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You think? To put it into context, were this "platform" (185m long x 125m wide btw) be...
Posted by KeithH on June 17, 2017, 11:17 am, in reply to "He and the designer have said if running track, it's temp. No story here. nt"
...installed in a modern conventional stadium, say Leicesters 32,000 capacity King Power Stadium, only the top five or six rows of seats in the entire stadium would remain above it, if that, and you could build a tradition two story house in the void beneath the platform to give it further scale. It also means that the 25,000-30,000 additional seats higher than these, can't be in the form of an "upper tier" or cantilever in the tradition of the stands at Goodison Park, because you wouldn't be able to see the lanes of the running track nearest to you, which means that the crowd is further away from the pitch. In effect, a King Power with 20 more rows of seats in a conventional modern stadium (or Sunderlands Stadium of Light), and that might, at a push, square with Andersons' "about 40,000" athletics stadium capacity.
Anderson has said Everton are producing a design that will allow for this drop in track. It may well be innovative, unlike any modern stadium, but it's hard to argue that the design won't be compromised by making provision for the track.
And that's not the only story here, even bigger is the admission that Liverpool City Council are going to spend £27m on something that will have only scrap metal value after it's been used for just two weeks. Andersons' telling everyone these games will be beneficial for the City, but this may well come back and bite him big time. What would be the cost of a semi-permanent athletics facility that could be expanded for the games be?
Like I say, it's and open letter that raises as many eyebrows as it does soothe brows.