my main concern would be that we did what Stoke did and fill the surrounding area with car dealerships and the like
they're quick to throw up and there's already a few along that area so might just mean relocation for one or two, but they offer nothing other than space fillers on match days etc
needs to be done properly and attention to detail is key....things that offer the matchgoing fan something as well as being able to survive the rest of the week too....a hotel with a good sized bar, for instance, would be a good start
completely agree with that too.
Even flash apartments or office blocks offer nothing for the match goer.
Restaurants, Bars, hotels etc would be ideal, especially if there is a handy rail link to town.
Some clever city planing goes along way. The walk way near the Hilton hotel that links L1 to the docks was a revelation, i remember reading something like only 1 in 100 shoppers visited the docks if they were out shopping in town before that was there, now that figure is much much higher.