Discussion in 'Pure Football' started by silky mackem, May 20, 2019.
capacity at Roker over the years says different
The permitted capacity of Roker Park when it closed was ..what 22,000? The SoL was built to accommodate twice that and then the stadium was expanded within a few years to its current 48000. So no we didn't redevelop Roker Park to build a smaller stadium
thought one end got reduced?
wasn't the back of it knocked down?
so therefore yes you did redevelop to a smaller capacity
Do we have to hate everyone we play?
Aye before it collapsed due to subsidence caused by piss
ok so I was right
no that it matters
That wasn't out of choice it was for safety reason the Roker End stand could have collapsed -it had actually suffered bomb damage during WWII . We had to put up with it until a new bigger stadium could be built as at the end of its life Roker Park could not accommodate all of the fans. In Charlton's case The new Valley stadium was purpose built with a capacity of less than 25,000.
I wouldn't say The Valley was purpose built , the Jimmy Seed stand ( away end ) is still the same stand as before we left the Valley in 1985. The Valley has a capacity of 27,111 and there were plans to increase it to 40,000 before the fall out of the Prem. Judging by his user name cbwhu he's an appy ammer
I mimagine that HUGE side they had here was in just as bad disrepair though as anything at Roker?
Correct. That’s why the bookies has both teams at the same odds to win.
From what I remember at the time, the top half of the Roker End was removed due to "concrete cancer" or corrosion of the steel reinforcements.
Club couldnt afford to rebuild it
The middle one is like a 70s porn bush
The old east terrace had a 40,000 capacity and used to be the same height behind the goal at the Jimmy Seed end ( bottom pic ) until the back part was sold off
What I don't get.. I thought they weren't happy with there owners and were boycotting? But get to Wembley and sell over 30k??
So what's happening if they go up (I think u guys will win) and there owners that they don't like, don't invest and they are bottom of championship.. do they protest again?
I don't get it or have things changed?
Everyone redeveloped to a smaller capacity then because standing got binned and nobody could fit as many seats in.
Why is there a west ham fan on this thread
It's amazing what a few wins achieve as our near neighbours prove. All the boycouts and prertests postponed once Rafa got a few wins.
Not for us, we took 37k against Cardiff.. after the prem and what a fair few of us knew before (but couldn't prove) our next play off final we took 6kish..
They were proper against the owners.. now it seems forgotten.. really don't get it
Better than not having a ground I suppose.
Standing v seats SOL is a bigger ground and would house 60,000standing fans easily ....i have been in roker with 53000 and it was a tad tight!how they got 70,000 against man u is beyond me!
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