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Author Topic: Season Tickets 2019/20  (Read 88418 times)

Offline Brassneck

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #675 on: July 24, 2019, 07:46:01 AM »
It would take a season to get plans drawn up, approved and then a plan in place for a build during the Close season.  Realistically, we are looking at 2 seasons ahead in any case.

Sunderland moved and their gates rocketed, as did West Ham.  Chelsea are an exception for whatever reason - all the other big London teams have moved.

Almost every team who have either moved or extended are now enjoying bigger gates.

I appreciate that we’ve never averaged more than our capacity but last season could have potentially seen a 45,000 average.  This season certainly would have if we have 7,000 on the waiting list.

Dads who might want to take their son/daughter regularly may not be able to do so, likewise returning fans.  There will also be people who might go to a one off game and get bitten by the bug.

I appreciate that team strengthening comes first at this point and wouldn’t want it any other way.  However, I firmly believe that extending will add to the momentum.  I think we’re being short sighted to write off our potential based on previous averages.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #676 on: July 24, 2019, 08:54:41 AM »
I know the NS is a horribly outdated, but would a compromise be infilling the corners in that area to give an almost instant increase in capacity with minimal risk/cost?

Offline AsTallAsLions

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #677 on: July 24, 2019, 09:00:56 AM »
I know the NS is a horribly outdated, but would a compromise be infilling the corners in that area to give an almost instant increase in capacity with minimal risk/cost?

I can't think why, but you'll find people who are against that. Probably.

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #678 on: July 24, 2019, 10:26:21 AM »
I know the NS is a horribly outdated, but would a compromise be infilling the corners in that area to give an almost instant increase in capacity with minimal risk/cost?

I can't think why, but you'll find people who are against that. Probably.

Fuck that.

Villa Park is a traditional four stands English football ground.

I am happy for the entire thing to be knocked down and rebuilt if need be, but it must, if not remain four seperate stands, have a design which pays homage to that (see Sampdoria's ground when they rebuilt it for the 1990 WC, that sort of thing).

Filling in the bits around the north stand would almost certainly be structurally extremely challenging (and therefore expensive) and look shite.

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #679 on: July 24, 2019, 10:36:18 AM »
Chelsea? Smaller capacity than VP isn't it? And Roman doesn't look in a hurry to pump the billions in to move.

You're right, I wasn't aware that they were no longer going ahead with plans to expand the stadium. However, said plans are only "on hold". I'd be surprised if they were playing at a stadium with a sub-50,000 capacity in five years.

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« Reply #680 on: July 24, 2019, 10:37:57 AM »
Chelsea? Smaller capacity than VP isn't it? And Roman doesn't look in a hurry to pump the billions in to move.

You're right, I wasn't aware that they were no longer going ahead with plans to expand the stadium. However, said plans are only "on hold". I'd be surprised if they were playing at a stadium with a sub-50,000 capacity in five years.

And it's not exactly a case of him not wanting to, it's all bound up in the government holding back his visa.

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #681 on: July 24, 2019, 07:23:15 PM »
Apparently issue for Stamford Bridge is train/tube line round the back of one of the stands so can't develop past 50k.

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #682 on: July 24, 2019, 07:30:32 PM »
Apparently issue for Stamford Bridge is train/tube line round the back of one of the stands so can't develop past 50k.

They got permission to redevelop it to 60k, so that can't be right.

The problem is Roman's pulled the money because of his visa hold-back.

Offline London Villan

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #683 on: July 24, 2019, 07:36:16 PM »
I wonder, with the money nswe are chucking around, if there are big plans for the ground. What would people think of a 60k seat, state of the art stadium built close to the city centre?

Offline TonyD

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #684 on: July 24, 2019, 07:51:20 PM »
I wonder, with the money nswe are chucking around, if there are big plans for the ground. What would people think of a 60k seat, state of the art stadium built close to the city centre?
No.

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #685 on: July 24, 2019, 07:55:15 PM »
I wonder, with the money nswe are chucking around, if there are big plans for the ground. What would people think of a 60k seat, state of the art stadium built close to the city centre?

As long as it’s Worcester city centre that you’re talking about

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #686 on: July 24, 2019, 07:58:59 PM »
Serious question though.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #687 on: July 24, 2019, 09:10:12 PM »
I wonder, with the money nswe are chucking around, if there are big plans for the ground. What would people think of a 60k seat, state of the art stadium built close to the city centre?
Aston Villa play at Villa Park.
You might as well merge with that lot and call it Birmingham Villa.
The end.

Offline London Villan

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #688 on: July 24, 2019, 09:17:07 PM »
I was 100% against ever moving, but... i bet it’s been discussed. Better facilities, better public transport links, no issues with building while needing somewhere to play. Just seeing spurs’ new stadium has made me think about this that’s all.

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Re: Season Tickets 2019/20
« Reply #689 on: July 24, 2019, 10:49:52 PM »
Apparently issue for Stamford Bridge is train/tube line round the back of one of the stands so can't develop past 50k.

They got permission to redevelop it to 60k, so that can't be right.

The problem is Roman's pulled the money because of his visa hold-back.

Just checked back. They were actually going to do a Spurs and knock down current Stamford Bridge, turn pitch around and build new stadium on same site. Would've taken 3 years and they were asking about playing at Twickenham or Wembley.

 


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