships to get one parking space, or 2 of the 70 a month. Even so - they will account for something like half the parking.


http://www.sovereignclub.co.uk/index.html
http://www.newmeadow.com/spgm/index.php?sp...pgmFilters=#pic
http://www.newmeadow.com/spgm/index.php?sp...pgmFilters=#pic
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post Jun 8 2007, 06:57 AM
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Is it me or do the corners look bigger than at the deva? (ie the stands are not as wide). I think this could drain a lot of the atmosphere away!


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post Jun 8 2007, 01:10 PM
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seems that way ! The roofing and windshields look like they will dispense of any atmosphere just like our deva.


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post Jun 8 2007, 01:36 PM
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I actually, can't wait to visit this new ground.

Will have to make another night out after it as well.
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QUOTE (Phil Babb @ Jun 8 2007, 02:36 PM) *
I actually, can't wait to visit this new ground.

Will have to make another night out after it as well.


Too right. Shame about the "women" in Shrowsbury, though.
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The new meadow is the new model of the Deva.
The layout of the stands is the same but the stadium will incorporate better facilities such as bars conference facilities, food and the stadium will help to regenerate the area surrounding the ground over the next 10- 15 years.
Although you have a new ground it has been proven that fans struggle to relate to new grounds and have no emotional attachment to the ground. Fans hold 'geographical memories' with older stadia.
Fair play to the slops they needed to move but the ground wont help take the club forward in a significant way and there wont be as much atmosphere at the ground as at gay meadow!!!

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QUOTE (Mancot Shrew @ Jun 8 2007, 02:38 PM) *
QUOTE (Phil Babb @ Jun 8 2007, 02:36 PM) *
I actually, can't wait to visit this new ground.

Will have to make another night out after it as well.


Too right. Shame about the "women" in Shrowsbury, though.



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It just like Bolton & Wigan grounds.

Only a few places to have something to eat away from the ground, No pubs, railway station now a 25-mile walk.

It's becoming a real shame that football clubs are having to find places away from towns/cities to build a new stadium. But we can't really argue about that, can we. sad.gif


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Only a few places to have something to eat away from the ground, No pubs, railway station now a 25-mile walk.


Slight exaggeration, don't you think?
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Shrewsbury's new ground looks like a cross between the Deva Stadium and the Sixfields Stadium.

With them being such a massive club I thought it would have been modelled on either Old Trafford, Wembley, Nou Camp or the Allianz Arena.


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Because it is an all seater, with 10,000 capacity, the blueprint of the ground is bigger than Sixfields or Deva.

The smaller stands at Sixfields have 10 rows of seats. The smallest stand at Deva can only have about 8 rows of seats surely?

The smallest stand at New Meadow is 16 rows I believe, which makes it 60% larger, if you see my logic, so each of the four sides is the equivalent of three stories high.

The closest equivalent would be a four sided Fitness First Stadium



The reason for the lower capacity of New Meadow is the size of the corporate section, with something like 600 larger seats, open plan terrace bar and 8 executive boxes. Without those the stadium would probably hold 11,000-12,000

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