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  1. Compton Cricket Club dislikes this news.
  2. Discussion about London 2012 and its legacy (previous thread now archived)... More @ http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/olympicopolis-architects-on-their-13-billion-vision-for-e20-a3198041.html
  3. Commonwealth Games Federation selects Birmingham as Host City Partner of the 2022 Commonwealth Games The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) today announced that it has selected Birmingham, England as the host city partner of the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022. At a special Media Conference staged at the Arena Academy school in Birmingham, CGF President Louise Martin CBE applauded the city’s ambitious and innovative vision to engage and benefit its local community, showcase the best of global Britain and warmly welcome and inspire athletes and fans from right across the Commonwealth. Birmingham 2022, which is expected to take place from 27 July – 7 August 2022, marks 20 years since Manchester 2002, the last time the Games were held in England. http://mailchi.mp/thecgf/commonwealth-games-federation-selects-birmingham-as-host-city-partner-of-the-2022-commonwealth-games
  4. Enormous improvement on the Jackson Pollock bid logo. Can see this working very nicely, well done Birmingham.
  5. Rob.

    England 2030

    Another new stadium which should be open mid-2020s...
  6. Rob.

    LA 2028 Ceremonies

    So, will the athletes be goose stepping into the stadium in 9 years' time?
  7. Caught this screen shot:
  8. Rob.

    London 2036

    Whatever you say about the conversion of the Olympic stadium (costs, aesthetics, politics) it certainly isn't empty. See the London Legacy thread for how it looks today, with a baseball field ready for Yankess v Red Sox. styker, unless it was a very early plan that I missed, Queens was never the venue for tennis for 2012. Interesting thoughts on using Wimbledon's covered courts as Paris is using RG though. yoshi, I'll give you a like for that...I don't know if I still have MY MAP.
  9. Odd day yesterday: First thing: AC and Inter announce they'll be in a new stadium for 2022 and San Siro will be demolished Later on: the Mayor says no to any new stadium before 2026 Then: Milan wins the bid Sounds like there's going to be a bit of a battle of wills about what happens and when.
  10. Plans showcasing the emerging design for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium have been published, as public consultation begins. The venue at Walsall Road, Perry Barr, will be the focal point of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, hosting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as the athletics programme. New artist impressions of the stadium have been released revealing Birmingham City Council’s intentions to create a legacy asset the city and its residents can be truly proud of. The redeveloped stadium will increase its permanent seating capacity from 12,700 to 18,000 allowing up to 40,000 during the Games through additional temporary seating. Key features include: A new western stand replacing the Main, Knowles and Nelson stands New tiered seating to the north and south A new 400m 6-lane warm up track and re-laying of a new IAAF Category 1 track (400m 9-lane competition standard track) Improved public realm and parking provision, with additional landscaping and signage Installation of new stadium lighting and practice throwing field A new access road from A453 Aldridge Road (to be used for event/maintenance use only)
  11. https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=160005086&postcount=18281
  12. ^^ Someone on Skyscrapercity found this last year... https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/34S65V7F9F?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_content=Birmingham 2022 I hope this includes the logo!
  13. More @ https://thecgf.com/news/cgf-coordination-commission-confident-birmingham-2022-preparations
  14. London Stadium being transformed for baseball (Yankess v Red Sox) Converting the stadium from soccer to baseball will not be easy. Planning has gone on for years, and the logistics are staggering. The work begins Thursday and will take 21 days. Workers will add 345 tons of dirt imported from the US, and artificial turf, imported from France, will be used for the first time in Yankees-Red Sox history. Natural grass had been grown in the north of England, but organizers decided that making the playing field reusable for the scheduled Cubs-Cardinals games in 2020 and weather concerns made artificial turf a better option. When officials realized that the iconic triangular floodlights of London Stadium were within easy reach of Yankee and Red Sox sluggers, they didn’t panic. They lowered one of the floodlights, and a pitching machine fired fastballs at a variety of different protective covers. “It turned out that old-fashioned chicken wire worked the best,” said Kelhem Salter, MLB’s director of growth and strategy. It won’t be cozy like Fenway — foul territory is more like Oakland Coliseum — but the sightlines are good and the seats are comfortable. The dimensions are 385 feet to center with a 16-foot wall, and 330 feet down the lines. Under the stands, new, larger clubhouses of equal size will be constructed for the teams on the indoor running tracks. https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/redsox/2019/06/05/here-what-awaits-red-sox-and-their-fans-when-they-play-ball-london/p0d9FXpo2yznxn0lugIFkO/story.html?event=event25
  15. ^^ A glass roof encircles the open part of the dome and here there are solar panels. The solar panels will be fixed in a way that the audience can see them when looking up from their seats. This is very deliberate. We were looking to make this environmental technology very visible as part of the design.
  16. We've no idea how far the internals have to go though.
  17. Rob.

    FIFA World Cup 2026

    A soccer test event would be useful at Inglewood after it opens just to give FIFA something to go on. Maybe Kreonke getting Arsenal over for a preseason friendly or something. From what I've seen I think LV's new stadium might actually suit soccer better. But as the two newest, both should certainly be considered.
  18. Every major city has the same issues but I've never seen anyone wallow in it so much. Maybe a bit of perspective is needed here. The IOC literally changed the rules to nail down LA and Paris as hosts since they didn't want either to get away. You're doing just fine, cheer up. Nobody outside the US cares about NFL rivalries and who cares what other US cities think anyway? You've got the Games, they haven't. Any actual news?
  19. Rob.

    England 2030

    I mean, I would've been perfectly happy to start a brand new thread with a post about our new stadium, but this thread'll do for world cup bid posts till we get an official announcement that the UK/Ireland bid is happening.
  20. Rob.

    Paris 2024

    I know people like the idea of rebuilding it exactly as it was, but given just how close a shave it was surely there's a case for rebuilding the hidden structural elements with less flammable, modern materials whilst still retaining the external aesthetics. Is putting a huge stack of wood on top of it once again really the best idea?
  21. Rob.

    Paris 2024

    I doubt it'll have a knock on effect, France (and the world) will find the money for this regardless. My feeling seeing the pictures this morning - which don't look as bad as we thought last night - is the donations already pledged might well cover it. What seems certain is we've got a segment of the opening ceremony sorted.
  22. Haha, incredible thread: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1116703454058119170.html
  23. The other point, I guess, is how many spectators will smaller and further away clusters draw?