Vital Football

Stadium Investigation Three

Stadium Investigation Three


Stadium Investigation Three

Vital Pompey got in touch with the building company (Barr) who kindly sent me loads of junk email and a message, "All enquirers to be made through the club."

So we got in touch with someone at the Portsmouth council who confirmed that an agreement was "close" along with something she wrote by mistake. (Read investigation four!)

If the council say its close what will Portsmouth say? Peter Storrie agreed to give us an update on the stadium.

"Working hard on both the training ground is with lawyers and we hope to exchange contracts in june. with the stadium the 106 agreement is now okay with the council, we have a few legal issues still on the moving of Milton lane etc which should be finished during june. We will make announcements after then."

Excellent, a much needed training ground (asked about the village but o well) and the stadium to have the all clear soon. There where still some questions that needed answering!

THE INTERVIEW WITH PETER STORRIE

1) Do you think you told fans to early about the stadium plans i.e. before permission was received?

"How could we say to early the general permission was given it was the council 106 caused the delay. Not much we could about that."

2) How did we get it so wrong with the dates? Dates for demolition where set yet it didn't happen?

"We did not get it wrong the delays were beyond our control, speak to anyone in the construction industry and this is about the village as well." (We tried)

3) The rotation of the pitch would have seen one stand miles away this year, was this bad planning?

"That is why we did not do it at the time."

4) What would have changed had Portsmouth been relegated?

"Sasha would have improved the side still to make sure we came straight back up."

5) Will the new stadium see a large increase in season ticket prices?

"Not even looked at this until the stadium is finished."

6) Have any players ever turned Portsmouth down because of poor facilities?

"Not to my knowledge, however we have lost players to other clubs
Because of leeks of who we are trying to get."

7) What will the dimensions of the pitch be?

"Close to current but 1 metre wider and 2 metre longer."

8) Where is the money for the stadium coming from?

"Finance and profits from the village."

9) Where is the ninety million pounds for Pompey village coming from?

"Bank if we develop and the developer if we sell."

10) When will we see work starting?

"We hope late summer but it is about the village as well as the stadium and most of the hold ups are on the village."

11) Will the project put Portsmouth in debt? Seeing as the stadium is being built first!

"Of course but anywhere near other clubs, we would have to borrow a percentage of the cost."

I have saved one of my questions for investigation (part four) In that edition I will also be rounding up what this means for our club and what you should be expecting to see and when. Below is a snippet of my summary;

"YOU WILL be in a new stadium the season after next!"


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Tuesday June 13 2006
Time: 9:27AM

Comments

0
More Bull***** Les... you never contacted anyone on the Council. the SHE you refer too, was on the Quay last wek, and she said then we are close to finalising the last 2 hurdles, and the stadium is on shedule to commence in July. So you listen to the Quay Les... well done. And barr telling you to talk to the club... what did you expect. I should think they said Les Who? tell him to go away.
Knobber
13/06/2006 09:53:00
0
Knobber i live in London, i can't listen to the Quay! "She" used to work for the council and her sister is working at my company. It isn't in my interest to make stuff up (What's the point???)
lmatthews
13/06/2006 10:05:00
0
So you dont listen to the Quay? London...? America and Spain get the Quay through a little thing called INTERNET... so i'm sure you can listen in the truth is known. Oh and Your work colleagues sister??? another case of He Said She Said? Dont worry Les, your secret is safe with me... i wont tell anyone ssshhhhh... Honest.
Knobber
13/06/2006 11:22:00
0
i don't listen to it sorry to upset you, but you where wrong and its not my fault that i know her through a colleague
lmatthews
13/06/2006 15:05:00
0
You don't listen to the Quay? The Quay who has the official coverage of Pompey games? The Quay who as part of the local media get preferential treatment at press conferences? You don't listen to it? Why?
PompeyRuleOK
14/06/2006 09:00:00
0
Oh, and i have a friend who STILL works at the council. If i want to know what is going on with the stadium i talk to her, not her mum!
PompeyRuleOK
14/06/2006 09:02:00
0
I know whats going on now! I don't listen to it because i live in London and there website doesn't always work!
lmatthews
14/06/2006 11:03:00
0
Do you also ignore the News as a source too?
PompeyRuleOK
14/06/2006 11:24:00
0
"Not to my knowledge, however we have lost players to other clubs Because of leeks of who we are trying to get." lololololololololololol ROFLMA Do they grow them at the training ground?
FEn_100
14/06/2006 13:33:00
0
I'll believe it when I see it
POMPEYMEV
17/06/2006 12:16:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Vital View - League 2, 22nd April 2017

Doncaster, Plymouth & Portsmouth could be involved in a three-way battle to be crowned champions? Leyton Orient are down with Hartlepool favourites to join them.

Video - Pompey 2-1 Cambridge

That outside chance of Pompey winning the championship is still ON after a win over Cambridge and defeats for Doncaster and Plymouth's draw.

On this day in history...23rd April

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 23rd April.

Sunday Chimes #114 - Pompey 'into something good'

Herman's Hermits hit is the backdrop to another win, seven is the number, and a reflection on promotion....

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Cambridge MotM
Suggested By:
Forde2%
Evans0%
Whatmough22%
Clarke0%
Stevens3%
Opoku Aborah58%
Doyle3%
Baker0%
Naismith3%
Bennett6%
Kabamba0%
Sub-Chaplin0%
Sub-Lowe0%
Sub-Roberts3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Doncaster 44 25 10 9 85 33
P Plymouth 44 25 8 11 83 24
P Portsmouth 44 24 9 11 81 33
4 Luton 44 18 17 9 71 22
5 Exeter 44 20 8 16 68 18
6 Blackpool 44 17 16 11 67 22
7 Stevenage 44 20 6 18 66 7
8 Mansfield 44 17 14 13 65 5
9 Wycombe 44 18 11 15 65 4
10 Carlisle 44 16 17 11 65 -1
11 Cambridge 44 18 9 17 63 7
12 Colchester 44 17 12 15 63 6
13 Accrington 44 16 14 14 62 3
14 Grimsby 44 17 10 17 61 -2
15 Barnet 44 13 15 16 54 -6
16 Notts County 44 15 8 21 53 -22
17 Crewe 44 13 13 18 52 -11
18 Morecambe 44 14 9 21 51 -18
19 Crawley 44 13 11 20 50 -16
20 Yeovil 44 11 16 17 49 -13
21 Cheltenham 44 11 14 19 47 -16
22 Newport 44 11 12 21 45 -22
23 Hartlepool 44 10 13 21 43 -21
R Leyton Orient 44 10 6 28 36 -36
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Cheltenham Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug78
2.PompeyFrippy36
3.storagematt28
4.eastneydave26
5.Copnor4319
6.uspompeyfan16
7.FrattonBlue14
8.stubbsy00713
9.Jimsmithswig10
10.pompeyweller9
Write for Vital Football