A football pitch, speedway track, restaurants and shops – Eddie Mitchell unveils plans for new Stadium of Colour

Bournemouth Echo: BIG IDEAS: Councillor Judy Butt and Eddie Mitchell reveal the plans to revamp Poole Stadium BIG IDEAS: Councillor Judy Butt and Eddie Mitchell reveal the plans to revamp Poole Stadium

THE PLANS for a new stadium to house both Poole Town and Poole Pirates speedway team have been unveiled to the public.

Named the Stadium of Colour, the venue will feature a football pitch and speedway track with seating for up to 10,000 people, nearly 500 apartments, restaurants, bars and shops, and around 800 parking spaces.

Floor plans and a CGI image of how the stadium could look were put on display by former AFC Bournemouth chairman, Eddie Mitchell, at his Sevens Boat Shed restaurant in Poole Park on Saturday.

Mr Mitchell, who is behind the plans, hopes that Poole residents will feel positively about his vision, which would be built on the current site of Poole Pirates’ home, off Wimborne Road.

He said: “The plans are very flexible. It’s just my vision of what can happen. The sole principle of my demonstrating what can happen is to be able to show that the stadium can be developed.

“It can house football, and speedway which is still based at the stadium. Unfortunately, the football was lost from the stadium in the 90s, and I’m determined to try and get it back.”

Mr Mitchell also said that the greyhound racing has not been incorporated into his vision, as it is a somewhat controversial sport and was the last thing to be added to the current Poole Stadium.

He went on to say that the Stadium of Colour would also provide a space for concerts and other potential open-air events, and overall could generate a revenue of £100million ‘from the magnitude of the scheme, if it gets off the ground’.

Cllr Judy Butt, ward councillor for Creekmoor and supporter of Poole Town FC, said: “The name, Stadium of Colour, really suggests what it is for. It offers a wide palette of provision.

“This is a really important stage because it is about the engagement process.

“All these stakeholders and our residents were asked to come along, have a look and give us their opinions because it drives the finished product.”

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11:43am Tue 13 May 14

uberbloke says...

A 10,000 seater stadium with parking for 800 cars...

= 12.5 people per car
A 10,000 seater stadium with parking for 800 cars... = 12.5 people per car uberbloke
  • Score: 12

11:47am Tue 13 May 14

In Absentia says...

How much and who's putting up the finance?
How much and who's putting up the finance? In Absentia
  • Score: 15

11:50am Tue 13 May 14

oversee says...

'8' developments on its way ?.....heard it all before.............
'8' developments on its way ?.....heard it all before............. oversee
  • Score: 18

12:16pm Tue 13 May 14

BarrHumbug says...

uberbloke wrote:
A 10,000 seater stadium with parking for 800 cars...

= 12.5 people per car
Manchester Arena 21,000, parking for 958 cars = 21.92 people per car.
Wembley Stadium 90,000, parking for 3000 cars = 30 people per car.
[quote][p][bold]uberbloke[/bold] wrote: A 10,000 seater stadium with parking for 800 cars... = 12.5 people per car[/p][/quote]Manchester Arena 21,000, parking for 958 cars = 21.92 people per car. Wembley Stadium 90,000, parking for 3000 cars = 30 people per car. BarrHumbug
  • Score: 18

12:37pm Tue 13 May 14

burgerboy says...

"Stadium of colour"
The only colour relevant to this project will probably be the brown of the envelopes.........
"Stadium of colour" The only colour relevant to this project will probably be the brown of the envelopes......... burgerboy
  • Score: 21

12:47pm Tue 13 May 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Could leave it as it is ,a scruffy pile drawing crowds in the hundreds.It s got to be an improvement.
Just a shame he stuck his fingers up to the council by sticking out a load of tacky decking and plastic grass outside his Greasy spoon but it seems the very fragrant Judy as forgiven him
Could leave it as it is ,a scruffy pile drawing crowds in the hundreds.It s got to be an improvement. Just a shame he stuck his fingers up to the council by sticking out a load of tacky decking and plastic grass outside his Greasy spoon but it seems the very fragrant Judy as forgiven him kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 12

12:50pm Tue 13 May 14

Sir Retry69 says...

burgerboy wrote:
"Stadium of colour"
The only colour relevant to this project will probably be the brown of the envelopes.........
Ho Ho Ho ,so humorous, so predictable,so jealous :)
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: "Stadium of colour" The only colour relevant to this project will probably be the brown of the envelopes.........[/p][/quote]Ho Ho Ho ,so humorous, so predictable,so jealous :) Sir Retry69
  • Score: -13

1:12pm Tue 13 May 14

sea poole says...

