Sunday, 8 March 2009

Aiming Low?

With the drastic shrinking (sorry, redesigning) of the Life Centre's facilities it appears that the Board of Plymouth Argyle are also thinking small, in a big way.

In an announcement last week at the Shareholders' meeting intent was made public of adding a cinema, restaurants and shops to the South Stand Redevelopment in order to fund it and have been seeking developers. This is great, extra revenue income for the club outside of Tuesdays and Saturdays. However, the actual ground will only gain 7,000 seats on top of the developed side (ie the Grandstand and Mayflower will be replaced by 7,000 seats). Making a ground capacity of ... about what we have now. Is this grand thinking? Showing ambition? That if Argyle ever got into the Premier League (not likely) there will be a good capacity? That Home Park could be considered as a venue for other games? Probably not. Stapleton says that "Plymouth is crying out for facilities" like shops, restaurants. Argyle might be, Plymouth is not.

Where have we come in 10 years? Not far that's for sure.

1 comment:

Lord Hutton said...

Cant see any demand for shops and stuff stuck up on that hill, although Cov managed a Tescevil