|Link to 'Copthall Community Initiative'|
"We believe Saracens' proposal is wrong for a number of reasons. Copthall is used by the community, amateur sport and the simple pleasures of walking and enjoying the open space. It's part of the 'lungs of London', Green Belt, and the wrong site for up to 10,000 people to come and just sit and watch thirty or so professionals play rugby.
"But worst of all will be the effect on the stadium itself. Four of the running tracks will be out of use for most of the year, and the new indoor facilities, if they're built, could well be partly takem up [sic] by Saracens' souvenir shop, hospitality suites and a restaurant. Is that what we want for our young athletes and schools?"
Link to Barnet Times: