1. Idea by Stephen GilbertPresentation byJamie 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.
3. 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 4. 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. 5.
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.