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Just now, Falcor Roar said:

I hope we end up with either 1 seat less or 1 seat more than Hibs just for the seethe that would generate from people who care about these things. 

We could have a specific section for supporters with low BMI's ergo squeezing in a couple of hundred extra seats.

 

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13 hours ago, Mr Sugden said:

What's the capacity of it compared to the Wheatfield?  Looks very similar in terms of steepness but obviously hard to tell without any seats.

Reckon it'll be ready for September but there won't be much room for any delays looking at those photos.

The Wheatfield holds just under 6,000, although there may be scope to reclaim a small number of seats at the back under the TV gantry which had previously been used by journalists I think, due to facilities in the new stand.

The new stand itself holds a bit under 7,500. It's slightly less steep than the Wheatfield because regulations have changed since it's construction but I'm fairly sure it's the maximum of what's allowed today. That's also meant an extra seven rows of seats have been added compared to it.

Overall capacity has been stated as 20,099.

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16 minutes ago, Elixir said:

The Wheatfield holds just under 6,000, although there may be scope to reclaim a small number of seats at the back under the TV gantry which had previously been used by journalists I think, due to facilities in the new stand.

The new stand itself holds a bit under 7,500. It's slightly less steep than the Wheatfield because regulations have changed since it's construction but I'm fairly sure it's the maximum of what's allowed today. That's also meant an extra seven rows of seats have been added compared to it.

Overall capacity has been stated as 20,099.

That's a fair size difference and enough to distinguish it from the rest of the stadium.  Most jambos I know are relocating to the new stand and are paying about £100 extra.

And as much as Gorgie is a shithole at least it's not out at Hermiston Gait or some god awful brown site with no pubs.

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The final row in the new stand won't look or seem any higher than the final row in the Wheatfield, if that makes sense. Also, the lower section below the walkway will have ten rows, compared to eight in the Wheatfield and seven in the Gorgie and Roseburn - which were also eight before we had to remove the original front row for UEFA regulations. Like I said earlier in the thread, it's a shame as that's an extra 125 seats or so from each stand, but Tynecastle's footprint has always been extremely confined.

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That's a fair size difference and enough to distinguish it from the rest of the stadium.  Most jambos I know are relocating to the new stand and are paying about £100 extra.
And as much as Gorgie is a shithole at least it's not out at Hermiston Gait or some god awful brown site with no pubs.

Gorgie is slowly improving. In few years there will be gift shops with hideously expensive birthday cards and wooden toys.
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1 hour ago, Elixir said:

The Wheatfield holds just under 6,000, although there may be scope to reclaim a small number of seats at the back under the TV gantry which had previously been used by journalists I think, due to facilities in the new stand.

The new stand itself holds a bit under 7,500. It's slightly less steep than the Wheatfield because regulations have changed since it's construction but I'm fairly sure it's the maximum of what's allowed today. That's also meant an extra seven rows of seats have been added compared to it.

Overall capacity has been stated as 20,099.

And yet Hearts are going to need extra away fans to fill the new Tynecastle

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3 minutes ago, Hibeesbounce75 said:

i take it the two stands behind the goals at tynecastle hold less than at ER? i'm sure the capacity of the stands behind the goals at Easter Road is around 3800, what's the Roseburn and Gorgie stand capacities? 

I think they're around the 3400 mark, probably wrong though.

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39 minutes ago, KingswellsRed said:

And yet Hearts are going to need extra away fans to fill the new Tynecastle

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Only if we're doing really shite, but then our average support has clearly grown over the past few seasons. Before then, the bigger clubs - Hibs and the Old Firm - got the full stand anyway, and Hibs will always get it regardless. One way or another, though, the number of people turning up to watch football in the capital will only increase, as it continues to stagnate in your backwater area despite your best showing for a generation.

32 minutes ago, Hibeesbounce75 said:

i take it the two stands behind the goals at tynecastle hold less than at ER? i'm sure the capacity of the stands behind the goals at Easter Road is around 3800, what's the Roseburn and Gorgie stand capacities? 

I'm fairly sure the Roseburn holds 3,545 and the Gorgie holds 3,340. Again, that's about 130 or so less for each than when they were originally built.

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20 minutes ago, Elixir said:

Only if we're doing really shite, but then our average support has clearly grown over the past few seasons. Before then, the bigger clubs - Hibs and the Old Firm - got the full stand anyway, and Hibs will always get it regardless. One way or another, though, the number of people turning up to watch football in the capital will only increase, as it continues to stagnate in your backwater area despite your best showing for a generation.

