oops. someone beat me to it. :lock:
if only that were true. the city ground is horribly outdated. it's disjointed, the concourses are too cramped, the acoustics are poor in most of the stadium, the 'commercial' facilities aren't great, and the site is too cramped to allow for much to be done the capacity.I personally feel that this is pointless, all they need to do is fill in the trent corners and build a new main stand.
I agree that the site is perfect and great for transport, local amenities surroundings etc. I don't really agree the ground is horribly outdated.. The BC stand has quite cramped concourses and the main stand obviously needs rebuilding. Any new stand will incorporate new commercial facilities anyway. I would suggest that a new main stand, renovating the BC stand and continuing the second tier of the Bridgeford will give us a great stadium, ready for the world cup, and not saddled with huge debt and a bland out of town stadium..if only that were true. the city ground is horribly outdated. it's disjointed, the concourses are too cramped, the acoustics are poor in most of the stadium, the 'commercial' facilities aren't great, and the site is too cramped to allow for much to be done the capacity.
it's an absolutely brilliant site - great for transport and amenities, and easily the most scenic ground in england. what we really need to do is knock it down, along with some of the surrounding buildings, and put a modern stadium up on that site. alas, that's never going to happen.
architect's journal said:Council kicks Nottingham Forest stadium plans into touch
Nottingham Forest Football Club has unveiled plans, masterminded by a design team including Benoy, for a new 45,000-seat stadium, but Nottinghamshire County Council has already slammed the proposal
Proposals for the new stadium, which would replace the club’s City Ground, form a crucial part of the city’s bid to host matches for the 2018 World Cup, reports Construction News.
City council officials are keen for the club to move to the site at Gamston in Nottingham’s greenbelt, having ruled out further development of Nottingham Forest’s City Ground home.
However, this has angered the county council, which owns the land and has refused to give it up for development.
County council leader Kay Cutts told the BBC that the city council was acting like a ‘centre forward prima donna’.
She added: ‘We’ve made it very clear that we would only support a bid on the existing Forest site. Our land at Gamston is not for sale.
‘We don’t believe that changing the location of our premier ground is a good move.Iit’s bad for football, bad for business, bad for local people and risks scuppering our bid to be a World Cup city.’
Benoy declined to comment on developments.
A decision on which country will host the 2018 World Cup will be made in December 2010. Sixteen towns and cities, including nearby Derby and Leicester, are bidding to become hosts if England is successful.
No, it's going to be solely a Forest ground. However, a second 10,000-seater 'Community Stadium' is included in the plans and the idea is that this will house Nottingham Rugby as well as being an athletics venue.I am a forest supporter, a few years ago they where thinking of going in with notts county is that still the case or is it solely a Forest ground?