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Author Topic: Villa Park Redevelopment  (Read 154869 times)

Offline London Villan

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1500 on: October 03, 2022, 09:47:37 AM »
Weren't there modernisation plans for it when they were spanking money around in the early 2000s?

Offline Chico Hamilton III

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1501 on: October 03, 2022, 09:55:24 AM »
I remember going there when they were just building the new stand at Elland Road and away fans were temporarily penned in there. Think it was Dean Saunders’ debut. Also the Happy Mondays gig there with fans hanging off the floodlights…

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1502 on: October 03, 2022, 01:58:53 PM »
I know there is no such thing as good timing but....in light of the UK political developments and impact of same on people's disposable income..is now really the time for massive capital investment in the stadium? I'd hope it is but we hardly want thousands of empty seats either.

Offline Villan82

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1503 on: October 03, 2022, 02:03:00 PM »
The North Stand needs redevelopment, badly. Look, it should have been done 15-20 years ago. if not now, when?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1504 on: October 03, 2022, 02:05:20 PM »
I know there is no such thing as good timing but....in light of the UK political developments and impact of same on people's disposable income..is now really the time for massive capital investment in the stadium? I'd hope it is but we hardly want thousands of empty seats either.

I read the news today, Kwasi's klime-down has saved the day.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1505 on: October 03, 2022, 02:06:16 PM »
Also the Happy Mondays gig there with fans hanging off the floodlights…

Think that was just Bez and his mates

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1506 on: October 03, 2022, 04:28:19 PM »
Also the Happy Mondays gig there with fans hanging off the floodlights…

Think that was just Bez and his mates

Random info

My eldest lad worked on a party boat in Ayia Napa 10 years ago and had a night out with Bez and his mates, Apparently a good time was had by all

Offline eamonn

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1507 on: October 03, 2022, 04:51:17 PM »
Yes, Olof's Beard of this parish worked with Bez (and Merse - separately, sadly) around this time last year and said he was a sound dude.

Offline exigo

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1508 on: October 03, 2022, 05:15:24 PM »
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.

Really noticeable yesterday how much they'd stepped up the shuttle bus service. We normally get an Uber from the McDonalds opposite as the only viable quick way back into town without walking. Yesterday we walked straight onto the shuttle bus and were in town in seconds, thanks to them stopping the traffic to let the buses out.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1509 on: October 03, 2022, 06:50:01 PM »
That appears to beyond Villa and Birmingham city council.



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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1510 on: October 03, 2022, 07:44:18 PM »
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.

Really noticeable yesterday how much they'd stepped up the shuttle bus service. We normally get an Uber from the McDonalds opposite as the only viable quick way back into town without walking. Yesterday we walked straight onto the shuttle bus and were in town in seconds, thanks to them stopping the traffic to let the buses out.

Is that just for away fans, though?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1511 on: October 03, 2022, 10:17:28 PM »
I know there is no such thing as good timing but....in light of the UK political developments and impact of same on people's disposable income..is now really the time for massive capital investment in the stadium? I'd hope it is but we hardly want thousands of empty seats either.

Wes Edens wealth has increased to $5.5bn. So, yes.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1512 on: October 03, 2022, 11:11:10 PM »
I know there is no such thing as good timing but....in light of the UK political developments and impact of same on people's disposable income..is now really the time for massive capital investment in the stadium? I'd hope it is but we hardly want thousands of empty seats either.

Wes Edens wealth has increased to $5.5bn. So, yes.

And he’s the skint one.

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1513 on: October 03, 2022, 11:21:48 PM »
That appears to beyond Villa and Birmingham city council.




It didn't use to be. During the Lerner era there were shuttle buses from Tamworth, Redditch etc that would be parked up on Witton Lane.

It can't be beyond them to come to agreement to run 2-3 shuttle buses from half 1 from the Fort/Star city to ease parking around the ground and create less gridlock.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #1514 on: October 04, 2022, 12:03:16 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.
I also was impressed with their shuttle bus services after the game - Are you watching Andy Street, Christian Purslow and WMPTE or whatever you call it (I live outside of Manchester !). Also thought the away section with its covered walkway was relatively easy to get in and out of. But I agree, the ground is looking dated now and needs a major update. Police were about the most friendly I've encountered at an away ground, suppose any away supporter is a joy to  watch over after you've had to watch over Leeds fans.

 


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