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Offline maidstonevillain

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1485 on: September 22, 2022, 11:37:21 PM »
Chance for supporters to show their support for the redevelopment by signing this open letter.

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Agree with the sentiment. But I am loath to sign a document with so many missing apostrophes and misplaced commas. Sorry, usurping Bad English's province.

Offline PaulTheVillan

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1486 on: October 02, 2022, 01:34:16 PM »
I see the club was turning away pre booked stadium tours today to host a football match between MPís and the press.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1487 on: October 02, 2022, 02:05:26 PM »
The Villa Live idea intrigues me. I live in London and off the top of my head thereís been big gigs at spurs stadium and artic monkeys next year at Arsenal.

Birmingham should also be on this merry go round of stadium gigs and villa park is the only logical location. Beers before at villa live then a north stand that enhances a stadium concert could bring in a fair chunk of money for the club.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1488 on: October 02, 2022, 02:16:28 PM »
Re the Arctic Monkeys stadium tour next summer, Birmingham is conspicuous by its absence. Coventry seems to be the midland offering. Imagine Manchester being overlooked for Leeds though, it just wouldn't happen.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1489 on: October 02, 2022, 02:17:36 PM »
I do wonder why the alexander stadium isnt used for these gigs.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1490 on: October 02, 2022, 02:30:18 PM »
I do wonder why the alexander stadium isnt used for these gigs.

I mooted this post Commonwealth Games. It's more suitable than our place and there is proven model for getting people to and from the stadium via the shuttle bus. I was near there on Friday and noticed that a lot of the infrastructure is still in place but they looked like they were removing the hardcore from the area where the shuttle buses were dropping off.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1491 on: October 02, 2022, 02:55:35 PM »
Re the Arctic Monkeys stadium tour next summer, Birmingham is conspicuous by its absence. Coventry seems to be the midland offering. Imagine Manchester being overlooked for Leeds though, it just wouldn't happen.

Wonít they be rebuilding the North Stand next summer?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1492 on: October 02, 2022, 03:05:37 PM »
The Villa Live idea intrigues me. I live in London and off the top of my head thereís been big gigs at spurs stadium and artic monkeys next year at Arsenal.

Birmingham should also be on this merry go round of stadium gigs and villa park is the only logical location. Beers before at villa live then a north stand that enhances a stadium concert could bring in a fair chunk of money for the club.

It's never really been a stadium venue in the same way that somewhere like the Ricoh was built as a multi-purpose arena. I also get the impression that gigs are often more trouble than they're worth.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1493 on: October 02, 2022, 03:12:38 PM »
Re the Arctic Monkeys stadium tour next summer, Birmingham is conspicuous by its absence. Coventry seems to be the midland offering. Imagine Manchester being overlooked for Leeds though, it just wouldn't happen.

Wonít they be rebuilding the North Stand next summer?

I just mean Brum being overlooked generally which seems to happen a lot as we know. If an international act is on tour in the UK, London and Manchester tend to get first dibs (south and north "fashionable places") while Birmingham, being in the middle and "unfashionable" often gets left-out. And I've seen that happen when an act is doing 6-8 dates across the UK too.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1494 on: October 02, 2022, 03:15:14 PM »
Re the Arctic Monkeys stadium tour next summer, Birmingham is conspicuous by its absence. Coventry seems to be the midland offering. Imagine Manchester being overlooked for Leeds though, it just wouldn't happen.

Wonít they be rebuilding the North Stand next summer?

I just mean Brum being overlooked generally which seems to happen a lot as we know. If an international act is on tour in the UK, London and Manchester tend to get first dibs (south and north "fashionable places") while Birmingham, being in the middle and "unfashionable" often gets left-out. And I've seen that happen when an act is doing 6-8 dates across the UK too.
Recently with Fleet Foxes. Even after messaging Robin Pecknold about it.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1495 on: October 02, 2022, 05:34:19 PM »
I do wonder why the alexander stadium isnt used for these gigs.

I mooted this post Commonwealth Games. It's more suitable than our place and there is proven model for getting people to and from the stadium via the shuttle bus. I was near there on Friday and noticed that a lot of the infrastructure is still in place but they looked like they were removing the hardcore from the area where the shuttle buses were dropping off.

It's the wrong shape. For a gig it works far better to put the stage roughly over 1 penalty area and then use 2/3rds of the stadium. With the Alex only having the stands at the sides there's no obvious place to put the stage without putting a temporary stand back up.

For Villa park I suspect hosting gigs will be pretty common once we have the new stand in place, especially when the DE is reworked to add facilities.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1496 on: October 03, 2022, 01:19:05 AM »
Yes, it's mentioned in the planning, multiple gigs a year.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1497 on: October 03, 2022, 09:06:26 AM »
Elland Road is a dump, but the space they have that could be developed if they got their arses in gear is something.

On a another note, their bus shuttle service from the station and back is quite something, and precisely what we need.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1498 on: October 03, 2022, 09:13:21 AM »
Gigs is clearly something we're moving towards, with the Foo Fighters (obviously cancelled) and Bruce the start which would put the stadium back o the map.  I guess the redev will slow it down for a bit but we'll be looking to be a major venue post redev.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1499 on: October 03, 2022, 09:43:43 AM »
Elland Road is a dump, but the space they have that could be developed if they got their arses in gear is something.

On a another note, their bus shuttle service from the station and back is quite something, and precisely what we need.

It's a weird ground, one massive quite modern stand that completely dwarfs the three shitty old ones. Like you say though, they've got loads of space around them that they could do something quite impressive with. It's a relatively easy ground to get to, and to get away from.

 


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