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« Reply #90 on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 17:26:14 »

Also Ray hardman wrote an article in the programme for the opening match of the 1994-95 season against Port Vale about the Stratton Bank and proposed stand. It should be on page 26 on the link below.

http://www.stfcnewspapers.co.uk/images/Programmes/1994-1995/PDF/1994-08-14%20Swindon%20Town%20Vs%20Port%20Vale.pdf
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« Reply #91 on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 17:29:47 »

14 weeks to knock down and build a new stand. Thats mental
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« Reply #92 on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 17:32:21 »

14 weeks to knock down and build a new stand. Thats mental
It took a year to knock down and rebuild half a stand at Exeter City a couple of years ago! cant imagine how long a whole stand would take nowadays.
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« Reply #93 on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 17:35:01 »

14 weeks to knock down and build a new stand. Thats mental

Same gang did Notts County's stands as well I think, before ours.  It was a modular design, meaning it could be taken down quickly if ever needed as well, which seemed to get the club excited - not sure why you'd be thinking about tearing it down while putting it up, but there you go.
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« Reply #94 on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 19:34:32 »

From the Town at the Top book from 94
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« Reply #95 on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 19:40:01 »

In which case just burn them out as happened with an outlier in the way of Totteringhams new stadium development back in 2014.


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« Reply #96 on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 21:41:37 »

If there is any roof or other redevelopment of the Stratton Bank I think the Rolex clock should be retained in some form.
I also like the floodlight pylons, which might be lost if the corners were filed in.
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« Reply #97 on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 15:45:26 »

They were put on this thread (top post by PV)

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=57451.75

Thanks. Not much of a concourse shown in those pics though. Seems to be more just roof space photographed. Logic would tell you there was something above the ground concourse in the south stand though, just given how low the ceiling is.
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« Reply #98 on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 15:50:55 »

Plenty of space for suites though - you'd be removing maybe 3 or 4 rows of seats looking at the pictures, replaced with one or two of more comfy ones in front of each box.  The you'd keep the wings for catering facilities on the like.  Given each row is a slab of concrete, the work involved is pretty simple (I imagine, no construction expert).  I think the height is deceiving in those pics, that bend in the external cladding is around the same height again of the ground floor, once you hit the cross beams.
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« Reply #99 on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 15:59:24 »

Plenty of space for suites though - you'd be removing maybe 3 or 4 rows of seats looking at the pictures, replaced with one or two of more comfy ones in front of each box.  The you'd keep the wings for catering facilities on the like.  Given each row is a slab of concrete, the work involved is pretty simple (I imagine, no construction expert).  I think the height is deceiving in those pics, that bend in the external cladding is around the same height again of the ground floor, once you hit the cross beams.

Construction will be pretty easy, in the main the structural bits are the metal frame. I agree the lack of something for context is making the scale look odd, plenty of rooms for boxes there, but is it worth it compared to the loss of seats? Be interesting to see what happens in the summer considering that the club seem much more commercially minded since Clem took over? What does a box go for at a L2 club?
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« Reply #100 on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 16:11:02 »

In a stadium that is full, it could be a tighter equation, but the DR stand is rarely at full capacity, so losing 500-600 seats (assuming you'd put boxes into maybe 2/3's the stand length max) would be an easy decision given the margin on corporate packages.
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« Reply #101 on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 16:24:05 »

where exactly do the boxes sit in drs? up at the back or mid way where  between where the lower and upper meet?
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« Reply #102 on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 16:35:32 »

Losing maybe 500 seats to boxes in the DRS and another 500 to a roofed SB shouldn't be a big deal if we go for a vastly bigger town end.

The Town End currently holds approximately 1,846. If a new Town End can be 4 to 5,000 then overall new capacity 16 to 17,000. Would be worth increasing net capacity, without going crazy.

Only issue with that is you'd have to build in to the car park and would be taking out 40 to 50 spaces.
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« Reply #103 on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 16:38:06 »

where exactly do the boxes sit in drs? up at the back or miss way where the door between  lower and upper meet?

I would expect would have to be at the back, or else how do you access the back seats behind the boxes?  Hmmm
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« Reply #104 on: Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 16:43:48 »

makes sense
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