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Wembley Stadium Update

PetrovLFC

Raul!
13 March 2005
NW London
Liverpool
I've got a thread over at PESFAN, but for you lot here, thought you might be interested in how its progressing. Living only 10mins away I've been eagerly following its progress.

In my opinion, it won't be ready for the FA Cup final. But it won't be far off.

China buying half the world's steel to fund its development has pushed prices sky high. Then theres been lots of industrial action by the workers:roll: and various arguments with contractors.

Many will say 'the stadium has to be good for the money we spent on it'

only 120m of the total cost of around 800m is Public Money, whilst the rest has been privately financed by large banks like Barclays and Deutshe Bank (the irony)

Alot of the pics are large so with link them instead.

I won't post the earlier pics, but there here anyway: http://www.pesfan.com/bulletin/showthread.php?t=93351

EXTERIOR



http://www.atma83.dsl.pipex.com/Pictures/Wembley/dscf1102copy.jpg

http://www.atma83.dsl.pipex.com/Pictures/Wembley/dscf1107copy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/manicants2005/PICT0027.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/manicants2005/PICT0020.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/manicants2005/PICT0021.jpg

http://www.atma83.dsl.pipex.com/Pictures/Wembley/dscf1066copy.jpg

http://www.atma83.dsl.pipex.com/Pictures/Wembley/dscf1106copy.jpg

INTERIOR PICS:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/faggotbrain/Wembley2.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y88/faggotbrain/wembley1.jpg

GENERAL PICS, IMPACT ON LONDON SKYLINE

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=7081230&postcount=302
 

knh4

Championship
21 October 2002
Bradford
Man Utd
The old Wembley had a unique look to it but this one just looks like one many stadiums round the world.
Great pics though!
 

Joystick

Deep like Titanic
10 August 2004
London
The Arse
With the New Wembley, the Emirates, Old Trafford being extended, Liverpool's proposed new ground and Chelski even potentially moving to Earls Court, England is going to have a pretty impressive set of stadia.
 

Milanista

Mangiamoli!
Staff
19 December 2002
London & Milan
AC Milan
imo they lack some style. They look very similar, and some look like the Sporting Lisbon stadium. I think Highbury was original and had kinda become an icon. If you look at the world famous stadiums, they all have a unqiue and original style.

Im talking about all new stadiums now, except Allianz Arena which is kinda cool.
 

OPM

...
2 June 2003
Budapest
.
i agree with milanista, boring stuff for me, especially the arsenal ground will make the club...less interesting (for me at least). highbury just can't be replaced.
 

PetrovLFC

Raul!
13 March 2005
NW London
Liverpool
most of the criticism of Emirates is that is looks like Da Luz etc. But you'll strugle to find a stadium with Wembley's specs and a 133m arch, that a train could fit through

AA is superb on the outside, but nothing special inside, whilst also lacking in capacity
 

Clockender

is back...but for how long?
27 November 2001
East Lower, Block 13
Arsenal FC
Ok so its looks similar to Da Luz. What's the problem with that? You will find though that it has a completely different roof design and structure. It will also incorporate many parts of Highbury within.

Also, to everyone who is be-moaning the loss of Highbury, have you been there recently? It is painfully small and cramped. Arsenal need a bigger stadium to continue at the top level.

Its sad that we are leaving Highbury, I will miss it desperately. I have been going regularly for 16 years now and the last game at the place will be emotional but The Emirates is the future and that is what we must look to. Virtually every Arsenal fan I have spoken to is looking forward to the move and most people who have seen the pictures of the new stadium think its amazing. I for one agree and can't wait to sit in there. Going to pick my seat tomorrow!
 

Joystick

Deep like Titanic
10 August 2004
London
The Arse
It will take years to regain the atmosphere of Highbury but everyone has to move on in the end. 38,000 just doesn't cut it anymore at the top level.
 

Nickybaker

You want SEVEN?
15 October 2003
Essex
The one and only Arsenal
At the end of the day Highbury was such a fantastic looking ground the East and West stands became bloody listed buildings!

It is a shame to be leaving Highbury but the facilities in the new stadium will be second to none, more fans can get to the games and it will generate the money we need to compete with the big boys.

I'm pretty sure when it's built there will be plenty of aspects to it that will set it aside from the Da Luz.
 

PetrovLFC

Raul!
13 March 2005
NW London
Liverpool
Once all the finishing touches are on yes it will look fantastic imo. Get the famous sleek highbury pitch in there, and at night with the floodlights on and the stadium lit up etc, it will be fab.

If I was Henry, I'd wait to play in Emirates before moving on ;)
 

Clockender

is back...but for how long?
27 November 2001
East Lower, Block 13
Arsenal FC
The roof and external look are 100% different to Da Luz, but the internal design is very similar (not a bad thing IMO).

Picked my seat today and am well excited now. The software that gave me a virual view from my seat was shite though, surely Arsenal could have come up with something better than that!
 

Cloud1863

Premiership
10 December 2004
Stoke City
Peter Eyres said:
Once all the finishing touches are on yes it will look fantastic imo. Get the famous sleek highbury pitch in there, and at night with the floodlights on and the stadium lit up etc, it will be fab.

If I was Henry, I'd wait to play in Emirates before moving on ;)
Im sure there is always a chance of Arsenal drawing Barca at some point :P
 

PetrovLFC

Raul!
13 March 2005
NW London
Liverpool
oookay, some fantastic pics coming up of the interior. For NT89 and those trying to make the new wembley these will be crucial:
 

PetrovLFC

Raul!
13 March 2005
NW London
Liverpool
after finally seeing some proper interior pics, and the general impact it has on the skyline too, this stadium pisses on every other stadium on earth from a height beyong the heavens.

Just AWESOME.

Once the roof support cranes etc are out the way, the construction will speed up. (as you can see it stops the stands from being completed. From the webcam they are lifting alot of the roof finish on.

Just to let you know, those lower stands can be moved back and under in preperation for a stage, for concerts, and a track for athletics if needs be.
 
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