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Just now, ToqueJambo said:

 

We'll always have that demand in good seasons. The problem is the 2-3 meh or poor seasons we inevitably have in a typical 5 year period. There's also an argument that having a capacity like we have now encourages ST sales. A bigger stadium might see more people switch to being walk-ins if they know there's always likely to be space.

Are you saying we shouldn't bother then as might be crap....why not look at it the other way lol.....the extra income is the difference in keeping our good players longer and getting a better fee....Next season if this continues this will be talked about in the boardroom when they start turning people away....

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15 minutes ago, chrisyboy7 said:

Are you saying we shouldn't bother then as might be crap....why not look at it the other way lol.....the extra income is the difference in keeping our good players longer and getting a better fee....Next season if this continues this will be talked about in the boardroom when they start turning people away....

 

That's the kicker. If we finish 3rd this season, and if we finish 3rd (or better) the following season that will be a huge achievement. It almost never happens. Levein got us two 3rds in a row. Neilson was on track for it last time. Don't think we've ever finished 3rd then 2nd in my memory. Not saying it won't happen, but building a stadium in the expectation or hope of it happening isn't smart. I think there are better strategies for maximising revenues without forking out millions in infrastructure.

 

And if we are turning people away next season no-one will be unhappy because it'll mean we're still flying!

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10 hours ago, chrisyboy7 said:

My i point out that just under 21k applied for a season ticket that year in 2005

You may point that out. 

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4 hours ago, johnking123 said:

We are a growing club. Even when we where dross and getting relegated, attendance's where surprisingly high. We finish third this season and continue to build a good squad. Stadium could be come to small in few years time again. Edinburgh is a fast growing city and we can easily tap into that growth. 

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4 hours ago, Led Tasso said:

 

From a financial perspective, in order to make a seat profitable on 10 year financing, you need to sell it about 6-8 times per season, not every game.

 

From an atmosphere perspective, we have to decide how many empty seats we're willing to tolerate on a regular basis though.

 

In the Murrayfield year while the Main was under construction, we averaged around 25k fans and maxed out north of 35k for a Rangers match, IIRC. If we can make the loans and the planning permission work, I think the support is there.

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1 hour ago, 1971fozzy said:

Post of the year. For all the wrong reasons 🤣🤣🤣

He's right fozzy why can't we want to be better, this is what pisses me off we are a massive club, the only way we will ever grow as a club is by attracting more fans to tynecastle. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Bongo 1874 said:

He's right fozzy why can't we want to be better, this is what pisses me off we are a massive club, the only way we will ever grow as a club is by attracting more fans to tynecastle. 

 

 

 

There is a finite limit to what we can achieve within the handicaps of Scottish Football.

 

Celtic and Sevco bring in substantially bigger incomes than we can generate and are happy to keep the other clubs down with shit TV deals and prize money that is geared to go to the top two.  Its a Catch 22 situation and we tried to chase that under Robinson and nearly killed the club.

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Just now, frankblack said:

 

There is a finite limit to what we can achieve within the handicaps of Scottish Football.

 

Celtic and Sevco bring in substantially bigger incomes than we can generate and are happy to keep the other clubs down with shit TV deals and prize money that is geared to go to the top two.  Its a Catch 22 situation and we tried to chase that under Robinson and nearly killed the club.

This can be funded by fans I'm not saying it needs to be done right away, I'm sure both Ann and James would donate too, what better way than to have a 30k seater stadium that will benefit us and put us even further ahead of the sheep and those tramps, I'm not saying we debt ourselves up too the point we die as a club, but plans can be put in place and talked about. 

 

We have to move with the times. 

 

 

Like it or not if we ever want to challenge rangers and celtic we need to close that gap of income. 

 

Now you will know from experience I'm not Robbies biggest fan, but let's try and support him and the club as much as possible. 

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5 minutes ago, Bongo 1874 said:

This can be funded by fans I'm not saying it needs to be done right away, I'm sure both Ann and James would donate too, what better way than to have a 30k seater stadium that will benefit us and put us even further ahead of the sheep and those tramps, I'm not saying we debt ourselves up too the point we die as a club, but plans can be put in place and talked about. 

 

We have to move with the times. 

 

 

Like it or not if we ever want to challenge rangers and celtic we need to close that gap of income. 

