Club Relocation

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  • why not any clubs move to
    1.Jamshedpur & 2. Chandigarh (highly industrialized)
    3. Dharamshala(H.P) (hill station with large Tibetan refugees)
    4. Malappuram(kerala)(home to football crazy fans of kerala which looks a Argentinian or a Brazilian town during WC)
  • why not any clubs move to
    1.Jamshedpur & 2. Chandigarh (highly industrialized)
    3. Dharamshala(H.P) (hill station with large Tibetan refugees)
    4. Malappuram(kerala)(home to football crazy fans of kerala which looks a Argentinian or a Brazilian town during WC)

    Well if we are still talking about Prayag United then I would say that Jamshedpur would be the best and ONLY viable place for the following reasons...

    Jamshedpur for this main reason...
    JRD_Sports_Complex.jpg
    LOOK AT IT! Its perfect for I-League. We need to take that stadium before our future rival (the Elite American Shitball League of India) takes it and ruins it. Plus the area is sports loving and it is close to where Prayag's owners would be fine with.

    Chandigarh, I see this place as more of a hockey place. Football would really struggle here in my opinion just because of the World Series Hockey league. Maybe if a team does proper marketing it could do well.

    Dharamshala, to much of a cricket place to be able to have football as well. Also the stadium would be to big that fans wont see the football. Again its a maybe. Its an amazing looking city.

    Malappuram: To far away for the Prayag owners. The owners of Prayag want to move the club near or in West Bengal for some stupid reason. Also Malappuram's Muncipal Stadium could use a major expansion in seats. A potentially great city and it is football #1 so the AIFF should look into it but not now.

    So right now for Prayag only Jamshedpur and Lucknow make sense.
  • Deb_BanDeb_Ban 9995 Points
    talked to Nabab da of united sc via fb durgapur is also a place they are thinking....

    Is he? Good thinking on his part.

    I had pushed Asansol earlier for United SC (through goal.com), which is a good business and industrial centre with good communication to Kolkata, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur and Ranchi. It has a sizeable rich population to support a club and it is a centre for distribution of commodities and for consumption. Somehow, even PLS bypassed this city. But I am very upbeat about the place.
  • shankarshankar 2600 Points
    why dont you guys just tell refer him(nabab da) this thread ,....he may find our views on why we are thinking that a particular location could help their clubs cause in positive way and could be run successful both in field as well as off the field too
  • Deb_BanDeb_Ban 9995 Points
    why dont you guys just tell refer him(nabab da) this thread ,....he may find our views on why we are thinking that a particular location could help their clubs cause in positive way and could be run successful both in field as well as off the field too
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  • namewtheldnamewtheld Kolkata5665 Points
    I don't think United SC will ever want to move out of Bengal. That would be a shame if they move out. The origin and history of a club is as important as anything. Leaving your roots is not just. They are thinking of relocating in other parts of Bengal which is still okay. Even I think, like Deb_Ban, Asansol and Siliguri are way better options than Durgapur. The problem in Asansol could be that they would have to invest a lot in securing a decent stadium. I do not know if there is any standard stadium there. In Durgapur and Siliguri, this cost would not be that much. And I think Bengal can support at least 20 clubs if they are properly spread in different cities
  • Deb_BanDeb_Ban 9995 Points
    I don't think United SC will ever want to move out of Bengal. That would be a shame if they move out. The origin and history of a club is as important as anything. Leaving your roots is not just. They are thinking of relocating in other parts of Bengal which is still okay. Even I think, like Deb_Ban, Asansol and Siliguri are way better options than Durgapur. The problem in Asansol could be that they would have to invest a lot in securing a decent stadium. I do not know if there is any standard stadium there. In Durgapur and Siliguri, this cost would not be that much. And I think Bengal can support at least 20 clubs if they are properly spread in different cities
    Completely agree with you.

