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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby hadleighhammer on Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:10 pm

Devils Advocate wrote:Read the date of the article in the OP


'kin hell. :oops:

How did this thread pop up again!
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:51 pm

Olympic Park legacy chief Andrew Altman leaves post (Grauniad)

Andrew Altman, the chief executive of the body overseeing the regeneration of the Olympic Park after the Games, is to step down in August.

The American, brought in to overhaul plans for the Park by then Olympic Park Legacy Company chair Baroness Ford in 2009, has been at the helm throughout the controversy over the future of the stadium and its transition into the London Legacy Development Corporation.

The announcement of Altman's departure, who arrived with a strong urban planning reputation for his work in New York and Washington, comes shortly after Ford herself stood down.


The Telegraph reckons he's been shown the door for failing to get a tenant in place before the games.

Altman's departure will be presented as mutual but he is effectively paying the price for failing to secure a deal for the Olympic Stadium before the Games.
The stadium process had been relaunched for a third time because of legal challenges and its future remains uncertain.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby durham city hammer on Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:00 pm

Am i i the only one who thinks we aren't going to get the OS?? i'm convinced they are going to save themselves the hassle and probably a fair bit of money by giving it to somebody else!!!
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby Mike420 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:53 pm

Who else is going to substantially fill it every week?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby Hammer110 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:12 pm

durham city hammer wrote:Am i i the only one who thinks we aren't going to get the OS?? i'm convinced they are going to save themselves the hassle and probably a fair bit of money by giving it to somebody else!!!


If the list in the Telegraph today is correct (yes Adie I was wrong if it is correct):

University of East London/ Essex Cricket Club - mainly want office/teaching space and to run a cricket academy, competitive cricket matches are not part of the bid but a possibly - minimal stadium use, low income to LLDC.

University College of Football Business - want office/teaching space - no stadium use, low income to LLDC.

Intelligent Transport Solutions - want to use it as base for a London Grand Prix - would only use the stadium for a few days of the year - major infrastructure costs to create a track out the roads around the stadium - Income? I would imagine quite good relative to the usage.


then in terms of making sure the place is not a white elepahnt and brings substantial year round income the only game in town seems to be us.

The list did actually include a certain minor club down the road but didn't think they warranted a comment.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby brownout on Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:32 am

Two posts below from Peterborough fans forum on possibility of them moving to a new ground (and majority seem to want to stay at London Road).

I think it would be the excitement of a smart new ground that would pull fans in.... It would without a doubt boost the attendances I reckon...

It certainly worked for Darlington, Rushden, Chester and Scarborough???
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby paulhs1 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:14 am

Can anyone really see the olympic stadium/park being used as a grand prix racing track. This sounds like the worst idea ever!
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby eastsider on Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:30 am

paulhs1 wrote:Can anyone really see the olympic stadium/park being used as a grand prix racing track. This sounds like the worst idea ever!


Agree 100%
I think the cars might damage the track!! LOL

Even driving around it ......somehow.....? How would this work with canals, shopping centres, homes??
I know it is done at Monaco but I really cannot see how it is possible at Stratford and in my humble opinion will not happen.....
I think they really are desperate as there is really only one option for a future stadium user at the moment.
Even if the Grand Prix idea did happen it would not prevent us getting it as the once a year race is not on the pitch area....
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby durham city hammer on Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:57 pm

:thup:

Yep, fair enough we do seem to be the obvious and most logical choice to get the stadium!
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby Iron-worx on Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:46 pm

paulhs1 wrote:Can anyone really see the olympic stadium/park being used as a grand prix racing track.


No. what possible use would the stadium be to a grand prix ? While as for the park not without appreciable adaptation and nuisance and inconvenience incommensurate with a once a year event.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby BSB1 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:08 pm

They like driving round in circles in NASCAR racing. Maybe that's what they are thinking. An F1 circular track.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby the oldham stripper on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:45 am

Mike420 wrote:Who else is going to substantially fill it every week?



do you really think they give a s**t? remember the dome :evil:
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby the oldham stripper on Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:47 am

durham city hammer wrote::thup:

Yep, fair enough we do seem to be the obvious and most logical choice to get the stadium!



which is (hopefully) precisely why we wont get it, when did governments ever do the logical thing.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby hammersk on Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:26 am

note that "Bubbles" is on the playlist for the opening ceremony

interesting...
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby eastsider on Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:24 pm

hammersk wrote:note that "Bubbles" is on the playlist for the opening ceremony

interesting...



?? !! :D
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby Mike420 on Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:13 pm

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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby arlhe on Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:13 pm

http://www.standard.co.uk/search/simple ... um%3B+2015

Evening Standard reporting that it'll be 2015 before the stadium is ready. Reference to the running track being covered with some form of seating.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:21 pm

How do you build the perfect Olympic stadium?

A very readable article from The Register
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby WestHamIFC on Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:57 pm

BSB1 wrote:They like driving round in circles in NASCAR racing. Maybe that's what they are thinking. An F1 circular track.


:?

Why would they make the track circular given they want to use the entire Olympic Park to stage it on?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Latest News and Press

Postby WestHamIFC on Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:59 pm

arlhe wrote:http://www.standard.co.uk/search/simple.do?destinationSectionUniqueName=search&publicationName=es&sortString=publishdate&sortOrder=desc&sectionId=1502&articleTypes=news+pub+restaurant+event+author&pageNumber=1&pageLength=10&startDay=1&startMonth=1&startYear=2010&useSectionFilter=true&useHideArticle=true&searchString=olympic+stadium%3B+2015" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Evening Standard reporting that it'll be 2015 before the stadium is ready.


I'd put money on it..
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