The Olympic Stadium [2010 Poll]

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Do you support the proposed move to an Olympic Stadium with a running track, post-2012 games?

Poll ended at Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:48 am

Yes
75
18%
No
299
72%
Undecided
36
8%
 
Total votes : 410

The Olympic Stadium [2010 Poll]

Postby Up the Junction on Thu May 20, 2010 1:48 am

A thread for information relating to the move - and arguments both for and against.

Please note that the poll above was conducted in June 2010.
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby Shanghai Hammer on Thu May 20, 2010 1:54 am

I have a feeling this could be the most one sided poll in the history of this website.
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby hamagram on Thu May 20, 2010 2:34 am

I dont see how it can be justifiable. Surely the point of changing stadia is to upgrade the facilities and experience for all involved.
Whats the point of going to a game if the view and atmosphere are better in your local boozer?. I previously voted Yes. Now I believe if we get the stadium, it wont be the government left with some white elephant.......
Reminds me of the Benni McCarthy deal...sounded like a good idea, turned out to be too expensive and totally unsuitable for football.
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby ottsands on Thu May 20, 2010 2:49 am

It's a tricky one as there's still the possibility of some kind on temporary seating over the track (I'm hoping for deck chairs), if that's the case my answer is yes . . . if however, the front row is where it is now, my answer is no.

So right now, I'm the only undecided vote.
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby WalthammerUSA on Thu May 20, 2010 5:30 am

I'm against a move to the Olympic Stadium full stop. The Boleyn might have its faults, but it's part of West Ham. It has history and atmosphere. I would hate to see the club move to some soulless bowl, especially one with a running track around it. So, my vote is still an emphatic NO.
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby GideaParkHammer on Thu May 20, 2010 6:44 am

Up the Junction wrote:A number of you have asked for a new poll in order to gauge opinion on the mandatory inclusion of a post-games athletics track at West Ham United's proposed new venue, the Olympic Stadium.

So, here it is. Fire when ready...


Thanks UTJ :thup:

Here is the official "mockup" of the stadium in football mode, care of the 2018 World Cup pitch doucument. Yes there might be changes, such as the extension of the roof byt people can easily see the distances between the stands and the pitch.

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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby cockney hammer on Thu May 20, 2010 6:47 am

Thanks UPJ :thup:



upton park junction :wink:
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby GideaParkHammer on Thu May 20, 2010 6:51 am

cockney hammer wrote:


upton park junction :wink:


*Cough* what do you mean? lol

Will teach me not to post before I have finished my first coffee of the morning
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby cockney hammer on Thu May 20, 2010 6:57 am

lol gph! off to bloody work now :cry:
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby Shanghai Hammer on Thu May 20, 2010 7:03 am

GideaParkHammer wrote:Here is the official "mockup" of the stadium in football mode, care of the 2018 World Cup pitch doucument. Yes there might be changes, such as the extension of the roof byt people can easily see the distances between the stands and the pitch.


Can't see at this distance but is the running track still there? I thought it was traditional to have two straights on a running track rather than it being a complete oval. Would make the 100m interesting though.
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby GideaParkHammer on Thu May 20, 2010 7:03 am

cockney hammer wrote:lol gph! off to bloody work now :cry:


Don't you hate when work gets in the way of posting time lol?
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby Mike420 on Thu May 20, 2010 7:06 am

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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby delbert on Thu May 20, 2010 7:24 am

6 people either didn't understand the question, have the eyesight of a **** house rat or are on a wind up....... :lol:
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby sutts07 on Thu May 20, 2010 7:26 am

Do Wenlock and Mandeville come with it or can we keep Herbie and Bubbles?
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby carnage on Thu May 20, 2010 7:28 am

I think we should keep the running track
We will have one of the fittest teams in the Country.
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby Mike420 on Thu May 20, 2010 7:39 am

sutts07 wrote:Do Wenlock and Mandeville come with it or can we keep Herbie and Bubbles?

:lol:

I reckon there should be a cage fight to decide.
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby GideaParkHammer on Thu May 20, 2010 7:44 am

Shanghai Hammer wrote:
Can't see at this distance but is the running track still there? I thought it was traditional to have two straights on a running track rather than it being a complete oval. Would make the 100m interesting though.


I did say the render was of the stadium in football mode. Brady, on behalf of West Ham, has said that the track would be covered by grass in Winter, (when the athletic season has ended), and this grass would be removed in Summer to reveal the track.
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby szola on Thu May 20, 2010 8:15 am

carnage wrote:I think we should keep the running track
We will have one of the fittest teams in the Country.

:lol:

I am also thinking - entertainment ~> Hammerettes + fans + running track :wink:
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby Mike420 on Thu May 20, 2010 8:29 am

I was pro the move, but if all they want to do is just cover the track then that's a no go for me. Probably be best to just build a new stadium. The stadium of light cost sunderland 29m and espanyols new stadium 60 euros. Image
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Re: Stratford 2012: the running track [POLL]

Postby Claret & Bordeaux on Thu May 20, 2010 8:37 am

Although the verdict would probably be similar, this poll only samples a small portion of our fanbase... a bit early to close this one no?!

Personally, land ownership (or lack of it) worries me more than being close to the pitch.
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