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It has been developed since the major redevelopment you mention as well. It had those daft coloured seat blocks we have at McDiarmid for the first 15-20 years.  Wasn't the capacity in the years after redevelopment about 44,000?  The enclosure at the front of the Main Stand remained terracing for a good few years until the Taylor Report.

The third tier of the Main Stand was added in the early 90's, then the corners filled in on the opposite side of the park during the mid 90's, which for a gain of only a couple of thousand seats, has massively improved the stadium, in making it feel more enclosed.

Compared to the shape of Hampden and how they used to be, Ibrox and Celtic Park are far better for getting rid of the huge spaces behind the goals.  Both good stadiums, Celtic only let down by the view from the away end, and the fairly shite Main Stand.

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It was rebuilt in phases between 1979 and 1982.
Was ahead of it's time back in the day but showing severe signs of wear and tear now, although sightlines/views and atmosphere it is still excellent and pisses all over Hampden on those fronts. 

The “Club deck” was early ‘90s wasn’t it

It’s a rather impressive solution to a site specific problem.

The kind of thing that Aberdeen seem to be missing

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12 minutes ago, topcat(The most tip top) said:


The “Club deck” was early ‘90s wasn’t it

It’s a rather impressive solution to a site specific problem.

The kind of thing that Aberdeen seem to be missing

Aye, they added a third tier to the main stand early 90's and filled in the corners between Govan and the Copland and Broomloan stands.

Seem to recall most of those Club Deck seats were debentures/seats for life type things which, by all accounts newco Rangers refused to honour in 2012 when old Rangers died and the tribute act came into existence, not 100% sure of the accuracy of these but heard it from a few different people and genuinely wouldn't be surprised at the brass neck of the c***s doing that.

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1 hour ago, Flybhoy said:

Aye, they added a third tier to the main stand early 90's and filled in the corners between Govan and the Copland and Broomloan stands.

Seem to recall most of those Club Deck seats were debentures/seats for life type things which, by all accounts newco Rangers refused to honour in 2012 when old Rangers died and the tribute act came into existence, not 100% sure of the accuracy of these but heard it from a few different people and genuinely wouldn't be surprised at the brass neck of the c***s doing that.

Wouldn't that be a flat-out admission that they're not the same club?

 

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Nothing but the best for Rangers, they didn't scrimp on stadium design or build.

You get what you pay for...Even if you don't.

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South of Scotland club Wigtown & Bladnoch's Trammonford Park has the address of 'Near Wigtown'

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9 hours ago, GNU_Linux said:

South of Scotland club Wigtown & Bladnoch's Trammonford Park has the address of 'Near Wigtown'

So will our new stadium, probably.

Would be more appropriate , come to think of it.

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Kingsford isn't so far out of Aberdeen city centre that it's near Wigtown, surely.

No wonder there's been resistance to the move.

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On 30/05/2019 at 10:10, GNU_Linux said:

South of Scotland club Wigtown & Bladnoch's Trammonford Park has the address of 'Near Wigtown'

It's about a half mile walk downhill from the town centre. I've done it. 

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quite a nice ground, if bucolic. 

 

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The “Club deck” was early ‘90s wasn’t it

It’s a rather impressive solution to a site specific problem.

The kind of thing that Aberdeen seem to be missing


The sort of imaginative/expensive solution that we simply can’t, and will never be able to, afford.

Rangers in the early 90s were about as cash rich* as any Scottish club’s ever been.




*ts + cs apply

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It's always 1989 in Perth. Presumably original Coca-Cola sign still in place in the away end at McDiarmid Park.

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1 hour ago, Radford said:

It's always 1989 in Perth. Presumably original Coca-Cola sign still in place in the away end at McDiarmid Park.

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It's the real thing!

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8 hours ago, RussellAnderson said:

 


The sort of imaginative/expensive solution that we simply can’t, and will never be able to, afford.

Rangers in the early 90s were about as cash rich* as any Scottish club’s ever been.




*ts + cs apply

 

Though in their case the Inland Revenue decked the club.

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Couple of cracking old pictures of Ibrox from 1972 as Rangers parade the ECWC.
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Looks like a big Rugby Park.20190602_094827.jpg

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I've been told by quite a few folk in the know that the 4th stand hasn't been built because it's within the blast zone of a major incident at Grangemouth Chemicals. The rest of the stadium and the line that marks the boundary goes through it.


That's nonsense. My hubby worked in petrochemical risk management and there is no way the over-pressure zone extends to the Falkirk Stadium, or even close.

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On ‎26‎/‎04‎/‎2019 at 23:34, 7-2 said:

It's not really a new built stadium though, it's an upgraded one. 

3 of the stands were completely new, the Main Stand was upgraded.

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On 02/06/2019 at 09:49, ftk said:

Looks like a big Rugby Park.20190602_094827.jpg

Both stadiums were designed by the same person.  There was an article recently on the BBC about it.

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leitch designed the old barrel roof stand at rugby park which was rebuilt in the 60's, the earth banking could possibly be attributed to him as can the crush barriers in the above photo. there used to be tens of thousands of those barriers in grounds, 1 remains in the museum at hampden.

in the late 19th centuary if clubs had space they built bowl shaped grounds like ibrox, hampden, parkhead, rugby park etc, if they didnt it was rectangular

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