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We have to rename the stadium.

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by Dukinfieldwolves, May 9, 2018.

  1. Dukinfieldwolves

    Dukinfieldwolves Just doesn't shut up

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    It almost hurts to type this, but it has been referenced a couple of times recently on other threads.

    If we are to compete with the big boys we have to maximise every commercial revenue stream.
    The name of the stadium will provide a massive income. We need to be aware and prepared for this to happen.

    My only hope is that Molineux is kept within the name somehow and that it is quite an iconic or aspirational sponsor/ partner.
     
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    Fosun just set up a new business called Molineux and sponsor the stadium.

    Done!!
     
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    How are you not a billionaire by now? Genius!
     
  5. JadeWolf

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    Tbf everyone would still call it Molineux.

    Bit like how Newcastle’s ground got changed to the Sports Direct Arena or whatever but it was always St James Park to all fans.
     
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  6. Bill S Preston Esq.

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    Molineux - Fosun Stadium

    Or

    Fosun Stadium - Molineux

    I would have no problem with this, in the media it would get it's full name. To us it's still just Molineux.
     
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    No, just the thought is heart breaking!!
     
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    I think they could sponsor it without actually renaming it if we needed the turnover that badly.
     
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    Would be happy with it as long as fosun renames one of their companies Molineux and then that company could sponsor the stadium.
     
  10. Lincoln-WOLF

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    What if the options were:
    A. Molineux - sponsored stands
    B. Fosun Stadium - stands as they are
     
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    No no and thrice nay Ducky.
     
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    Keep up with the big boys like those at Anfield, Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge?
     
  13. Dukinfieldwolves

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    It is heart breaking, but it has to happen.

    The Etihad Stadium is part of a £400,000,000 deal (albeit including shirt sponsorship too) and we need these revenue streams.

    I will always call it Molineux- how many call it the Jack Hayward Stand rather than the Southbank??

    The money we need to generate to compete at the top is staggering. We have owners who will manipulate and stretch the rules to get us there and his is one way of doing it.

    We must swallow our pride, fully endorse any actions and enjoy the ride.
     
  14. Dukinfieldwolves

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    No, try to catch up with them.

    We will never get the attendances of Man U or LFC. Shirt sales globally dwarf ours to a silly level. We need to get every financial advantage we can.
     
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    And I was having such a good week..
     
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    Or like Wembley connected by ee. The Vodafone Molineux.
     
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    There's going to be changes and we're not going to like all of them but these guys are taking us places we couldn't have dreamed of a couple of years ago. We'll have to go with it.
     
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    We don't have to rename the stadium, but we can rename obscure elements of it. What about the Thomas Cook toilet cubicle or the Silver Cross staircase?
     
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    In Baseball the New York Yankees don't have players names on their shirts. Yankee phylosaphy is that no individual is bigger than the New York Yankees organization. No one should be bigger than Wolverhampton Wanderers as an ownership or individual player. Molineux and Wolverhampton Wanderers as a sum should be respected and protected. After all, isn't that what Fosun bought into?
     
  20. Dukinfieldwolves

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    New York Yankees are a global brand: similar to Man U or Barca.
    We aren’t.
     
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    Yet!
     
  22. Dukinfieldwolves

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    Exactly!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  23. SE Shropshire Lad

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    How about ‘Fortress’ Molineux ?
    Fosun have a joint venture with Fortress Group investments Llc in China.
     
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    Football has lost it's soul when the molineux gets a sponsor. I'd rather us be **** than sell our soul. Almost as bad as cardiff changing their colour from blue to red.
     
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    Simple.. just get a famous small kitchen appliance company to sponsor the ground
     
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  26. S G Wolves

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    Leave Molineux Alone! End off!!
     
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    You've nailed it there!
     
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    Not interested unless it’s the Mr Tikka Arena.
     
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    At the risk of our club losing its identity we need to retain:
    1) the name Wolverhampton Wanderers
    2) the colours gold and black
    3) the stadium name of Molineux
    As far as I'm concerned all of these are non-negotiable, however much we may be offered to sell our soul.
     
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    If this did happen, I'm not sure I would feel the same about the club, which would be heartbreaking
     
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    So far Fosun are listening to the fans, return of old gold, no more TMS. So I doubt they’d upset a lot of fans by changing the stadiums name when imo can invest and generate enough money through different sources.
     
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    This and this again...
     
  33. Dukinfieldwolves

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    For the first time in generations we have a chance of building to be a power in football again. We must maximise everything we can to make it happen.
     
  34. The strange thing about stadium names, is most people who support other clubs have not got a clue what each others stadiums are called. "Now it is over to the all inclusive thomas cook where there has been a goal", does have a certain ring to it though.
     
  35. Tefal

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    Wind up merchant.
     
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    Would be heartbreaking. But ultimately will be inevitable at some point. Just hope it’s a better name than Sports Direct Arena etc.
     
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    I don't give a **** what you call it - as fans we'd still say 'are you going to Molineux on Saturday?'
     
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    Molineux it was, is, and always should be.
     
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    Don't believe it needs to be inevitable. However, if we do go down this route, then Molineux needs to be part of the name.
     
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