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    Default Something is really bugging me

    Well i started a game with my english fetish team, Rushden & Diamonds, finally 10 years on i managed to get to the Premiership, all the years i nag the board to expand the stadium, no luck they say the city will not allow that, so i waited and waited for a new stadium and no luck.

    I'm going to my first season on the premiership and my stadium is a little bellow 7000 capacity, what the hell do i need to do????? Win the premiership on my first season????

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    Be patient. Raise your bank balance, constantly fill out the stadium week-in week-out and eventually you'll get a new stadium.

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    Default Re: Something is really bugging me

    if you have a good balance, you should get an expansion/new stadium in the first 2 years of premiership

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    i fill the stadium every week, i got a litle above 30m on bank not much but at least 1000 seats would make me happy i'm losing tons of money on season tickets.

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    Well you said it yourself that you can't expand the stadium, so the only solution is building a new one. And your bank balance is way too low for a new stadium....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabio MVP View Post
    Well you said it yourself that you can't expand the stadium, so the only solution is building a new one. And your bank balance is way too low for a new stadium....
    How much do i need to have???

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    Well most people believe you need atleast 200m in the bank, then it comes down to luck.

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    I really don't know, as I play with Man Utd so my stadium gets expanded. But I'd say you need at least about 300m for a new stadium, even though I'm not sure. Maybe someone who got new stadium built could tell you?
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    Default Re: Something is really bugging me

    The cost would depend on the size of stadium your board decide to build. The size of the stadium will depend on the amount of fans you have.

    I have sympathy for you as my Hyde United side are stuck in a 6500 capacity stadium - although I have been move for 9 months to a 25000 seater while my board bring my stadium to a 6500 all seater.


    Edit: I just played my first 'home' game at Huddersfield's Galpharm Stadium and was about 50 people short of a full house. So by the time I go back to my own stadium my average attendance could be 4 times the amount of people I can hold in my own stadium. With some luck my board will give me a decent stadium.
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    Worth noticing that you dont need the money in the bank to get a new stadium. I got a new 17,000 seat stadium by roughly 1/3rd sponsorship and 2/3rds bank loan while i only had around £1-2m in the bank. The stadium cost roughly £20m

    As others have said, keep filling the stadium and you will get a new one at some point.

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    On my leicester save I had 40mil in the bank but the club took out a loan on the club for about 120mil and build a new stadium. Only bad thing was it was named after Martin O'Niell and not me

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    Not so bad imo. Leicester could have been playing in the Emile Heskey Stadium.

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    OK i'll wait for the end of my first premiership seasson, maybe if i manage not to be relegated i can finally get a decent stadium.

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    I took Merthyr Tydfil to the EPL and even won it, then the board finally announced they were going to increase the stadium... by a 'massive' 5,000 seats..

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    I know people dont like 'cheating' with the editor - but if I ever do a 'long term' game with a lower league side the only thing I edit is the expansion capcity of the stadium.

    Very very few stadiums (especially smaller ones) cannot be easily expanded - the ones that cant be expanded tend to be the medium sized ones in the premiership/championship (bolton and tottenham come to mind - bolton because its purpose built in that shape and save knocking it down it cant be expanded, tottenham because its built in a bloody stupid place and a road would have to be removed to expand it).

    So for me, this isnt 'cheating' its addressing an issue with the game that shouldnt be there in the first place.

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    Default Re: Something is really bugging me

    I wonder what the fan catchment area fir rushden is? I mean if they get to the prem on real life will they suddenly get loads more fans turning up to games? Or will they always struggle to gain fans due to were they are.

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    Just to give you an idea of increasing attendances of a 'successful' team:

    Wigan:

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    Wigan Athletic have the 32nd best average attendance in England, 17,884[18] though this is the lowest in the Premier League.[19] Supporters argue that, for a club that has only been playing league football since 1978, year-on-year increases in average attendance — from 1,845 in 1995 to 19,046 in 2008[8] — represent a huge success.


    Wigan has a population of 81,203 according to google (so they appear to get about 1/5 of the total population of the town!!!) Wigan has lots of small towns around it to add to its supporter base - but anyone more than about 1 mile from wigan is more likely to support a liverpool or manchester team (not to mention preston, blackpool, bolton and basically half the bloody proffesional teams in england!)

    Rusden and Diamonds is in rushden right ontop of wellingborough - pop 46,959 + Rushden pop - 25,849 = 72,808 - which is about the same population as wigan. Its very near northampton, however, they arent much in terms of competition and if rusden rose up the tables it could get a fairly decent supporter base (northampton has a population of almost 200,000 in 2001) Further out, a successful team in the area has very little competition, being surrounded by cambridge, coventary and peterborough. (no offence meant, im just comparing them to the HUGE teams surrounding wigan)

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    Default Re: Something is really bugging me

    Quote Originally Posted by postal postie View Post
    I wonder what the fan catchment area fir rushden is? I mean if they get to the prem on real life will they suddenly get loads more fans turning up to games? Or will they always struggle to gain fans due to were they are.
    Well the Rushden and Diamonds teams are a merger of 2 teams from 2 towns Irthlingborough and Rushden, the play at Nene Park at Irthlingborough.

    Irthlingborough has about 9000 people and Rushden is about 28,000 people so 37000 people a stadium of 15.000 would be great.

    IRL Rushden has some decent attendances, and some followers do follow the team on road games.

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