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Old December 29th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #121
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They are called profiles - used as quick and easy way to set out earthworks - set top levels at say 1m above formation level, then use another T-piece called a traveller with the length set at excavation depth plus 1m - then you simply sight from one board to another with the traveller in between and you can see easily when excavation has reached correct depth.

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Ah. I see. Many thanks. Tallsmurf.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 01:51 AM   #122
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Previous concept? Or nothing to do with Man City?





http://www.afl-uk.com/ProjectDetail.aspx?projectID=75
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Old June 4th, 2011, 01:37 PM   #123
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Don't know. but one things for certain.

Its going to become massive. And Manchester is going to see probably the best sporting complex outside of Dubai and Olympic Cities.

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And with lots of big buildings
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Old June 4th, 2011, 03:15 PM   #124
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Previous concept? Or nothing to do with Man City?





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We weren't sure either TBH.(City, Spurs, etc?)

In the end we went for 'we don't know'.

It has since been filled away as unresolved.

If you want anymore info on what might be planned, try these two threads below. Both are 'massive' though.

TBH nobody knows as ADUG/MCC/NEM have managed to keep everything secret so far. Still plenty of info about buying up land, remedeation, and the latest news and gossip. (this baby is going to run and run)

Skyscrapercity Super Casino thread. Scroll back. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...36685&page=136

Blue Moon Las Vegas thread. http://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/vi...784&start=6180
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Old June 10th, 2011, 12:03 AM   #125
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Those plans are for Spurs and have just had a few things changed, you can tell by where the roads are, and the fact they don't include the athletics stadium next door.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #126
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Those plans are for Spurs and have just had a few things changed, you can tell by where the roads are, and the fact they don't include the athletics stadium next door.
Certainly isn't Spurs. In all my years following Spurs' various stadium plans, I've never seen any renders resembling this.

Besides, the road layout is all wrong. And the colour scheme is all wrong.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #127
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That render is in West London - the road in the top left corner is the A40, the road in the foreground is Wood Lane and the railway line on the right is the Hammersmith & City Line.



No idea who the proposal is/was for though - Chelsea?
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Old June 10th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #128
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I think the proposal was indeed for Chelsea. The work AFL Architects has already done for Chelsea:

• Training ground
• The youth academy building
• Interior of the West stand
• Interior of the East stand
• Interior of the training ground
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Old June 11th, 2011, 12:39 AM   #129
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That render is in West London - the road in the top left corner is the A40, the road in the foreground is Wood Lane and the railway line on the right is the Hammersmith & City Line.



No idea who the proposal is/was for though - Chelsea?
If you're right about the location, then it's in QPR's manor. If the picture was only a little bit bigger, towards the bottom and left, the site of their Loftus Road stadium would hove into view. It's no more than 200 yards away.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 11:42 PM   #130
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Not happening.

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Harry Brett – Baguley: Is the stadium going to be expanded?
DW: felt not necessary at present as not all games were sold out even with home games being sold in advance and with Cup scheme take up. Things could change in future but at present there are no plans.http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...8#post79575438
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Old June 14th, 2011, 10:21 AM   #131
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Not happening.
I would imagine the sell-outs will begin next year. City essentially were runners-up last year (goal difference with Chelsea).

I guess it would depend on ticket applications per game as to whether the expansion will be sooner or later. Not really a priority at the moment when the ground is bigger than all bar Newcastle & United & Arsenal anyway.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 01:32 PM   #132
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I would imagine the sell-outs will begin next year. City essentially were runners-up last year (goal difference with Chelsea).

I guess it would depend on ticket applications per game as to whether the expansion will be sooner or later. Not really a priority at the moment when the ground is bigger than all bar Newcastle & United & Arsenal anyway.
Cough.........Old Trafford.........cough.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 02:25 PM   #133
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Cough.........Old Trafford.........cough.
LOL!

I was speaking as a red so took that as a given!
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Old June 14th, 2011, 03:29 PM   #134
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LOL!

I was speaking as a red so took that as a given!
Actually, my bad....

Just realised I missed the "&" between "Newcastle" and "United" in your post! Oops.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 08:22 PM   #135
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The latest:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo...r-stadium.html
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Old May 13th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #136
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With Manchester City winning the English League today, how long do you think it'll be before we hear news of expansion at the Etihad?

I hope when we do hear something, that it's a bold plan of at least 70k!

With the promise of future silverware and a good pricing structure, surely massive crowds can be achieved?!
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Old May 13th, 2012, 11:14 PM   #137
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With Manchester City winning the English League today, how long do you think it'll be before we hear news of expansion at the Etihad?