    One point in favour of Asansol is that there is a substantial size of non-bengali population there who are free from this EB-MB baggage. They can be an asset. Also, there are several PSU townships in an around Asansol. With some scouting and negotiation, United SC may enter into some agreement with one of them (and then upgrading the stadium) the way MB-SAIL Academy is doing.
  • I don't think United SC will ever want to move out of Bengal. That would be a shame if they move out. The origin and history of a club is as important as anything. Leaving your roots is not just. They are thinking of relocating in other parts of Bengal which is still okay. Even I think, like Deb_Ban, Asansol and Siliguri are way better options than Durgapur. The problem in Asansol could be that they would have to invest a lot in securing a decent stadium. I do not know if there is any standard stadium there. In Durgapur and Siliguri, this cost would not be that much. And I think Bengal can support at least 20 clubs if they are properly spread in different cities
    Completely agree with you.

    One point in favour of Asansol is that there is a substantial size of non-bengali population there who are free from this EB-MB baggage. They can be an asset. Also, there are several PSU townships in an around Asansol. With some scouting and negotiation, United SC may enter into some agreement with one of them (and then upgrading the stadium) the way MB-SAIL Academy is doing.

    Still though (and this may make some people get pissed at me) look at the size of India. We have 28 + 1 states (+1 being Delhi), obviously not all 29 will get a I-League team ever but having 5-10 states who get I-League teams should not happen. Having 4 teams from West Bengal and 4 from Goa is not going to work out. Just like having 11 NE clubs in I-League 2nd Division is not right. For a country as big as India other states should get a chance and owners should be forced to move if they dont go to another state because I bet there are owners who are willing to take there place and abide to moving states, they just don't do anything right now because they are waiting for the AIFF or IMG to professionalize and realize that 8 teams out of 14 in 2 states wont work.

    Places we need teams in...
    Chennai or Hyderabad (1 of them)
    Delhi
    Punjab
    Jamshedpur
    Bangalore (HAL will be relegated)
    Kerala (Chirag will get relegated in my opinion)
    Nagpur
    Lucknow

    These are areas that need a team and we know they have football support because there are people on this forum from these places and there local leagues fill up stadiums and they have proper stadiums (Imagine the JNS in Chennai be used in I-League, that 40,000 seat monster which has ALL bucket seats)

    Prayag United need to move out of West Bengal. Competition between EB and MB and also PLS will be to tough for them and some of these places I have said are close to West Bengal. I am also sure the promoters Prayag Group are wanting to make money and think that staying in Bengal is a bad idea. Its just not viable enough. The only place that might be good in West Bengal is Siliguri which has a PLS team but Prayag United might be able to get past them.

    Also an example of teams moving from a place they had so much history at to a new place far from where they were. Seattle Supersonics of the National Basketball Association in America moved to Oaklahoma in 2010 after 40 years in Seattle. They had a history there but knew Seattle was not viable and now in there new place they are making more money then ever predicted.
  • shankarshankar 2600 Points
    i dont have a club from nagpur only if it is air india which is shifting their base otherwise i dont want them as it will be overcrowded in another state as well.....and i dont see much of potential in chennai as good local football following city in recent years..not much idea about lucknow...rest cities are as deserving as any current i-league cities..
    and i wish aiff comes with a rule of max no of clubs from one city/state for each divisions that could help these relocation a bit finer way.
  • i dont have a club from nagpur only if it is air india which is shifting their base otherwise i dont want them as it will be overcrowded in another state as well.....and i dont see much of potential in chennai as good local football following city in recent years..not much idea about lucknow...rest cities are as deserving as any current i-league cities..
    and i wish aiff comes with a rule of max no of clubs from one city/state for each divisions that could help these relocation a bit finer way.

    It should be based on support.

    West Bengal has 2 teams (EB and MB), Goa has 2, Maha has 3 (It is a big state and Pune, Mumbai and Nagpur have distance between them), 1 in Kerala, 1 in Bangalore, 3 in NE, 1 in Delhi, 1 in Chennai
    1 in Punjab, 1 in Jamshedpur, 1 in Nagpur, 1 in Lucknow

    18 teams and all the places the teams are in are viable. Of course now the problem is convincing investors and current I-League owners that this is a good idea and that money can be made from this.
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