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WTF is happening with the odd end. I mean I get that they cannot complete the bowl but for a project that is otherwise elegant and in keeping with a sensitive historic location that effort is a mess. Even no end at all, just a couple of terrace steps and a living wall/hedge/whatever would be better than that mess...


If you’ve ever been there you will realise how many listed buildings are at that end of the ground. So the answer is nothing, it’s a very tight footprint to build a stadium on
 

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The answer is moving the sports centre, but that would probably cost the club £millions as the council has no reason to relocate.
 

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TWO giant LED screens are set to be installed at Sixways ahead of the new Gallagher Premiership season.

The screens, measuring 8.4 metres x six metres, will be put up in the south-west and south-east corners of the stadium and will be linked by digital ribbons across the length of the South Stand.

Warriors say the displays will bring “the latest high-resolution LED technology” to the ground that will create a “high-impact, creative platform” to interact with fans.

Work will begin on installation this month and hope to be operational for Worcester Warriors’ first league match against Leicester Tigers at Sixways on Saturday, October 19.
https://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/sport/warriors/17837383.worcester-warriors-two-giant-led-screens-installed/
 

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Following extensive consultation with residents and representatives of the City regarding its proposals to regenerate the riverside between Pulteney Bridge and North Parade and create a new, world-class community and sporting stadium at the Rec; Stadium for Bath is pleased to announce final revisions to the detailed design stage, ahead of a planning submission which it is hoped will be made early in the New Year.

Key design changes include:

Overall height reduction of 5.1m

550 space car park providing blueprint for electric vehicle usage in the city

Mature trees retained along riverside with enhanced public realm design

Enhancements to West, East and North stands which maintain views to local

landmarks including St Mary’s Church, Bathwick and the hills beyond

State of the art hybrid playing surface available for use all year round

Throughout the process the project team have sought feedback from a broad range of stakeholders regarding this unique project including local residents close to the Rec. In particular, the team have consulted extensively with B&NES officers, Historic England and the Environment Agency along with other statutory stakeholders, and Bath Preservation Trust.

If given permission, the new 18,000 capacity stadium will not only retain Premiership rugby in the heart of the City but provide huge economic and citywide benefits. The development will also create hundreds of new jobs in construction, operations and hospitality and offer a multi-million pound boost to the city’s economy per annum through visitor spending.

Stadium for Bath intends to submit its Planning Application to Bath & North East Somerset Council early in the New Year. Once submitted, members of the public will be able to comment directly to the Council on the application.
https://www.stadiumforbath.com/updated-design-revealed/
 

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Saracens to build new £23m grandstand at Allianz Park with loan from Barnet council

Even in their darkest hour of being fined £5,360,000 and docked 35 points for breaking the Premiership salary cap, Saracens are expanding the club by building a new grandstand at their home stadium in North London, at a cost of £23m.

The 3000-capacity stand is being financed by public money in the form of a £22.9 million loan from the local London Borough of Barnet, and i can reveal the first £3.2m was paid to Saracens three weeks ago.

Construction work on the new West Stand at Allianz Park will start soon, with the existing 55-year-old stand closed since the start of the season. Capacity at the stadium, formerly known as Barnet Copthall, will not rise significantly but better facilities should lead to increased revenue for Saracens and serve as a greater community hub.

The loan from Barnet Council has an interest rate of six per cent, and is due to be paid back in 30 years’ time.
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/saracens-to-build-new-£23m-grandstand-at-allianz-park-with-loan-from-barnet-council/ar-BBWYVhY
 

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Barnet Council "considered" terminating its £22.9m loan to redevelop Saracens' stadium after the club's relegation but instead have frozen further payments.

Saracens will be relegated from the Premiership in June for persistently breaching salary cap rules.

The council put a "temporary stop" on the loan - to fund a new West Stand at Allianz Park - last month.

It will now demand to see a "robust revised business plan" if Saracens are to access any more of the loan.

Stadium owners Saracens Copthall LLP (SCLLP) have already accessed £3.2m of the loan.

Building work has not yet begun on the West Stand and the report said Premiership champions Saracens and SCLLP are "taking stock" of their plans, which is expected to take until the end of this month.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51538187
 

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Objectors against development on Bath Recreation Ground have launched a fundraising bid to pay for a legal defence of the 1922 covenants on the land.

Eric Newbigin and Sir Edwin John Horlick have raised £1,700 towards a target of £35,000 on the crowdjustice.com website to go towards Radcliffe Chambers' legal fees.

On the fundraising page entitled Save our Recreation Ground, they state: "We believe that the Bath Recreation Ground is charitable land for the use of everyone for sport and recreation. It should not be taken over for private gain."

The Rec's biggest tenants, Bath Rugby, pay rent to Bath Recreation Ltd - formerly Bath Recreation Trust - who are the legal landlords of the charitable land.

Bath Rec Ltd also receive a share of matchday profits, which along with rental income they put towards their charitable objectives including providing recreation facilities in and around the city.

