CARDIFF | New Cardiff City FC Stadium | 26,828 | Complete - SkyscraperCity
 

forums map | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Cultural and Sporting Venues

Cultural and Sporting Venues From Football Stadiums to Opera Houses.


Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old May 11th, 2007, 06:06 PM   #1
JamesWales
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: City of Cardiff
Posts: 2,167
Likes (Received): 0

CARDIFF | New Cardiff City FC Stadium | 26,828 | Complete

It's now all-go for the new Bluebirds stadium and retail park complex.

60 acre site

circa 27,000 capacity ground

470,000 sq ft retail (only 100,000 sq ft left to be let)

New small Athletics stadium (2500 odd seats)

Indoor 'House of Sport' (your guess is as good as mine)

Design is a bit of a let down, and has changed since the image was released that appears in the article below. Basically it's going to be another Walkers Stadium/St Marys/Pride Park etc.

Atmosphere wise probably wont be a patch on Ninian park, but if it helps Cardiff get in the prem it'll be a good thing. Can someone clever post pics?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/6642615.stm
JamesWales no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old May 11th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #2
Schmeek
Registered User
 
Schmeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,599
Likes (Received): 1

Yeah, another old stadium bites the dust for a bland replacement. But yes, good for a club of Cardiff's aspirations I suppose. The problem is that clubs in this position don't have the funds to do much more than create anything else. The priority are seats under a roof and toilets. Lets hope if they do get to the prem that the dsign is flexible enough for a more 'interesting' expansion.

Ps it says in the article that it is 30k, not the 27k you stated. Which is correct?
Schmeek no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #3
Jonny Gee
telling the world how
 
Jonny Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: much i don't care
Posts: 2,267
Likes (Received): 369



Jonny Gee no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old May 11th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #4
JamesWales
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: City of Cardiff
Posts: 2,167
Likes (Received): 0

Excellent picture Jonny Gee. Thanks for posting it up. It saddens me to see houses over Ninian Park though.

Schmeek, the capacity hasnt been 100% confirmed, but will be between 25-30000, and recently Ridsdale (the chairman) said they were looking at 27,000. A bit small in my opinion. I know Cardiff have underperformed for 30 years and lost a generation of fans, but we have a lot more potential than say Southampton, or Leicester, both of whom have 32,000 capacity grounds. Anyway, it can be increased so no worries really.
JamesWales no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #5
Sparks
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne / Bournemouth, UK
Posts: 1,223
Likes (Received): 414

A bowl and retail park, wow!!
__________________
"The biggest argument against democracy is a five minute discussion with the average voter." Sir Winston Churchill
Sparks no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #6
Schmeek
Registered User
 
Schmeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,599
Likes (Received): 1

Yeah I suppose Cardiff has a similar potential to Bristol City (except that our fanbase is diluted by the gasheads!!). We are both 'sleeping giants' (apologies for the cliche), and our day will come.

I think 27k is prob a fair size at this stage. The time to expand further is with the money the prem will bring when u get there.

Just wondered, when was the last time a welsh club has been in English top flight? Has it happened b4?
Schmeek no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #7
Schmeek
Registered User
 
Schmeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,599
Likes (Received): 1

ooops sorry just done my own research and it sems they've been in the top flight 15times. Mainly in the 20's (runners up '24), and in the 50's and early 60's.
I apologise for my ignorance!
Schmeek no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th, 2007, 03:28 AM   #8
JamesWales
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: City of Cardiff
Posts: 2,167
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparks View Post
A bowl and retail park, wow!!
An improvement on a former refuse dump I think you'd agree smart arse.
JamesWales no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #9
Irish Blood English Heart
Letting off the happiness
 
Irish Blood English Heart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Wherever I lay my hat
Posts: 5,829
Likes (Received): 377

Swansea were briefly top of the league in the first division.
Irish Blood English Heart no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th, 2007, 02:03 PM   #10
Gherkin
actual gherkin
 
Gherkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: London
Posts: 13,929
Likes (Received): 530

At least it has 2 tiers, and can be expanded, right?
Gherkin no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #11
The Concerned Potato
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 432
Likes (Received): 0

i like the exterior, it's 10x better than MK Dons' new stadium. i would have thought Cardiff would have been a bit more ambitious though. for much of this season just gone it looked like they were heading towards Premiership football, which probbaly would have boosted their attendances by 30%
The Concerned Potato no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #12
Boards
Registered User
 
