The Reds finals hopes were dealt a severe blow after John Kosmina returned to haunt United with a 3-1 Sydney FC victory at Adelaide Oval.

Although the 25,039 attendance set a record for a football match in South Australia, Vidmar wants to get back to the home comforts of Hindmarsh.

“I think everyone’s just a little more comfortable to play at Hindmarsh,” said Vidmar.

“For a one off it’s not such a bad thing but when you’re competing with the cricket in terms of they need to prepare a wicket, it’s never the same when you have to prepare a football pitch.”

Stand in captain Travis Dodd agreed with his coaches sentiments and feels some of the home ground advantage is taken away when switching venues.

“Hindmarsh is our home ground,” said Dodd. As Viddie said it’s great to have the supporters out, 25,000 people, ideally we’d like to turn that into 16,000 at Hindmarsh every week.

Even former coach John Kosmina would have preferred the game to have been played at United’s regular home ground and admitted he would have argued the point of switching the match had he still been in charge.

“Hindmarsh is a football stadium, I’m a purist, I love tradition,” said Kosmina.

“Hindmarsh is great. I if you could get a full house at Hindmarsh it would be good. You got 8000 last time so where does the other 17,000 come from? They didn’t come to see me.”

Reports in the local press during the past year have suggested a multi purpose Telstra Dome type stadium could be on the cards for various sites around the city but so far there has been very little action.

No doubt fans would love to see the Reds at a bigger venue but for the project to get off the ground it would have to overcome substantial red tape and major investment.

“25,000 people is a magnificent effort,” added Vidmar. “But it poses the question doesn’t it? If you build a stadium, will they come? In my opinion they will and that was testament tonight.”

“A lot of people came out tonight. Do we need a multi purpose stadium? In my opinion yes we do. Hindmarsh, as great as it’s been over the years, it’s a bit outdated.”