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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby HammerMan2004 on Thu May 18, 2017 10:29 am

Nah fair enough, I believe you. It's not bad where we are. Pretty open over in 243. Normally I've heard Bubbles and downed the pint leaving my old man and wife still drinking :D
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby WoodfordJnr on Thu May 18, 2017 10:37 am

HammerMan2004 wrote:Nah fair enough, I believe you. It's not bad where we are. Pretty open over in 243. Normally I've heard Bubbles and downed the pint leaving my old man and wife still drinking :D


Think the reason we dont hear it is because the majority of the people are still drinking not realizing! haha
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby The Sherriff on Thu May 18, 2017 2:07 pm

wildkard wrote:By far the worst bit of the whole new stadium experience is how Westfield treat us. Leaves a really bad taste in the mouth.


The absence of a family zone, the poor security, the distance between the pitch and the stands, the wanky moat around the pitch, the half-baked effort of a stadium, the sub stand standard stewarding, the displacements of fans sitting/standing in their appropriate areas, the mass open space surrounding the stadium, the endless broken promises, the lies n spin, fans being banned without justification, flawed migration policy, amateur look n feel, an athletics stadium being used for football … all this and more .. yet It’s the stewarding within the confines of the nearby shopping centre that leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

Each to their own I guess.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Up the Junction on Thu May 18, 2017 2:18 pm

Believer wrote:So if we are playing midweek and you want to head towards Southend that's sure going to add to the journey home from the stadium with the best transport links in the country !

If you want to go to Southend it's easy, just jump on the C2C line instead. Wickford, Billericay etc, not so easy.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby griff123 on Thu May 18, 2017 3:57 pm

Up the Junction wrote:If you want to go to Southend it's easy, just jump on the C2C line instead. Wickford, Billericay etc, not so easy.


C2C to Basildon, £10 cab or bus to either Wickford or Billericay
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby sussexhammer74 on Thu May 18, 2017 3:58 pm

Just passing on some 2nd hand info and nothing too interesting.

We have an office down in Cardiff, colleague of mine has a mate who works at the Olympic Stadium. I asked if he was a steward there and said no he is an events co-ordinator (whatever that is) on match days.

He said after the last game, they were all giving a West Ham kit, and then were allowed to play on the pitch after. He said his mate got the away white kit and they all got to keep the kit they were given.

Anyway, the point is, it just shows you how far these guys are coming from to work at the stadium.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby griff123 on Thu May 18, 2017 3:59 pm

sutts07 wrote:
Other areas have pop up bars, TV's, betting booths... we have absolutely nothing.


Where are the betting booths?
At half time i often walk round from 230 to 104(where a couple of friends sit) & not seen any betting booths apart from some things that look like they should have an ipad in it to bet but its just an empty shell of a box
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby The Boleyn Hound on Thu May 18, 2017 4:08 pm

sussexhammer74 wrote:We have an office down in Cardiff, colleague of mine has a mate who works at the Olympic Stadium.

Anyway, the point is, it just shows you how far these guys are coming from to work at the stadium.


Where does your colleague's mate live?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby marshboy on Thu May 18, 2017 4:25 pm

Other areas have pop up bars, TV's, betting booths... we have absolutely nothing.[/quote]


Agree with all the above . I sit in 112 and have given up with the catering as there is no chance of being served , I always find it funny that we are sponsored by a betting company and cant have a bet in the stadium
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby WoodfordJnr on Thu May 18, 2017 4:34 pm

marshboy wrote:

Agree with all the above . I sit in 112 and have given up with the catering as there is no chance of being served , I always find it funny that we are sponsored by a betting company and cant have a bet in the stadium


Theres a free betting Betway thing tucked away in the corner but offers odds of 5000/1 and you have to guess the score the time of the goal and the scorer.

have to sign up and get bombarded with texts
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Phil S on Thu May 18, 2017 4:36 pm

marshboy wrote:Other areas have pop up bars, TV's, betting booths... we have absolutely nothing.



Agree with all the above . I sit in 112 and have given up with the catering as there is no chance of being served , I always find it funny that we are sponsored by a betting company and cant have a bet in the stadium[/quote]


There's a betting booth just inside C which serves 112 (I'm in 212)

dunno if it works mind
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby sussexhammer74 on Thu May 18, 2017 8:26 pm

The Boleyn Hound wrote:Where does your colleague's mate live?


Sorry, should have made that clearer. He lives in Cardiff.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby RM10 on Thu May 18, 2017 8:57 pm

make you right, couldnt be further away from Stratford station either.
you cant be serious?
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby marshboy on Thu May 18, 2017 10:38 pm

There's a betting booth just inside C which serves 112 (I'm in 212)

dunno if it works mind[/quote]

i think its the betway booth with ipad that others have mentioned ,you predict the score and as pointed out ,you then get bombard with emails
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby danm79 on Fri May 19, 2017 12:34 am

RM10 wrote:make you right, couldnt be further away from Stratford station either.
you cant be serious?


Yep after the match we have to walk pretty much the whole way around the stadium or wait 25 mins until all the away fans have gone and be let through

Also coming from PML to 112/113 a simple thing like buying a programme is your first major challenge
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby njmacleod on Fri May 19, 2017 2:44 pm

I've never understood why they don't have programme sellers inside the stadium (if they do then I've never seen them!).

Also, I've also thought that the club could use the gazebo programme selling space near gate J as a mini club shop offering a limited selection of merchandise. It seems a waste of space to have that devoted to just one programme seller. Also, the could put a stall or mini-shop inside the stadium also - might help alleviate the queues at the store on match-days.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Ben on Fri May 19, 2017 4:14 pm

amazed they don't have shirts at least for sale in the stadium, maybe because it's not ours and they would have to move them in and out each game day
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby mike1961 on Fri May 19, 2017 4:22 pm

They sometimes have a programme seller inside the stadium near entrance H. (It's a fairly random event, though.)
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby WoodfordJnr on Fri May 19, 2017 4:53 pm

mike1961 wrote:They sometimes have a programme seller inside the stadium near entrance H. (It's a fairly random event, though.)



Would be over that side... absolute 0 chance of having that in C.

Will be surprised if people renew for that side bar 112.
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Re: Olympic Stadium Discussion and Questions

Postby Pop Robson on Fri May 19, 2017 5:53 pm

Ben wrote:amazed they don't have shirts at least for sale in the stadium, maybe because it's not ours and they would have to move them in and out each game day


A mate came for his first and probably last visit v Liverpool and was suprised there wasn't a WHU shop of some sorts inside the ground.
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