Boards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: In the Screaming Trees
Posts: 10,592
Likes (Received): 705

Great complex, an excellent addition to the city.
Boards no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2007, 02:35 PM   #13
JamesWales
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: City of Cardiff
Posts: 2,167
Likes (Received): 0

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/wales/7002590.stm

Substantial news today. Cardiff Blues Rugby will be sharing the stadium. It's controversial because the Arms Park is currently one of the best located sports stadiums in the UK, is perfectly the right size for Cardiff Blues (13,000) and is a fairly modern ground.

It opens up huge opportunities for redevelopment of a prime city centre, riverside location in Cardiff however.
JamesWales no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #14
Chrisyd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 356
Likes (Received): 776

Wouldn't this also mean that the Millennium Stadium could have the fourth end rebuilt to match the other 3 sides, as this had to be built to the smaller specifications as the Arms Park was behind it?
Chrisyd no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 20th, 2007, 01:26 AM   #15
The Hunted
Paranoid
 
The Hunted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Surrey, England
Posts: 1,968
Likes (Received): 458

^ https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=525653
The Hunted no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2007, 12:14 AM   #16
JamesWales
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: City of Cardiff
Posts: 2,167
Likes (Received): 0

New Stadium Site

Interesting to see three stadiums at various stages in the lifespan in this pic.

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/DSCF0802.jpg


Retail element...zzzzzzzzz

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/DSCF0797.jpg



New Athletics Stadium:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u...t/DSCF0793.jpg
JamesWales no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #17
CharlieP
Tax avoider
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Nottingham
Posts: 23,923
Likes (Received): 2087

For some reason I pessimistically assumed that the new stadium was going to be out of town somewhere, but I've just checked its location on Google Earth, and it's only about 1.5km from the Arms Park...
__________________
This signature is socialist and un-American.
CharlieP no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #18
Brilliant
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 1,759
Likes (Received): 2

Quote:
Nice. So Cardiff will have one athletics stadium, the millenium stadium and this new stadium? Three stadia. That is very impressive.
Brilliant no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2007, 11:45 AM   #19
JamesWales
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: City of Cardiff
Posts: 2,167
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brilliant View Post
Nice. So Cardiff will have one athletics stadium, the millenium stadium and this new stadium? Three stadia. That is very impressive.
Indeed, it is quite a good scenario. The athletics stadium, while small in one sense, is designed to have a large temporary seating element, so hosting large events should be on the agenda. The crying shame though is that we will almost certainly soon lose the Arms Park, as the Blues (rugby team) are set to share the new football ground. The Arms Park is (perhaps alongside Bath RFC and Newcastle Utd) the most centrally located sports stadium in the UK, and it's a real shame that it will very likely be gone within 3-4 years. If any of you visit Cardiff in the next couple of years take in a Blues game on a friday night. It's a great way to spend an evening.

There is also the redeveloped Cricket ground, which will be ready in a couple of months: http://cricketarchive.com/Glamorgan/Gallery/0/347.html

We also have an olympic swimming pool under construction with 1000 seats. Only 10 years after the old Empire Pool (from 1958 commonwealth games) was demolished to make way for the millennium stadium.

One day a new arena will be built too...one day...
JamesWales no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 17th, 2007, 11:50 AM   #20
JamesWales
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: City of Cardiff
Posts: 2,167
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieP View Post
For some reason I pessimistically assumed that the new stadium was going to be out of town somewhere, but I've just checked its location on Google Earth, and it's only about 1.5km from the Arms Park...
Indeed. Like most coastal cities, Cardiff city centre is no where near the geographic centre of the city...so while the new stadium is on the outskirts, it is still quite close to the city centre, and quite walkable. The benefit is the new ground is next to the old one, so the old pubs still apply, and importantly, there is a dedicated train station (Ninian Park) that serves the ground for all the Valley boys to come in on!!
JamesWales no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CARDIFF | Cardiff Waterside Offices JamesWales Cardiff 55 September 9th, 2019 11:03 PM
Cardiff - fastest growing city destination in the UK cardiff Cityscapes and Skyline Photos 38 August 10th, 2010 03:44 PM


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us