Idea by Stephen Gilbert Presentation by Jamie Webb
The pitch at the site of James Whatman Way having the option of being divided into a selected number of ‘lots’ which can be sold off to fans, businesses etc in order to raise extra funds towards the building of a new ground.
Benefits to the Club:
All monies raised from the sale of the individual ‘lots’ can be put towards the building of the new ground.
Benefits to the Fans:
There can be a range of returns the fans can get from purchasing a ‘site’.
Freehold certificates for their individual piece of land.
Incentives (Cheaper season tickets for X years, entry to one game
per season for free for X seasons)
Benefits to Businesses: ????
Everyone who purchases a piece of land will be shown on the ‘pitch map’ inside the stadium and over a double page spread in the programme which can provide an alternative advertising option.
Suggestion 1: The pitch split into 96 ‘lots’ with 24 (5mx5m) ‘lots’ and 72 (10mx10m) ‘lots’. N.B. Please note all pitches are based on the average 125m x 60m size as recommended by The FA
Suggestion 2: The pitch split into 25 ‘lots’ with 12 (20mx20m) ‘lots’, 6 (25mx10m) ‘lots’, 4 (20mx10x) ‘lots’, 2 (20mx5m) ‘lots’ and 1 prime (25mx20m) ‘lot’.
There are a wide range of methods in which people will be able to purchase ‘lots’.
Set Prices – Different lots are valued at different prices, dependant on the area of the pitch. E.g. Sidelines - £100, Infield - £150, Penalty area - £200, 6 yard box - £250, Centre circle - £300, Penalty spot - £400, Centre spot - £500
Auctions – The prime areas such as Centre spot and Penalty spot can be auctioned off to try and increase the potential price.
Raffle – Same as above
Within the ground there will be ‘map’ displaying everyone who owns a part of the pitch and what specific area of the pitch. Also within the programme a page (or double) showing the pitch and individual owners. (Owners can choose not to have their name displayed and replaced with the Maidstone United badge.