 

Now you will know from experience I'm not Robbies biggest fan, but let's try and support him and the club as much as possible. 

 

Ann Budge has done her bit in terms of injecting cash.  I wouldn't pin your hopes on a benefactor throwing money down the drain chasing a pipe dream.

 

We have no realistic chance of closing the income gap on Celtic and Sevco while in the SPFL.  They have a far bigger pull to draw from.

 

Your premise that fans will keep increasing doesn't hold against any historical data for our attendees.  Too many if, buts, and maybes.

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3 minutes ago, Herbert said:

Fwiw I miss the old main stand and don't want anymore changes. I know it was just a pile of bricks but I felt sad when it was gone.

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We have a 21k seater and generally max out at 18k bar the 3 biggest matches we play. 25k would be the absolute maximum for Hearts and the stadium capacity can't be increased anyway unless you knocked down the wheatfield to do so. 

 

I do think Scottish football and sport needs a 30k seater imo for smaller cup finals (eg Falkirk v Inverness), smaller national mens and womens games and smaller Scotland Rugby and club games. Would love to see it be built but that won't involve Hearts. 

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Aside from rotating the pitch 90 degrees and rebuilding the entire stadium, the only option to expand is by adding a tier to the main stand, in much the same manner that Liverpool recently did. There's no space behind any of the other stands, and the corners can't be filled in because the pylons are structurally integral.

 

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7 hours ago, Bongo 1874 said:

Wrong you asked him what do you think the capacity should be and would well fill it, asking this question you know right away,you're agenda is to put him on the back foot, as he can't possibly answer any of them questions, it also comes across as really insulting because as it stands currently Hibs have more capacity than us, now if there is any team in Edinburgh close to selling out it's not Hibs is it. 

 

The OP has raised a valid point, do you really think with 20k we can sustain Robbies and savages plans of challenging rangers and celtic or could we give Robbie and the club an even better chance of closing the gap by getting more people to tynecastle. 

 

Can we keep the likes of Woodburn at Hearts with an up to date stadium. 

 

And really turn hearts into a force in Scottish football? 

 

Because whether you like it or not we're based in the capital, we have supporters from England all over the UK that come to watch us, America if I've missed anyone then i apologise. 

 

Hearts are all over the world. 

 

And i think we can attract more fans to our great club, and i think evidence proves that we have done exactly that in the past. 

This 100% 🤝👍

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34 minutes ago, Bongo 1874 said:

This can be funded by fans I'm not saying it needs to be done right away, I'm sure both Ann and James would donate too, what better way than to have a 30k seater stadium that will benefit us and put us even further ahead of the sheep and those tramps, I'm not saying we debt ourselves up too the point we die as a club, but plans can be put in place and talked about. 

 

We have to move with the times. 

 

 

Like it or not if we ever want to challenge rangers and celtic we need to close that gap of income. 

 

Now you will know from experience I'm not Robbies biggest fan, but let's try and support him and the club as much as possible. 


Ann or James are not going to pony up millions to expand the stadium. We’ve just built a new main stand. At the moment a 30k stadium would be pointless for the majority of games. If we get to the stage we’ve got a ridiculous waiting list for season tickets then it should be addressed. 
 

We as a fan base are doing everything we can possible to back the club. 

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17 minutes ago, SomethingAboutObua said:

We have a 21k seater and generally max out at 18k bar the 3 biggest matches we play. 25k would be the absolute maximum for Hearts and the stadium capacity can't be increased anyway unless you knocked down the wheatfield to do so. 

 

I do think Scottish football and sport needs a 30k seater imo for smaller cup finals (eg Falkirk v Inverness), smaller national mens and womens games and smaller Scotland Rugby and club games. Would love to see it be built but that won't involve Hearts. 

our stadium doesn’t hold 20k never mind 21k

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Just now, Des Lynam said:


Ann or James are not going to pony up millions to expand the stadium. We’ve just built a new main stand. At the moment a 30k stadium would be pointless for the majority of games. If we get to the stage we’ve got a ridiculous waiting list for season tickets then it should be addressed. 
 

We as a fan base are doing everything we can possible to back the club. 

