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Skidder1 last won the day on January 16 2019

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  1. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    The more expanded statement in Speedway Star says the discussions with GI are ongoing particularly regarding exactly what facilities GI will have open and staffed and which ones Poole Speedway will need to operate themselves. Matt Ford states that he would be prepared to run speedway without the glass grandstand/restaurant/bars open!!!!!!
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    Also featured on BBC South Today last evening. Good coverage by the Beeb in our local area to be fair. (ps. New BCP Council leader to be elected later today!!)
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    Has it actually stated anywhere that when streaming is introduced for a season's racing that the price per meeting will be £12.95? Or is that people just jumping to conclusions? As for the streaming company, are they set up to cover every track's away meetings or will clubs be making their own arrangements?
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    Great to hear in the BSPL Chairman's statement that the income from streaming more than covered the costs of the British Final meeting!! Not all bad then.....!
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    I'm sure I've read somewhere (Speedway Star?) that the 5-year Eurosport deal has been deferred to start in 2021, with the full agreement and support of the Eurosport Management.
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    Kent Kings 2020?

    Simply replying to the H.Gould post above.
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    The Council don't want to have the lease back (their acting leader said in FB interview last week that there were still 40 years left on it and it must still include a sports/leisure facility!!) as they do not have the cash nor the inclination to develop the site themselves. It needs a strong financial proposal for the whole site to include a stadium, housing and whatever else in order for the Council to show enough interest for it to go forward into the formal planning process. GI have shown no interest in putting such a proposal forward and for the moment at least seem content with taking income from speedway, car park, Nursery and other functions and one-off activities (not sure if they still have the Motorbike training and instruction classes)?
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    With no dogs, the dog track could either be done away with or be tarmaced and changed into a motocross/stocks circuit? The speedway track could be moved out maybe? The centre green could also be used for concerts/exhibitions/car shows/Karting (like Oxford)?. No doubt there are other activities that greater minds than mine can suggest.
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    The Stadia UK statement on 22nd September confirms that greyhounds will NOT return!! However the statement also says that a small Management Team will remain on site to continue the other businesses and to investigate additional alternative activities.
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    Kent Kings 2020?

    It'll be interesting to see what Stadia UK (Gaming International) decide to do to keep providing the sports and leisure required by the terms of their lease with BCP Council. Their Press release yesterday confirming that greyhounds will NOT be returning to Poole Stadium, also states that they are retaining on site a small management team to continue with the other businesses.
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    This week's SS delivered by postman as usual before 10.00 am this morning.
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    Newcastle 2020

    Big article in this week's Speedway Star.
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    His name is Clarke Osborne!
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    The situation regarding the deferred Celebration of Life in respect of Poole historian and past PRO Gordon Day has been updated by his widow Barbara on some social media platforms. In essence her announcement explains the deferral due to Covid-19, BUT after continual discussion with the Poole Stadium General Manager, Shaun, it will take place at the Stadium in March 2021! (nb. This would seem to indicate that the stadium will still be operating into next year!!)
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    The 'ball' is firmly in Stadia UK's hands. Until they decide /announce their own plans to continue with the stadium lease or not then nobody can do anything except a bit of lobbying behind the scenes?! Incidentally Monmore (Ladbroke greyhounds) is reopening on October 1st with reduced attendance, so its not every greyhound stadium/operator that is shutting up shop. Also its not Stadia UK's option to develop part of the stadium car park for housing, unless they've put a strong financial proposal to BCP Council, which - if acceptable - would require a public planning application, as would any other developer's proposal.

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