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Offline paul_e

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1440 on: September 07, 2022, 01:56:32 PM »
Thinking about Phase II, opening up my Leicester tickets, it's come with a slip that has a shot of the Witton and Holte.

The Trinity gets a lot of stick, but it's far more impressive in my opinion from inside the ground than what it replaced, outside there's other arguments to be had.

But looking at the slip, you really get a sense that it's the Witton Lane that's the true shambles of a stand. Such a mangled mess on that corner.

Totally agree. Trinity match experience is great - always take my 'guests' there. Every single one has been impressed with it and hence the whole ground as a result.

Witton Lane stand was out of date 20 years ago. Great view from upper tier but one you want to get in to with 5 mins to go before the match. Shite facilities and no room. Replacement needs to follow asap the North Stand is done

Yep, pretty much agree. There are some problems with the Trinity but to give some credit it's the 1 of the 3 stands where they made some effort to provide the facilities you'd expect in a modern stadium.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1441 on: September 07, 2022, 02:01:02 PM »
Iím going to disagree on the Trinity Upper facilities, Iím a ST holder up there and itís quite obvious to me that the facilities from both a space, catering and toilet perspective are no where near adequate for that part of the ground.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1442 on: September 07, 2022, 02:03:44 PM »
The hospitality in The Trinity is by a very wide margin, the best in the Premier League.  When I take clients they're always extremely impressed.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1443 on: September 07, 2022, 02:10:12 PM »
Looking at the plans and the materials being considered for the new North Stand, I must say I like the look of the narrow, "slit" style windows and wonder if there's any way, for the sake of uniformity, that such windows could be installed on the Trinity Road at a future date?  Likewise the use of corten steel for doors etc.  These would be relatively quick ways of giving the Trinity a facelift and adding a bit of style and presence.  As a final flourish, a bit of coloured or stained glass in the new North Stand and Trinity would tie it all up nicely with the Holte.   Thinking very long term, we could run a competition to get local schools throughout Birmingham and the Midlands to design potential mosaics that could be used as signage on all the stands. 
« Last Edit: September 07, 2022, 03:12:23 PM by Billy Walker »

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1444 on: September 07, 2022, 02:10:31 PM »
The hospitality in The Trinity is by a very wide margin, the best in the Premier League.  When I take clients they're always extremely impressed.

And that's where the money is.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1445 on: September 07, 2022, 02:24:09 PM »
The hospitality in The Trinity is by a very wide margin, the best in the Premier League.  When I take clients they're always extremely impressed.

What is so good about it, out of interest?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1446 on: September 07, 2022, 02:53:56 PM »
Looking at the plans and the materials being considered for the new North Stand, I must say I like the look of the narrow, "slit" style windows and wonder if there's any way, for the sake of uniformity, that such windows could be installed on the Trinity Road at a future date?  Likewise the use of corten steel for doors etc.  These would be relatively quick ways of giving the Trinity a facelift and adding bit of style and presence.  As a final flourish, a bit of coloured or stained glass in the new North Stand and Trinity would tie it all up nicely with the Holte.   Thinking very long term, we could run a competition to get local schools throughout Birmingham and the Midlands to design potential mosaics that could be used as signage on all the stands. 


I always think they could do something with the sheets of metal on the outside of the Trinity even if it was just pictures of Villa legends .  The metal Fascias look awful   

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1447 on: September 07, 2022, 02:56:48 PM »
The hospitality in The Trinity is by a very wide margin, the best in the Premier League.  When I take clients they're always extremely impressed.

What is so good about it, out of interest?

I can only speak for myself but it's endless booze and food. Took the edge off the shite football for sure.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1448 on: September 07, 2022, 03:01:52 PM »
The hospitality in The Trinity is by a very wide margin, the best in the Premier League.  When I take clients they're always extremely impressed.

What is so good about it, out of interest?

They just do it really well. A really nice vibe in all of the areas, and the service and quality of the food is amazing. And as Lee says says, as much drink as you can reasonably get down your neck. And we charge less for this than the likes of Arsenal and Spurs do for the opportunity just to buy a beer in a slightly nicer bar.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1449 on: September 07, 2022, 03:05:32 PM »
The hospitality in The Trinity is by a very wide margin, the best in the Premier League.  When I take clients they're always extremely impressed.

What is so good about it, out of interest?

I can only speak for myself but it's endless booze and food. Took the edge off the shite football for sure.

This. With bells on. Have only been in there a couple of times, but both myself and the people I brought (almost all non Villa) were massively impressed and complimentary about the food, drink, views, service and atmosphere.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1450 on: September 07, 2022, 03:11:35 PM »
Looking at the plans and the materials being considered for the new North Stand, I must say I like the look of the narrow, "slit" style windows and wonder if there's any way, for the sake of uniformity, that such windows could be installed on the Trinity Road at a future date?  Likewise the use of corten steel for doors etc.  These would be relatively quick ways of giving the Trinity a facelift and adding bit of style and presence.  As a final flourish, a bit of coloured or stained glass in the new North Stand and Trinity would tie it all up nicely with the Holte.   Thinking very long term, we could run a competition to get local schools throughout Birmingham and the Midlands to design potential mosaics that could be used as signage on all the stands. 


I always think they could do something with the sheets of metal on the outside of the Trinity even if it was just pictures of Villa legends .  The metal Fascias look awful   

Yep, I agree, binning those metal fascias alone would make a huge difference.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1451 on: September 07, 2022, 03:46:20 PM »
Looking at the plans and the materials being considered for the new North Stand, I must say I like the look of the narrow, "slit" style windows and wonder if there's any way, for the sake of uniformity, that such windows could be installed on the Trinity Road at a future date?  Likewise the use of corten steel for doors etc.  These would be relatively quick ways of giving the Trinity a facelift and adding bit of style and presence.  As a final flourish, a bit of coloured or stained glass in the new North Stand and Trinity would tie it all up nicely with the Holte.   Thinking very long term, we could run a competition to get local schools throughout Birmingham and the Midlands to design potential mosaics that could be used as signage on all the stands. 


I always think they could do something with the sheets of metal on the outside of the Trinity even if it was just pictures of Villa legends .  The metal Fascias look awful   

Yep, I agree, binning those metal fascias alone would make a huge difference.


I do wonder why they went with them
in the first place ?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1452 on: September 07, 2022, 03:57:41 PM »
Looking at the plans and the materials being considered for the new North Stand, I must say I like the look of the narrow, "slit" style windows and wonder if there's any way, for the sake of uniformity, that such windows could be installed on the Trinity Road at a future date?  Likewise the use of corten steel for doors etc.  These would be relatively quick ways of giving the Trinity a facelift and adding bit of style and presence.  As a final flourish, a bit of coloured or stained glass in the new North Stand and Trinity would tie it all up nicely with the Holte.   Thinking very long term, we could run a competition to get local schools throughout Birmingham and the Midlands to design potential mosaics that could be used as signage on all the stands. 


I always think they could do something with the sheets of metal on the outside of the Trinity even if it was just pictures of Villa legends .  The metal Fascias look awful   

Yep, I agree, binning those metal fascias alone would make a huge difference.


I do wonder why they went with them
in the first place ?

You wonder why Aston Villa, chairman Doug Ellis, went for the cheap option?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1453 on: September 07, 2022, 04:01:35 PM »
Looking at the plans and the materials being considered for the new North Stand, I must say I like the look of the narrow, "slit" style windows and wonder if there's any way, for the sake of uniformity, that such windows could be installed on the Trinity Road at a future date?  Likewise the use of corten steel for doors etc.  These would be relatively quick ways of giving the Trinity a facelift and adding bit of style and presence.  As a final flourish, a bit of coloured or stained glass in the new North Stand and Trinity would tie it all up nicely with the Holte.   Thinking very long term, we could run a competition to get local schools throughout Birmingham and the Midlands to design potential mosaics that could be used as signage on all the stands. 


I always think they could do something with the sheets of metal on the outside of the Trinity even if it was just pictures of Villa legends .  The metal Fascias look awful   

Yep, I agree, binning those metal fascias alone would make a huge difference.


I do wonder why they went with them
in the first place ?

You wonder why Aston Villa, chairman Doug Ellis, went for the cheap option?


it really annoys me when i walk past .  Some clubs have pictures/ murals  up ,  i canít imagine that would cost more

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1454 on: September 07, 2022, 04:34:14 PM »
I always assumed there were actual windows behind the metal "blinds", and often wondered why the metal was always down, hiding the mirrored glass.  If their actual purpose is decoration, the mind boggles.

 


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