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Old August 21st, 2011, 07:23 PM   #321
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Only took a couple of pictures today, concentrating too much on the game lol



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Old August 21st, 2011, 09:16 PM   #322
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Nice photos Gouldy & Messi and a good win today.
I'm on holiday in Cornwall so couldn't get to the game but followed it on my iPad, looks like I've missed a good one.

What news on the camera gantry is it much lower?
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Old August 21st, 2011, 09:40 PM   #323
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I've uploaded the middle photo from my panoramic, so you can see the gantry for yourself. I think you can make it out alright, although photobucket obviously makes the photo much smaller. You can see that the gantry is now at pretty much the same height as the back row of fans in that stand, so it definitely is lower than it was. I think the majority of the movement is backwards.




Don't know what the new view looks like on tv yet, but I can't wait to watch Match of The Day tonight anyway, and we'll see what the view looks like!
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 09:01 PM   #324
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Thanks for the update Gouldy. I watched MOTD2 last night but I can't say the gantry move seems to have made much difference to the camera angle.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 09:16 PM   #325
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Another picture update:

http://www.wolves.co.uk/page/Gallery...428157,00.html
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 09:47 PM   #326
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^ I had no idea they were so advanced under the stand! Toilet units in, already!
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 10:39 AM   #327
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What these guys have done in 3 months is pretty amazing.

1. Demolished the old stand.
2. Sorted and recycled most of it.
3. Cleared the land.
4. Drilled and installed at least 50 piles.
5. Put in foundations and drainage.
6. Erected all lower tier steel work.
7. Craned into place all precast terracing for lower tier.
8. Cast vomitory walls, steps, lower terracing and front wall.
9. Put in all blockwork Walls underneath the stand.
10. Put in first and second fix plumbing & electrics.
11. Installed almost 4,000 seats.
12. Put in snack & drinks bars.


Did I miss anything?
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 11:15 AM   #328
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Will the lower tier be in use for the next home game?
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 11:30 AM   #329
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Yes. 3,700 seats will be available next match against Tottenham.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 01:45 PM   #330
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so what is the actual stadium capacity with the new completed lower tier included? compared to the original capacity.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 01:47 PM   #331
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so what is the actual stadium capacity with the new completed lower tier included? compared to the original capacity.
27,500. Down a 1,000 until the rest of the stand opens 2012.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 02:12 PM   #332
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Will it be open for general sale, then, for the Tottenham game? Because we're (North Bank season ticket holders) still all in the Steve Bull upper for the Tottenham game. I have the ticket in my wallet.


Also, the structure at the back of the stand is growing today and can be fully seen on the webcam.

http://www.molineuxpride.co.uk/wt/live_cam

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Old August 23rd, 2011, 02:31 PM   #333
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Insider Info?

O.K. This is my first post so hello; I began this seasons nomadic wandering on Sunday with a first visit to the Steve Bull stand in more than two decades (last time I was in there it was the John Ireland) I've got a few questions that perhaps some of you may have answers to as the club hasn't been too sharp on addressing. Deep breath: the lower tier appears to be taller and more steep than the architects impressions are showing; is there a definite difference or is it just artistic licence and perspective, is there a more detailed blueprint out there in the public domain? The provision of detailed plans would also go a long way to answering some other curiosities; will there be executive/hospitality boxes between the tiers (the web images don't have enough resolution to show), will the upper tier cantilever over part of the lower and why are there two walls affecting the profile of the highest rows creating a cut out along the back of the tier? I was also thinking that emptying the whole stand via a single row of vomitories right at the bottom of the stand might lead to considerable congestion; will there be exits at the back (top) of the lower tier
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 03:36 PM   #334
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^ All questions that I would like to know the answer to, as well. As you rightly say, some detailed drawings/plans would go a long way to clearing all of that up but, as of yet, I personally haven't been able to find anything online.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 05:50 PM   #335
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Frustrating

I think that the club are missing an opportunity to engage with fans; this stand and the subsequent re-development are a chance to connect with us. Many of us may describe ourselves as anoraks, constantly checking the web cam every few hours, but it's only because we're invested in the process and we are impatient to see how our "baby" is going to look when he's all grown-up. So far the progress is impressive and the construction company seems top-notch, but come on Wolves (and AFL) give us some more images to salivate over and to answer some of our questions; at last look MolineuxPride is distinctly lacking in updates, the development photos still only show early steelwork. Oh, and did we deliberately pick a graphic design company (Raw) who were going to be without a proper web site for much of the commission period.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 07:06 PM   #336
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Hold your breath. News will come out from the club this week and the website has also hinted that walkthrough video's will be up soon.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 07:20 PM   #337
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The single level of exits for the lower tier won't be a huge issue, it's the same at many grounds across the country. It would seem that there are a perfectly reasonable amount of exits for the capacity, and even queuing a little to get out, i'd expect the stand will clear pretty quickly, especially once it has been 'broken in' and people get used to it.

Does annoy me a little though as a follower of the project that there have been no more detailed plans displayed of the work so far though. Then again, at this rate of construction, it will be the best part finished by christmas!!!
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 08:13 PM   #338
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Ive had a reply from the club at last regarding my request for an additional web cam at the back of the stand and also for more details on the construction of the stand. This is what is says:-

Thank you for your email.
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Since the redevelopment of Molineux was announced there has been a real appetite for information from fans, hence the introduction of the live web-cam which was erected to give fans an ‘idea’ of the progress of the project rather than a detailed birds-eye view.
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In terms of the redevelopment of the Stan Cullis stand, we are still approximately 12 months away from completion, however as the project develops more detailed computer generated images will be available on Molineux Pride for fans to see.*
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Thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your interest.
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Kind regards.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 08:16 PM   #339
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Can't say their response is very helpful.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 08:25 PM   #340
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Well no, not particularly helpful. But I guess they've been instructed on what information they can and can't release, and at the moment they're probably answering umpteen-millions of questions from fans about the new stand right now.

What's interesting to hear, though, is that they're going to be releasing more detailed 3d images as the stand progresses. To me that says "some things about the stand are not yet fully decided"
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