Let's step up and take it to the next level 👍, fans have been brilliant to the club but let's put the foundations 😉 you see what i did there 😊 in place for future jambos in years to come, why can't we dream and take on those feckers? Robbie has shown a home Victory against celtic and a draw at rangers. 

 

He who dares wins!!. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bruno said:

Aside from rotating the pitch 90 degrees and rebuilding the entire stadium, the only option to expand is by adding a tier to the main stand, in much the same manner that Liverpool recently did. There's no space behind any of the other stands, and the corners can't be filled in because the pylons are structurally integral.

 

IMO

There is usable space behind the Wheatfield. Theoretically you could demolish it and build another similar to the main stand. But incrementally what would that realistically get us (ignoring the NBD issues for the sake of argument) another 5k maybe? Would that be worth the expense? Genuine question, I don't know.

 

Also, I've seen it here a few times, was the main stand built to accommodate another tier at some point? If the foundations/structural steel wasn't, then that's a non-starter. 

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1 hour ago, SomethingAboutObua said:

We have a 21k seater and generally max out at 18k bar the 3 biggest matches we play. 25k would be the absolute maximum for Hearts and the stadium capacity can't be increased anyway unless you knocked down the wheatfield to do so. 

 

1 hour ago, jambo-in-furness said:

our stadium doesn’t hold 20k never mind 21k


I’m not sure Hearts have released an official capacity number recently but the number I tend to see is 19,852. In reality it’s less than that most of the time due to gaps for segregation etc.


I’d love to get the capacity up to 23k or thereabouts but it’s hard to see how we can get there in the short term at least given all the constraints we’re dealing with physically (space, existing roof design etc) and the likely massive costs of a redo even if it’s possible.

 

Right now I’m happy having full- or near-to-full houses most weeks.

 

I’d hope someone is taking a look at our options longer term of course.

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2 hours ago, Bongo 1874 said:

Let's step up and take it to the next level 👍, fans have been brilliant to the club but let's put the foundations 😉 you see what i did there 😊 in place for future jambos in years to come, why can't we dream and take on those feckers? Robbie has shown a home Victory against celtic and a draw at rangers. 

 

He who dares wins!!. 

 

 

 

How much £££? 🤷‍♂️

Would you accept the playing playing side stagnating again for 5 years plus while we finance the cost and play to reduced capacity crowds for a year or two while development goes on?

 

Based on what I have seen here during the main stand redevelopment I don't think fans would stomach it.

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11 hours ago, bigsuperslim1874 said:

Bloody hope not. I’d rather have a sold out Tynie with some folk being disappointed for not getting a ticket than giving up a sporting advantage and playing at Murrayfield.


For smaller European games I agree however against the big teams like Liverpool or even a big European name the money we would make from playing at Murrayfield would be astronomical. Big away crowd plus home crowd including tourists would be huge in terms of hospitality, merchandise and overall publicity for the game here in Scotland. 
 

No brainier IMO

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if only we had a couple of very successful business people at the club who are steeped in financial planning experience and are good with numbers......

 

such a shame once again it's left to us JKB arseholes to map out the future of the club.

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16 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

Nothing 

 

At its final maximum 

I vaguely recall when building the main stand up, that we were looking to do it similar to how Liverpool upgraded Anfield, so that there was room for expansion with minimal impact. No idea what happened to that though.

 

Seen a lot of chat about expanding Tynecastle and I think folk are getting a tad carried away. I'd say our stadium is the perfect size for us right now, and will be for the foreseeable. We've had a good start to the season, coinciding with our return to the top flight and fans being allowed back after Covid. But lets not kid outselves on that the high attendances are down to much more than that.

 

Lets see if we're still getting 18k turning up for Category B games at the tail end of the season.

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30 minutes ago, Locky said:

I vaguely recall when building the main stand up, that we were looking to do it similar to how Liverpool upgraded Anfield, so that there was room for expansion with minimal impact. No idea what happened to that though.

 

Seen a lot of chat about expanding Tynecastle and I think folk are getting a tad carried away. I'd say our stadium is the perfect size for us right now, and will be for the foreseeable. We've had a good start to the season, coinciding with our return to the top flight and fans being allowed back after Covid. But lets not kid outselves on that the high attendances are down to much more than that.

 

Lets see if we're still getting 18k turning up for Category B games at the tail end of the season.

