"The consortium interested in the club have exclusivity in the negotiations for the site.
It’s on them to complete the deal and, as far as we can see, the only thing preventing it going through will be if the mitigating of the land (if that’s the right term but basically tests etc) throws up difficulties surrounding any substantial development plans, whether that be a cinema, hotel or a football stadium.
I should emphasise on the previous point on this topic that this consortium still plan to buy this land, whether or not Rovers will or won’t be involved as it hopefully will allow a large scale and valuable development in the middle of Bristol.
Hopefully that includes a stadium but it’s not a deal-breaker in the overall scheme of things.
The second bidder is poised should the consortium not complete the purchase. As mentioned earlier, this party is solely interested in residential development and has no links to the club"
Can anybody see that a development company, with seemingly no interest in Rovers, bothering to build a football stadium & buying a share in Rovers, if they could just build residential development on the land without any of the planning issues etc, something doesn't add up with that story. Whilst I have no idea over how land development works surely before agreeing a price for with the FM owners the developers would carry out some testing in order to make sure the land was suitable for development?
I agree with your last point there, it's not as if there's any other teams here who need a stadium, and we've got one poised to be built for music etc.
I share your worry that a developer isn't going to want to build a stadium without prospective tenants.
That only leaves 2 things... They'll build a stadium for us, or we aren't getting a stadium
My optimism hopes for one, my pessimism sits in the other