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Old March 24th, 2016, 01:59 AM   #1
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Design for a UK football stadium

Hello all, new member here. I stumbled on this site google searching stadium design, I am writing an alternate history in which there is a UK national football team as opposed to the England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales teams we know and love. Of course a football team needs a stadium, and it seemed fairly lazy to make them play at Wembley or Hampden. So for the purposes of this timeline the team will have a new custom-built stadium, first built in 1949-50 and then upgraded around 2008. My first thought was to have it on the Isle of Man, as it's situated roughly in the centre of the UK. However it doesn't have the infrastructure to accommodate large groups of travelling fans, and for the same reason Berwick-Upon Tweed wouldn't be suitable. I finally settled on Liverpool, being roughly situated between Scotland and Wales, and having easy ferry access from Northern Ireland (many football fans from Northern Ireland travel to Liverpool to watch games). It also has the capacity for accommodation, policing etc. So to my first question, is Liverpool the best candidate, if not what would be? Secondly within Liverpool (or another city) what would be a good plot to build in, bearing in mind this is originally built in 1950. My thoughts for Liverpool were Otterspool parade, Stanley Park (where Liverpool FC have previously planned a new stadium) or maybe in Toxteth, but this is purely based on looking at google maps, I don't actually know the city at all.

If anyone is interested in this project please let me know, it would be amazing to see some of the incredible work I've seen for competitions here! It's completely open-ended, you can base it wherever you like, and name it as you please etc etc. Of course you will be fully credited and the work will be posted on the Wikia and AH forum, both of which are very active.

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Old March 31st, 2016, 10:32 AM   #2
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Okay, I've settled on the location, it will be where the Liverpool Innovation Park is presently. Easy access by road, train and short distance from the ferry terminal. Nice looking area, but also ripe for redevelopment. Since nobody is up for this I will have a go at this myself, but I have to warn you it will be **** BTW anyone know where I find the seating texture/ pattern that people use? I don't have the RAM for proper seats, not to mention I don't have the skill either.
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could be interested what would the capacity be? 90,000 like wembley? or bigger
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Old April 9th, 2016, 07:16 AM   #4
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could be interested what would the capacity be? 90,000 like wembley? or bigger
Awesome! I think at least 90k, maybe bigger because it's all of the UK instead of just England. But 90k is more than enough, Wembley is one of the biggest football stadiums in Europe. What do you think? However for the purpose of actually drawing it you don't need that many seats, it would be a bit of a headache to render! You can use a texture if you prefer.
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i might make it 90,000 that can have 10,000 seats added quickly for big matches. also in the future it could be expanded to 110,000-120,000 seats
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Old April 10th, 2016, 01:34 AM   #6
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i might make it 90,000 that can have 10,000 seats added quickly for big matches. also in the future it could be expanded to 110,000-120,000 seats
That would be amazing! Btw I love your Crystal Palace Stadium in the comp, it's beautiful!

When nobody replied initially I started trying to model a stadium, but it's a bit of a nightmare. I finally finished all the seats and it's only 27k. It also doesn't follow FIFA guidelines, there are more than 14 rows in the corners.



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That would be amazing! Btw I love your Crystal Palace Stadium in the comp, it's beautiful!

When nobody replied initially I started trying to model a stadium, but it's a bit of a nightmare. I finally finished all the seats and it's only 27k. It also doesn't follow FIFA guidelines, there are more than 14 rows in the corners.

i like the seating pattern I'm going to start it today but just before i do, would you like it to look traditional like old wembley or a modern stadium like allianz arena and new stamford bridge?


EDIT: just remembered it was built in 1949-1950s and then expanded in 2008 so abit like old trafford

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I've just looked up some 1950s stadiums and the maracana in brazil was built in 1950 and then renovated so i could do something like that
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i like the seating pattern I'm going to start it today but just before i do, would you like it to look traditional like old wembley or a modern stadium like allianz arena and new stamford bridge?


EDIT: just remembered it was built in 1949-1950s and then expanded in 2008 so abit like old trafford
It needs to be built sometime in the early 50's, but the renovation could be anytime. It could actually be expanded for the Olympics in the UK in 2012.

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I've just looked up some 1950s stadiums and the maracana in brazil was built in 1950 and then renovated so i could do something like that
Nice! It looks pretty complicated though, I now realise how much work is involved so I don't want to make too much work for you.
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It needs to be built sometime in the early 50's, but the renovation could be anytime. It could actually be expanded for the Olympics in the UK in 2012.



Nice! It looks pretty complicated though, I now realise how much work is involved so I don't want to make too much work for you.
i might go with the olympic idea since most 1950s stadiums were oval shaped. ill keep the original seating bowl and adding a roof and facade in the renovations. I'm looking forward to this and hope u r too
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i might go with the olympic idea since most 1950s stadiums were oval shaped. ill keep the original seating bowl and adding a roof and facade in the renovations. I'm looking forward to this and hope u r too
Very much so! I've started writing up a rough draft of the page this will appear on, there will be more details like stadium measurements, capacity etc, as well as a gallery. Feel free to go in and edit the article (you'll need a wikia account though, otherwise it just writes your IP address which is annoying..) I thought it might be cool to use your name as the architect of the stadium, and you can invent your own company as the builders etc. Basically just feel free to go in and edit the article(s) as you like.

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heres an update on the stadium progress. things should start to get quicker now that i have more time. anyway the lower bowl hasn't got any entries yet but ill get there. next is the concourses, facade and roof then the seats hope you like it
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heres an update on the stadium progress. things should start to get quicker now that i have more time. anyway the lower bowl hasn't got any entries yet but ill get there. next is the concourses, facade and roof then the seats hope you like it
Wow, yes that looks amazing! That's a really nice feel to it, can you imagine the atmosphere sitting in there?
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Wow, yes that looks amazing! That's a really nice feel to it, can you imagine the atmosphere sitting in there?
yes it would be very good. from that angle it looks like the views wouldn't be too good but I've check the top of the expanded (120,000) mode and you still feel close to the field
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It's amazing! Its got a gladiatorial feel that I love, but of course more modern looking and smart. Great work man!
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The bottom and mid tiers are the old part of the stadium so on the outside they will have a brick facade and the upper tier will have a more modern facade similar to soldier field:
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Sweet! Is there anything I can do? I'm really bad at modelling but if I can do anything to help let me know.
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Sweet! Is there anything I can do? I'm really bad at modelling but if I can do anything to help let me know.
you could make the landscape and surroundings if you want because i don't know stanley park that well or you could design some stadium uk football banners that goes between the tiers and stadium logo which would be very helpful.
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quick update, the roof and bowl of the stadium is finished but i still need to complete the facade and add advertising/ logos in and on the stadium
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you could make the landscape and surroundings if you want because i don't know stanley park that well or you could design some stadium uk football banners that goes between the tiers and stadium logo which would be very helpful.
Hi, sorry for the delay, my cousin needed help babysitting. I'll give it a shot, what sort of format should the banners be? Should they be 3d or just 2d images like .png?

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quick update, the roof and bowl of the stadium is finished but i still need to complete the facade and add advertising/ logos in and on the stadium
Wow, that looks absolutely beautiful! How did you do that much work so quickly?! I'm blown away that is awesome!
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