The rugby club have a 75-year lease up to the end of 2069 - an accepted breach of the 1956 covenants by the council, which was the trustee at the time - but would require a revised lease on a bigger footprint if they are to build a new, permanent, 18,000-capacity stadium in future.
https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/sport/other-sport/bath-rugby-stadium-objectors-launch-3278814

Council bosses under fire for not consulting government over Bath Rugby's new stadium

Council bosses have come under fire for opting not to consult a Government agency in the early stages of Bath Rugby Club’s plans for a new stadium.

A freedom of information request shows it was only when residents raised concerns with Highways England that it realised it had not been contacted.

It said Bath and North East Somerset Council had acted beyond its authority and "favourably decided" there would not be a significant impact on the roads.

Council officers had concluded they did not need to consult the body at this early stage but said it would be contacted when the application is submitted.

The rugby club, through Stadium for Bath, is drawing up plans for a new stadium at the Rec with a 550-space car park underneath that it says would "reduce cross-city traffic and congestion throughout Bath’s historic core".

But critic Evan Rudowski said there was no evidence for that claim and the council had "blindly accepted" the developer’s assertions.

When it asked for the scoping opinion, Stadium for Bath said the transport impacts of the development will be assessed “comprehensively”.

Mr Rudowski said: “Given that traffic, congestion and resulting air quality issues are a major consideration for Bath it’s remarkable that the council chose to exclude one of the government agencies most concerned with these critical matters.

"As a result of this episode the council can now expect much greater scrutiny - not only from members of the community, but from the government agencies with whom they have broken trust.

“If the council ultimately rules favourably concerning the stadium application, this initial action seemingly increases the likelihood that the decision will get called in by central government.

“It gives any opponents who might wish to do so greater justification to mount a costly legal challenge against any decision.

“One would imagine that the stadium developers must equally be unhappy to learn that the council, as a result of its own actions, has sown distrust of the process and invited greater independent scrutiny and risk of further delay.”

Mr Rudowski said he supports a new stadium for Bath Rugby on the Rec but opposes a car park due to the “likely negative impacts” on air quality, congestion, and the loss of historic green space, or the construction of an “excessively high” building that obstructs historic views.
https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/bath-rugby-government-stadium-plans-3943531
 

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Its just tedious now. They should just hold a referendum on this Bath rugby stadium debacle and put this issue to bed. I suspect the majority of residents and businesses are in support of the rugby club.
 

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Stadium for Bath project paused due to impact of coronavirus

The project to build a new stadium for Bath Rugby in place of the Recreation Ground has been paused by the club amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.

The club had initially hoped to have a planning application put before Bath and North East Somerset Council early this year but the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis has stalled progress.

 

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Sale Sharks announce plans for new hometown stadium

A new stadium in the Crossford Bridge Community Sports Village would host men's and women's teams with a capacity between 8,000 and 12,000

Sale Sharks have revealed their ambition to return to their hometown with a new stadium in the Crossford Bridge Community Sports Village.

Telegraph Sport understands that the multi-sport venue would have a capacity of between 8,000 and 12,000. A formal planning application submission could be made by the end of this year.

The project is currently at an early planning stage with the club inviting supporters to share feedback and suggestions from June 22.

 

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On the face of it i don't see the point of a new stadium for Sale. They are playing in a brand new stadium not far from this new site with a similar capacity. I'm guessing its about revenue from cooperate facilities, etc,?
 

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Steve Diamond says if the owners of the AJ Bell Stadium do not let the club buy the ground, they will relocate

The rugby union side have played their home games at the AJ Bell stadium, in Eccles, close to the Barton Bridge, since 2012.

Now Steve Diamond, the Premiership club’s director of rugby and a member of the board, has issued an ultimatum to the stadium’s owners, City of Salford Community Stadium Ltd.

It’s understood he’s been trying to buy the ground for a few months.

It’s understood that if the club want to leave, they would need to decide by the summer and would have to give the owners three years’ notice.

“If they won’t sell the AJ Bell to us we will move,” Mr Diamond told the Daily Mail.

The ground, which is also used by rugby league side Salford Red Devils, is part owned by Salford council in a joint venture with Peel Holdings.

Mr Diamond added: “We can’t compete financially unless we control the ‘wet’, the food and the non-match-days.

“There are only 16 games a year at home so we would need another 300 days of weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, conferences – everything that everyone else has.

 

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Salford's mayor says he is confident the AJ Bell stadium can thrive despite the loss of Premiership rugby union team Sale Sharks as a key tenant.

Sharks revealed plans on Thursday to return to their Sale roots with a new stadium at Crossford Bridge.

Salford City Council jointly owns the stadium - which also hosts the Salford Red Devils rugby league team - with developers Peel L&P.

Mayor Paul Dennett said the stadium company "would work through" the issue.

Salford Council has been ploughing money into the loss-making venue for many years, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

 
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