I hope when we do hear something, that it's a bold plan of at least 70k!

With the promise of future silverware and a good pricing structure, surely massive crowds can be achieved?!
I went on a tour of the Etihad a few weeks ago. The tour guide said plans were in place to add a third tier to each end (so it will look similar to the Emirates) making the capacity 62,000. No timescale was given, he only said to me 'It will happen, it's just a matter of when, not if'.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 03:44 PM   #138
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Forgive my ignorance if I'm wrong, but I thought the terms of the lease with MCC were that any seats sold above that of the former capacity at Maine Road went to the council as rent! Surely expanding will just increase the rent value rather than the pockets of City!
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Forgive my ignorance if I'm wrong, but I thought the terms of the lease with MCC were that any seats sold above that of the former capacity at Maine Road went to the council as rent! Surely expanding will just increase the rent value rather than the pockets of City!
The original deal was that Manchester City Council would receive 50% of net gate receipts above 34,500 spectators and 60% of net gate receipts above 41,000 spectators. Press reports a couple of years ago suggested that MCC had received more than GBP 12 million in MCFC's first seven years as tenants. It was a condition of the original funding from Sport England that rent received by MCC be ringfenced to be used in providing other sports facilities. (It is also a condition of the lease that MCFC make the stadium available for community use on a certain number of days per annum).

The lease, however, has now been renegotiated. The rental payment is a flat rate GBP 3 million per annum. It seems a pretty safe bet that this is so that the club may redevelop the stadium and retain all revenues deriving from an increased capacity.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #140
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Interesting developments yesterday.

The club invited fans to meetings today, before and after the game. Apparently the topic/discussion was about the stadium. The discussions included expanding the stadium capacity.

The club have previously stated that they have looked at expanding the stadium, but have never gone into great detail. It now seems they are canvasing the views of selected fans.

A few post from City fans on Bluemoon.

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Lots on Twitter that the club have told some fans group (who I don't know) that they plan to expand the north and south stands to bring the ground capacity to 60k, your thoughts and opinions?
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Hiya blues,long time lurker on here.
Just thought id mention i was at this meeting tonight,was only 14 of us.Which i found abit strange to be fair.
Cant remember the bloke who took the meetings name but he was American.
Anyway they are looking into extending the north south stands,he recons it would be about 15.000.
The 4 blocks of level 2 in CB and east stand may get some swanky new bars in.looking at £75 quid a ticket for them roughly.
I put across that i hope it aint gonna be like the club wembley bollox we have,nobody comes out till the 60th minute etc.
A few random questions were put across by fans about ticketing and the usual, quality of food etc.
Now the big one for some on here,Standing section!
I asked is there a chance this may be put into operation as several clubs are doing this or thinking about this.
I also mentioned it could be trialed at smaller games like the league cup etc.
He never really answered, just scribbled down on paper and nodded.
I also said why cant we get all the singers in the SS together, as imo it can mess with the atmosphere, two groups singing different songs.
This again was taken down.

All in all im sorry i cant really give you anything else blues,it was more of a feeler type meet if you ask me.And maybe a few more fans should of had the chance to have there say.
I dont know why the club cant send reps out to supporters club nights?
Anyway apologies again for the lack of info.

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Sorry to disappoint mate.

3 tiers all the way around isn't an option. As I said a few months ago plans are well advanced and look awesome.

Good things come to those that wait. And trust me no one on here will be underwhelmed. In fact you will be blown away!

Can't go any further, hence why I haven't posted on the other main thread on such things, as it is a closely kept secret within A D. But trust me it will be happening.

Big things will soon be in the public domain and it will be happy days!
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We are on lock down!

Lets just say people mentioned this website and a gentle warning was given!

Trust me it will happen and it will be amazing!!
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CREDIT goes to Disco Steve who did these and posted them yesterday on Blue Moon.

Great work that man.

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OK boys and girls, something to chew on...
I got hold of the Google Earth model of the Etihad and set to work with my virtual concrete mixer on the North Stand....

This is based on removing the 'new' North Stand Roof and stacking a third tier over the top of the boxes/second tier - a bit like the 'old Twickenham Second Tier'. This tier is EXACTLY the same number of rows as the East/West Stand 3rd Tiers and would be good for about 6,000 seats - 6 blocks x 30 odd seats per row x 30 rows. With a small concourse underneath and exit steps down from there to ground level. Notice that the roof span supports do NOT have to be moved - the stay supporting the inner ring like they did during the Commonwealth Games.

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View From South Stand



View from East

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