I'm fairly sure the Roseburn holds 3,545 and the Gorgie holds 3,340. Again, that's about 130 or so less for each than when they were originally built.

Forward thinking clubs like Aberdeen have cut the away allocation down. We can sell out Pittodrie without away fans like we will do on Thursday. Time will tell if Hearts are capable of doing the same.

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42 minutes ago, KingswellsRed said:

Forward thinking clubs like Aberdeen have cut the away allocation down. We can sell out Pittodrie without away fans like we will do on Thursday. Time will tell if Hearts are capable of doing the same.

Forward thinking such as whoring yourself to Celtic to block the change in the SPFL voting structure? 7dTWNk4.png

Well, considering we clearly have a bigger support than Aberdeen, as evidenced by our utter shoeing of your attendances for two decades now, it doesn't take a genius to figure out the answer to that one. Surely not bragging about selling out a European tie, btw. warnock.png

We also cut the Old Firm's allocation before Aberdeen did. Unlucky. greggy.png

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33 minutes ago, Elixir said:

Forward thinking such as whoring yourself to Celtic to block the change in the SPFL voting structure? 7dTWNk4.png

Well, considering we clearly have a bigger support than Aberdeen, as evidenced by our utter shoeing of your attendances for two decades now, it doesn't take a genius to figure out the answer to that one. Surely not bragging about selling out a European tie, btw. warnock.png

We also cut the Old Firm's allocation before Aberdeen did. Unlucky. greggy.png

Aberdeen have a bigger fan base than Hearts. Hearts have a ceiling of about 16k home fans and will struggle to get much more than that. 

The same European rounds where Hearts could only get 14k at much cheaper prices:lol:

We cut the allocation for the last 3 seasons. I have yet to see Hearts do the same in a 20k ground.

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1 hour ago, KingswellsRed said:

Aberdeen have a bigger fan base than Hearts. Hearts have a ceiling of about 16k home fans and will struggle to get much more than that. 

The same European rounds where Hearts could only get 14k at much cheaper prices:lol:

We cut the allocation for the last 3 seasons. I have yet to see Hearts do the same in a 20k ground.

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You got mad sheep disease..?

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1 hour ago, KingswellsRed said:

Aberdeen have a bigger fan base than Hearts. Hearts have a ceiling of about 16k home fans and will struggle to get much more than that. 

The same European rounds where Hearts could only get 14k at much cheaper prices:lol:

We cut the allocation for the last 3 seasons. I have yet to see Hearts do the same in a 20k ground.

My word. dismay.png

Aberdeen are a provincial club that pull in an average of about 10,000 for run of the mill games even in a season like the last one. Where is the evidence of this 'ceiling' when it hasn't been physically possible for us to get any more fans into the ground?

Hearts had 21,000 season ticket applications in 2006 and pulled in crowds of 27,000 to 32,500 for our European games at Murrayfield. Funnily enough, one of those was against Siroki Brijeg. Our last two European ties before playing the IT company and the Maltese outfit last season were against Tottenham and Liverpool, so it's not at all surprising that plenty fans decided to keep their powder dry.

We cut the Old Firm's allocation in 2014 - and back in 2006 and 2007. I'm sure when your kiddy-on rivalry with them comes to an end and you're back scrambling around the bottom six in front of about 7,000 punters and your woodwork fans are back in their boxes you'll be reconsidering your position.

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10 minutes ago, Elixir said:

My word. dismay.png

Aberdeen are a provincial club that pull in an average of about 10,000 for run of the mill games even in a season like the last one. Where is the evidence of this 'ceiling' when it hasn't been physically possible for us to get any more fans into the ground?

Hearts had 21,000 season ticket applications in 2006 and pulled in crowds of 27,000 to 32,500 for our European games at Murrayfield. Funnily enough, one of those was against Siroki Brijeg. Our last two European ties before playing the IT company and the Maltese outfit last season were against Tottenham and Liverpool, so it's not at all surprising that plenty fans decided to keep their powder dry.

We cut the Old Firm's allocation in 2014 - and back in 2006 and 2007. I'm sure when your kiddy-on rivalry with them comes to an end and you're back scrambling around the bottom six in front of about 7,000 punters and your woodwork fans are back in their boxes you'll be reconsidering your position.

Well you didn't sell out many games last season and when you did it was only just before the game. 

I am sure we would have sold more than the figures you quoted in our 2007/08 European run if we had the capacity.

Aberdeen turnover £13 million compared to what £9m for Hearts.

 

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