Burgerboy -and you'd be the first to admit that publicly to Mr Mitchell's face?
Burgerboy -and you'd be the first to admit that publicly to Mr Mitchell's face? sea poole
  • Score: -12

1:14pm Tue 13 May 14

kalebmoledirt says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Could leave it as it is ,a scruffy pile drawing crowds in the hundreds.It s got to be an improvement.
Just a shame he stuck his fingers up to the council by sticking out a load of tacky decking and plastic grass outside his Greasy spoon but it seems the very fragrant Judy as forgiven him
Ps Judy avoid Rosmoore rd on your way home..Not sure the locals will want you to see the latest arrivals
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Could leave it as it is ,a scruffy pile drawing crowds in the hundreds.It s got to be an improvement. Just a shame he stuck his fingers up to the council by sticking out a load of tacky decking and plastic grass outside his Greasy spoon but it seems the very fragrant Judy as forgiven him[/p][/quote]Ps Judy avoid Rosmoore rd on your way home..Not sure the locals will want you to see the latest arrivals kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 10

2:50pm Tue 13 May 14

Redgolfer says...

sea poole wrote:
Burgerboy -and you'd be the first to admit that publicly to Mr Mitchell's face?
Sticking up for your mate I see, very commendable, will it be number8 !!!
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Burgerboy -and you'd be the first to admit that publicly to Mr Mitchell's face?[/p][/quote]Sticking up for your mate I see, very commendable, will it be number8 !!! Redgolfer
  • Score: 5

3:34pm Tue 13 May 14

boyerboy says...

Plenty of car spaces...central location.....ASHPALT REQUIRE RENEWING only used by a couple of hundred people a week - sounds ideal Judy, LET THE CARAVANS ROLL, PLEASE PUT THE SIGN UP ASAP "TRAVELLERS VELCOME".
Plenty of car spaces...central location.....ASHPALT REQUIRE RENEWING only used by a couple of hundred people a week - sounds ideal Judy, LET THE CARAVANS ROLL, PLEASE PUT THE SIGN UP ASAP "TRAVELLERS VELCOME". boyerboy
  • Score: 4

3:35pm Tue 13 May 14

sea poole says...

Redgolfer- Never met the guy, but still appreciate what he did for the Cherries...much to your chagrin and bile for anything associated with Cherries-guess you must be a stalker.
Redgolfer- Never met the guy, but still appreciate what he did for the Cherries...much to your chagrin and bile for anything associated with Cherries-guess you must be a stalker. sea poole
  • Score: -9

5:04pm Tue 13 May 14

pete woodley says...

sea poole wrote:
Redgolfer- Never met the guy, but still appreciate what he did for the Cherries...much to your chagrin and bile for anything associated with Cherries-guess you must be a stalker.
No Redgolfer is just telling the truth and a lot of us agree.So stop the nasty comments about him.
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Redgolfer- Never met the guy, but still appreciate what he did for the Cherries...much to your chagrin and bile for anything associated with Cherries-guess you must be a stalker.[/p][/quote]No Redgolfer is just telling the truth and a lot of us agree.So stop the nasty comments about him. pete woodley
  • Score: -2

5:21pm Tue 13 May 14

Redgolfer says...

sea poole wrote:
Redgolfer- Never met the guy, but still appreciate what he did for the Cherries...much to your chagrin and bile for anything associated with Cherries-guess you must be a stalker.
Not getting involved in a slanging match with you sea poole but if you remember your comments before in a reply about Mr Mitchel, you stated that I would end up in hospital, for your information, played for the Cherries many years ago, glad to see Eddie Howe got them playing so well, the play offs would have meant extra money but great to see them finish so high in the league, does that sound like bile and not so sure about comments of a stalker but you are entitled to them, PS seems like the club has done better without Mr Mitchel than with him, Thanks
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Redgolfer- Never met the guy, but still appreciate what he did for the Cherries...much to your chagrin and bile for anything associated with Cherries-guess you must be a stalker.[/p][/quote]Not getting involved in a slanging match with you sea poole but if you remember your comments before in a reply about Mr Mitchel, you stated that I would end up in hospital, for your information, played for the Cherries many years ago, glad to see Eddie Howe got them playing so well, the play offs would have meant extra money but great to see them finish so high in the league, does that sound like bile and not so sure about comments of a stalker but you are entitled to them, PS seems like the club has done better without Mr Mitchel than with him, Thanks Redgolfer
  • Score: 4

5:21pm Tue 13 May 14

golfer33 says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
uberbloke wrote:
A 10,000 seater stadium with parking for 800 cars...

