19:23, Tue 8 Jan
No not the age old rebuild the main stand debate but jesus h surely it can be re-shelled and done up without being extended?
mad
19:39, Tue 8 Jan
Little point in a new shell so long as bits don't start flying off and landing on wolves fans like happened in the late 1990's. I'd go for safe standing at the front of the main stand though (increase capacity by 2 or 3k) and perhaps move the dugouts across to the kop side
19:55, Tue 8 Jan
mad
Yeah we should probably reskin the whole ground whilst we're absolutely minted.
20:10, Tue 8 Jan
This is what Plymouth are doing ay the minute, saving them a small fortune. Personally I can see us ending up with a Watford permanently temporary type of stand at best.
mad
22:31, Tue 8 Jan
Having looked at that Plymouth piece I now agree would be a great way to use £1m. Lifting the old roof would open up the use of some of those seats at the very back of the main stand which are currently restricted view but with a new roof could be prime seating numbering a couple of hundred of those up there.

Is the old roof listed?
22:34, Tue 8 Jan
mad
I don’t think that any of the old stand is listed, it’s the houses behind it that are.
22:40, Tue 8 Jan
I don't think for one minute the owners are bothered about spending money on this.

No return is there, won't get us closer to the Prem.

Our ground looks very very tired now.
We deserve our club back

H-Bomb

"Oh Nikola Zigic"
22:42, Tue 8 Jan
mad
mad
Having looked at that Plymouth piece I now agree would be a great way to use £1m. Lifting the old roof would open up the use of some of those seats at the very back of the main stand which are currently restricted view but with a new roof could be prime seating numbering a couple of hundred of those up there.

Is the old roof listed?

Is there a link to what Plymouth are doing for £1m?

I could only see a £6m redesign.
We deserve our club back

H-Bomb

"Oh Nikola Zigic"
22:42, Tue 8 Jan
I don’t think that any of the old stand is listed, it’s the houses behind it that are.

The houses behind aren't actually 'listed' just 'locally listed' which just means the council think they are of architectural or historical interest but it doesn't actually have any legal powers to protect the buildings.
DES
23:19, Tue 8 Jan
mad
mad
Little point in a new shell so long as bits don't start flying off and landing on wolves fans like happened in the late 1990's. I'd go for safe standing at the front of the main stand though (increase capacity by 2 or 3k) and perhaps move the dugouts across to the kop side
This post is brill!
Well said mad!
Send it to the club! Great idea!
Kro
01:04, Wed 9 Jan
Typical Birmingham council, Not interested in anything to do with our club apart from putting up stumbling blocks.
06:59, Wed 9 Jan
mad
That wasnt late 90s mate i was at that match sitting in olimpic gallery when it blew off. That was about 2005?
07:20, Wed 9 Jan
DES
DES
mad
Little point in a new shell so long as bits don't start flying off and landing on wolves fans like happened in the late 1990's. I'd go for safe standing at the front of the main stand though (increase capacity by 2 or 3k) and perhaps move the dugouts across to the kop side
This post is brill!
Well said mad!
Send it to the club! Great idea!
Kro
Agreed 👍👍
Edit: having said that, wouldn't it obscure the view from the executive boxes?
07:52, Wed 9 Jan
It was 2002 - [www.theguardian.com]
09:17, Wed 9 Jan
Great archive reading as much as we hate the sullivans and golds of these worlds we had life alot less stressful back then. Good teams good atmosphere didnt really spend but not many did almost 18 years back.
DES
11:07, Wed 9 Jan
BluenoseMo
It was 2002 - [www.theguardian.com]
Mo, Im not a Guardianista reader but this article made me smile. wolves triumphant march back to the prem!
Think we were 20 points behind them wasnt we?
We went up , they didnt. My God I love the play offs!!
Last years wembley result! Wow!!

KRO
13:28, Wed 9 Jan
mad
I think it is worth spending money on.

Got to remember this is where VIP guests, press, TV and players enter the club as well as fans.

The back of that stand alone makes us look like a non-league outfit. A re-skin and a basic tart-up would go a long way to improving
not only experience of fans but our image as well.

If you did it well you could probably sell sponsorship of it and get most of it paid for. I'm people wouldn't object to a name change as it's
just called The Main Stand at the moment and isn't actually our 'main stand' anymore.
13:44, Wed 9 Jan
I don't think for one minute the owners are bothered about spending money on this.

No return is there, won't get us closer to the Prem.

Our ground looks very very tired now.

I agree mate. Was casually looking around whilst in the loos in the kop and the general painting / state of repair was pretty disgraceful.
Breeze block with a bit of blue paint slapped on it might fly back in the day, but these days it just makes us look tinpot - and seeing our accounts as of late, we are.

I noticed also, the screen in the kop bar area had water marks all over it, and as i looked up at the corregated plastic roof with thick moss and hardened bird shit all over it, i thought to myself, the sooner we get out of this absolute dump the better (the ground and the area).

Not gonna happen in my lifetime i reckon - and i've only just hit 30.
DES
14:00, Wed 9 Jan
stechy, you make me laugh!
this ground is million times better than old stans.
In fact when it first opened I said to fellow sufferer, just rebuild the main stand and we have entered Nirvana!
24 yrs later, Im still waiting!

KRO
14:05, Wed 9 Jan
The Penguin
I think it is worth spending money on.

Got to remember this is where VIP guests, press, TV and players enter the club as well as fans.

The back of that stand alone makes us look like a non-league outfit. A re-skin and a basic tart-up would go a long way to improving
not only experience of fans but our image as well.

If you did it well you could probably sell sponsorship of it and get most of it paid for. I'm people wouldn't object to a name change as it's
just called The Main Stand at the moment and isn't actually our 'main stand' anymore.

I disagree. I think it looks like a proper football stadium from the back entrance. The entrance at Forest is the same, I think when you see one of these old brick stands you get a nostalgic whiff of hotdogs and burgers and horse shit and history. when you go to the away end at Derby it's just a shit look alike of the other 4 stands.

All the cool old stuff is there as well, the old tunnel, the police centre and the cells are under there as well I think (someone else might know ;)). And it still smells a bit like piss.
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