Morfa Stadium Plans

Monday, 9 September 2002, 0:00
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The release via the trust web-site went as follows: "For some months the Trust have been badgering the Supporter Director to arrange a meeting whereby the Trust could be present at a presentation of the plans for The New Stadium. Yes, that is correct for the present, it is not Morfa. On Wednesday 21st August members of the Trust attended a meeting in the Hospitality Suite at the Club, where the Club and representatives of the Rugby Club were present for a presentation by Berwyn Price from the Leisure Department of the Council and co-ordinator of the project. Present were John Parkhouse, Nigel Hamer (Trust Board), Nigel Drean, Mark Ludlam, Tudor Evans and Dave Hannan (Trust Members).

It looks a most impressive stadium, not as some would believe like Chester, Wycombe, etc a real stadium to be proud of. We were told that it is 99.9% certain of being built. I know 0.1% of uncertainty, but they have gone too far, all tenders are in for the steelwork, cladding etc., etc.,. Without dwelling on the full two hour meeting, it is suffice to report that work on the New Stadium will commence early in October, after the removal of a main electric cable running underneath the present playing fields. It is envisaged that partial completion will be late August/September 2003, with full completion November 2003. It has ben agreed that Whites Supporters will join with the Trust in follow-up meetings to keep abreast of events. Obviously the ‘guts’ of the stadium design has been decided, but the opportunity is there for us the supporters to have an input of various ideas. The disabled and hard of hearing have been accomodated, Dave Hannan was asked if he would be available to discuss issues with the National Disabled Association at a later date. The question of a standing area was introduced, unfortunately the Football Licensing Authority will not allow a standing area, any new stadium has to be all seated. The North End of the stadium (behind goal) will be the away end.We all left the meeting mostly impressed with the presentation and we did not regard it as a Council PR exercise for our benefit. I would like to think that the Trust do get answers for their members and ultimately for all fans of SCFC. There is only one thing that is certain in our lives, but this really does look as though it is all going to fall into place."

The stadium design will be as follows and within twelve months it is hoped that both Swansea City and the Whites will be housed inside the new stadium.
The trust have also been kind enough to let us have copies of these plans and these are reproduced below.

Pictures reproduced with permission of the Supporter’s Trust and may not be reproduced without permission

Now only time will tell whether the stadium turns into a reality in the given timescales. Watch this space…..

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