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Leonard Hatred 10:43 Fri Jan 6
Manchester City's stadium
How come they ended up with a proper football stadium after it was built for the commonwealth games?
Did they knock it down and rebuild it or what?

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Fifth Column 1:04 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
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The world championships are being held there in the Summer. So yes.

southbankbornnbred 12:09 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
Go and walk 250m away from the stadium - and ask yourself which fool would excavate the site beneath your feet when they are trying to solve the conundrum of seating inside the stadium..!

The Guardian turned up some half-interesting info about land near the stadium - not under it - and tried to make a story out of it. It was a decent effort - but almost irrelevant to the considerations faced by the club and the legacy company.

Beckton Bill 12:09 Sat Jan 7
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Contaminated land is more difficult than a high water table. Both can be overcome.

Look at canary wharf and the tube system. Half of that is underground and we seem to do alright.

The right type of tanking system would sort a high water table out.

The Cult Of Bob 12:08 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
I'm down for a narcotics stadium.

southbankbornnbred 12:04 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
Grays - that's just scaremongering, though, isn't it?

Who in their right mind would excavate a site 250m north of the actual stadium? Even our bonkers owners, and the legacy company, would not do that - why would they?

The bigger point about digging/excavating inside the actual stadium - rather than a quarter of a mile away! - was that they would have hit the water table.

Grays 12:00 Sat Jan 7
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"According to a Guardian investigation, any development of the site risks unearthing a hundred tonnes of radioactive waste dumped at the former landfill site decades ago. Documents obtained under Freedom of Information (FOI) rules reveal that, contrary to government guidelines, waste from thorium and radium has been mixed with very low-level waste and buried in a so-called disposal cell close to the Olympic stadium - about 250m to the north."

threesixty 12:00 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
Are there any athletics competitions scheduled to happen there this year? All this fuss about keeping the track but is it being used?

Hasans Fish Bar RIP 11:58 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
Cant be pollutants surely. I don't remember railway sidings being particularly radioactive. Are water tables that expensive to deal with? London must have shitloads of buildings that have gone below the water table with foundations etc

southbankbornnbred 10:58 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
The reason that nobody could dig down beyond the current ground level was not the pollutants, as I understand it. The ground/earth was all treated. It was because we'd have hit the water table below ground - and operating around/through that would cost an absolute fortune (forget what was spent - the cost would have been astronomical).

It's not just earth down there, folks.

WorldCupWilly 2:27 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
It was designed to be dug down, to turn the pitch 90 degrees and build a new 4th stand up against the pitch.

Crassus 1:31 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
Actually, ReadyBreak could be an ideal stadium sponsor

One for the older posters

Crassus 1:28 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
The original plan was to rip the top off - the temporary seating and have a 25k narcotics event stadium

All ideal until some bright spark figured that no one gave a fuck about running about and chucking shit under the influence beyond an Olympics, so it would cost a bomb to sweep needles in the interim

Levy, the cunt, he had the right idea, rip the place down and build a proper stadium

Oh and finally, the £500m prefab stadium is misquoted, vast sums were spent making the ground upon which it was built viable from industrial pollutants including radioactive waste, just as Sold says

There is no comparison to the Ethiad

Northern Sold 1:20 Sat Jan 7
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Can't dig down Anders that's the problem.... the ground is built on radioactive sludge.... superb eh ??


https://www.theguardian.com/business/2010/jun/20/radioactive-waste-olympic-site

Anders 1:07 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
I've always said we should have shunned the OS and let it fail as an athletics venue, then move in and rescue it, remove the running track and dig down to make a new lower tier close alongside the pitch for a 100,000 stadium. Now that would be a fearful venue.

Crassus 1:02 Sat Jan 7
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Distinctly remember the cunt twins of Coe and Jowell being interviewed on tv after the award but before a spade hit the ground delighting in the fact that the OS would be designed so as to be impossible for football

Not wrong were they?

Lord Nike of narcotic denial and Queen Jowell of Cunt

Northern Sold 12:34 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
It was not built on a radio active cesspit

Anders 12:32 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
As Bulphaniron states, it was built for the Commonwealth Games with the second and third tier and the running track, with the intention that the pitch and running track would be dug out and down to create the first tier - hence fans are close to the pitch.

gph 12:28 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
Sebastian bleeding Chelsea-supporting Coe wasn't involved.

Gavros 12:23 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
It was built with the intention of making a footall ground. The OS was built with the intention of not making it s football stadium

whu the religion 12:12 Sat Jan 7
Re: Manchester City's stadium
I disagree, I think it's the best of the "new" grounds in the country. Haven't been since they've added the extra tier, but the last few times I've been always been very impressed. Great views, good looking ground with a proper atmosphere and really impressive on the approach. Last time I went (think it was the league cup game where we got hammered) I remember thinking we need to try and emulate this place as much as possible at The OS

Cheezey Bell-End 10:57 Fri Jan 6
Re: Manchester City's stadium
Their's was built with some forward planning.

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