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the dude abides:
Superb video.  I now finally understand how it will all come together (at least for the Main Stand's work).  Thanks for that link, Tes.

That helps fully explain how the work will get done, and yet keep the ground open for games as usual.


Tes:

--- Quote from: the dude abides on February 11, 2015, 03:04:32 AM ---Superb video.  I now finally understand how it will all come together (at least for the Main Stand's work).  Thanks for that link, Tes.

That helps fully explain how the work will get done, and yet keep the ground open for games as usual.

--- End quote ---

It really feels like we are finally going to get a larger ground, not an oversized white elephant that was more about 'keeping up with the Jones' than what the family of Shankly actually require, and it's going to actually be Anfield rather than just be called ****** New Anfield. Best news of the season.

the dude abides:

--- Quote from: Tes on February 11, 2015, 08:19:34 PM ---It really feels like we are finally going to get a larger ground, not an oversized white elephant that was more about 'keeping up with the Jones' than what the family of Shankly actually require, and it's going to actually be Anfield rather than just be called ****** New Anfield. Best news of the season.

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agreed.

And when you see the work done like this - then why would we ever have built a new stadium from a green field?  Crazy amount of work and cost.

And after the Anfield Road end gets enhanced,  if we ever need to expand in the future, let's just do the same thing again, i.e. enlarge an existing stand.


Tes:

--- Quote from: the dude abides on February 12, 2015, 12:10:11 AM ---agreed.

And when you see the work done like this - then why would we ever have built a new stadium from a green field?  Crazy amount of work and cost.

And after the Anfield Road end gets enhanced,  if we ever need to expand in the future, let's just do the same thing again, i.e. enlarge an existing stand.

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New stadia were the 'in thing' it seems. Roker Park, Ayresome Park, Burden Park, Filbert Street, Maine Road and the Baseball Ground may be familiar old first division grounds but were hardly Mecca's in the wider world of football.
There are some grounds that are just too iconic to replace.

The owners may not understand 'soccer' but they certainly seem to understand what makes something what it is when it comes to architecture within sport.
What they did at Fenway Park was superb and all the drawings we've seen of the outside of the new Main Stand show they got it spot on again. It looks like a football ground. Understated, traditional looking and done in such a way that it doesn't and won't look dated or 'stuck in, or from, a certain period of time' like all the 'new bowls' built in the last 20 years are already looking like doing.

As for the idea of building new on a beautiful (or could be made so again) green field site, one look at those involved explains it quite easily. Moores, for all his undoubted love of the club, had the business brain and imagination of a garden shed and the other pair of pillocks, as one comes from Texas, then enough said. 

The stadium will be their legacy, probably much more than the amount of brasso needed to maintain the contents of the trophy cabinet, but since the retirements of Messrs Smith and Robinson, the administration at the club has been more Sunday league than Champions League.

Tes:
Latest plans for £260m Anfield regeneration to go on show next week

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/latest-plans-260m-anfield-regeneration-10256875

I realise most of it is not about the Stadium, but we should, as Liverpool fans, and non-Scousers, want things to be better for the people of the Anfield area.

It's a shame a station couldn't be built nearby, as it would be an opportunity for fans to travel there by train rather than the increased amount of traffic the stadium will possibly bring, but it would also bring valuable infrastructure to the area to hopefully build on the results of re-generation, and with the hotel being built it could provide a valuable travel amenity to help serve the hotel and maintain it's viability.

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