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New corner stands

Post by Burnleyareback2 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:58 pm

Wasn’t sure if we had a really bad 1st half or if the wind was to blame.
I wonder how much the new corner stands are affecting wind at that end. Bournemouth seemed untroubled In the first half.

Also, will we still have the bee hole disabled platform going forward? Surely the 2 new stands will be sufficient.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Gordaleman » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:18 pm

I'm in the Bob Lord level with the 18 yard box at the Jimmy Mac end. We expected the new stands to reduce the wind. In fact they seem to have increased it. (Not just today either.)

My gripe is why are they such horrible colours? Haven't they heard of Claret and Blue?

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Funkydrummer » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:21 pm

Gordaleman wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:18 pm
My gripe is why are they such horrible colours? Haven't they heard of Claret and Blue?
Don't worry, the order has gone out to Barnfield and they will be painted in 2025.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by tim_noone » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:39 pm

Gordaleman wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:18 pm
I'm in the Bob Lord level with the 18 yard box at the Jimmy Mac end. We expected the new stands to reduce the wind. In fact they seem to have increased it. (Not just today either.)

My gripe is why are they such horrible colours? Haven't they heard of Claret and Blue?
Grey is Very Popular.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by claptrappers_union » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:44 pm

I believe the colour contrast helps the visually impaired

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Re: New corner stands

Post by wilks_bfc » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:46 pm

Gordaleman wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:18 pm
My gripe is why are they such horrible colours? Haven't they heard of Claret and Blue?
Its is better for visually impaired.
It’s all about colour contrast

Edit CTU beat me to it

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Iloveyoubrady » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:01 am

I think they look very smart. Would like to see the two older stands potentially redeveloped. This would smarten up the ground, and allow safe standing in the CFS, as well as a design to maximise atmosphere. Capacity does not need increasing at all, just the ground could be smartened for the years to come, especially as it would cost a fraction of what we pay for one player.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Spijed » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:06 am

Iloveyoubrady wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:01 am
I think they look very smart. Would like to see the two older stands potentially redeveloped. This would smarten up the ground, and allow safe standing in the CFS, as well as a design to maximise atmosphere. Capacity does not need increasing at all, just the ground could be smartened for the years to come, especially as it would cost a fraction of what we pay for one player.
At the very least I'm surprised they're not planning to extend the other end of the Bob lord stand even though they've got the plans drawn up.
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Re: New corner stands

Post by Burnleyareback2 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:59 am

So a yes so far

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Leon_C » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:30 am

Grey is perfect for the architectural elements... by all means use coloured additions, but using coloured structural elements is awful, leading to old, faded colours after 5 years.
Personally, I think the coloured details on the 2 newer stands are looking extremely tired...

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Re: New corner stands

Post by thomaspaine » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:31 pm

Gordaleman wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:18 pm
I'm in the Bob Lord level with the 18 yard box at the Jimmy Mac end. We expected the new stands to reduce the wind. In fact they seem to have increased it. (Not just today either.)

My gripe is why are they such horrible colours? Haven't they heard of Claret and Blue?
Might have something to do with the fact that it was very windy.... and one corner of the ground is still quite open.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Gordaleman » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:34 pm

thomaspaine wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:31 pm
Might have something to do with the fact that it was very windy.... and one corner of the ground is still quite open.
You clearly didn't read my post properly. I said it wasn't just this Saturday that it's been windy.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by taio » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:36 pm

The wind was to blame

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Funkydrummer » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:43 pm

Where 'ere 'ee be,

Let the wind blow free,

For it was the wind,

That killeth me.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by AlargeClaret » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:45 pm

Isn’t heavy wind always an issue in the BL?

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Funkydrummer » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:49 pm

AlargeClaret wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Isn’t heavy wind always an issue in the BL?
Any kind of wind really, you want to see those blankets flap !!! :roll:

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Re: New corner stands

Post by ksrclaret » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:51 pm

taio wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:36 pm
The wind was to blame
Always had a suspicion you were a smelly one, taio ;)

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Corky » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:43 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:43 pm
Where 'ere 'ee be,

Let the wind blow free,

For it was the wind,

That killeth me.
In Church or Chapel

Let It Rattle
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Re: New corner stands

Post by Gordaleman » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:59 pm

AlargeClaret wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Isn’t heavy wind always an issue in the BL?
No, not in my ten years there. It's definitely got worse since the disabled stands went up.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by thomaspaine » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:35 am

Gordaleman wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:34 pm
You clearly didn't read my post properly. I said it wasn't just this Saturday that it's been windy.
You clearly haven't read mine properly.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:10 am

Spijed wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:06 am
At the very least I'm surprised they're not planning to extend the other end of the Bob lord stand even though they've got the plans drawn up.
I don't think they ever had plans drawn up. All they ever did was show a mock up picture. The other side was done because new office space was needed. What would you do with any new space if you built up on the other side?

