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Cardiff 15000 arena

if it's about Cardiff.. Sport, Entertainment, Transportation, Business, Development Projects, Leisure, Eating, Drinking, Nightlife, Shopping, Train Spotting! etc.. then we want it here!
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostWed Sep 05, 2018 6:59 pm

RandomComment wrote: However, where there are elected mayors, those mayors have executive power. London is the obvious example (Police, Transport, and strategic Development, Planning, Transport, Housing and Environmental issues). But it also includes the new metro Mayors (Greater Manchester, West Midlands, Merseyside, West-of-England - i.e. Bristol). And a few specific local authorities (e.g. Doncaster, Tower Hamlets).


Almost, but not quite! ;) Bristol actually has two elected executive Mayors, one Labour and one Conservative. It's the Labour one, the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees who's blocked the Arena.

The other one, the Tory, is the Metro Mayor of what's usually referred to as Cuba - "The County that Used to Be Avon"!

It's just totally bonkers and results, as you say, from a mish mash of incoherent local government reforms. England should just have a uniform system of regional government which would solve a lot of consitutional difficulties. The problem is that, with the possible exeption of Yorkshire, the's little popular support for an extra tier of government.
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PostThu Sep 06, 2018 12:30 am

I think it's safe to say that the Bristol arena is never getting built. What a utter waste of money.

Great for us though, however.
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostMon Oct 01, 2018 6:59 am

What is happening with thus new arena? they have chosen a site are they funding it now?
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostMon Oct 01, 2018 9:40 am

dave wrote:What is happening with thus new arena? they have chosen a site are they funding it now?


Nothing that has been made public, other than the council etc. going to Qatar to try and obtain funding from the investment fund there.

I would imagine negotiations are still on-going with the owners of the Red Dragon Centre, but also we've not heard a thing about what's going on with the council making up their mind if they are moving from Atlantic Wharf or not.
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostMon Oct 01, 2018 12:08 pm

Kyle wrote:
dave wrote:What is happening with thus new arena? they have chosen a site are they funding it now?


Nothing that has been made public, other than the council etc. going to Qatar to try and obtain funding from the investment fund there.

I would imagine negotiations are still on-going with the owners of the Red Dragon Centre, but also we've not heard a thing about what's going on with the council making up their mind if they are moving from Atlantic Wharf or not.


Let's hope that things are going on behind the scenes - if we could get this done and established on the 'arena circuit' it would be a great bonus for the city. This year the Principality stadium has had maybe (I havent checked stats on this) a record number of seats sold for various sports/concerts, but I'm not sure how booked it is for 2019? With an arena, would we expect full houses 2 or 3 times monthly for a variety of acts? anyway over the whole year this would see a significant increase in visitor numbers to Cardiff.
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostMon Oct 01, 2018 5:15 pm

Kyle wrote:
dave wrote:What is happening with thus new arena? they have chosen a site are they funding it now?


Nothing that has been made public, other than the council etc. going to Qatar to try and obtain funding from the investment fund there.

I would imagine negotiations are still on-going with the owners of the Red Dragon Centre, but also we've not heard a thing about what's going on with the council making up their mind if they are moving from Atlantic Wharf or not.


Huw Thomas' report to council this month discusses his trip to Qatar to seek investment for the arena. Also states a trip to Romania seeking investment for a project in the sports village - the indoor ski slope possibly?
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostMon Oct 01, 2018 9:55 pm

paul cardiffwalesmap wrote:
Kyle wrote:
dave wrote:What is happening with thus new arena? they have chosen a site are they funding it now?


Nothing that has been made public, other than the council etc. going to Qatar to try and obtain funding from the investment fund there.

I would imagine negotiations are still on-going with the owners of the Red Dragon Centre, but also we've not heard a thing about what's going on with the council making up their mind if they are moving from Atlantic Wharf or not.


Let's hope that things are going on behind the scenes - if we could get this done and established on the 'arena circuit' it would be a great bonus for the city. This year the Principality stadium has had maybe (I havent checked stats on this) a record number of seats sold for various sports/concerts, but I'm not sure how booked it is for 2019? With an arena, would we expect full houses 2 or 3 times monthly for a variety of acts? anyway over the whole year this would see a significant increase in visitor numbers to Cardiff.


It's definitely been the most profitable year for the WRU, they've come public with that. So much so the debt on the stadium is almost non-existent. You'd think the folks at Arms Park would be more interested in doing a deal?

The arena would bring in major acts which wants to perform here but just can't. Today Wales Online has an article claiming that Wales is an MMA hotbed and is crying out for a big UFC show, but there's nowhere to house it. That was coming from the CEO of Cage Warriors who just had a sell out show at the Wales Ice Arena. Just one small example of how this arena could give Cardiff the catalyst to strengthen its image and economy.

Hopefully there's some positive news to come from the delegation trip to Qatar. Do we know exactly when this report will be available?
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