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Offline Percy McCarthy

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #540 on: June 16, 2021, 09:07:52 AM »
is there a case for a 'cheap' option to increase capacity as the ground currently stands  to mitigate the risk of huge infrastructure investment?

I suppose the cheapest option to significantly increase capacity is rebuilding the North Stand and leaving everything else alone.

Personally I hope they spend hundreds of millions making the ground the best in the world, as befits the club that plays there.

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #541 on: June 16, 2021, 09:43:37 AM »
I was reading leeds are planning to extend elland road to 55k. We need tk start thinking about the expansion if we have the demand which i think we definitely will once fans are back.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #542 on: June 16, 2021, 09:44:05 AM »
Good, Elland Road is an absolute toilet.

Offline Pat Mustard

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #543 on: June 16, 2021, 09:48:24 AM »
Good, Elland Road is an absolute toilet.

It's basically St Andrews with an extra tier on one of the stands.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #544 on: June 16, 2021, 10:11:33 AM »
Yep, having grown up being told by the media how amazing Elland Road is I was amazed what a dump it was when I went the first year we spent in the Championship.

We need to get cracking with Villa Park though or we'll get left behind. I don't want it done on the cheap though - that's how we ended up with the Trinity where once stood one of the most beautiful stands on the planet.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #545 on: June 16, 2021, 10:35:08 AM »
...I don't want it done on the cheap though - that's how we ended up with the Trinity where once stood one of the most beautiful stands on the planet.
Couldn't agree more.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #546 on: June 16, 2021, 10:35:54 AM »
I always quite liked visiting old fashioned dumpy grounds
I suppose itís hark back to the past

I donít really go to a football match looking for the same comfort level as the theatre or the cinema so a post in front of me or scabby toilets donít really bother me to be honest

Goodison Park, Elland Road, Craven Cottage, Bramal lane etc all Premier League grounds last season were My favourites above all the new identikit type grounds with soulless atmospheres but hey they got wider the walkways

I realise Iím probably in the minority


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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #547 on: June 16, 2021, 10:41:36 AM »
I agree John. I really enjoyed Barnsley for the location as much as anything, down some terraced backstreets.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #548 on: June 16, 2021, 11:04:24 AM »
I agree John. I really enjoyed Barnsley for the location as much as anything, down some terraced backstreets.

Same,
went to Oakwell when we were down there and thought it was a proper ground enjoyed the visit but not the football

Offline Villan82

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #549 on: June 16, 2021, 11:11:28 AM »
As a kid Villa Park was one of, if not the, finest grounds.

The North Stand simply needs addressing. I think I said earlier in the thread that, aside from the capacity aspect, the facilities in that end are dreadful and have been for some time. It always feels a bit cramped and unsafe in there.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #550 on: June 16, 2021, 11:19:18 AM »
Only been in the north stand once or twice. Last time was v Wolves in a 1-1 draw when they first came up. Mightíve been the season there were us, blues Albion and Wolves all up, early 2000s. Inside it was cramped and dark and the facilities were shite. Good view of the match from upstairs though. Itís had its day.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #551 on: June 16, 2021, 11:21:34 AM »
I went in the North Stand once, during MON's first season.

I'm tall (6 '2) but far from giantesque and for 90 minutes i had the sharp rim of the seat in front wedged into my knees. Incredibly uncomfortable.

Great view, but an awful place to sit and watch football.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #552 on: June 16, 2021, 11:23:08 AM »
If this season goes smoothly fan wise, the ugly bugger will be torn down next summer and probably only Jimbo will be sorry to see it go.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2021, 11:35:13 AM by Ads »

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #553 on: June 16, 2021, 11:26:26 AM »
If this season goes sommothly fan wise, the ugly bugger will be torn down next summer and probably only Jimbo will be sorry to see it go.

Plus LeeB and Brian Green.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #554 on: June 16, 2021, 11:30:10 AM »
I went in the North Stand once, during MON's first season.

I'm tall (6 '2) but far from giantesque and for 90 minutes i had the sharp rim of the seat in front wedged into my knees. Incredibly uncomfortable.

Great view, but an awful place to sit and watch football.

If this season goes sommothly fan wise, the ugly bugger will be torn down next summer and probably only Jimbo will be sorry to see it go.
If this season goes sommothly fan wise, the ugly bugger will be torn down next summer and probably only Jimbo will be sorry to see it go.

I'll miss it, the atmosphere, value and view the season we came back were fantastic. Sort that disgraceful Witton Lane stand out first.

 


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