Come off it, we've been playing in Oriel Park for over 100 years does that make us a nothing club? We are a community club in the town of Dundalk not a European club playing in Ireland or any other nonsense that Peak6 want to sell us. Whatever about us being able to survive playing in Dunleer, Drogheda have no chance, their average attendance is under 1000 and would be competing against Dundalk for the local fans (all 1,800 if them!!!).magarnagle wrote: ↑Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:24 pmNobody wants to see Dundalk FC play outside the town but we have to be realistic. Maybe it won't happen anytime soon but something will have to happen someday. If Dundalk are still playing in Oriel in 30 years time either some miracle redevelopment happened or we are a nothing club.niall_hearty2000 wrote: ↑Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:02 pm It's not oriel pulling at heartstrings. Personally I have no issue with us moving from oriel. But we are dundalk, we should play in Dundalk, not dunleer. Its all well and good saying it's only 20 mins down the road. But what about all those who don't drive and walk to every game? Dunleer isn't exactly known for it's transport system. Bottom line is it probably will never happen. For all the fai County Council government investment in this, both clubs would probably still have to divy up half the expenditure between them. Do you see drogheda having that kinda wedge? Or peak 6 putting that sum of investment on the table?
We all want to think our status and history should give us the right to have a new stadium in the town but it means nothing. Unless ourselves or Drogs go out of business the only logical way forward is a shared stadium. As for people who don't drive, that's not difficult to get around, buses from the town on match nights.
How much do Bohs and Shels have to put into Dalymount?
Playing in Dunleer is a terrible idea, sure why not just move the team to the Aviva rebrand as the Lilywhites FC like Peak6 are rumored to have looked at? It would be an objectively better option than moving to Dunleer for the club in nearly every department and sure it's only an hour from town, you can run busses, would attract a far larger local crowd, be better for attracting players, etc. The only downside would be people who care about Dundalk and sure look compared to the potential profit available pillowcase them, sure if they don't travel an hour down the road to watch them were they really even fans in the first place?