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Coates: get a coat if you're cold

Coates: get a coat if you're cold

Peter Coates has said that they do have plans to partially fill in the gaps between the stands at the Brit but says that the cold and wind are all part of the magic of the Brit.

Ever since the Britannia Stadium was built 12 years ago, fans have complained about the wind whistling through the gaps between the stands, but this has also given the Potters an advantage by creating an atmosphere (coupled with the 'loudest fans in the country') that has made the stadium a place where few visiting teams enjoy coming to play.

Now the chairman has revealed that they are investigating the possibility of joining up the Seddon Stand with the South Stand and building a windbreak between the Boothen End and the West Stand. The additional capacity may still be several years away as the club will not make the investment unless they can be certain of selling the extra seats, but the windbreak may be completed during the summer.

Having said that, Coates believes that the swirling wind just adds to the experience and told Radio Stoke that people should just wear a thick coat like he does.

I'm tending to side with Peter on this one. Most fans have got used to putting on an extra layer for the trip 'up the Brit' and anything which makes it as intimidating as possible for the visiting teams is no bad thing and the Brit's national reputation as being in a 'cold and windy wasteland' should be encouraged.



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Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Wednesday April 8 2009
Time: 8:31AM

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