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Re: New corner stands

Post by MRG » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:12 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:10 am
I don't think they ever had plans drawn up. All they ever did was show a mock up picture. The other side was done because new office space was needed. What would you do with any new space if you built up on the other side?
Potentially business space but I’m not sure if there is the demand in Burnley

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Re: New corner stands

Post by claretlegend » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:16 am

Are we getting a screen on the other corner?

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Re: New corner stands

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:21 am

MRG wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:12 am
Potentially business space but I’m not sure if there is the demand in Burnley
We've got the hub though, how much is that used now?

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Re: New corner stands

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:21 am

claretlegend wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:16 am
Are we getting a screen on the other corner?
No decision on where to put the second screen

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Re: New corner stands

Post by NottsClaret » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:24 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:21 am
No decision on where to put the second screen
Are Barnfield making the decision? HS2 got signed off quicker.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Leisure » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:28 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:21 am
No decision on where to put the second screen
There would appear to be very few options, so seems strange that they can't make a decision.
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Re: New corner stands

Post by Spijed » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:28 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:10 am
I don't think they ever had plans drawn up. All they ever did was show a mock up picture. The other side was done because new office space was needed. What would you do with any new space if you built up on the other side?
Didn't the club say they could do with more hospitality space?

Also, it's a much nicer area as you go through the turnstiles in comparison to the other end, especially as it's all undercover in bad weather.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:38 am

Spijed wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:28 am
Didn't the club say they could do with more hospitality space?
Yes, but it wouldn't be hospitality space would it? It would be an area in that building with no view of the pitch and there are no seats in the stand where you could sit them as they do with the guests in the other Bob Lord rooms. That's the huge drawback with the Bob Lord, all the hospitality guests have to be found seats in the stand.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by NewClaret » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:03 am

I think they look really odd. Cannot understand why we didn't use the money (were they really £20m?) to extend the BL and have some fantastic disabled facilities in that stand.Sadly, can't see a further expansion of the BL stand now we've spent money on the corners - no justification when we're only pulling in 18k for a PL game.

When you look back at some of our old attendances, it's very disappointing to see empty seats now. I'd love to know the economics of extending and having cheaper ticket prices. At New Year, I had to buy some tickets for the Villa game for friends who were visiting. It was £100+ to take their family of 4. That's a lot and I'd love to know how our attendances would improve if kids under a certain age were free, adult tickets were £20, etc.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by claretandy » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:13 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:38 am
Yes, but it wouldn't be hospitality space would it? It would be an area in that building with no view of the pitch and there are no seats in the stand where you could sit them as they do with the guests in the other Bob Lord rooms. That's the huge drawback with the Bob Lord, all the hospitality guests have to be found seats in the stand.
We need a bigger Bob lord then.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:14 am

claretandy wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:13 am
We need a bigger Bob lord then.
And that's a different story altogether.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Gordaleman » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:22 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:14 am
And that's a different story altogether.
It could be extended backwards, out over Harry Potts Way. The plans are there, so why not? Maybe getting regular gates much over the current 20,000 is thought unlikely and therefore a waste of money? However, putting in plastic seats would be a big improvement. That way, the guy with long legs behind me, wouldn't keep kicking me. :)

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Iloveyoubrady » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:22 am

Were they actually £20 million? It so that’s ridiculous. I do think the ground could be smartened up though while we have pl income. Hopefully the club has plans for the CFS and Bob Lord once sage standing is available.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Lord Beamish » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:27 am

Iloveyoubrady wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:22 am
Were they actually £20 million? It so that’s ridiculous. I do think the ground could be smartened up though while we have pl income. Hopefully the club has plans for the CFS and Bob Lord once sage standing is available.
Like this Sage Standing?
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Re: New corner stands

Post by martin_p » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:28 am

Some sprucing up of the concourse areas wouldn’t go amiss. Certainly the JH Upper concourse is looking very tired these days. I don’t see much point in extending the ground capacity though, the 22k (ish) is currently holds is ample 95% of the time.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:33 am

martin_p wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:28 am
Some sprucing up of the concourse areas wouldn’t go amiss. Certainly the JH Upper concourse is looking very tired these days. I don’t see much point in extending the ground capacity though, the 22k (ish) is currently holds is ample 95% of the time.
Looks beyond tired and looks very much as though it needs some money spending on it.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Gordaleman » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:50 am

Lord Beamish wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:27 am
Like this Sage Standing?
Good one. I suppose you could almost say he's wearing Claret and Blue? :lol:

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Re: New corner stands

Post by Top Claret » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:57 pm

Can't see the club making any ground improvements that will increase the ground capacity as long has we have the TV money.

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Re: New corner stands

Post by AlargeClaret » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:29 am

Gordaleman wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:59 pm
No, not in my ten years there. It's definitely got worse since the disabled stands went up.
Erm I wasn’t actually to the wind whipping off the Pennines

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