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Hornets nest to get Geordie makeover

Hornets nest to get Geordie makeover

Watford have requested planning permission to turn Vicarage Road stadium into a scaled down version of Newcastle`s St James Park when redevelopment work kicks off next season, according to the club`s top brass anyway.

CEO Boing Boing Mark Ashton has revealed that the facelift of the Hornets home patch is to be modelled on the Geordie`s home territory insisting "Once it`s done it will be a unique, proper football stadium. It will be on a much smaller scale, but very much like Newcastle`s".

The redevelopment is scheduled to include a complete rebuild of the current Family Enclosure to feature a 5,000 capacity, one-tier, three-levelled stand as well as relocation of matchday player and media facilities into the south west corner of the ground.

But Ashton knows the club`s ambitious plans won`t be straightforward and original concepts have had to be scaled back on budget.

He added "We`ve looked at taking a stand down and building a mini village. But the cost of that was just astronomical. This site is very very difficult. It`s land-locked, we`ve got allotments, we`ve got houses, hospitals, it`s in a hole and it`s twisted"

The Hornets will hear back from Watford Borough Council by the end of the May as to whether planning permission has been granted.


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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Wednesday March 26 2008
Time: 1:00PM

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How can it be called a "football stadium"? Watford don't play football. You will not need a new pitch either, the ball will never be on it.
Greeno12
26/03/2008 13:30:00
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boring......shouldnt you be concentrating on the fortunes of your own team, rather than whinging about the way we play? Your obviously jealous of us is that why you keep complaining?
wfcben
26/03/2008 17:55:00
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