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Old March 17th, 2017, 06:09 PM   #741
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You beat me to it.

The bit that caught my eye is "The Club’s previous design proposals, which date back three years to early 2014, are now outdated due to the above ruling." Hopefully a clean slate means we're going to get something amazing.

Also, my tickets for The Clash arrived today.
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Old March 18th, 2017, 05:42 PM   #742
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I'm hoping for a roof and a good amount of standing.
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Old April 16th, 2017, 12:34 PM   #743
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Now that they essentially have permission to extend their footprint, Bath are hoping to "fix" the problem with viewing angles from the West and East Stands by simply building the East Stand 3 metres back next season, so that the touchline is 1.5 metres further away from each stand. Easy win if they get permission.

http://www.bathrugby.com/news/propos...ec-for-201718/
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Old April 27th, 2017, 12:06 AM   #744
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Saracens are pleased to announce that our planning application to improve Allianz Park has now been approved by Barnet Council.

We are pleased to announce that our planning application to improve Allianz Park has now been approved by Barnet Council. The main element of the application is the replacement of the ageing West Stand with a new, modern stand which would consolidate and enhance the provision of community, education and sporting facilities at the stadium. This decision and the overwhelmingly positive response to the public consultation process reflects the important role that Allianz Park already plays in the community.

The new stand would provide a much improved environment for stadium users and spectators with a maximum permanent capacity of 10,500 (currently 10,000).

The plans will also include a proposal for one of the 16 Saracens home matches to accommodate a one-off annual game (such as a European Rugby Champions Cup quarter final) at Allianz Park. This would enable the capacity of the stadium to be temporarily increased to 15,000 for a maximum of one match a year.

As Allianz Park is situated within the Green Belt, the application will now be referred to the Greater London Authority and hopefully approved by the Mayor in the near future.

It is anticipated that work on improving Allianz Park would begin later this year and be completed by Autumn 2018.
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Old May 15th, 2017, 08:11 PM   #745
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Hotel expansion at Exeter Chiefs planned also. Alongside a new South Stand that has been on the books for a few years now. The model used for the Rugby World Cup 2015 for Sandy Park shower the planned work, even though it wasn't done in time.

http://www.devonlive.com/exeter-chie...ail/story.html
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Old June 4th, 2017, 10:57 AM   #746
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Aerial image showing Kingston Park:



https://www.flickr.com/photos/quintinsmith/
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Old June 5th, 2017, 02:33 PM   #747
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Previous stuff to do with Bath.

Training ground:

http://www.angusblack.co.uk/case_study/the-chapel/

http://www.angusblack.co.uk/case_study/the-long-barn/

Stadium redevelopment:

http://www.angusblack.co.uk/case_study/stadium/
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Old June 6th, 2017, 06:47 PM   #748
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Some Premiership clubs (e.g. Bath and Northampton) would kill for the expansion potential that Falcons have - sadly their current attendances (highest last season was only 7,073!) mean it's not going to grow any time soon. Finishing the North Stand would be nice though.
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Old June 7th, 2017, 04:34 PM   #749
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Bath Rugby have been successful in their application to move the East Stand by three metres, meaning improved sightlines next season:

http://www.bathrugby.com/news/improv...nd-for-201718/
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Old June 15th, 2017, 12:03 PM   #750
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According to people who went to the Bath Rugby Supporters' Club AGM last night, the plan is for the Rec to remain substantially unchanged for the next two seasons, with construction to begin in summer 2019 and to be completed by September 2021. Apparently the club looked at moving to different sites during this work, but are confident they can still play at the Rec while work is in progress. I guess this would mean moving the pitch even further east and building the new West Stand first, with a temporary stand in front of it, but that's just me speculating. An architect will be appointed in September.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 10:53 AM   #751
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Reigning Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs are set to expand Sandy Park’s capacity ahead of the new season.

Chiefs Chairman and Chief Executive Tony Rowe OBE said Sandy Park will increase from 12,500 to a capacity of just under 13,500.

He told the Sunday Independent: “We are going to make some alterations to the terraces and the South West Communications Stand to move our capacity up to just under 13,500 in time for the start of the new season.

“Our average attendance in the Premiership last season was over 11,000, which is absolutely brilliant, but we are getting close to capacity all the time, so we want to increase it a little bit.

The plans are part of more redevelopment works in the area, along with a planned £25m, 250-bed hotel at Sandy Park.

“Hopefully, we will secure planning permission for it, and parallel to that, we are looking at how we finance the development of the south end of the ground, which is another £25m.

“We are still going through the process of how we are going to fund what we are going to do and how we are going to do it. But if we get the planning permission, we will build the hotel as soon as possible because we need that in our business now.

“Even if we press the button on the south end now, it is two years away, so just to increase the capacity of the ground a bit, we have been able to get some alterations done which will add around 800 to 900 to our capacity for this coming season.”
https://www.ruck.co.uk/premiership-c...ium-expansion/

The south end development:

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Old July 17th, 2017, 08:54 AM   #752
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I'm not a fan of how the ends are taller than the sides, but I guess they kind of backed themselves into a corner from Day 1. I suppose future expansion could involve cantilevering a new tier over the executive boxes in the West Stand (something Harlequins could also do), but I don't think the demand's there yet.
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Old August 21st, 2017, 02:42 PM   #753
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Another previous plan/concept for Bath:





http://www.pattern-architects.com/pr...adium/?gallery
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Old August 21st, 2017, 10:44 PM   #754
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Thats an interesting concept. It seems to suggest one of the configurations is for cricket. I know the rec has a cricket pitch but this perhaps would have the cricket pitch in the arena itself. Would be a beautiful setting for international cricket. The rugby and concert configurations look quite decent aswell.
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Old August 22nd, 2017, 10:16 AM   #755
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The most notable thing about that concept is that the leisure centre and Pavilion have disappeared. That would free up a huge amount of space to allow for a decent stadium to be built, but would require Bath Rugby to pay the council millions, and a new city centre site would need to be found for a replacement.
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Sale Sharks owners reveal they are in talks to build a new stadium for the club.
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Whats wrong with where Sale currently play? I can only presume they wish to control the commercial revenue from where they play.
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It's sterile, windswept, remote, next to the sewage works and has poor car parking and public transport links. Apart from that, not much.
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