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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Posted by Redscat on Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:16 pm
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As I was at a bit of a loose end this afternoon I decided to take a ride and have a look at what, as a kid, we always knew as Grasmere playing fields on Batley Road, Flanshaw. The playing fields are still there lying between Flanshaw beck and the new ALDI store on Batley Road. I spent quite some time studying them and came to the conclusion that they would be a very good location for a new 12,000 capacity community stadium. Allowing for a minimum 100m length pitch, the ground could be accommodated in either N/S or E/W orientation, with adequate spectator space on all four sides, and still space left over for parking. Traffic egress onto the main road would be a little restrictive, but a set of lights may ease that problem.There are currently two sets of football goal posts in place so any club that uses the facilities would be able to transfer their games to the new community stadium.
As I recall the land used to be in the ownership of Wakefield City Council; so whether that has now passed to WMDC or WDH I don't know. Knowing the situation these days the land is probably ear marked for about 350 new houses, I suppose.
I would suggest to anybody passing to just pull up and have a look and I would like to see your thoughts on here.
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:50 pm
Posted by Mick Amos 9 WTW on Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:50 pm
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Balne Lane Fields, Grasmere Fields... Getting closer to MCs back garden! :D
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Posted by chissitt on Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:07 pm
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It would be handy for the Kowloon afterwards :D
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:12 pm
Posted by Redscat on Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:12 pm
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Mick Amos 9 WTW wrote:
Balne Lane Fields, Grasmere Fields... Getting closer to MCs back garden! :D


I looked at that as well - too big and spacious :)
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:18 pm
Posted by FIL on Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:18 pm
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Sorry mate, another total non-starter for me purely on the grounds of access. The nearest available motorway junction is junction 40 and then down through Silkwood Park and Flanshaw Lane - can you imagine the congestion down there ??
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Posted by FickleFingerOfFate on Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:30 pm
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Should have been at the top of Queens Drive and relocated Thornes Juniors into one of the annex's at Thornes House.
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:33 pm
Posted by FIL on Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:33 pm
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Should have been at Durkar then I could have walked there :D
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Posted by Redscat on Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:46 pm
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FIL wrote:
Sorry mate, another total non-starter for me purely on the grounds of access. The nearest available motorway junction is junction 40 and then down through Silkwood Park and Flanshaw Lane - can you imagine the congestion down there ??


It's not right good on Regent St, Sugar Lane or Donny Road is it?
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Posted by Redscat on Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:48 pm
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FIL wrote:
Should have been at Durkar then I could have walked there :D


Me too FIL :lol:
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Posted by leedscat on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:08 pm
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Would love this but dont see where its big enough
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