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|Northern Ipswich bypass/New stadium?|
at 11:04 21 Feb 2018
Apologies if this has previously been discussed..
Just wanted to gauge what people were thinking about mid to long term future of our club.
With the ever increasing prospect of a North Ipswich bypass, would this be the ideal time to move out of Portman Rd?
To me this makes so much sense (as much as I have loved the place for 40 years since I was 6 years old)
I feel as a club we're losing ground on Norwich (how important this is to you is in question) and I feel it's only a matter of time before they easily become the powerhouse of EastAnglia.. my bet is although Lowestoft is in Suffolk, I bet a fair few football fans from the town support Norwich (which is fine if that's what you want over Ipswich
We have falling gates (not a new phenomenon, but still a worry)
The way I see it, a new bypass, a railway in the area too, nearer and easier for supporters from Lowestoft/BSE to get to.. easier to police.. space to build a designated sports complex with outlets (food, shopping etc)
For me Portman Rd can be a hassle to get to, parking and traffic jams etc..
Personally, I'd love to see our club brought into the newer age.. better facilities (I find buying a tea/pie/beer at football matches a total embarrassment, even though it's not the priority of the majority), branding, bums on seats..
I'm sure it'll happen one day, but whether that's in my lifetime remains to be seen..
I genuinely believe if this doesn't happen sooner rather than later, we'll miss the boat and our Northern neighbours could well beat us to modernisation and win a whole new army of support..
I know people hate change (genuinely myself too) but with this Northern Bypass looking ever likely, surely relocating our club should at least be discussed..
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