= 12.5 people per car
Manchester Arena 21,000, parking for 958 cars = 21.92 people per car.
Wembley Stadium 90,000, parking for 3000 cars = 30 people per car.
you forgot the 500 apartments too, where will they park?
Cant we just drop this idea now Mitchell.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]uberbloke[/bold] wrote: A 10,000 seater stadium with parking for 800 cars... = 12.5 people per car[/p][/quote]Manchester Arena 21,000, parking for 958 cars = 21.92 people per car. Wembley Stadium 90,000, parking for 3000 cars = 30 people per car.[/p][/quote]you forgot the 500 apartments too, where will they park? Cant we just drop this idea now Mitchell. golfer33
  • Score: 5

5:36pm Tue 13 May 14

BackinPoole says...

Never seen Cllr Butt at Tatnam, lets hope she follows through on her promises this time, unlike her disappearing act for a vote about Branksome Rec. Thank you to Mr Mitchell for actually having some get up and go unlike most of the old fogies running Poole.
Never seen Cllr Butt at Tatnam, lets hope she follows through on her promises this time, unlike her disappearing act for a vote about Branksome Rec. Thank you to Mr Mitchell for actually having some get up and go unlike most of the old fogies running Poole. BackinPoole
  • Score: 1

5:48pm Tue 13 May 14

Yankee1 says...

*Yawn*

I will believe it when I see it.
*Yawn* I will believe it when I see it. Yankee1
  • Score: 2

6:32pm Tue 13 May 14

simongreenaway says...

Poole Football club do not need to be in the centre of town.
If this was to go ahead and they were to actually be a sucessful football team, can you imagine the traffic every match day trying to go up and down Wimborne Rd.
Also who is going to buy a flat when the speedway is on once a week in the summer months?
Poole Football club do not need to be in the centre of town. If this was to go ahead and they were to actually be a sucessful football team, can you imagine the traffic every match day trying to go up and down Wimborne Rd. Also who is going to buy a flat when the speedway is on once a week in the summer months? simongreenaway
  • Score: 5

6:37pm Tue 13 May 14

sea poole says...

Blimey -some neanderthal comments re attempts to improve the dilapidated stadium, create homes and generally improve the site.
Blimey -some neanderthal comments re attempts to improve the dilapidated stadium, create homes and generally improve the site. sea poole
  • Score: -1

8:03pm Tue 13 May 14

kalebmoledirt says...

No such thing as a free lunch.how much is a prawn sandwich in the Eddies greasy spoon Judy ?
No such thing as a free lunch.how much is a prawn sandwich in the Eddies greasy spoon Judy ? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

8:47pm Tue 13 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Eddie has a house almost next door to Dave wells on shore road, sandbags.
We all know how wells got rich (exploiting the poor) but for 10 points how did Eddie end up with so much dosh ?
Eddie has a house almost next door to Dave wells on shore road, sandbags. We all know how wells got rich (exploiting the poor) but for 10 points how did Eddie end up with so much dosh ? Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

9:49pm Tue 13 May 14

pete woodley says...

simongreenaway wrote:
Poole Football club do not need to be in the centre of town.
If this was to go ahead and they were to actually be a sucessful football team, can you imagine the traffic every match day trying to go up and down Wimborne Rd.
Also who is going to buy a flat when the speedway is on once a week in the summer months?
Would it be any different than Goldsands with only one entrance and exit
[quote][p][bold]simongreenaway[/bold] wrote: Poole Football club do not need to be in the centre of town. If this was to go ahead and they were to actually be a sucessful football team, can you imagine the traffic every match day trying to go up and down Wimborne Rd. Also who is going to buy a flat when the speedway is on once a week in the summer months?[/p][/quote]Would it be any different than Goldsands with only one entrance and exit pete woodley
  • Score: -1

6:56am Wed 14 May 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Eddie has a house almost next door to Dave wells on shore road, sandbags.
We all know how wells got rich (exploiting the poor) but for 10 points how did Eddie end up with so much dosh ?
I used to drive passed their house every working day on my way to work and would see them both leaving for work early in the morning.so I suppose working hard and fulfilling a need that the council's were unwilling to meet.ie housing and employment.now the bloke is trying to build a football stadium for the biggest town in England with no league team,so he makes a guide in the process good on him
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Eddie has a house almost next door to Dave wells on shore road, sandbags. We all know how wells got rich (exploiting the poor) but for 10 points how did Eddie end up with so much dosh ?[/p][/quote]I used to drive passed their house every working day on my way to work and would see them both leaving for work early in the morning.so I suppose working hard and fulfilling a need that the council's were unwilling to meet.ie housing and employment.now the bloke is trying to build a football stadium for the biggest town in England with no league team,so he makes a guide in the process good on him kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -1

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