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Old April 2nd, 2012, 10:34 AM   #4261
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 12:38 PM   #4263
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I dont think they actually know yet. 60,000 has been quoted a number of times for some reason?? Originally it was 25,000. I have also seen 30,000 reported.

Truth is nobody knows!
60 000 is what West Ham intended to reduce it to
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 01:11 PM   #4264
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60k is what the 2017 bid promised and includes the plans to move the warm up track closer also.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 01:25 PM   #4265
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60k is what the 2017 bid promised and includes the plans to move the warm up track closer also.
Ive heard about the moving of the warm up track, but where to, exactly? The only piece of ground that appears closer is on the slither of land on which the Orbit sits but I thought that was going to be redeveloped into teletubby land?
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 03:17 PM   #4266
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Ive heard about the moving of the warm up track, but where to, exactly? The only piece of ground that appears closer is on the slither of land on which the Orbit sits but I thought that was going to be redeveloped into teletubby land?
How about the parking area just south of the stadium? Is it large enough?
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 05:06 PM   #4267
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 05:36 PM   #4268
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seems to have been tacked on to the back of West Ham's original plan, which included a reduction in seats to make way for corporate boxes and closing off the seats behind the jumbo screens. There's also some uncertainty as to whether that factored in temporary seating (which would naturally hold less spectators than the in-situ lower tier). All in all I dont see why there would be a significant reduction in the number of seats available in the stadium for the WCs - those which are closed off for football due to being behind the screens or a temporary stand would be available in athletics mode.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 11:41 PM   #4269
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A friend who's at today's 5K run ending in the stadium has just sent this to me

what's the size of big screen and your current technology?
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:18 AM   #4270
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drove past the stadium tonight with the floodlights on full. Have to say the thing looks very impressive lit up - sort of industrial-alien like. Think the lighting of the wrap when it finally comes will accentuate this other-wordly look.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:38 AM   #4271
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 11:17 AM   #4272
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Spot the fish eye lens before someone claims that is the actual view.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 11:36 AM   #4273
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On the very right of the first picture, you can see that some seats have been removed below the big screen. They were in place there previously. Any ideas?
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 12:54 PM   #4274
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Methinks someone has been practising ceremony stuff on the field without protecting it!
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:13 PM   #4275
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Sorry but ceremonies don't start rehersals in the stadium until mid/late June. The grass markings are from decking layers to provide access for workers/vehicles during cable/flying rig work x
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 02:51 PM   #4276
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the cable slides are clearly visible on the rigging there. They might be doing a good job of keeping the cauldron secret but on this part of the ceremony, its being telegraphed.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 03:05 PM   #4277
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Spot the fish eye lens before someone claims that is the actual view.
Well, it's a slightly wider view than I managed with my cameraphone, but I have dozens and dozens of photos from wandering around the stadium on Sunday, and I can tell you it's an accurate portrayal.

Here's one of the contraption suspended above the middle. There are a lot of wires connecting it to the roof.

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Old April 3rd, 2012, 03:25 PM   #4278
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Well i was there too on the weekend and I can tell you that of those two, the first one is accurate and the second one is fisheye.
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On the very right of the first picture, you can see that some seats have been removed below the big screen. They were in place there previously. Any ideas?
Perhaps these areas will be designated for the performers in the opening ceremony?
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