People today urged Bradford Council to "get a move on" after would-be developers staged a major exhibition of their multi-million pound dreams for Odsal Stadium.

Members of the public said they were tired of waiting in vain for five years for John Garside's £200 million superdome to materialise.

Now the Council is seeking a new developer from six bidders to turn the home of Bradford Bulls into a top class stadium, with shopping and leisure facilities.

But people who attended the exhibition to meet top management of the rivals face-to-face said they wanted full consultation throughout the project.

Bradford Council's Regeneration Committee will consider the bids at its meeting tomorrow. It could make an outright choice, pick a short list or ask for more information when it receives a report from external consultant Roger Serginson.

Bidders in the line-up are: Chelverton Properties and Yorkshire Water Estates, Alfred McAlpine Special Projects; the Odsal Dome Company; St Modwen Properties plc; Sterling Capitol plc; and the Stadivarios Group Ltd/Piller Property Investments plc.

The proposals range from building a new 50,000-seat stadium to refurbishing the existing stadium to creating a 25,000-seat covered area. All the schemes include shopping and leisure facilities.

But the message to the public from all the companies was that they were ready and eager to start work.

Andy Macdonald, of the Odsal Dome Company, said they wanted to make Odsal a day-long attraction where people could enjoy shopping and leisure as well as watch sport.

And his scheme, which has a retractable roof, was a winner with David Smyth, 44, of Cullingworth. "If it isn't waterproof in this country it will be a wash-out. The right design is absolutely essential."

Bradford Bulls fans Joan Hill, of Bryanstone Road, Tyersall, and Alan Risdale, of Carr Street, Odsal, said the stadium would attract people from all over the country. They had been drenched watching the Super League stars and would welcome a covered development.

Alan English, of Odsal, said: "I think this area should be redeveloped as long as it doesn't impinge on local residents.

"Redevelopment is a positive thing for this area, but my big concern is about the traffic, especially as some of the schemes have plans for retail."

Nick Kay, senior development surveyor for St Modwen Properties which wants to build a 50,000-seat stadium, said he was confident of meeting the timescale and said their scheme was "deliverable and realistic."

Carlo Comminos, of Chelverton Properties, which has linked with Yorkshire Water Estates and has produced two alternatives, said traffic concerns would be a top priority and they would liaise with residents.

A Council spokesman said that more than 200 people viewed the proposed schemes at City Hall yesterday.

He said: "We were delighted with the turn-out which had an equal proportion of Bradford Bulls fans and residents."

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