 

Good post. 👍

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34 minutes ago, Locky said:

I vaguely recall when building the main stand up, that we were looking to do it similar to how Liverpool upgraded Anfield, so that there was room for expansion with minimal impact. No idea what happened to that though.

 

Seen a lot of chat about expanding Tynecastle and I think folk are getting a tad carried away. I'd say our stadium is the perfect size for us right now, and will be for the foreseeable. We've had a good start to the season, coinciding with our return to the top flight and fans being allowed back after Covid. But lets not kid outselves on that the high attendances are down to much more than that.

 

Lets see if we're still getting 18k turning up for Category B games at the tail end of the season.

indeed.

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Stadium is fine for now.

Put up a proper permanent segregation barrier so we don't have to use 500+ seats to segregate home/away fans.

If we are regularly selling out we should give all away teams one section (circa 750) which leaves roughly 19k for home fans. Plenty.

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Unless we move from Tynecastle then the next major upgrade will be when the Wheatfield needs replaced. It’s been up for nearly 30 years now so mid 21st century is probably the earliest. I don’t think planning regulations/contraints will be any less by then. 

 

I’ll be in my mid 90s so looking forwards to it. 🥸
 

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Take away the end wall between the Main stand and Roseburn join it up keeping the pillars holding the stand up and add one of these what Manchester City had.

 

Restricted viewing seats behind the pillar give every away team that section and we can have the full Roseburn to home fans. 

 

Will take it up to 22K - Have a lot of away fans moaning but a lot of stadiums in Scotland away allocations are very poor and in some cases restricted viewing.  😂

 

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20 minutes ago, heartsfc_fan said:

Stadium is fine for now.

Put up a proper permanent segregation barrier so we don't have to use 500+ seats to segregate home/away fans.

If we are regularly selling out we should give all away teams one section (circa 750) which leaves roughly 19k for home fans. Plenty.

 

I think the current barrier gives a flexible solution. Sadly the size was increased due to some fans being bams.  

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7 hours ago, Kalamazoo Jambo said:

 


I’m not sure Hearts have released an official capacity number recently but the number I tend to see is 19,852. In reality it’s less than that most of the time due to gaps for segregation etc.


I’d love to get the capacity up to 23k or thereabouts but it’s hard to see how we can get there in the short term at least given all the constraints we’re dealing with physically (space, existing roof design etc) and the likely massive costs of a redo even if it’s possible.

 

Right now I’m happy having full- or near-to-full houses most weeks.

 

I’d hope someone is taking a look at our options longer term of course.

Totally agree. At the moment it is getting better players that is the main priority. We should be looking at options for the future too. Regular European football should be achievable for us with our fan base and budget which in turn will increase our income and the number of near capacity crowds.

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4 minutes ago, Stu_HMFC said:

Take away the end wall between the Main stand and Roseburn join it up keeping the pillars holding the stand up and add one of these what Manchester City had.

 

Restricted viewing seats behind the pillar give every away team that section and we can have the full Roseburn to home fans. 

 

Will take it up to 22K - Have a lot of away fans moaning but a lot of stadiums in Scotland away allocations are very poor and in some cases restricted viewing.  😂

 

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I actually sat in that structure 20 odd years ago. Very rickety and exposed to the wind and rain. 😕

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7 minutes ago, Stu_HMFC said:

Take away the end wall between the Main stand and Roseburn join it up keeping the pillars holding the stand up and add one of these what Manchester City had.

 

Restricted viewing seats behind the pillar give every away team that section and we can have the full Roseburn to home fans. 

 

Will take it up to 22K - Have a lot of away fans moaning but a lot of stadiums in Scotland away allocations are very poor and in some cases restricted viewing.  😂

 

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Come on Stu that looks horrendous. 

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9 hours ago, frankblack said:

 

Ann Budge has done her bit in terms of injecting cash.  I wouldn't pin your hopes on a benefactor throwing money down the drain chasing a pipe dream.

 

We have no realistic chance of closing the income gap on Celtic and Sevco while in the SPFL.  They have a far bigger pull to draw from.

 

Your premise that fans will keep increasing doesn't hold against any historical data for our attendees.  Too many if, buts, and maybes.

