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Author Topic: Brizzle Arenal....where to mi babber ?  (Read 2979 times)
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« Reply #45 on: September 06, 2018, 01:07:00 pm »

Whilst Cribbs Causeway has many parking spaces, about 7K, they are not central or well located for a Filton Arena, and it would be stupid to add thousands of more parking spaces just for an Arena.

A simple, fast link from the Arena to the Mall will provide access to this parking.

Building a new rail station at Henbury, with a fast link to Mall and the new planned bus station will also help people to get to/from and Arena efficiently.
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« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2018, 01:43:22 pm »

...it would be stupid to add thousands of more parking spaces just for an Arena.

Quite so. If only there was an alternative site available - maybe right next to an existing railway station, with existing frequent local and regional bus services and close to thousands of existing parking spaces and the existing motorway network...
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« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2018, 03:13:09 pm »

I can see that 'Arena' and 'Sports Arena' both contain the word 'arena', but they are not the same thing.

Not unless they are specifically designed that way
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« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2018, 10:12:05 am »

Does anyone have any idea what is currently being built on Arena Island? Looks like a bridge, which will presumably be moved into position once complete, but to where? And what for?
Commuting into Temple Meads this morning I noticed this bridge has gone - any idea where it went?
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« Reply #49 on: September 18, 2018, 10:43:36 am »

New multi purpose arena announced for the Ashton Gate site.
Will be able to hold up to 4,000 people for sporting events, concerts etc

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« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2018, 10:55:50 am »

This is very much primarily a sporting venue for the Bristol Flyers, a basketball team.
Concerts and other non-sporting events seem to be an afterthought.
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« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2018, 03:22:41 pm »

This is very much primarily a sporting venue for the Bristol Flyers, a basketball team.
Concerts and other non-sporting events seem to be an afterthought.

Believe me from other plans I have seen the plan is to use it to it's max for non basketball events.
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« Reply #52 on: September 19, 2018, 08:21:42 pm »

Does anyone have any idea what is currently being built on Arena Island? Looks like a bridge, which will presumably be moved into position once complete, but to where? And what for?
Commuting into Temple Meads this morning I noticed this bridge has gone - any idea where it went?

Into place, linking the island to the footpath. By the looks lof things they are finish up some stonework around it.
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« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2018, 11:04:50 am »

Read in the Post Brizzle Live today that five big gigs will be held in the summer football and rugby off-season at Ashton Gate. Plus smaller outdoor events year-round. So there's seasonal competition for the arena before it's even built. Maybe in the long run it will prove more worthwhile or easier for Ashton Gate to expand and run an all-year arena adjacent to the pitches?
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/ashton-take-that-rod-stewart-2076089
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« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2018, 10:49:38 am »

More news: according to Mayor Marvin's 'State of the City' address:

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...The flawed transport plan would have brought 3,500 cars each sell-out night into Temple Meads with nowhere to park. The arena was too small to qualify as world class. And the proximity of the Temple Island arena to the train station was a security liability.

Curious that Marvin's predecessor, a qualified architect with a track record of urban renewal, overlooked these things whilst Marvin, with his degree in Political Theory, was able to spot them...

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« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2018, 04:19:17 pm »

The guy hasn't a clue has he?

It would appear that we can't have (well in Bristol at least) a large entertainment venue next to a large transport interchange because it's a security liability. You mitigate security risks. You don't dismiss a project because of them.

Oh, and he accuses promoters of the Temple Island Arena of being 'simplistic'.

Seems that Bristol's mayor is as paranoid as his HGTTG namesake.

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« Reply #56 on: October 22, 2018, 08:37:38 pm »

Seems that Bristol's mayor is as paranoid as his HGTTG namesake.
I know someone who works with him (and the city council) in transport planning but nothing to do with rail and that's exactly how she describes him. "He's scared of taking any decision." It's rather shame.
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« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2018, 08:47:13 pm »

It would appear that we can't have (well in Bristol at least) a large entertainment venue next to a large transport interchange because it's a security liability.

If you place it at 51.5567 north, 2.6329 west it would be conveniently close to Bristol and close to a much smaller public transport access point, where main line trains could stop more before and often big events.
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« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2018, 08:56:43 pm »

Hmm... but wait a moment, that's in South Gloucestershire. Oh, I see what you did there...  Smiley
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« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2018, 09:02:02 pm »

https://www.citymetric.com/skylines/podcast-brizzle-4291

I haven't listened to this yet I'm posting it here partly to remind myself to do so but they might have something interesting to say.
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