Template for Goodison Park! If any one has a doubt about what can be done with stadium redevelopment, check out Poznan stadium in Poland, redeveloped for the Euros.
Barry Hughes, Posted 26/11/2011 at 20:42:37
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1 Posted 27/11/2011 at 05:30:30
2 Posted 27/11/2011 at 05:42:32
3 Posted 27/11/2011 at 05:47:40
4 Posted 27/11/2011 at 06:47:26
5 Posted 27/11/2011 at 07:28:36
It looks like they have about 3 times as much acreage as we have. You may as well have just picked any other world-class stadium in the world and suggested that somehow we can develop our footprint into it. Which obvicously is complete nonsense.
Stop the fantasy football, back to reality...
6 Posted 27/11/2011 at 07:42:07
7 Posted 27/11/2011 at 07:46:02
8 Posted 27/11/2011 at 09:10:11
9 Posted 27/11/2011 at 09:47:32
Some also see symmetry as a desirable format which is also not necessarily the case IMO. As far as acreage is concerned I think people would be very surprised about what could be achieved at GP with just a tiny footprint expansion.
Perhaps if demonstrated and planned for, new ownership might be more readily attracted without significant outlay from the current encumbents. Ambition needn't be costly, lack of it invariably is (as we are now finding).
10 Posted 27/11/2011 at 10:30:05
I totally agree with the point you make about symmetry, which over emphasised by designers prattling about 'nice clean lines 'etc. You build where the space is and on the existing Goodison footprint (not withstanding that it would be preferable to have a full redevelopment) that would mean a 3 tier massive stand at the Park End. Yes, it would be higher than the other stands and no, it would not be symmetrical but it would be intimidating-especially if constructed in a way that enhanced the sound level.
11 Posted 27/11/2011 at 15:40:19
12 Posted 27/11/2011 at 17:52:08
If the Park end was moved back it would mean the Gwladys could be extended forward with any development. Still limited with parking etc so a new stadium would be a better solution, unless we could acquire and demolish some of the buildings surrounding GP.
13 Posted 27/11/2011 at 20:03:50
14 Posted 27/11/2011 at 20:36:59
15 Posted 28/11/2011 at 06:26:54
It's incredible how the Spanish manage to cram in massive grounds in tight residential districts... A lesson for us perhaps?
16 Posted 28/11/2011 at 10:43:24
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