 

I'd generally nod my head and understand your logic but the approach is defeatist and I don't think HMFC have to sit back and apply that mindset. I'm quite optimistic generally and the views you have hold water for the past but change is possible if the strategy is right. I'm not saying it will happen but there is opportunity. 

 

Here is why I take a different outlook:

 

I think that with a number of factors a club like ours can grow significantly. Often in modern football you get a snowball effect where something happens and other financial orientated things then keep coming. For that reason with financial stability, an external ethos around ethics/morals (eg. no gambling sponsors etc.) then Hearts as a football club can be attractive to sponsors. Getting significant commercial income though sort of needs to be driven by on the field success. 

 

The commercial side of Hearts has been growing over the last 5yrs, the team infrastructure appears to be fixed/improving and Savage has had a level of success so far. If that continues it brings in more fans and the East of Scotland population is set to grow. We have an opportunity to capture new fans and at first they may be fairweather but over time that solidifies. 

 

If we're successful on the pitch, players like Beni make the club money, other EPL fringe players see a chance to re-establish themselves then potentially a club like Hearts benefits from the commercial sponsors (who love positive success stories) and transfer fees that may come our way. We have 3 players this season who arrived from the squads of EPL clubs - maybe they don't work out (Demi Mitchell springs to mind) but we appear to have targetted players who have the right mindset/attitude. Long may this continue. 

 

In around 4yrs I suspect SPFL (or SPL) TV will replace Sky and the TV income will increase. There's a lot of ifs and buts however I think Hearts are best positioned to benefit from population/commercial sponsors/extra TV money/attracting players. These are the reasons that our attendances will naturally increase. 

 

I genuinely would not be surprised if there's already 2 or 3 strategy plans written by people at Hearts that focus on these things with various safeguards in place. 

 

So with all that in mind and going back to your point about increasing attendances... filling the corners aye ? :rofl:

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12 minutes ago, davemclaren said:

I actually sat in that structure 20 odd years ago. Very rickety and exposed to the wind and rain. 😕

I think Wolves have one at the moment 

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18 minutes ago, Des Lynam said:


Come on Stu that looks horrendous. 

😂😂 It's a joke man, Imagine that behind one of the floodlight pillars no one would be able to see the pitch. 

 

Like I said earlier in the thread the best thing what could of been done was adding another 10 rows or so to the new main stand when they were building it and had the plans put forward. 10K main stand would of been ideal. 

 

I can't see any increase in capacity any time soon. Would love to have 25K but are we always going to have a full house most weeks? It wouldn't look good if we got 17k at a game and there was 8k empty seats. It would then give the opportunity to give the old firm a full stand what we want to stop now.   

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11 hours ago, chrisyboy7 said:

My i point out that just under 21k applied for a season ticket that year in 2005


No they didn’t.  Possibly the year after though. 

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9 hours ago, Bruno said:

Aside from rotating the pitch 90 degrees and rebuilding the entire stadium, the only option to expand is by adding a tier to the main stand, in much the same manner that Liverpool recently did. There's no space behind any of the other stands, and the corners can't be filled in because the pylons are structurally integral.

 

IMO

The 4 lighting pylons being an integral part of the structural steelwork makes it far too costly.

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1 hour ago, heartsfc_fan said:

Stadium is fine for now.

Put up a proper permanent segregation barrier so we don't have to use 500+ seats to segregate home/away fans.

If we are regularly selling out we should give all away teams one section (circa 750) which leaves roughly 19k for home fans. Plenty.

Big glass bullet proof fence like you see in Holland with Ajax. 

 

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12 hours ago, ToqueJambo said:

 

Usually everyone who wants a ticket can get a ticket for Tynecastle for big games, certainly regulars can. A night like Bayern Munich would have been totally different at Murrayfield. These nights are the reward for people who go week in week out.


There were plenty at the Bayern Munich game that didn’t go to another game that season!

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1 hour ago, I.T.K said:

 

I think the current barrier gives a flexible solution. Sadly the size was increased due to some fans being bams.  

 

Perhaps we need to coat the current barrier with some kind of sticky solution similar to fly paper, so any dafties attempting to cross it are left stuck on their back kicking like some great upturned blue bottle.

 

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33 minutes ago, Nobreath said:

 

Perhaps we need to coat the current barrier with some kind of sticky solution similar to fly paper, so any dafties attempting to cross it are left stuck on their back kicking like some great upturned blue bottle.

 

The issue is probably going to be bams chucking stuff over.

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2 hours ago, Mysterion said:

 

I'd generally nod my head and understand your logic but the approach is defeatist and I don't think HMFC have to sit back and apply that mindset. I'm quite optimistic generally and the views you have hold water for the past but change is possible if the strategy is right. I'm not saying it will happen but there is opportunity. 

 

Here is why I take a different outlook:

 

I think that with a number of factors a club like ours can grow significantly. Often in modern football you get a snowball effect where something happens and other financial orientated things then keep coming. For that reason with financial stability, an external ethos around ethics/morals (eg. no gambling sponsors etc.) then Hearts as a football club can be attractive to sponsors. Getting significant commercial income though sort of needs to be driven by on the field success. 

 

The commercial side of Hearts has been growing over the last 5yrs, the team infrastructure appears to be fixed/improving and Savage has had a level of success so far. If that continues it brings in more fans and the East of Scotland population is set to grow. We have an opportunity to capture new fans and at first they may be fairweather but over time that solidifies. 

 

If we're successful on the pitch, players like Beni make the club money, other EPL fringe players see a chance to re-establish themselves then potentially a club like Hearts benefits from the commercial sponsors (who love positive success stories) and transfer fees that may come our way. We have 3 players this season who arrived from the squads of EPL clubs - maybe they don't work out (Demi Mitchell springs to mind) but we appear to have targetted players who have the right mindset/attitude. Long may this continue. 

 

In around 4yrs I suspect SPFL (or SPL) TV will replace Sky and the TV income will increase. There's a lot of ifs and buts however I think Hearts are best positioned to benefit from population/commercial sponsors/extra TV money/attracting players. These are the reasons that our attendances will naturally increase. 

 

I genuinely would not be surprised if there's already 2 or 3 strategy plans written by people at Hearts that focus on these things with various safeguards in place. 

 

So with all that in mind and going back to your point about increasing attendances... filling the corners aye ? :rofl:

 

Completely agree with this. I think we are building our earnings and size through a number of means.

 

One thing that is important to note is Europe. With the Europa conference league added it has meant more chance of getting a a large payout which can change the prospects for a club outside of the old firm. Its no surprise that Aberdeen and Hibs are pushing out to get that (which is going poorly for them.) If we finish third this season, we are guaranteed to get at least £3-4 million (cant exactly which) as are at worst going into the conference league, and thats before gate receipts and money from any results we get comes in. 

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1 hour ago, rudi must stay said:

20,000 and hospitality facilities is absolutely fine for Hearts 

Hospitality is the key area we can develop that will see a decent return for minimal outlay.

 

We have a floor in the main stand to develop and there may be scope in other parts of the ground that could be used.

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53 minutes ago, Nobreath said:

 

Perhaps we need to coat the current barrier with some kind of sticky solution similar to fly paper, so any dafties attempting to cross it are left stuck on their back kicking like some great upturned blue bottle.

 

🤣🤣 soap* would do the trick.. they wouldn't dare go near that.

 

 

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2 hours ago, davemclaren said:

I actually sat in that structure 20 odd years ago. Very rickety and exposed to the wind and rain. 😕

 

Perfect for away fans then

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13 hours ago, Herbert said:

Fwiw I miss the old main stand and don't want anymore changes. I know it was just a pile of bricks but I felt sad when it was gone.


Yeh I miss that smell of pish emanating from the old hole of a gents toilet…..

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1 hour ago, frankblack said:

The issue is probably going to be bams chucking stuff over.

 

They can't chuck anything over the current barriers?

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1 hour ago, Jack Torrance said:

Hospitality is the key area we can develop that will see a decent return for minimal outlay.

 

We have a floor in the main stand to develop and there may be scope in other parts of the ground that could be used.

 

Agree completely. So much under used space in, around and under the stadium.  Have a look at what Spurs have done and use that concept on a smaller scale to get rents in all year round from businesses for things like gyms/coffee shops/soft play.  Spurs ground is like the Omni centre or Fountainpark so it is generating revenue every single day.  Flexible office co-working space is another thing everyone is going mad for.

 

 

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