- 27 Jan 2001
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- City: Sunbury State: Surrey
Every time I drive past Walsall’s ground, I remark to myself-oh, there’s Walsalls ground, as if I’ve never seen it before.
I think the advertising you can see is inside the ground, is it not? The stand at the rear being higher than the one nearest the flyover.
I drove past it this week too. As a driver I don't think you have time for more than a quick glance and certainly not enough time to sit back and admire it / read any advertising. Suppose any passengers might have more time though...Drove past the new stadium yesterday from the M4 it looks very bland.What are the plans for the exterior it definitely needs some sort of signage or advertising on the outside.
You are quite correct that the LR capacity cannot and will not be expanded.As others have said, adding an extra 5,000 or even 10,000 normal/regular seats if we reside in the PL, will make little difference as the TV/Sponsorship monies dwarf any additional seat revenue. You're probably looking at around £3m to £6M in revenue for the extra 5,000 to 10,000 seats, which against TV/Sponsorship revenue of £120M is peanuts in the scheme of things.
That's all very well when you have room to build a stadium with more capacity - the point is that we don't so we have to stick with what we have so it's comparing apples with orangesYou are quite correct that the LR capacity cannot and will not be expanded.
And it is equally correct that a few extra thousand seats in the Prem would be relatively unimportant, revenue-wise, when set against the TV/Sponsorship money etc.
But it still shouldn't be overlooked that two of the biggest/wealthiest clubs in the world, Man U and Liverpool, have both spent millions in recent years expanding the capacity at their already large stadia.
While clubs like Spurs, Everton and Chelsea have moved/are moving/want to move to stadia which will have much greater capacity than they have presently. In each case, there is no reason why they couldn't move to a stadium which offers all they need in terms of 21st century facilities, comfort, safety and access etc, whilst maintaining a similar capacity.
Indeed, when Juventus knocked down the Stadio delle Alpi and rebuilt on the same site in 2017, their capacity went down from 69k to 41.5k
Depends on what league we are in I'd say. 1st season pretty much sold out whatever. Then after?All this talk of expansion and yet we've not even played 1 game at LR yet. Is everyone anticipating sell outs week in week out?
Whilst the 1st season may see a high attendance % vs capacity, how likely is that to sustain once the excitement of a new stadium subsides?
If and when away fans are allowed in, then there will be a curiosity value for them. As far as home fans are concerned the first full season will have a fair few sellouts regardless of what league we're in. After that, depends on how well we're doing. However, if it is the PL, will be sold out every week.Depends on what league we are in I'd say. 1st season pretty much sold out whatever. Then after?
It may be down to "no shows", though might it not also be some seats unable to be sold if the game is on SKY or BT? They do take up a lot of room.Notable that 'muff, despite having a smaller stadium than GP, in the PL, have hovered around capacity crowds, but attendances haven't been exactly the same every week meaning some no shows there.
There's quite a few in a similar vein - with lots of others - here: Brentford FC | Brentford Community Stadium | officialbfcpics.co.ukAn unusual pic from the BBC website:
Brentford FC | 30 Dec 2020 - Bournemouth - Home | officialbfcpics.co.ukThere's quite a few in a similar vein - with lots of others - here: Brentford FC | Brentford Community Stadium | officialbfcpics.co.uk
All the snappers are taking advantage of the current situation to get as many shots as they can at the moment