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Offline Dazvillain

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2535 on: June 05, 2023, 11:23:42 PM »
With gigs etc scheduled for June I take it we won't be laying a new pitch this season?
Put grass killer on it at weekend , started taking it up today. Doing it in stages around events. Video and pics on Twitter

Offline Axl Rose

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2536 on: June 05, 2023, 11:59:47 PM »
"Someone like that", how damning!

:D

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2537 on: June 06, 2023, 10:54:04 AM »
Interestingly there will be a Holte End Fanzone in the car park for the Bruce Springsteen gig, with the 'gates' being on the perimeter rather than the turnstiles. Understandable given the much higher capacity, but could this be something used in future?

I wonder if they'll announce the attendance towards the end of the show so we can all applaud...

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2538 on: June 06, 2023, 11:38:14 AM »
Interestingly there will be a Holte End Fanzone in the car park for the Bruce Springsteen gig, with the 'gates' being on the perimeter rather than the turnstiles. Understandable given the much higher capacity, but could this be something used in future?

I wonder if they'll announce the attendance towards the end of the show so we can all applaud...

Nah, they'll want the matchday car park.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2539 on: June 07, 2023, 05:51:49 PM »
Walking through Centenary Square this afternoon I saw Andy King  having  some publicity photos taken in front of the Metro stop. I approached and asked about Witton Station upgrade. Andy said "it's all happening and first tranche of cash has been approved and now waiting for full funding sign off. It will definitely be ready for Euro28 games at Villa Park."

Offline eamonn

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2540 on: June 07, 2023, 06:14:37 PM »
Good work olaftab. Damon Green would be proud.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2541 on: June 07, 2023, 06:18:26 PM »
I was assuming the station would be ready for when the stand is complete, rather quicker than 2028.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2542 on: June 07, 2023, 06:28:05 PM »
Walking through Centenary Square this afternoon I saw Andy King  having  some publicity photos taken in front of the Metro stop. I approached and asked about Witton Station upgrade. Andy said "it's all happening and first tranche of cash has been approved and now waiting for full funding sign off. It will definitely be ready for Euro28 games at Villa Park."

That's very helpful but I am not sure why you thought a Bristol City player would know anything about a station upgrade in Birmingham.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2543 on: June 07, 2023, 06:31:43 PM »
Walking through Centenary Square this afternoon I saw Andy King  having  some publicity photos taken in front of the Metro stop. I approached and asked about Witton Station upgrade. Andy said "it's all happening and first tranche of cash has been approved and now waiting for full funding sign off. It will definitely be ready for Euro28 games at Villa Park."

That's very helpful but I am not sure why you thought a Bristol City player would know anything about a station upgrade in Birmingham.

To be fair, it might have been the old Everton player. Hed definitely know.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2544 on: June 07, 2023, 07:23:56 PM »
"Get off the pitch"

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2545 on: June 07, 2023, 08:03:46 PM »
Walking through Centenary Square this afternoon I saw Andy King  having  some publicity photos taken in front of the Metro stop. I approached and asked about Witton Station upgrade. Andy said "it's all happening and first tranche of cash has been approved and now waiting for full funding sign off. It will definitely be ready for Euro28 games at Villa Park."

That's very helpful but I am not sure why you thought a Bristol City player would know anything about a station upgrade in Birmingham.

To be fair, it might have been the old Everton player. Hed definitely know.

If he wasnt dead, you mean?

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2546 on: June 07, 2023, 08:08:40 PM »
OK the word was from the Street. Not sure where King came from? Cant even blame it on autocorrect😥

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2547 on: June 08, 2023, 04:16:10 AM »
OK the word was from the Street. Not sure where King came from? Cant even blame it on autocorrect😥

Haha, still, positive news anyway.

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2548 on: June 08, 2023, 01:29:59 PM »
With gigs etc scheduled for June I take it we won't be laying a new pitch this season?
Put grass killer on it at weekend , started taking it up today. Doing it in stages around events. Video and pics on Twitter

Can someone who has twitter post them please

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Re: Villa Park Redevelopment
« Reply #2549 on: June 08, 2023, 01:31:14 PM »
Interestingly there will be a Holte End Fanzone in the car park for the Bruce Springsteen gig, with the 'gates' being on the perimeter rather than the turnstiles. Understandable given the much higher capacity, but could this be something used in future?

I wonder if they'll announce the attendance towards the end of the show so we can all applaud...

They do this for most concerts as they have their own ticket / turnstile people rather than use villa ones

 


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