Sir Elton John Stand

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Sam Phillips, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. This promotion does have more of a real deal feel about it, compared to the last two, but I seem to remember that our average gate on those occasions were under 15000, so we need to do something about low gates when we can't rely on high profile opposition to bolster the figures. Particularly, I hope pricing won't be prohibitive for non season ticket fans or potential newbies, which I think was part of the issue last two times round.

    Good news is that we averaged over 20000 in 82-83, so the potential is there, and a figure like that I believe should be enough to encourage some sort of extension.
  2. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Have I dreamt this or does the GT stand have the capacity for another tier, I seem to remember that extra strong foundations were installed when it was built to allow for an extra tier if it was ever needed? If so now might be the time to go for it!!!

    In the immortal words of Jim Morrison and the naked Indian.................................

  3. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Reservist

    What with the SEJ being a temporary stand I would imagine plans at putting in a permanent structure to mirror the GT Stand will probably be dusted off.
  4. Cyxs

    Cyxs First Year Pro

    They've said ex-ST holders and regular match goers will be given priority sales. We have ~19,000 seats and only 11,500 season ticket holders so I assume there will be a few thousand to go on sale atleast. No idea about how many and the costs of such though!
  5. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's not a temporary stand.
  6. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Reservist

    Ok .... must have confused the concept of it being lego-like with it being temporary.
  7. edhenderson

    edhenderson Reservist

    Wonder if seats could be added infront of the stand, down to pitch level
  8. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    strange memory ... with the reduced capacity we sold out many of our games last time we were there.
  9. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Maybe he mis-typed and meant 18000? The average last time around was 18750.
  10. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    Yes and the times we were just short of capacity had much to do with the away allocation

    If we aren't rooted to the bottom we'll sell out for every fixture this time.
  11. JH93

    JH93 Squad Player

    Didn't want to make a new thread about this, so thought this would be the best thread given it's about the stadium

    How ridiculous does that huge Orbital Fasteners sign look in the SW corner? I haven't noticed it until a few weeks ago.

    Really hope that's gone before next season.
  12. Hornet23

    Hornet23 First Team

    Better than a couple of floors of empty concrete building.
  13. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Had a letter from the club this week about the central block that we sit in in the SEJ stand. Essentially we're being politely removed after the match.

    It would appear that there will some sort of presentation going on after the game and all of us in block 4, (the middle bit), will be turfed out after the after the final whistle so that the presentation can take place there. Obviously we'll be booted out in a nice way and don't have to leave the ground. The letter doesn't make it clear that it will definitely happen, just that it probably will. This says to me that they expect the pitch to be invaded and for the promotion party to begin up there with the players, (and hopefully the winners trophy to boot). If any of them stand on my seat there will be words.

    I may hang around and pretend I'm a member of the Vydra clan, hence no English and lots of hand gesturing.
  14. DrewH

    DrewH Administrator Staff Member

    What do we reckon?
  15. willia6691

    willia6691 Reservist

    apparently an extra 1100 seats are being added to the front of the SEJ Stand. Thatll be nice then
  16. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Free pogo sticks to SEJ stand fans?
  17. How much would it cost to 're-rake' the LGT at the VR end to make those restricted view seats useable?
  18. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    Can we post the pic on here, I cant get Twitter at work :(
  19. Shakespearo

    Shakespearo Reservist

    More than a load of nice cushions I imagine!
  20. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Where's the electronic advertising boards FFS
  21. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    A fortune and I reckon we'd move stadiums before that happens. The real problem is that the rake on the vic road stand is too high at the front thereby stopping us from lowering the pitch ... If I was going to 're-rake anything that's where I'd start.

    That or the cheaper option .. which is to push the pitch further towards the Rookery.
  22. DrewH

    DrewH Administrator Staff Member

  23. KelsoOrn

    KelsoOrn Squad Player

    If that is true then if the SEJ currently holds 3400 in 17 rows then that would suggest six new rows of seating allowing for the access stairs.
  24. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Vicarage Road I believe. I have to admit I find Maltesers quizzes a lot more difficult
  25. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I wonder if the roof will cover the seats from the elements, as sitting in the rain is not a pleasant experience and not really fitting for a P.L. Club, it looks a bit tight on the photo!
  26. Hornet23

    Hornet23 First Team

    Probably just something boring like relaying the surface there in preparation for electronic advertising boards.
  27. KelsoOrn

    KelsoOrn Squad Player

    I wonder if Gino is now wishing that maybe he should have gone with a bigger SEJ. If it now looks like we'll sell out every match in the EPL, then maybe we could have sold out another 2000 seats nearly every match too.

    I can understand the caution but it will surely be more expensive to stick another tier on the SEJ at a later date than it would have been to build a two-tier stand in the first place and in the interim we'll be losing revenue.
  28. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    I hear bulldog power will fund it.
  29. Godfather

    Godfather bricklayer extraordinaire

    Now now ,,, we really don't need other fans chanting 'your ground's too big for you' - do we?
  30. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Thanks for photo, but its niot as good as last summers web cam - where are the orange vest duo?
  31. UHORNS

    UHORNS V-Bookie

    I miss that webcam :doom:
  32. Legskeattch

    Legskeattch Squad Player

    I miss them moving mounds of soil from one location to another and back again.... :(
  33. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I miss the one man and his dog working, with the occasional crane operator popping along to help move supplies!
  34. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Gon bak 2 Villa m8 - loft conversion
  35. CarlosKickaballs

    CarlosKickaballs Forum Picarso

    Haivis is yet to sign m8.

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