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Re: New pitch?

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:26 pm
by Shepperton Supporter
Agree we don’t know all the details but would think it might have been feasible to use the existing four corner positions. Tha lamps could be positioned to cover their quarter of the pitch.
By removing the mid pitch pylons you allow additional space for future development.
Perhaps we might get further information soon?

Re: New pitch?

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:34 pm
by Jamie
It's a bit bizarre isn't it.

Like the recent crash barriers added along the main terracing, there are no gaps to walk between them, for really long periods.
Also nuts and bolts holding them together.
I've never seen this style at any other ground, they are always welded together, and you have short sections with breaks to walk between.

Very weird, anyone else notice it?

Re: New pitch?

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:42 pm
by Lord Elpus
Jamie wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:34 pm It's a bit bizarre isn't it.

Like the recent crash barriers added along the main terracing, there are no gaps to walk between them, for really long periods.
Also nuts and bolts holding them together.
I've never seen this style at any other ground, they are always welded together, and you have short sections with breaks to walk between.

Very weird, anyone else notice it?
Yes, the layout struck me as being a bit odd to say.the leasr. I just assumed it was a Richmond Council health and safety requirement or something.

Re: New pitch?

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:27 am
by Shepperton Supporter
There might be some floodlights and other equipment going cheap at Staines!

Re: New pitch?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:50 am
by Jamie
Lord Elpus wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:42 pm
Jamie wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:34 pm It's a bit bizarre isn't it.

Like the recent crash barriers added along the main terracing, there are no gaps to walk between them, for really long periods.
Also nuts and bolts holding them together.
I've never seen this style at any other ground, they are always welded together, and you have short sections with breaks to walk between.

Very weird, anyone else notice it?
Yes, the layout struck me as being a bit odd to say.the leasr. I just assumed it was a Richmond Council health and safety requirement or something.

Well as I've never seen it before or since, was it done by a contractor who doesn't usually do sports stadia? It's very odd.

Re: New pitch?

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:52 pm
by Tony
Tony wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:33 am I suspect a combination of planning ease and the additional cost that would be incurred if we went to a "four corners" solution. By that i mean needing to run power to the corners and creating new base for pylons but I'm no expert on these things.
An update on this. The issue of moving floodlights to the four corners is one of increased height needed for pylons so that the pitch is fully covered and the increase in light pollution which occur as a result. This might impact on the ability to get planning. The club spoke to a number of specialists and all advised to go with the existing eight pylon strategy. Hope this tidies up the matter.