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Old November 25th, 2012, 02:45 AM   #561
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The "Hydro" is corporate PR nonsense.
The "Oyster" is the people talking.

What do you want?
The Oyster is backwards moronic Evening Times nonsense. The "Hydro" is the name of the arena. End of story.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 02:46 AM   #562
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Another Artists impression from FB.

This beauty should be front and centre in ANY ads for Glasgow - AT NIGHT, WITH THE LIGHTS SET TO 'EQUALIZER'.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 02:46 AM   #563
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Whatever our complaints about the rest of the projects in the city (or lack of) this arena is a truly iconic addition to Glasgow. Perhaps moreso than than the Riverside Museum. And we can all say 'i remember when that was getting built.'

And even in an unanimously positive thread or newest member gives confrontation a go
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Old November 25th, 2012, 02:48 AM   #564
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My pal is a primary school teacher. And when visiting him and his class one day, one of the (7 year old) kids started piping up.

He told me just to ignore him. He's acting out for attention. And if we give him attention now he will behave that way for the rest of his life. If only certain posters had that sort of education. But its not too late ignore a petulant child (even if its now an adult!)
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Old November 25th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #565
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Let's hope he doesn't do this in our Forum...

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Old November 25th, 2012, 04:06 AM   #566
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Let's hope he doesn't do this in our Forum...

That's him alright!
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #567
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'Im off to the Oyster' doesn't sound quite right. 'The Hydro' on the other hand sounds pretty cool.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #568
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Definitely, I think it's just the riverside location and Hydro, they go together so well it doesn't even really sound like a sponsor name.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #569
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The Roof is now self supporting!

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Old November 30th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #570
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Great News!

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£2.5m sponsors' boost for new Glasgow arena

GLASGOW'S new £125million music venue has secured more than £2.5m of sponsorship – eight times more than originally expected.

And the latest deal for The Hydro Arena has seen drinks giant Heineken sign up to provide beer and cider to the venue.

Heineken is the second drinks supplier, following founding sponsors Coca-Cola to join the venture, alongside energy company Scottish Hydro, who secured the naming rights to the venue, and transport sponsor ScotRail.

Now a top SECC boss has said he is confident The Hydro, based beside the SECC, will be the most commercially successful venue in the UK, after The 02 Arena in London.

Peter Duthie, commercial director at the SECC, said: "Building on the achievement of attracting Scottish Hydro as the naming rights partner for 'The Hydro' we're confident that, aside from The O2 in London, The Hydro will be the most commercially successful venue in the UK.

"Annual sponsorship income in excess of £2.5m has already been secured.

"This is more than eight times the original business plan projection, which was based on what had been achieved at that time by other venues in the UK.

"Our strategic partnership with AEG Worldwide has helped to deliver these partnerships with some of the world's best known brands.

"Today's announcement of Heineken as our beer partner, added to Coca-Cola as the soft drinks partner, reflects the level of interest that The Hydro is attracting.

"The recent confirmation of ScotRail as our transport partner will soon be followed by other international brands in the banking, consumer electronics and savoury snacks markets.

"Further potential deals are being discussed in other business sectors, such as communication and cars.


"The current climate is difficult, but in these times the ability to provide direct access to highly targeted audiences is of even greater relevance and a major factor in our emerging success in this area."

The exclusive five-year deal with Heineken means they will supply draught and packaged lager, ale and cider, including Heineken, Foster's, Amstel, John Smith's Extra Smooth, Strongbow and Bulmers, to patrons of the 12,000 seater arena.

Coca-Cola will supply their full range of soft drinks at concerts and events at the arena, while ScotRail hope to encourage music fans to use Finnieston station – only three minutes away – to get to and from concerts.

John Gemmell, Trading Director-North for Heineken, said: "We are proud to partner the SECC in this landmark development for Scotland.

"The partnership will allow us to showcase best-in-class brand activation and the superb opportunity it offers for customer hospitality will significantly enhance our engagement with the trade.

"With more than two million visitors expected per year, the SECC and new Hydro complex will provide outstanding prestige and exposure for our business and our brands."

The Hydro, which is due to open next September, is expected to host around 140 events each year.

Projections suggest the venue has the potential to generate an extra £131m in revenue for Glasgow.

With an audience of one million visitors each year, The Hydro aims to be one of the top five indoor music arenas in the world, ranking alongside such famous venues such as New York's Madison Square Gardens and London's O2 arena.

It has already lined up London comedian and Mock the Week regular Micky Flanagan to play the new venue, on October 10 next year, followed by former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel, on October 24.

On December 7 – just under a year from now– it will be the turn of JLS to take to the stage.

And The Hydro will also host the MOBO awards in 2013, as well as the gymnastics and netball events for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Meanwhile, the final touches to the ground breaking roof design are in place, after a temporary supporting tower was successfully removed.

The huge domed roof is now self-supporting.

In May, the 330 tonne central section of the roof was lifted into place and in October construction workers held a 'topping out' ceremony to celebrate the last bolt being tightened up.
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Gonna be some venue on completion.
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Gonna be some venue on completion.
Yep, and a big earner for the city.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #573
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They should really, REALLY consider putting a pub down there.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 06:37 PM   #574
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Front


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Bridge to car park


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Old December 1st, 2012, 07:17 PM   #575
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Great Images David, thanks for the Update. The reflection from the Carpark clading looks stunning, i love the design of the sponge effect perforated panels.

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 04:14 PM   #576
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What is the latest news on the hotel that is linked to the MSCP?

On the MSCP, good to see that they have added some detailing to the base design, certainly adds to its presence / situation.

Interesting to see how the public square develops.
If handled well it could take some of the tacky money making ventures away from George Square and handle them better / give them more scale.

Then the only question will be the SPT and the station walkway.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 05:20 PM   #577
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Why dont they copy this shiny parking facility and build one at Tradeston,next to the Squinty bridge(suitable for cars from the south).Then people can walk into Argyle street,within 5 minutes?
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 02:05 AM   #578
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I'm imaging scenes like these for the Arena and look forward to the Mobos in 2013. I'm hoping Madona will Gig here, i'll definetely be goin to that one.




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Old December 5th, 2012, 12:46 PM   #579
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Night time shots of the Hydro and adjacent carpark clading, images from Facebook.





Images Martin McGougan from the Facebook Hydro page

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