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8 minutes ago, Bishop Briggs said:

I fear that Brentford's architects  have missed a trick with that layout. Due to the new blocks of  flats, there is little or no room to expand the stadium. Its capacity will be 17, 250 and that's too low for the EPL.

Did Bournemouth get an exemption or something as I think their current stadium only holds about 12000?

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11 minutes ago, Rodhull said:

Did Bournemouth get an exemption or something as I think their current stadium only holds about 12000?

There's no EPL rule on capacity.

Bournemouth's income has been severely restricted by having such a small stadium. 

For comparison, Brighton's Amex stadium holds 30,750. 

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4 minutes ago, Bishop Briggs said:

There's no EPL rule on capacity.

Bournemouth's income has been severely restricted by having such a small stadium. 

For comparison, Brighton's Amex stadium holds 30,750. 

Ah right, just misunderstood your meaning then.

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I'm surprised that it hasn't been mentioned here, but Wimbledon completed their new ground a few months ago.

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It looks tidy enough, but I'm not convinced about that bit on the left that curves around the corner.

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12 minutes ago, tongue_tied_danny said:

I'm surprised that it hasn't been mentioned here, but Wimbledon completed their new ground a few months ago.

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It looks tidy enough, but I'm not convinced about that bit on the left that curves around the corner.

Isn't that a link to a potential extension? Do away with the wee one and build a bigger one of and when you need it.

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3 minutes ago, Sergeant Wilson said:

Isn't that a link to a potential extension? Do away with the wee one and build a bigger one of and when you need it.

They only moved into the new stadium in November. It’s apparently just along the road from the old Plough Lane they played at up until the 90s. I remember listening to The football ramble doing a podcast about the first game there and how disappointing it was to be done with no fans.

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5 minutes ago, Rodhull said:

They only moved into the new stadium in November. It’s apparently just along the road from the old Plough Lane they played at up until the 90s. I remember listening to The football ramble doing a podcast about the first game there and how disappointing it was to be done with no fans.

 I have followed the story. There is scope to increase capacity when it's needed. All the other stands in the photos I've seen show smaller stands like the one you can just see behind the goals. If they do expand I expect they'll just lift the wee ones out and slot a new one in.

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34 minutes ago, tongue_tied_danny said:

I'm surprised that it hasn't been mentioned here, but Wimbledon completed their new ground a few months ago.

plough-lane1.jpg.43a809f7f677060e30e720b847bf4ce8.jpg

It looks tidy enough, but I'm not convinced about that bit on the left that curves around the corner.

Bits of Tannadice and the Maracana in there.

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Most of the new "Soccer-specific" stadiums in the MLS are great. Toronto's BMO Field was pretty decent after it was expanded ,until they let the CFL team move in and wrecked the North End of the stadium. 

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5 hours ago, Arch Stanton said:

Most won't get beyond the artist's impression stage but interesting nonetheless.

 

How come they showed Goodison being razed to the ground, but not Dens? I was looking forward to that bit.

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7 minutes ago, Mark Connolly said:

How come they showed Goodison being razed to the ground, but not Dens? I was looking forward to that bit.

Same with the dung heap.

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6 hours ago, Torpar said:

Most of the new "Soccer-specific" stadiums in the MLS are great. Toronto's BMO Field was pretty decent after it was expanded ,until they let the CFL team move in and wrecked the North End of the stadium. 

I was absolutely freezing when I was at a CFL game at BMO Field a few weeks back. It was in October, which didn't help, and there was sod all atmosphere was the team was pish and the stadium was about 2/3rds full at best. The highlight was near the end when a squirrel ran onto the pitch and the crowd cheered it as it made for the end zone.

Somehow the Argonauts improved dramatically the following season to win the championship.

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On 15/07/2020 at 18:49, Bishop Briggs said:

I fear that Brentford's architects  have missed a trick with that layout. Due to the new blocks of  flats, there is little or no room to expand the stadium. Its capacity will be 17, 250 and that's too low for the EPL.

Just under 20 thousand is perfect for Brentford, when I first started going to games attendances ranged from 6 to 9 thousand, in the final season at GP we were selling it out, but even then the new stadium is another 5k, it's a big jump. 

 

Don't want lumped with a massive stadium which is shite for the fans and atmosphere. 

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8 hours ago, Torpar said:

Most of the new "Soccer-specific" stadiums in the MLS are great. Toronto's BMO Field was pretty decent after it was expanded ,until they let the CFL team move in and wrecked the North End of the stadium. 

Yea it looks pretty hideous now.

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Most won't get beyond the artist's impression stage but interesting nonetheless.
 


Watching Goodison Park being obliterated for some naff flats and gardens was horrific viewing. It’s a sin they are leaving the spiritual home of Everton. Liverpool, Villa and Wolves have the right idea.

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