New Stadium Capacity (now c.17,800)

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I am rather reliably informed that it will be 17,800
 

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Up to us fans to go our bit and get the 11k home fans to support the clubs aims and get a ST.
 
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On the screen when i booked my ST i think it said 17,764 (or similar)

That's probably more accurate in that case. :sorted:

However I understand that they are still looking at getting more in. Hence why you've been told your seat numbers may change
 

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Good news, but how did that happen?!

Because there were 600 seats they were not sure they could sell as restricted view but checked each one individually and confirmed they were ok
 

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On the screen when i booked my ST i think it said 17,764 (or similar)

Just need to wedge in another 676 and we'll have a bigger capacity than QPHa. :cutthecrap:
 

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With Loftus Road being 18,439 it’s a shame our new ground will come in just below this number.
 

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Now that definitely has restricted views, it says so on half the tickets!

Not only that the full view seats are to watch the Raras. I'd pay more for a restricted view. Perhaps that's how they market Loftus Road.
 

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Dont forget the Police will want a gap between home and away fans
That will reduce capacity

Also will all the posh seats be full ??
 

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Do we know yet how many seats will be lost to creating a buffer zone for segregation?
 

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Do we know yet how many seats will be lost to creating a buffer zone for segregation?

It depends on the opposition, apparently.
 

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With Loftus Road being 18,439 it’s a shame our new ground will come in just below this number.
But how many of that number can see the pitch?
 

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But how many of that number can see the pitch?

They’ve found in recent years they can charge a premium for restricted views so it’s all good.
 

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If the seats at our new place were packed in as tight as at Loftus Road we'd have at least a 20000 capacity.
 

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With Loftus Road being 18,439 it’s a shame our new ground will come in just below this number.

Would safe standing push us over? Or do they do it on a 1:1 ratio (seats to standing space)?
 
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Would safe standing push us over? Or do they do it on a 1:1 ratio (seats to standing space)?

1:1 ratio is the official line. Think it's to do with the circulation areas, exit capacity etc.
 

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1:1 ratio is the official line. Think it's to do with the circulation areas, exit capacity etc.

Yes, there is zero chance of having that ratio increased.
 

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Good news, with segregation I guess a full house ill be about 17,500 unless that has been factored in some how.
 

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still should have been 20k MINIMUM as i said on many occasions in the past.....IF we go up anything less than 25k is a bit of a waste...........at least the total has moved in the right direction i suppose
 

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still should have been 20k MINIMUM as i said on many occasions in the past.....IF we go up anything less than 25k is a bit of a waste...........at least the total has moved in the right direction i suppose

I was hoping for 20K but expected the final figure to be 15K,
so I'm happy with something in the middle. I Would've stopped
going if it was something like Colchester's ground.
 

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I was hoping for 20K but expected the final figure to be 15K,
so I'm happy with something in the middle. I Would've stopped
going if it was something like Colchester's ground.

indeed,,,,,,it could have been worse......its a very decent ground in a great area.....if only theyd change them seats to red and white and id be very happy ;)
 

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indeed,,,,,,it could have been worse......its a very decent ground in a great area.....if only theyd change them seats to red and white and id be very happy ;)

I think it's a great location, very close to Kew Bridge Station making the ground very accessible by public transport. Hopefully, we win more fans from Chiswick and/or Richmond too.
 

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Didnt someone work out the average Cham attendance is 18k. So we would have near enough that but be full rather than echoing!
 

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Didnt someone work out the average Cham attendance is 18k. So we would have near enough that but be full rather than echoing!

So we've gone for below average
 

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It’s not going to be big enough next season, and the away capacity will be nowhere near enough.
But it is what it is.
 

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I have no experience of the PL but what is the average away support? Is it much different to Cham? Also we can limit it to what we want especially if we see able to get ST for the remainder. If 10% is min then they can have 1,800 not much more than the Wendy House.
 

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The PL have to give 3000 or 10 percent

So Man U give 3000 seats
And Bourne give 1050

And no one can charge more than 30 quid
 
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I have no experience of the PL but what is the average away support? Is it much different to Cham? Also we can limit it to what we want especially if we see able to get ST for the remainder. If 10% is min then they can have 1,800 not much more than the Wendy House.

If we are in the PL then 10% is all that we would allocate to away teams - we can sell the rest to "home fans" (or tourists as they might be known)
If we are in the Championship then expect Leeds et al to get more than 10%
 

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Yes I think the bigger grounds have 2 allocations

A For smaller teams of say 1500
B For all clubs of say 3000

If away club only wants option A then the home club moves barriers and sells the rest to home fans
 

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Didnt someone work out the average Cham attendance is 18k. So we would have near enough that but be full rather than echoing!

Perfectly formed though it may be, Lionel Road would still be the 2nd smallest ground in the Championship this season, just like Griffin Park. However, if we are able to fill it every week and average, say, 17,000 (admittedly difficult to achieve in a stadium with a capacity of 17,800) this would currently take us up to 14th in the division for attendances, against our current position of 22nd.
 

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Perfectly formed though it may be, Lionel Road would still be the 2nd smallest ground in the Championship this season, just like Griffin Park. However, if we are able to fill it every week and average, say, 17,000 (admittedly difficult to achieve in a stadium with a capacity of 17,800) this would currently take us up to 14th in the division for attendances, against our current position of 22nd.

It’s difficult to see us filling the ground in the championship even accounting for novelty value etc, we would need to get 5k more home supporters in. The prem would be different of course, but I can only see capacity crowds for day a promotion defining match in the champ based on our current levels of support.
 

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Remaining in the Championship, we'd probably sell out most games next season due to the novelty value, then it would decline in future seasons.
 

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I suppose the only realistic way of extending would be a second teir on th West stand, although very steep?
 

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I suppose the only realistic way of extending would be a second teir on th West stand, although very steep?

Pretty sure no scope for the any expansion as the foundations are not deep enough to add an additional tier from memory. Also H&S kicks in around the size of the ground versus exit points, surrounding area etc. Shame but what we've got is what we've got albeit I for one love it.
 

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Fulham is a laughing stock for their tourists and clappers bollox. More than happy with what we’ve got.
 

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There isn’t any way the current ground can be expanded. This has been done so many times before. What you see is what you get. You’d have to knock the whole thing down and rebuild it in its entirety. Deeper foundations etc etc.
 

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All matches will be beamed live to the overspill in “The Snug”
 

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If, IF! money was no object could you build another tier or two on the north stand supporting itself the other side of the rail tracks? (Knocking down the Sega building of course!) I know people will say you might as well move and build a new stadium but it wouldn't be in Brentford
 

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The expansion options are: to demolish the West Stand and start again to give a second tier; to demolish the North Stand and rebuild with a second tier over the rail line. Possibly another 2,000 in the west and 3,000 in the north. The cost per additional seat would be enormous and the money would never be recovered, especially given the loss of the stand for a season or so. It's unrealistic.

If we're an established top 10 PL club, we'll have to relocate.
 
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