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Re: Ground Developments
aidanb 15 August, 2017 09:15
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Could we fill it though? Crowds are on the up but when was the last sell out?

I would have thought they would be trying to move the people out of the east side wings and into a proper stand where they can see properly

Re: Ground Developments
aidanb 15 August, 2017 09:16
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Have the plans included any proper cycle racks? Hoping to get up sometime this back end and the bike is my preferred method of transport to such events!

If only

I will be letting down the tyres on Mick Hogans bike if he doesn't

Re: Ground Developments
rubyrhone 15 August, 2017 09:29
Yes - forgot about this old chestnut. My nephew reminded me this week. He might come more often if he could park his bike and maybe bring some mates too.

Re: Ground Developments
Robs 15 August, 2017 10:44
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aidanb
Quote:
too_tall_to_tackle
Could we fill it though? Crowds are on the up but when was the last sell out?

I would have thought they would be trying to move the people out of the east side wings and into a proper stand where they can see properly

Speaking as an East Stand regular I'd not be happy at all to be moved to the Sherpa Tensing (North) Stand. A lot of this is to do with eyesight- The East Stand "wing" is much closer to the on field action and you get the option to follow play up and down the touch line

Re: Ground Developments
Simmo7 15 August, 2017 11:05
Kids won't be allowed to return the plastic cups from now on, over 18s only, which is rubbish since they sell coke in them to kids, and a maximum of 10 cups per person can be refunded too, from what I read on a laminated sheet at the bar on Saturday.

I absolutely resent having to pay £1 extra for a cup when a pint is already $4.30, yes its refundable but at the end of a game I don't want to have to queue with tonnes of other people at the one point per stand that lets you hand them back in, the queues at the bars are slow enough. They even charge you for the two pint cups which is exactly the same as the old ones.



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Re: Ground Developments
Rafpilot2000 15 August, 2017 11:54
Sadly simmo I absolutely and fundamentally disagree with you that laziness to que a couple of minutes to get a pound back means we should throw thousands of disposable cups in the landfill every home game. £4.30 or whatever for a pint is perfectly standard fir any sporting venue as obviously your not going to get wetherspoons prices at an event. If it's that bad don't ny buy a pint!! And a maximum of 10 cups is pretty reasonable as in theory your using th same one ,and even the best of us would be going some to drink 10 pints in 2 hours!
It's what all the other clubs do, it's what Twickenham does and it's good to the environment .

Re: Ground Developments
aidanb 15 August, 2017 15:28
You could think of it this way

£311 gets you 15 games in the south stand = £21 per game
which equals 26 pence per minute of Premiership rugby

4 beers at £4.30 per game = 22 pence per minute of beer.

48 pence per minute of beer and rugby to see The Falcons is great value.

and at that rate you could donate to the club the 0.01 pence per minute of plastic cup



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Re: Ground Developments
Exiled Falcon 15 August, 2017 17:24
Without sounding too much like Swampy the amount of throw away plastic is absolutely horrifying (just look at any website on the effects on marine life) so if the Falcons are doing their bit I fully support it.

Re: Ground Developments
Falcons_Thunder 15 August, 2017 18:25
I have to agree on the plastic cups. Disposable ones are not an option anymore and it would be great for further ground developments tho I'm sure that will depend on attendances and attendance depends on the rugby we produce

Re: Ground Developments
Rafpilot2000 15 August, 2017 19:03
I'm
Guessing the investment is probably a shrewd move as better facilities will make the falcons a more desireable venue for hosting tournaments, cup matches or even potential concerts (god forbid).

Re: Ground Developments
dick g 15 August, 2017 19:27
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I'm
Guessing the investment is probably a shrewd move as better facilities will make the falcons a more desireable venue for hosting tournaments, cup matches or even potential concerts (god forbid).

Having seen Springsteen, Dylan and Santana at James's Park, I would love to see a gig at KP. But then, I am a child of the Seventies.

Re: Ground Developments
Rafpilot2000 15 August, 2017 19:46
Well Gloucester hosted a couple of concerts this year in their 13,000 (ish) stadium so guessing with the extra stand we could attract some bands though not sure we would be getting Springsteen or Sheeran any time soon. Are Bucks Fizz still going :-)

Re: Ground Developments
Exiled Falcon 15 August, 2017 20:06
Lindisfarne are always good for a gig!

Re: Ground Developments
Andy Mac 15 August, 2017 21:03
Aren't the plastic pint pots recyclable?

I agree minimising waste going to landfill is good.

I don't think £5+ for a pint is reasonable, regardless of what they do at twickenham.

And yes, I probably will buy less beer as a result. It's just too expensive. If I spend £25 for a ticket, buy me and my dad two beers each I'm down almost £50. I have two kids under 3 and just can't spring for that sort of cash unfortunately. (Also the reason I don't have a season ticket - both cost and time spent at ground)

Shame. (For me...I'm not looking for sympathy, I just miss having a pint at the rugby!)

Re: Ground Developments
dick g 16 August, 2017 07:49
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Exiled Falcon
Lindisfarne are always good for a gig!

But sadly do not exist any more.

Re: Ground Developments
Monkey1 16 August, 2017 08:02
In addition to the environmental angle, the new pots cost a lot, and the club needs to either recover the cost or recover the pots. We were the first club to use the two-pint pots, and they were tremendously popular, but were nearly scrapped a few years ago because they were hideously expensive and just went in the bin.

I suppose we have two choices: We have disposable pots for free that go in the bin, hopefully most will be recycled but a lot won't be, or we have decent pots and have to get our deposits back.

My only comment that the club could improve is the ability to refund we punters more conveniently, have more places where you can hand your pots in, get a refund, and head home.

Re: Ground Developments
cumbrian_falcon 16 August, 2017 08:17
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Robs
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aidanb
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too_tall_to_tackle
Could we fill it though? Crowds are on the up but when was the last sell out?

I would have thought they would be trying to move the people out of the east side wings and into a proper stand where they can see properly

Speaking as an East Stand regular I'd not be happy at all to be moved to the Sherpa Tensing (North) Stand. A lot of this is to do with eyesight- The East Stand "wing" is much closer to the on field action and you get the option to follow play up and down the touch line

As another east terrace regular i hope any redevelopment on that side would involve a terrace at lower level. Proximity to pitch and view are great cor the cost. plus the touch judges appreciate the drunken assistance with which player is offside

Re: Ground Developments
Cumbrian_falcon 16 August, 2017 08:21
I'm in agreement with you Cumbrian_Falcon. I would not like it if they took away our wall.

Re: Ground Developments
limpopo 16 August, 2017 13:35
Am I missing something here? If I understand correctly, the plastic pots are rigid complete with handle and presumably can be used again, so for those wanting another pint they just get it refilled, after the game take it home and bring it back again the next match and so on. If people want to drink beer at games, I do not but have do not see a problem with those that do, a pot costing a £1 spread over the season is peanuts.

Re: Ground Developments
dick g 16 August, 2017 14:13
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limpopo
Am I missing something here? If I understand correctly, the plastic pots are rigid complete with handle and presumably can be used again, so for those wanting another pint they just get it refilled, after the game take it home and bring it back again the next match and so on. If people want to drink beer at games, I do not but have do not see a problem with those that do, a pot costing a £1 spread over the season is peanuts.
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