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“Not fit for purpose” – fans criticise Odsal as photos of pitch revealed

Bradford’s return to Odsal was supposed to initiate a wave of enthusiasm – it was, after all, a return to the stadium where the Golden Era of the late ’90s and early 2000s was created.

However, the Odsal field in recent weeks has been under intense scrutiny for its inadequate measurements.

One Twitter user had this to say about it:

The RFL allowed Bradford to return to Odsal, despite the pitch being just 51 metres wide – the usual demand is that professional pitches are a minimum of 55 metres wide and 92 metres long.

That effectively means that Odsal is not fit for requirement, which has led some Twitter users to show their displeasure.

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  1. Richard Palliser

    June 28, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    No great fan of the direction the game has gone lately, in fact, not just lately, 40 years +.
    But, damned if you invest in projects away from the M62 corridor, damned if you do.
    Put simply, it’s a problem of demographics, and competition for leisure time.
    I go to mount pleasant, I look around, I see no mill workers, coal miners etc. I go to odsal, I see the same. I go to Central Park, it’s not there, it’s also the same, but it’s also moved, out of sight, out of mind. I watch sky tv, I see summer rugby, moved for their benefit, but it’s a time of year that folks have other interests.
    Year upon year of mismanagement, or desperation, or both.
    But, as much as I love it, does it have a reason to be anymore? Answers on a postcard please……

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