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Old December 18th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #41
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Man thats an ugly stadium.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 03:17 PM   #42
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Man thats an ugly stadium.
You should of seen their old ground, the Willows!!
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Old December 20th, 2011, 05:27 PM   #43
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The first design looked amazing.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 05:33 PM   #44
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It was fantastic originally,It's also been radically downsized from 20,000.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #45
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Yeah, the first design was amazing:



The architects for the new Rotherham United stadium were also inspired by it:

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Old December 20th, 2011, 09:44 PM   #46
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With the rumours about Sale moving here to share with the Reds from next season, I was thinking about possible tennants.

Was their ever a consideration for Man Utd to move their reserve fixtures here from Altrincham?

I'm sure the owners (peel holdings and Salford council I think) would be keen to get more use from the stadium.
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Old January 4th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #47
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I'm really disappointed in how the design has been down graded to what simply looks like an off the shelf low capacity stadium. Their original design's fragmented stepped roof structure was excellent gave the stadia a real sense of identity and prominence. Was there a loss of funding for the project or an unfeasible design?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 01:50 AM   #48
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I'm really disappointed in how the design has been down graded to what simply looks like an off the shelf low capacity stadium. Their original design's fragmented stepped roof structure was excellent gave the stadia a real sense of identity and prominence. Was there a loss of funding for the project or an unfeasible design?
Its certainly not as ambitious as the original design. However i think that was a bit too ambitious considering the current size and support of Salford RL club.

The current design is IMO superior to the Halliwell Jones as originally built. It comes with an impressive main stand with excellent corporate facilities.
The overall size of the stadium is only around 1000 less than that of the original Haliwell Jones.
The design also has the ability to expand quite easily if Salford start to pull in the punters. The hJ on the other hand is quite limited in terms of room to expand, other than by filling in corners which they are now doing.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 02:57 AM   #49
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Renders of the stadium with the additional tier:



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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #50
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Bizarre colour scheme though, given that it's currently predominantly red with some blue seats.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #51
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And with Stockport County sounding out the possibilities of a ground share with Macclesfield, those blue seats look as if they have a purpose sooner than later!!
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Old January 5th, 2012, 01:08 PM   #52
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sale sharks play in blue
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Old January 5th, 2012, 01:27 PM   #53
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Exactly. If County drop out of the Conference proper, they can't afford the rent at Edgeley Park. That's why they want a ground share with Macc. Kennedy gets his way and can sell off EP for development. Sale move to Salford and get their greasy little hands on a modern stadium. A family member is involved with SCFC Trust. They fear that if County get relegated and don't move away, they will fold!!
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Renders of the stadium with the additional tier:



It's an improvement on the original stadium I think their main stand looks great in relation to Rugby League stadiums but their originally planned roof structure would have set it above any other Super League stadiums for architectural features with merit.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #55
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Wouldn't Stalybridge, Altrincham or even Woodley Sports make more sense as a ground share for County than all the way out in Macclesfield? At least it would keep the team in GM and not cost their fans a fortune to get the train to games.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #56
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was reading of a design flaw with the terracing behind the sticks.

Apparently they have had to close off the back row of terracing as they have discovered that you can get a "free peep show" down to the fact can see into the toilet blocks below.

Looks like they will have to do some last minute alterations to prevent further embarrassment.
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Wouldn't Stalybridge, Altrincham or even Woodley Sports make more sense as a ground share for County than all the way out in Macclesfield? At least it would keep the team in GM and not cost their fans a fortune to get the train to games.
Apparently Alty are unwilling to ground share as they would be in the same league, resulting in fixture pileups. Not sure about stalybridge. Its been a long time coming, Kennedy has been tightening the screws for a while now. He has invested very little in Edgeley knowing that the Salford stadium was coming.

All I can say is watch out, there will soon be a cuckoo in the nest!!
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Apparently Alty are unwilling to ground share as they would be in the same league, resulting in fixture pileups.
How would that make any difference? Surely it would make things easier, since it would be simple for just one league to schedule games on different weekends?
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How would that make any difference? Surely it would make things easier, since it would be simple for just one league to schedule games on different weekends?
Man Utd's reserves also play at Altringham, which may be a factor.
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Man Utd's reserves also play at Altringham, which may be a factor.
Exactly. They are worried about the amount of games played on the pitch. United Reserves provide a nice income, but a extra set of fixtures would cause problems. Bare in mind that Alty don't even have pitch covers to protect against frost/ice. A bad winter would cause a fixture pile up of nightmare proportions. 09/10 season, alty didnt play a home fixture between mid Nov - mid Jan due to a frozen pitch!!!

Watch out Salford, Sale are coming and I'm sure it's not long before they are treated as the principal home team!!
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