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Just noticed that the new Udinese stadium also has the random seat colours/pattern like our gaff.

One notable difference though, they've left the main stand (that houses the main TV gantry and cameras) as one block of colour. I like that, well thought out, as obviously there's no need to convince TV viewers there's more people in the stand if you can't see said stand on your telly for most of the match. Genius 🤓
Yes, we did have similar conversations in the focus groups "Can those areas where we *know* will always be occupied have red seats please?". I'm not sure if those requests ever got very far up the chain however...
 

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For those who have been up close, are the ordinary seats hard or spongy? They look spongy from the pictures but it might just be because they are thicker and have a matt finish rather than the glossiness of the GP seats.
 
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For those who have been up close, are the ordinary seats hard or spongy? They look spongy from the pictures but it might just be because they are thicker and have a matt finish rather than the glossiness of the GP seats.
Different seats have different properties. People tried them out at the sales centre.
 

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For those who have been up close, are the ordinary seats hard or spongy? They look spongy from the pictures but it might just be because they are thicker and have a matt finish rather than the glossiness of the GP seats.
More hard than spongy but still comfortable plus decent leg room.
 
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Different seats have different properties. People tried them out at the sales centre.
That's not an answer. Be more Rebus.
 

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For those who have been up close, are the ordinary seats hard or spongy? They look spongy from the pictures but it might just be because they are thicker and have a matt finish rather than the glossiness of the GP seats.
Based purely on my visit to the sales suite, they've definitely got a bit more 'give' than the seats at GP but I wouldn't go so far as to call them 'spongy'. Certainly less 'spongy' than the seats at the Amex or the Emirates...
 
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What will these seats do for the phantom farters anonymity? Will those semi-hard, semi-cushioned seats amplify any peep, or squeak, into a gastric orchestra? Red seats baritone, yellow seats surprano, green seats alto!:confused::confused::LOL:
 

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Apologies if already mentioned, but noticed that Newport County's ground has a new stand with multicoloured seats. They've gone for some sort of 70s/80s Bakerloo line-esque seat pattern.

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I'm happy to be on board with the speckled seating but there is way too much yellow IMO (Lionel Road). Replace the yellows with red or burgundy and it would achieve the effect they are going for without being so garish. It's not too late!
 

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I'm happy to be on board with the speckled seating but there is way too much yellow IMO (Lionel Road). Replace the yellows with red or burgundy and it would achieve the effect they are going for without being so garish. It's not too late!
agree with this. Not against the speckly seats per se but the yellow is very distracting.
 

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Amber and Black which is their colours.
Coincidental, I'd say.

Rodney Parade is owned by the Welsh Rugby Union, who bought it from Newport RFC in 2017, to be the home of Gwent Dragons RFC.

I assume Newport County are their tenants, and when I visited last year, it was clearly a rugby ground (which just happens to have some soccer oiks cluttering up the place every other Saturday).

For Stadium Nerds, RP has a long and interesting history - cricket, athletics, bowls etc!
Wikipedia
 

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Coincidental, I'd say.

Rodney Parade is owned by the Welsh Rugby Union, who bought it from Newport RFC in 2017, to be the home of Gwent Dragons RFC.

I assume Newport County are their tenants, and when I visited last year, it was clearly a rugby ground (which just happens to have some soccer oiks cluttering up the place every other Saturday).

For Stadium Nerds, RP has a long and interesting history - cricket, athletics, bowls etc!
Wikipedia
When I was a kid, many years ago, I watched Newport rugby play every other week. Glamorgan played at least two county games a season there in those days. Also there was a a big tennis tournament played there in the week following Wimbledon. Many happy childhood days spent at Rodney Parade. The highlight probably being watching Newport beat the mighty All Blacks in the 1950's
 

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What baffles me is the concept that the multicoloured seats will make the ground look full when it isn't. Anybody who can't differentiate between a human being and a brightly coloured plastic tray probably doesn't have suitable optical capacity to be watching football anyway. :confused:
 

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A temporary problem while there are no fans in the ground. You’ll be pleased to hear that all yellow seats have by clever integration of the ticketing and club shop platforms been allocated to people who bought the jaffa cake away kit so next season those seats will instead be a fetching shade of brown. That’ll learn them.
 

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What baffles me is the concept that the multicoloured seats will make the ground look full when it isn't. Anybody who can't differentiate between a human being and a brightly coloured plastic tray probably doesn't have suitable optical capacity to be watching football anyway. :confused:
Its not claimed to make a empty stadium look full, but when there is crowds in the stadium it is supposed to make any empty seat stand out less from a televisual perspective due to the colours being jumbled up rather than the vacant seats being all of the same colour. Reason given for this is it makes the venue more attractive to broadcasters.
 

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What baffles me is the concept that the multicoloured seats will make the ground look full when it isn't. Anybody who can't differentiate between a human being and a brightly coloured plastic tray probably doesn't have suitable optical capacity to be watching football anyway. :confused:
That’s why it didn’t matter which excuse they used for it, it was w***
 

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The yellow and black seats are not so new. I came across these pics of an art project I did for the GPLZ in New Road at GP in 2006. It was only up for one match, but clearly the colour scheme made an impression.
Wouldn’t mind that, it makes sense and is part of our identity.

When watching games or pre/post match interviews the seats are more off putting than benefitting
 

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What baffles me is the concept that the multicoloured seats will make the ground look full when it isn't. Anybody who can't differentiate between a human being and a brightly coloured plastic tray probably doesn't have suitable optical capacity to be watching football anyway. :confused:
Warburton couldn't tell the difference, he even thought they were shouting too.
 

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Warburton couldn't tell the difference, he even thought they were shouting too.
I'm surprised they haven't got us in to trouble yet for breaking Covid restrictions. Especially when Sky dub on that crowd noise. Very convincing. :LOL: Actually, I never thought I'd say this, but my initial utter hatred for them appears to be waning. Not because I think they look good, or for the supposed reason for having them. But because I've come to realise how iconic they have become due to their uniqueness. With more and more appearances on the telly, they are becoming a household name. Old Mrs Perkins could look up from her ironing in the middle of Stranraer, catch the slightest glimpse of those seats on the telly and say, "Oh look, Brentford are on again". I quite like that. ;)
 

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What baffles me is the concept that the multicoloured seats will make the ground look full when it isn't. Anybody who can't differentiate between a human being and a brightly coloured plastic tray probably doesn't have suitable optical capacity to be watching football anyway. :confused:
Having watched a game there I'd say it is not easy to differentiate over the other side.
 

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Not because I think they look good, or for the supposed reason for having them. But because I've come to realise how iconic they have become due to their uniqueness. With more and more appearances on the telly, they are becoming a household name. Old Mrs Perkins could look up from her ironing in the middle of Stranraer, catch the slightest glimpse of those seats on the telly and say, "Oh look, Brentford are on again". I quite like that. ;)
That is why "The Simpsons" are yellow. They stand out when flicking through 1000's of TV channels.
 

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Having watched a game there I'd say it is not easy to differentiate over the other side.
I would say they made it very hards to make out what was happening. the other wing just blended in.
 

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