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#61 KSK_47

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

http://www.groundhopping.be/index.htm

Great ground hopping webiste, documenting div 3 and lower Belgium clubs
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:12 PM

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Seymour Shaw Park, NSW. Home of the Sutherland Sharks
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:15 AM

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Mandeville stadium, Holland
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

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Estadio Son Moix, Spain
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:04 AM

Fukuari.

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Omiya Stadium.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

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Those floodlights are fucking awesome!!!
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:09 PM

Telenor Arena - Norway

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Bonus Marks: Has hosted a Eurovision contest.

Griffin Park - Brentford F.C

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Bonus Marks: Has a pub on every corner.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

Omiya Stadium.

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Hindmarsh*?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

Telenor Arena - Norway

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Bonus Marks: Has hosted a Eurovision contest.


Amazing.

Something like this is attainable in my opinion and would be amazing to have a place like that to call our own. 16,000 seat stadium, with the ability to host other events.

I am in love with this stadium. The indoor/outdoor feature is great also. Win.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

Such a cool ground ^^^ wish this was ours!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:03 PM

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I am in love with this stadium.


As am I. It's amazing. Imagine the derbies in that?!
The club exists, then come the supporters.

No one is bigger than the club.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

Pepsi Arena, Legia Warsaw. It's actual name is: Marshal Józef Piłsudski Polish Army Stadium


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

Legia's original stadium, But was upgraded to the stadium as shown in previous post.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

1958 upgrade plans for Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux stadium, which were sadly never used

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Is it just me or do those proposed stadium upgrade plans seem really advanced for their time as they are from the late 50's..If this stadium was eventually was built - it'd still look modern today. Awesome layout.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

Check out modernist and functionalist architecture.

#76 KSK_47

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

Is it just me or do those proposed stadium upgrade plans seem really advanced for their time as they are from the late 50's..If this stadium was eventually was built - it'd still look modern today. Awesome layout.


I am sure Ando could tell you a lot more about architecture than I could, but there was some very crazy architecture happening around the 50s and 60s. Problem is that a lot of it costed a shit load to build so many clubs chose to turn down stadiums like that and go for the more affordable options. Which is a shame, although its easy for me to say because I am not the one paying for it.

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Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh

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Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo (not a football stadium, but one of my favourite stadiums in the world)

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:08 AM

Rubin Kazan New Stadium officially opens May 2013

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:38 AM

Hindmarsh*?


nah, at hijndmarsh you can actually count the number of rows in the sections
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

This is what the completed 156,000 seated completed Waverly Park (VFL Park then) was meant to end up looking like: And yes they were dead serious that this was going to be happening for years.

A close relative of mine even wrote an article in the early 1970’s about it being maybe one day being the greatest Stadium in the world.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:46 PM

A bloke that used to work with my old man was out there the day they turned the first sod.
Apparently Sir Kenneth Luke was chased by a goat. Doomed for failure on day 1.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

This is what the completed 156,000 seated completed Waverly Park (VFL Park then) was meant to end up looking like: And yes they were dead serious that this was going to be happening for years.

A close relative of mine even wrote an article in the early 1970’s about it being maybe one day being the greatest Stadium in the world.

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Best thing the Cain Government ever did was decide the MCG would become the showpiece and showcase venue for footy and sport in Melbourne and funded the re-buliding of the Great Southern Stand. No dis-respect to Waverley and yes a 150,000 seater stadium would've been awesome, but from my experience of Waverley (one game in 1999) but the old MCG, pre-Comm Games, was 1000 times better than Waverley in the end.
Best thing the AFL ever did was sell Waverley and build Docklands, it might have pissed off some people, but it has unearthed an awesome part of the city, which before was totally unused.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

Used to love Waverley. Would be out there practically every second week.
Can hardly see eye to eye with you when you are backing the move from a proper footy ground to a soulless cauldron.
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#83 Hammerhead

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

Have to agree with Woody on this! While Waverley park was around I was a regularly attended Hawthone matches. Since WP was closed I believe I would have only gone to no more than half a dozen afl games.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

This is what the completed 156,000 seated completed Waverly Park (VFL Park then) was meant to end up looking like: And yes they were dead serious that this was going to be happening for years.

A close relative of mine even wrote an article in the early 1970’s about it being maybe one day being the greatest Stadium in the world.

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Waverly park(aka VFL Park) was actually one of the reasons the VFL had to look to expand it's market nationally etc. It almost bankrupted the league. Terrible planning lead to some key factors that would always ensure Waverly would remain the poorest of poor cousins to the MCG.

Great move to place a purpose built Aussie Rules stadium in the heart of Melbourne's population centre. The SouthEast was then and is still very much(the west/North are catching up) where 'suburban melbourne' lives. Cutting 30-50 mins of most commutes to the footy for a huge segment of the Footballing public would create repeat attendance to VFL(soon to be AFL) matches due to pure convenience. For the people of the South East in the 80's/90's driving and parking was a huge factor in determing whether to attend a game or not. The advent and location of the purpose built stadium also saw huge crowd surges for the tennant clubs ie Hawthorn, StKilda. The league also made money from the gorund during the off-season as the stadium hosted baseball and cricket matches.

However, Waverly park failed for a few reasons. I would not profess to know all of them but;

-IT WAS IN A FUCKEN PARK! by far the largest problem for fans getting to/from the ground was the lack of public transport infrastructure and roads. Clayton and Glen Waverly Stations were just too far away. The league was told BEFORE they bought the land that the government would not re-zone the area for more road access or build the ground a purpose built train station which it needed desperately. They bussed people from the poorly lit, muddy carparks to the ground and relied on existing services(for the first few seasons) to shuttle people from the surrounding stations. Busses often crowded and caught in friday night and weekend Eastern Suburbs gridlock traffic. The AFL never built the designated bus terminal that was mooted either.

-The VFL(AFL) overpaid at every juncture of planning, design and construction. A point the league is still embarassed about to this day.

-Premier John Cain was an MCC member and stymied expansion bids and upgrades. Go figure.

-The ground(pitch) itself was FUCKING HUGE. Much bigger than the G. So the seats on wings/behind the goals were a great distance from the action.

-It was All Ticketed All the time.

-Standing room was greatly reduced during the first redevelopment. (Standing was still the norm for most clubs Hardcore supporters)

-It became exclusively a Hawthorn/StKilda homeground when the idea of the stadium was to have a Neutral, all purpose VFL ground.

-The AFL had to sign it's death warrant to seal the deal with the State Govt to build Docklands.


August 1999 - last AFL game played, Hawthorn v Sydney

That was lights out for VFL park! (A bit of a nostalgic pun.)

Sad for those who had a lot of good(hawthorn)/bad(StKilda), memories there but all in all for those of us on the other side, thank fuck I dont have to get to fucken Mulgrave, trudge through mud and by a reserved seat to watch the Dogs get spanked.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

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One of my favourite stadiums in the world, been to it, for some reason I found it eerie.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

With the history fo the stadium plain for all to see it is a bit of an eery place. Would love to visit.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

Azadi Stadium, Iran.
A shame about the running track.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

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One of my favourite stadiums in the world, been to it, for some reason I found it eerie.


May i ask where it is? ^_^

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

Olympiastadion, Berlin.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:17 AM

I love the Stade Velodrome the way it is, but.

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Phwoar.

Expansion to be done by 2014.

Back to Japan, Nihondaira, home of Shimizu.

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Sexy Mt. Fuji was preferred to the roof.
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