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If this is the end goal for the stadium, I'd be very disappointed. That's with the terrible location and gimmicky cavalry concepts. It looks like the owners know little to nothing about football fans.

A better option would have to scrap all current stands, rotate the pitch 90 degrees and then build around it. The club house would then have a Highbury feel.

 

Edited by PopePouri

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If you check out Google Earth there is a building in place where the main block of covered seats is shown on the right, so it's not clear whether they intend to replace that building completely or use seating inside it with a view through large glass windows that appear to be in place. If the latter, I question how the capacity can possibly be more than 3000 or so at this point given the limited space used for seating behind both goals and the absence of a large set of bleachers in front of the "officers club".

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41 minutes ago, PopePouri said:

If this is the end goal for the stadium, I'd be very disappointed. That's with the terrible location and gimmicky cavalry concepts. It looks like the owners know little to nothing about football fans.

A better option would have to scrap all current stands, rotate the pitch 90 degrees and then build around it. The club house would then have a Highbury feel.

 

This. 

I appreciate their effort to bring the CPL to Calgary, but some stuff they've done so far really astounds me. It's all very frustrating. I am just coming around to the whole idea of Spruce Meadows and I have accepted it, but the whole military thing is so painful, manufactured and fake that it's really hard for me to get excited about the club. If Calagry was a military city, and the military was a visable part of the identity, I guess I would have little issue with it, much like I have no issue with Halifax playing up the ocean connection. Ironically, Halifax has greater military importance than Calgary does lol. I have to laugh at it all, I guess it's how I deal with the disappointment right now.

Edited by Obinna

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On 11/3/2018 at 4:28 PM, CDNFootballer said:

CPL Stadium Capacities :

 

Hamilton Forge FC....................10000 (soccer configuration)

Winnipeg Valour FC..................10000 (soccer configuration)

York 9 FC...................................8000

Calgary Cavalry FC....................6000

Halifax Wanderers FC................6500

FC Edmonton............................5100

Pacific FC..................................5000 (8000 post pole removal in 2020 planned)

Updated Hamilton Forge FC's figure to 10K with the information released in today's article :

https://canpl.ca/video/forge-fc-bringing-unique-elements-of-soccer-culture-to-revamped-tim-hortons-field

Calgary Cavalry FC seems like it will be more towards the 5K capacity mark, not 7k, from the looks of things but the other clubs listed figures seem pretty much accurate at this point.

 

Edited by CDNFootballer

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On 11/22/2018 at 11:33 AM, Unnamed Trialist said:

The colours are okay. So is the font choice. The problem is not the graphic, it is the content. 

How can anyone seriously think about stands that way, stuck out miles away from a field. It is insulting to soccer fans that they actually think that was a decent offering. 

Absolutely. Like the hell is going with Battlefield Corner 1? Who would sit there? And that's at the highest price range?

Edited by El Diego

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Battlefield corner is a great spot to watch the play develop as the scout wins the ball in friendly territory, passes it off to the tank corps in the middle of the pitch, who evade the enemy in the trenches before lobbing it behind enemy lines to the sniper who kills it into the net.  

Apologies to fans in Calgary, but I've got my least favourite CPL team now.

 

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Check out the Virtual Venue for Clarke for high res renders and views from each section. 

http://fcedmonton.io-media.com/

Those premium tables near the benches could be a really neat perspective and experience.

Can't wait to see this place full for the derby vs Calgary. 

 

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They hadn't had football lines in a while. Football will still play there, but the lines are temporary, where the soccer lines are permanent. They'd been removing the football lines before every NASL match previously.

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