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Ken Fox

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Railway Athletic at York Street
« on: August 24, 2021, 02:14:40 PM »
Just spotted Railway Athletic's fixtures in the Boston & District League on the web. Obviously as it's a Saturday League their fixtures will clash with Boston United's, but if you fancy another trip to the old ground then there should be a chance.

Here's the link to the fixtures.

First game there is 18th September vs Sibsey FC in a cup game, then on 23rd October vs Northgate Olympic in the Premier Division.
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Pete B

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Re: Railway Athletic at York Street
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 04:35:12 PM »
Couple of things about this!

- Why are they still referring to it as the Jakemans Stadium? Surely that sponsorship deal is long since defunct and it's now officially York Street again?
- The more I think about it, how on earth are they going to get a licence for spectators to enter the stadium? Or are these no longer required at Saturday League level? Can you actually just throw open the gates and let people in? Seems a bit iffy to me - there are now large chunks of the stadium stripped out, e.g. the benches in the YS end and lots of advertising boards missing in the Main Stand leaving holes a small child could easily topple through. The Town End is surely in a bit of a state too, it was half-condemned before we even stopped maintaining it. Same for large parts of the rest of the stadium.


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Re: Railway Athletic at York Street
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2021, 10:54:23 PM »
It's in far better shape than a public park with needles and smashed glass everywhere.the sort of grounds you normally get in the Boston Saturday league

Pete B

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Re: Railway Athletic at York Street
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2021, 11:23:26 AM »
It's in far better shape than a public park with needles and smashed glass everywhere.the sort of grounds you normally get in the Boston Saturday league

Yeah, but parks aren't covered by health and safety certificates. I mean, maybe YS doesn't need one at that level, but theoretically, what if they get 1000 groundhoppers show up and there's a crush at the one turnstile open? Or are they just chucking open the gates and free entry? If so, how are they counting people in? It's just a very unusual situation.
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Re: Railway Athletic at York Street
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2021, 12:50:07 PM »
Do Railway Athletic offer Advance tickets at a reduced rate? Will they have stewards walking round the stands shouting "tickets, please"?

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Re: Railway Athletic at York Street
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2021, 09:17:36 AM »
Are there ‘Mind The Gap’ signs  up  ? B)