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Re: Ground Developments
DeceptivePace 16 August, 2017 14:39
The real benefit of the handle pint pot IMHO is the ability to stack them and carry 4 or 5 one handed. Our group of North Stand regulars were using a set brought up from Saracens before the Falcons got on board.
Incidentally I took some to Kendal Calling music festival and they attracted loads of attention and envious glances.
For me, the cost of the deposit is a lot less important than the quality of what goes in it. I tried with Guinness for a couple of pints last Saturday before giving up and switching to cider. The black stuff in the West Bar that I had was pitifully poor, with no head from about half way down.

Re: Ground Developments
Rafpilot2000 16 August, 2017 14:42
Or indeed but one cup, use it all season then hand it back at the last game and get you up money back! Cost you nothing , and Ono had to que up once to get your refund!!! Amazing , the system works .
Maybe for those of us who don't mind we could pay a little extra and get a Falcons tankard that we can refil!!! More of a chalice than a cup!! Maybe even give on away with your season tickets .

Re: Ground Developments
steve1888 17 August, 2017 06:55
I use these cups at home all the time and spillages from the kids have almost become a distant memory and they love having their favorite players on. To buy a beaker with a cartoon character on would cost at best double but probably way more.

The handle is good too, drinks stay cooler longer not having mits wrapped round.

Re: Ground Developments
dick g 18 August, 2017 13:22
I have quite a large collection of mugs and havn't paid a penny. RL supporters either don't understand the system or don't care. Either way, they can be collected as discards after Thunder games.

Re: Ground Developments
Frontrow 18 August, 2017 13:43
About £1.50 a pint cheaper at the Thunder games, maybe they don't notice.

Re: Ground Developments
Timeshock! 29 September, 2017 09:46
Getting back on topic and adding to the comments earlier, the planning app can be found on Newcastle City's planning portal with all supporting statements
2017/1451/01/DET

The two training pitches and facilities are 100% funded by RFU on condition of being completed by start of next season, I suspect the changes to the North Terrace will take a little longer. The extension of the North Terrace of 1530 new seats looks to incorporate the existing structure. I wonder if this prompts a swap of ends of the supporters.

Re: Ground Developments
There's 35 seconds to go 29 September, 2017 09:48
Not if the low sun has anything to do with it.

Re: Ground Developments
GeordieFalcon 29 September, 2017 10:00
Im a North Stand season ticket holder.

When are the re-developments actually starting? Next summer? Is it going to be a mix of seating and standing?

Re: Ground Developments
GeordieFalcon 29 September, 2017 10:06
Actually just looked at all the plans.

Looks great.

Re: Ground Developments
GeordieFalcon 29 September, 2017 10:14
And I couldn't help noticing the "Flood Risk Assessment"....

Well that flippin hamstring looks a bit risky at the moment smiling smiley

Re: Ground Developments
Cantabrian 29 September, 2017 11:18
The new plans look superb. Not only are we building a squad to challenge the Premiership's best, we're also going to have a superb community stadium and home for professional rugby in the North.

The Falcons are going from strength to strength and its all very exciting. What a great job everybody at the Falcons is doing! Having been a "doubting Thomas" for too long, I'm so happy to admit how wrong I was.

Re: Ground Developments
Monkey1 29 September, 2017 12:07
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GeordieFalcon
And I couldn't help noticing the "Flood Risk Assessment"....
Well that flippin hamstring looks a bit risky at the moment smiling smiley
(Sm22)

Re: Ground Developments
DB23 29 September, 2017 12:43
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Timeshock!
Getting back on topic and adding to the comments earlier, the planning app can be found on Newcastle City's planning portal with all supporting statements
2017/1451/01/DET

The two training pitches and facilities are 100% funded by RFU on condition of being completed by start of next season, I suspect the changes to the North Terrace will take a little longer. The extension of the North Terrace of 1530 new seats looks to incorporate the existing structure. I wonder if this prompts a swap of ends of the supporters.

Thanks Timeshock
Looks absolutely fantastic, will take the facilities at the ground to a whole new level and be one of the best purpose-built rugby stadia in the country.

Probably stolen the club's thunder by announcing it on here but great to see !

Re: Ground Developments
Timeshock! 29 September, 2017 18:00
Quote:
DB23
Quote:
Timeshock!
Getting back on topic and adding to the comments earlier, the planning app can be found on Newcastle City's planning portal with all supporting statements
2017/1451/01/DET

The two training pitches and facilities are 100% funded by RFU on condition of being completed by start of next season, I suspect the changes to the North Terrace will take a little longer. The extension of the North Terrace of 1530 new seats looks to incorporate the existing structure. I wonder if this prompts a swap of ends of the supporters.

Thanks Timeshock
Looks absolutely fantastic, will take the facilities at the ground to a whole new level and be one of the best purpose-built rugby stadia in the country.

Probably stolen the club's thunder by announcing it on here but great to see !
This is not new news, the plans have been at the stadium since the start of the season and the detail published on here some time ago. Indeed the planning app has been in some sometime, just thought the app number would be useful(Sm100)

Re: Ground Developments
JohnSt 30 September, 2017 14:56
Iíve been wondering what other supporters think about the quality of our floodlights. Of course it might just be old eyes but my enjoyment of Friday night matches has been greatly reduced because I find it hard to see whatís happening on the field as much as I can during afternoon fixtures.
When I got home from the game last night I watched my recording of the game on TV and again found my enjoyment of it spoiled due to what I consider to be inadequate lighting. I think it would be great to see planned improvements to the floodlights too.

Re: Ground Developments
dick g 01 October, 2017 08:32
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JohnSt
Iíve been wondering what other supporters think about the quality of our floodlights. Of course it might just be old eyes but my enjoyment of Friday night matches has been greatly reduced because I find it hard to see whatís happening on the field as much as I can during afternoon fixtures.
When I got home from the game last night I watched my recording of the game on TV and again found my enjoyment of it spoiled due to what I consider to be inadequate lighting. I think it would be great to see planned improvements to the floodlights too.

Agreed

Re: Ground Developments
Rich. 03 October, 2017 08:26
Is there a reason why there can't be a longer, bigger, new stand to replace the East Stand? That would seem more of a priority and also would be more profitable.

Re: Ground Developments
aidanb 03 October, 2017 11:49
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Rich.
Is there a reason why there can't be a longer, bigger, new stand to replace the East Stand? That would seem more of a priority and also would be more profitable.

I would guess the demolition costs would be the issue here

And why knock down something which is still a workeable asset?

The north stand development is a straight add on and then opens up the access to the new pitches they are building

Re: Ground Developments
Rich. 03 October, 2017 16:05
I can't imagine the demolition costs would be that much (as it's so small) and it would no doubt add more capacity (than the plans for the North) which will hopefully be needed in the future. It has its charm but, as that is the shot of the ground people see when catching highlights on TV, it doesn't to me give a good or accurate impression. Experience from rugby and football suggests a good new stand on its own leads to a good increase in attendance.

All that said, I guess building a whole totally new stand would cost a fair bit however big it was.

Re: Ground Developments
Falcons_Thunder 04 October, 2017 09:22
Just had a first look at the new proposals and they look top notch. Hope it's done for the start of next season

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