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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:20 pm 
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Yes I've been blown away with the new facilities... Its the little things like offering Wilsons pies, screens everywhere and the free WiFi etc that push it up a league.

And yes certainly it's retained some character vs identikit stadia. Hard to put your finger on it but so much better than Saints or Warrington etc

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christopher wrote:The whole redevelopment is first class, we might not have the on field product to be proud of at the moment but the stadium is excellent, they've done such a good job of updating a 100+ year old ground it’s got so much more personality than the modern identikit stadiums, this year is the first year I’ve been to saints and Warrington away and I was really disappointed with both stadiums to be honest

I think saints only cost in the region of £15000000






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Headingley looks more classy than Wigan and Huddersfield too






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lionarmour87 wrote:Headingley looks more classy than Wigan and Huddersfield too


To be honest I think Huddersfield is a fantastic stadium, considering its now 25 years old it still feels modern snd at least its fairly individual, its also host to probably one of the best games of RL I've seen live (the 2003 challenge cup semi final)

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christopher wrote:The whole redevelopment is first class, we might not have the on field product to be proud of at the moment but the stadium is excellent, they've done such a good job of updating a 100+ year old ground it’s got so much more personality than the modern identikit stadiums, this year is the first year I’ve been to saints and Warrington away and I was really disappointed with both stadiums to be honest

Yep. I’ve only been in the South Stand so far but it’s very good, would love to see the North Stand when it’s fully complete.
I’ve not been to Saints yet but Warrington’s I have a bit of a soft spot for. It’s basic yes but then I guess it’s probably cheaper and crucially they got the right mix of standing and seating unlike at Salford. I think Salford’s stadium is god awful for a new stadium. Poor transport links, poor parking, wrong configuration of standing and seating, main stand underneath the tv gantry rather than opposite it, no ability to pay on the gate (have to go to the ticket office).

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The stadium was on the World Series Triathlon earlier, they read out the international cricket fixtures that are going to be held at Headingley and the rugby side was described as the home of Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union. No mention of Leeds Rhinos or Rugby League. Typical.

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I know it’s a well roasted old chestnut but Headingley really needs to solve the West Stand conundrum. If & when they find a way to develop that side then it’ll be far & away the best Rugby stadium in the country!

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The Avenger wrote:I know it’s a well roasted old chestnut but Headingley really needs to solve the West Stand conundrum. If & when they find a way to develop that side then it’ll be far & away the best Rugby stadium in the country!


Never going to happen.

The talk of the club buying houses behind the stand is a non-starter. The council is trying to encourage more families into Headingley by moving the student area towards the city centre, so anything that proposes knocking down family homes would get laughed out of the planning meeting.

And then there's the return on investment - it just wouldn't be there. It's highly unlikely that there's a huge pent-up demand of away fans who, in a summer sport, would come to Headingley if only there was a roof over the stand.






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The set up allows you to get away with not needing facilities under the stand- you have the food stalls, toilets etc on the way down from the Kirkstall Lane end turnstiles so not like people have to go out of the way and ultimately it's about supply and demand- the club won't see a return on spending a fortune to put anything major in place.

I think we might see a roof introduced at same stage but don't think it will be developed any where near the level of the rest of the ground. Probably more along the lines of the stand at Wakey which basically covers fans but does nothing to add to the available facilities.

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