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Report - Glos AFC Football Grounds Feb 2015

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by huey, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
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    Ah, football- a test of fitness, endurance, heart and anal resilience. Of over paid prima donna's falling over at nothing waiting for the magic sponge and penalty to appear. Performances worthy of a BAFTA before driving home in their million pound supercars- maybe i'm just jealous or maybe its the rumours that its not just the oranges that get sucked at half time, that puts me off football, but this is the story of the ground not the players so I shall begin.
    Explored with CheltOriginal, once I could drag him away from his love of French poetry and soft furnishings we had a relaxed, undisturbed mooch on a chilly afternoon.

    FOOTBALLS NOT COMING HOME
    This is the Meadow Park site the club moved to in 1986 after selling the former grounds at Horton road to Westbury Homes. In its prime it could hold 4'500 with 560 seats. Like the club the grounds have had their highs and lows, and after being flooded three times in a decade, the last time without insurance as they couldn't get flood insurance any longer, the club were forced to pull the plug (sorry.)
    The supporters were both devastated, as were the owners who despite spending over £1m on planning proposals since abandoning the grounds in 2007 are still trying to turn the tide (sorry again,) after having yet another proposal put on hold. The last £5m planning idea for a 'community site' was rejected last month.
    Since 2007 the players have had to borrow and share grounds with other clubs, sharing Cheltenham Town FC's Whaddon Road site for three years.


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    The old club office, now empty and up for sale
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    Horton Rd glory days
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    Meadow park glory days
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    The last flood- copyright Webb Aviation
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    copyright Gloucestershire Echo
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    The old turnstyles
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    Groundsman's garage, note the discarded football nets
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    The side terrace and pitch today
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    Old advertising boards
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    The stadium
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    VIP entrance
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    Some general shots
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    The hoped for reincarnation
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    Hope you enjoyed,thanks for looking.
     

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  2. Bigian88

    Bigian88 The Massive Mancunian
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    Refreshingly different and interesting! nice one
     
  3. Punk

    Punk Maple Syrup Baron
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    Nice change from the norm. Good report :thumb cheers for sharing
     
  4. The Stig

    The Stig Urbex = Nosey Bastard
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    Looks like a nice little explore there :) thanks for the report :)
     
  5. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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    Liking that Huey, you've captured the place really well, the VIP area ain't looking too luxurious these days :eek:
     
  6. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
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    Thank you all, glad you like it.
     
  7. splodge

    splodge 28DL Full Member
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    That was a very nice report, well done huey. It looks like it was a nice little ground, just a shame it must have been built on a flood plain.
     
  8. PopPunkJamie

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    Not bad that mate, as a football fan I might have to pop down and check this out
     
  9. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
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    Hey mate,do,and give us a pm,be good to meet up again.
     
  10. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    Yeah, I like that. Like the others have said, it's something a bit different. Interesting background with it :thumb
     
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  12. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
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    Sorry mate.just seen your reply. Credit wheres its due you do take some cracking photos. Apologies for the mix up,hope you liked the report! Cheers
     
  13. merryprankster

    merryprankster Conrod the Barbarian
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    Very nice dude, didn't fancy the floodlights then!! Ive got a football ground to do a report on aswell, visited about a month ago but my laptops buggered! As always top report.
     
  14. Lavino

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    Like the football grounds pics makes a nice change to the usuall thanks..
     
  15. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
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    Cheers guys as always ..Oakleyframer man get on with it! Meet up soon anyway,cheers H
     
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