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Thought those of you who have had to suffer in the worst away section in the division might like to see how things are shaping up at the new ground. The permanent West stand holds 4,500 with "semi-permanent" smaller stands on the other 3 sides. These aren't like the gazebo behind the goal at Bristol Rovers or Gillingham's scaffolding - they'll be good for decades until we need/can afford to redevelop those sides. Away fans will get the whole South stand which will hold around 1,200 and is the same design as the North stand shown under construction in the video - although the latter also includes around 400 safe standing spaces which you won't get in the away end. On track at the moment for opening in October with a capacity of around 9,000, rising to 20,000 if we ever get the whole thing built.

 

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Looking good and glad you’re finally going home at last, but what’s that massive wall behind one of the ends?
 

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What's happening with Kingsmeadow?
 

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Looking good and glad you’re finally going home at last, but what’s that massive wall behind one of the ends?
That's one of the blocks of flats. Wouldn't fancy living in one of those with no windows to the back but, being South London, people will pay stupid money for them. If we redevelop that end then most of that wall will be hidden. The semi-permanent stand does look tiny next to it but actually has more rows of seats than the main stand at Kingsmeadow did.
 
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What's happening with Kingsmeadow?
Chelsea bought it for their women's team. Nobody seems to know where we'll start home matches but there is an unconfirmed rumour that we might get a couple of months there.
 

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Chelsea bought it for their women's team. Nobody seems to know where we'll start home matches but there is an unconfirmed rumour that we might get a couple of months there.
Would Kingstonian move back?
 

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Would Kingstonian move back?
No, they moved out 3 years ago when Chelsea bought it on the basis that it was too big for them. We've technically been tenants there ourselves for the last couple of years. Kingstonian got about £1 million from us as a donation when we sold it, which was meant to help them find a new ground, but whether they still have that money or how they're going to use it I don't know.
 

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That drone footage was appalling. My phone has a panorama setting that would have been better quality and less nauseating.
 

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Wait a minute.. you guys don’t like the tent?
 

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Surprised you’ve only gone for a 1200 capacity away stand. I’m sure you will be a popular away day being in London, and a lot of teams could probably take double that at this level. (Not us 1200 will be more than enough)
 

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That drone footage was appalling. My phone has a panorama setting that would have been better quality and less nauseating.
I agree! They do it for free and a bit of publicity, though how many people will think "must use those guys" after seeing it is debatable.

Wait a minute.. you guys don’t like the tent?
I love it, personally. In fact I love the Mem full stop. Dying breed of ground unfortunately.

Surprised you’ve only gone for a 1200 capacity away stand. I’m sure you will be a popular away day being in London, and a lot of teams could probably take double that at this level. (Not us 1200 will be more than enough)
I agree, but it's to do with practicalities of segregation (that stand is completely sealed off from the rest of the ground) and what we can afford at the moment. The full build would give around 2,500 away fans in there.
 

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Can`t afford to play your games but you can afford a new stadium and to play players, in players I mean Alex Woodyard, probably 3k a week. Funny that
 

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Can`t afford to play your games but you can afford a new stadium and to play players, in players I mean Alex Woodyard, probably 3k a week. Funny that
I'd also be consumed by bitterness and anger corroding my very soul if I were you. But £3K a week for Woodyard? I don't usually LOL, but megaLOL.
 

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Still better then the new Brentford "Community" Stadium thingy to happen
What's happening with that? Same builders as ours so not sure why they've had to stop work. Maybe just a question of scale.
 

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What's happening with that? Same builders as ours so not sure why they've had to stop work. Maybe just a question of scale.
They had to stop at the start of lockdown, but work started back up pretty quickly. Supposedly getting the keys in the next couple of weeks.
 
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They had to stop at the start of lockdown, but work started back up pretty quickly. Supposedly getting the keys in the next couple of weeks.
Why are you talking like it is an upgrade? It has no atmosphere, it is just a poor mans White Hart Lane. Griffin Park is fun to go to, great atmosphere.
 

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Why are you talking like it is an upgrade? It has no atmosphere, it is just a poor mans White Hart Lane. Griffin Park is fun to go to, great atmosphere.
You haven’t been yet - how do you know what the atmosphere will be like? Seriously what a fucking moron.
 

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I'd also be consumed by bitterness and anger corroding my very soul if I were you. But £3K a week for Woodyard? I don't usually LOL, but megaLOL.
that was reportedly what he was on at Peterborough .
 
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You haven’t been yet - how do you know what the atmosphere will be like? Seriously what a fucking moron.
Look at that brick. Griffin Park LOOKS much better. And i say it looks like it has no atmosphere not that it has a bad athmosphere
 

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You haven’t been yet - how do you know what the atmosphere will be like? Seriously what a fucking moron.
Please take him off our threads in the Non-League section. No one has a clue what he’s going on about.
 
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Please take him off our threads in the Non-League section. No one has a clue what he’s going on about.
The non-league section is everything but pro-football. So i can talk about my 4-3 winning goal aginst SV Geinoord from wednesday in a friendly.
 

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Many non league clubs are professional or try to be.
 

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This was supposed to be a thread about Wimbledon's new stadium.!! It appears to have been hijacked by an idiot.Please go elsewhere!!!!!
 

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This is not N-Germany mate. I can do what i want



It is my opinion, i did not get it from the toilet.
Saying non-league teams arent professional when its a fact they are is an idiot comment.
 

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