That’s the way most of the modern stadiums are. If you’re gonna put a new shiny roof on it. It’s going to look like a toilet seat.If we're going to do it, can we just have something with a bit of character instead of another copy-paste toilet seat?
Anything that isn't the usual copy-paste bowl would be a great start. There's some more interesting designs of newer grounds in American football, such as this one I mentioned early on in thread:That’s the way most of the modern stadiums are. If you’re gonna put a new shiny roof on it. It’s going to look like a toilet seat.
You got any designs/ideas yourself?
I agree. I like the idea of keeping the old stadium but realistically it's better to just do a completely new stadium.We really have to try and remove the nostalgia from the equation and think about what's best for the club.
As much as you spend on refurbishing Old Trafford it will never be the same as a new stadium. Imagine something like Spurs stadium but with a 100,000 seats (which we could fill), a giant red wall like Dortmund have, fans almost pitch side rather than those sloped edges of the pitch, an area that doubles as an entertainment venue for boxing, MMA, restaurants to take family to, hotels etc all on the same grounds. The revenue you could generate would be incredible and allow us to spend more while being within FFP.
I understand people associate happy parts of their life with Old Trafford, like I do but if you stand still you get left behind.
As much as our beleaguered fans deserve a nice new stadium, it is predominantly an investment decision for the club.Really? Is 100k really necessary? Most big teams are around 60k
Why does anyone need wi-fi?I know this is a minor issue in the grand scheme of things, but perhaps the new owners can look into sorting out the WiFi in the stadium. It feels like something that could be easily resolved, but much like everything else at Old Trafford since the Glazers took over, if it costs money then it's not going to get fixed.
In my day, showing my age here, we used a radio for the scores but surely you can do all that on a regular cell phone?For me personally it would be useful at half time to check the scores of the other 3pm kick offs and to respond to any WhatsApp messages on the family group chat.
90K is probably the max, I've sat in the back row at Wembley and the far end is almost like watching ants!If any potential owner builds a new stadium in my opinion you must be aiming at 90k+, we'd fill that most weekends. For the cost you'd want to have the largest capacity stadium in the UK just for the bragging rights.
I can never get a good phone signal in OT so I'm guessing that's part of the clamour for WiFi. The constant need to be online is an addiction for a lot of people!From their phone though I've never understood this need to post a zillion pictures of yourself online
You're not wrong about the picture/filming and it's not just football, what's the point of going if you watch half of it on a tiny screen!I can never get a good phone signal in OT so I'm guessing that's part of the clamour for WiFi. The constant need to be online is an addiction for a lot of people!
Was only half joking about people posting pictures. Some folks spend more time taking pics and filming than they do watching the match!
Yes. Rarely get any decent signal in there. I get just enough that the Forza app refreshes though to give me the latest scores.
Agreed. Although having to trust your mates not sitting with you to turn up at the agreed meeting spot after the match doesn't always work well when you can't call or text them! Drunken bastards!Or maybe they don't want to encourage all the phone stuff and make 'em watch the game and support the team
Oh yes, let's stop the fans from checking the half time scores so they can instead give their undivided attention to the stadium announcer who's reading out birthday messages like he's reading off a shopping list. That'll teach them to get behind their team!Or maybe they don't want to encourage all the phone stuff and make 'em watch the game and support the team
Was never a problem in my day - been a while though , mind you for many years I worked on Warwick Rd so I had somewhere I could crash if I was too pissed to get homeAgreed. Although having to trust your mates not sitting with you to turn up at the agreed meeting spot after the match doesn't always work well when you can't call or text them! Drunken bastards!