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Old February 15th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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#Green Point Athletics Stadium (Redevelopment) - 7 000 Seats - Green Point | Complete

In final design, and will go to tender soon.

Existing stadium bowl to be retained and renovated to accommodate required facilities. A new athletics track and field will be installed.

A grass earth berm will surround the track, similar to the Bellville stadium track.

The "A" track will also see upgrades to the clubhouse, field and parking.
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Exciting stuff! Hope to see some blue, something to brighten up the area
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Old February 15th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #3
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This is very very basic, I was almost too scared to open a thread.

You will provide all images!
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Old May 27th, 2011, 03:06 PM   #4
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R70m athletics track for Cape Town

May 27 2011 at 12:09pm

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The grandstand of the old Green Point Stadium will be given a new lease of life  it will be the starting point for a new athletics track that the city hopes will further boost the Cape Town Stadium precincts international profile.

MURRAY WILLIAMS



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A multimillion-rand athletics track is soon to start taking shape on the Green Point Common in the shadow of the towering Cape Town Stadium.



The City of Cape Town says it hopes the new athletics stadium, to be built on the site of the old Green Point Stadium and to cost about R70 million, will complement the facilities for half a dozen sporting codes on the common, including golf, soccer, rugby, tennis, cricket and bowls.
The old 18 000-seat stadium, aside from one of the grandstands, was bulldozed in 2007 in the lead-up to the construction of the R4.3 billion, 55 000-seat Cape Town Stadium, which played host to the Soccer World Cup last year.
City spokesman Pieter Cronje said the decision to host the World Cup carried the promise of a wide range of long-term benefits for Capetonians – and the athletics stadium would be the latest.
“The benefits and infrastructure legacies of major events, such as the Soccer World Cup, are very important elements of hosting these events.
“The Green Point Common used to be a mix of different areas and uses, and has now been successfully consolidated into an urban park, with recreational, educational and sporting facilities for all residents.
“This upgrade is set to continue with the completion of the project around the stadium precinct, in terms of sport facilities and club houses.”



Francois van Niekerk, who worked as technical co-ordinator during the construction Cape Town Stadium, will head the new project for the city.
“The old stadium was partially demolished in March-April 2007. What remains is the northern end of the grandstand, without its roof.
“The main reason we didn’t tackle it in more detail then was that we were focusing on the Cape Town Stadium.



“Now that the World Cup’s over, we have applied our minds as to what we want to do there, as well as taking our cue from the Record of Decision by the provincial minister. “We are planning to retain most of what remains. The reinforced concrete structure will remain, and we will then revamp the entire stadium.
“There will be a small new section on the western side, with roofing and lighting. And around the rest of the track will be a raised earth berm, which will provide grass for seating.



“Around the whole stadium will be a façade, to secure the stadium.
“A new tartan track with proper sports fields well be built, and it will formally be known as the Green Point Athletics Stadium,” said Van Niekerk.



Asked about the predicted time frame, he said: “We have a concept design, and are busy with the detailed design, and will soon start calling for tenders.



“After the procurement process, we hope to have a contractor on site by November, and the project is likely
to be completed by the end of 2012 or early 2013.”
Asked what the project would cost, Van Niekerk said the provisional estimate was “in the order of R70m”.



“Then there’s also the nearby ‘A-Track’ (between Granger Bay and the Green Point Boulevard) which we aim to restore for cricket and rugby,” Van Niekerk reported.



All sporting codes on the common will ultimately have their own club houses. Some of the structures were left untouched during the preparations for the World Cup, but others had to be reconstructed by the city in cases where the stadium required them to be moved.
Cronje said: “All of these facilities will be for the benefit of not only surrounding residents, but everyone in the city who chooses to visit.”
The new track at Green Point will complement existing athletics facilities in greater Cape Town, notably those in Belville and at Stellenbosch.
Cronje said the completion of the athletics stadium would continue to rejuvenate the entire Green Point Urban Park precinct.
“Often, stadiums around the world can be in pretty run-down and derelict areas. Not so with the Cape Town Stadium.
“When the Cape Town Stadium was completed, property values rose in the immediate vicinity, even as the overall market was slumping,” Cronje said.
The ongoing work on the various sports facilities would add further value to the entire area, he believed.
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looks like a Brazillian World Cup Stadium lol
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So when is this project or tender going out?!?! It's LONG overdue by my records?!?!
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looks like a Brazillian World Cup Stadium lol
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So when is this project or tender going out?!?! It's LONG overdue by my records?!?!
I keep hearing soon. Nobody wants to share with me.
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Apparently the facade i.e. probably a brick wall, will include the history of the stadium and site.

The venue will not host night events as it will not have IAAF approved lighting for such events.

The track and facilities will be IAAF approved.
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Let me guess...the Green Point residents?
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I'm just going to ignore any frustrations and be the messenger.

Scope
- Green Point Athletics Stadium: 5 500-seater, IAAF standard, multi-use Athletics Stadium
- A-Track: New and upgraded
- Fields and clubhouses: New and upgraded

Timeline


Tenders for the rebuilding of the two facilities will be advertised soon, and work is set to commence later this year. Both facilities should be completed and ready to use by the end of 2012.

Design

The stadium is planned to offer terraced seating for 5 500 spectators – 3 500 of which will be under cover; with a further 1 500 casual seats on landscape berms.

Precinct

Essentially the new complex is divided into three nodes: an Athletics node, a City Sports and Recreation node, and a node for other sport clubs. All facilities have been designed to be accessible for the physically challenged.

The Athletics Club node
includes a physiotherapy room, drug-testing room, electronic timing room, an athletic call room, as well as male and female change rooms for athletes.

The Sports and Recreation node
also comprises male and female change rooms for the sports clubs, making use of the five shared rugby, soccer and cricket fields on the opposite side of Vlei Road which are currently under construction.

The new athletics tartan track oval was realigned to ensure compliance with the IAAF standards, which meets all the international requirements. This facility will therefore attract national and international athletic events. To gain optimal use of the stadium, a pitch on which both soccer and rugby can be played will be located within the track.

Once completed, the stadium will be run by the City’s Sport and Recreation Department, which will have offices within the complex, and will also accommodate sporting clubs and community organisations.

Part of the A-Track which had served as the sporting grounds for the Young Star Rugby Club and SK Walmer Rugby Club in the winter months and was used by the United Cricket Club in the summer months will be demolished and rebuilt, and the entire facility will be given a face-lift.

The old dilapidated club house with its stands are to be demolished to make way for the new facility, but it was decided to retain the old timber and iron seating stand which provides under-cover seating for some 1 800 spectators.

The new building will be a simple two-storey structure with four change rooms. It will have a storage room for sporting equipment under the new club stand, with the club house on the upper level. All facilities have also been designed to be accessible for the physically challenged and the architectural design and landscaping with forecourts and parking are also in keeping with the greater Green Point Urban Park theme.

Budget

The total budget for the construction of both the Green Point Athletic Stadium and the new A-Track is approximately R120 million. This includes the construction of a few other smaller facilties as part of the same two tenders, such as a maintenance facility in the Green Point Park, a soccer clubhouse and minor building alterations to a tennis clubhouse.
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its great and intimate, feel like the track in Durban at Kings Park
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I love the fact that is unassuming in it's design, and therefore doesn't look like it is trying to compete with 'Big brother' next door. If well maintained it will fit in nicely in the area.
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I find it hideous. Belongs in the 80's. Also a very short sighted decision.
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I like it. It suits it purpose well. I was never expecting any architectural masterpiece, so it's hardly a let down.
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I'll agree to disagree. Lacks vision and design quality. Sies.
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