We should move to Broadwood rent free for 5 years and sell up the Sans Siro for mega millions to NLC as a deal. Included would be free buses every home game to Broadwood. Can't see such a top notch stadium lie without a tenant team for long. Money would allow us to build a championship quality team.
During the 5 year rental we would source suitable land within Coatbridge and build a small purpose built stadium, coffee shop / lounge so we have a revenue stream every day, not just match days (aka Peterhead model)
Just a thought or is it a nightmare😎
Good to see Peter still thinking outside the box. A few thoughts on his ideas. I doubt NLC will approach us to move to Broadwood, but if they did I would hope the BOD would reject it. We would not receive mega millions for the sale of the ground. Whatever we did get, I believe some of the major shareholders would be looking for their share of the proceeds from the sale of the company’s only asset. I would predict by the end of our 5 year exile we would be in the Lowland League playing to home crowds in double figures if we were still going at all. The thought of NLC giving us a 5 year free rental deal at Broadwood is a pipe dream. The only idea I ever heard suggested involving the Council was for us to take over Langloan Sports Centre, relieving them of a white elephant. For good or bad , Rovers are a Coatbridge team and must remain playing our football in Coatbridge.
This idea can be summed up in one word “Airdrieonians”.
The Diamonds moving to Broadwood was the beginning of the end for them as they searched out for the New Broomfield. Meanwhile they lost many of their fans, the money they did have dwindled away and the rest as they say is history.