UK time is: 17:56:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

U's New Stadium: 'Worst` In Britain

Colchester MP Bob Russell, an avid fan of the Championship football team, has caused a storm this week by claiming that poor development of club`s new 14 million stadium will make it the county`s 'worst`.

In tonight`s Evening Gazette Russell will state: 'I don't mind being the bad guy that everyone shouts at over this.'.

Russell added: 'What is to be built is a stadium which will be worse than those to be found at many non-league clubs around the country, certainly not a stadium worthy of a Championship club.'

While the council is funding the project, the plans have been slammed for there delay and some have even accused the council of only taking an interest in the club in light of new national exposure in the Championship. After all, the club have been campaigning for a new ground for more than ten years.

'I have tried to be the football club's ambassador at national level, and I know full well what the stadium means to both the club and the town," Russell also sates today.

'But I feel Colchester United supporters deserve a better stadium. Frankly, they have been let down by both the club and Colchester Borough Council.'

Potential problems have been identified as a poor design, cramped seating and narrow turnstiles. As one fan said in response to the online article: "What`s the point of leaving Layer Road?"

Info: Colchester Evening Gazette
Words: Vital Colchester




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 14 2007

Time: 12:06PM

Your Comments

Quite an emotive piece! Is he right?
sandgroanun
I should hope he is not!! Well, I'm not sure. The issue seems to be that there will be no bar area for the fans e.t.c as well as all of the above...!
Matt_Us
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

U's Also Extend QPR Defender's Loan (Sunday December 21 2014)

Loan Of Cardiff Striker Extended (Sunday December 21 2014)

Extension To Hewitt Deal (Sunday December 21 2014)

O'Donoghue Out For The Season (Sunday December 21 2014)

Stats: Yeovil Town v The U's (Saturday December 20 2014)

Team News: Yeovil v The U's (Saturday December 20 2014)

Cardiff Cup-Tie On The BBC (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Stats: U's v Rochdale (Saturday December 13 2014)

New Deal For Former Chelsea 'Keeper (Saturday December 13 2014)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Matt_Us 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Scunthorpe 20 6 5 9 -9 23
19. Gillingham 21 5 7 9 -7 22
20. Crawley 21 5 7 9 -12 22
21. Colchester 21 5 5 11 -12 20
22. Yeovil 21 5 5 11 -13 20
23. Leyton Orient 21 4 7 10 -8 19
24. Crewe 21 5 4 12 -22 19

Breaking League News

Waterfall Seeks Mansfield Stay
Scunthorpe : 21/12/2014 16:27:00
Harry Agombar Returns To Swindon Town
Swindon : 21/12/2014 16:23:00
Taylor Hits Back
Gillingham : 21/12/2014 16:17:00
SkyBet League One Round Up
Swindon : 21/12/2014 16:15:00
Swindon : 21/12/2014 16:10:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Colchester v Gillingham
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Colchester win 100%
Gillingham win 0%
Draw 0%