Discussion in 'Premiership Rugby / Premiership Cup' started by ratsapprentice, Aug 4, 2014.
Leicester Tigers to start work on a 450 car multi story car park in April.
One of my issues with rugby grounds is that access (especially for drivers) is terrible. I know quite a few have decent park and rides, and council run car parks etc. dotted around, but being able to drive to the stadium, see the game, drive home again would just be ideal. Especially as it means having to deal with far fewer East Midlanders.
I am with you on that and have waited an hour to get out of the Saints car park a number of times!!
In France, the police encourage cars to park near the ground providing traffic can flow.......hence cars parked on pavements, on roundabouts and central reservations where room permits.
In the UK all you see are yellow lines and cones for miles around all sporting events and the parking police everywhere either booking or misdirecting the traffic!!!
Car parking close to the Toulouse rugby ground is a nightmare!
As TM says, cars are abandoned willy nilly but I don't know if the Toulouse police look upon the problem sympathetically on match days.
Last week I took the navette from a metro station to the ground which was fine.
The proposed new car park in the old Granby Hall car park next to the Tigers' ground is great news!
Last time I was at the ST ground for s match was about five years ago but parked within half a mile .........!
You must have parked the day before the game!
Haha! It was five plus years ago......we had small cars in those days!!!
Access to Wasps at Ricoh will be a LOT easier for games Vs Tigers and Quins. They have decided to open the station on match-days, using 6 coach stock from Nuneaton or Coventry (change here for Ldn and Leicester) on these game days... (the original was to close the station an hr before and after as the previous 1 coach train wasn't able to deliver enough fans)
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So Tigers have won the Granby hall site and are planning to build a 5 storey 4 star Hotel and fan zone (taking up 2/3rds of the area).
Update for Bristols Ashton gate stadium.
Two stands now completed and in use.
last one will be completed for the start of 2016/17 season.
Bristol sold out all available 16600 seats for this Wednesdays dreaded playoff match a week ago .
Capacity for next season will be 27000.
Not bad for a Championship club??
Cockerill confirming that Tigers are getting a hybrid pitch before the start of the season.
Sounds like the same turf as
Rather than desso.
And the old turf has now officially all gone
Tigers pitch all done now!!!!!
Some Info www.leicestertigers.com/news/25196.php#.V7VtCGJLOnM
New natural pitch for Welford Road
18 August 2016 06:21By Gary Sherrard
Leicester TigersThick new turf has been installed at Welford Road since the end of last seasonA new, fully natural turf pitch is being installed at Welford Road in time for the start of the season.
The Eclipse Turf System pitch will be in place for the home game against the Ospreys next Friday (August 26) following a significant investment by the club.
The previous top turf has been removed since the end of last season and improvements made to the drainage, while the club has also taken the opportunity to install a sprinkler system to assist the groundstaff in the maintenance of the new surface.
Developed and installed by Lincolnshire-based County Turf, the pitch features natural turf held together by a sub membrane.
Ged Glynn, head of rugby operations at the Tigers, said: "The previous pitch has served us very well but everything has its lifespan and the Board gave the go-ahead to replace it with a new surface.
"County Turf is a very well respected name within the industry with clients across the UK and elsewhere in Europe, and the Eclipse system produces a hard-wearing and very consistent surface which is obviously important to us.
"This is completely natural turf, which is what we prefer at Welford Road. The only artificial element is in the membrane beneath the surface which keeps the turf tight and stable and reduces the possibility of divets and damage."
A section of turf was installed at the Oval Park training ground during last season to allow the playing and coaching staff to assess its credentials before getting the go-ahead to install the new pitch at Welford Road.
Maybe they'll be able to beat Sale now
I'll be interested to see how it goes - from what I can see it's basically sheets of astro turf with grass grown into it.
I wonder what made them go for this over Desso...
Cheaper it's this stuff.
Yeah, I looked at their website.
I assumed it was probably price, but it could have been a timing thing too.
Yeh I think Desso costs like around a million plus with a year waiting list.
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