It appears we have threads for the Millenium Stadium and the Arms Park but not the CCS.
Anyway they've lodged plans to extend the stadium. The not exactly attractive extention would take capacity up to 33,000 by next summer.
From a planning perspective, I can see both sides of the argument really, but it all boils down to the colour of the seats.
Red seat=Refuse permission
Blue seats=Permission approved.
Hopefully will end up 40-50k, City have tremendous potential and should look to seize the momentum.
40-50,000? That would be ridiculously over-ambitious at this juncture.
It's Cardiff's first season in the top division for ages. A 40,000 capacity would be the 9th largest club ground in England/Wales (based on current capacities). If CCFC become established in the top flight, then perhaps that could be justified - but football is a business that can change very quickly. How would you feel playing in Championship with a 40-50K capacity ground?
The cladding was only ever temporary. The Ninian stand extension will have the final cladding just like the grandstand
Bit of news about the CCS Ninian Stand extension (as I can't see any on here)
Work is about to begin on removing the existing portion of roof to allow construction of the upper tier to continue. So if you have a season ticket in there, you're probably gonna get wet for a few weeks (assuming of course it never brightens up!)
I was down there earlier - they're gonna have to go some to make the uefa super cup on the 12th of august.
Some pics of the finished article..
New pic: http://www.ccmb.co.uk/fudforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=6856&private=0
That upper stand is going to look so ridiculous with red seats
Best enjoy these pics, as it's the best it will look for a long time, once the red seats go in it will be a mess.
I guess its best to hope for ongoing full houses so reds seats are covered by (blue) fans.
That said, at least from the render above, I am a little surprised/pleased that the external structure has little red on it, making it much easier to change to blue in the future when possible. Maybe the finished article will be different though.
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