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Cardiff 15000 arena

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Owen

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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostWed Nov 02, 2022 5:31 pm

Presume this is the reason for the delay - now need to purchase & utilise Future Inns Hotel for Multi Story to help reduce constructions costs
https://www.thenational.wales/news/2028 ... -car-park/
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostThu Jan 05, 2023 7:38 pm

https://www.business-live.co.uk/economic-development/spiralling-cost-cardiffs-new-indoor-25903669

Delays due to a huge cost increase, may be sorted early Spring this year so 2025 opening now allegedly...

I'm getting a nagging doubt in the back of my mind about the whole thing.
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostTue Mar 21, 2023 10:54 am

Now planned for a 2026 opening with construction starting this autumn or next January.

I understand that cost increases due to inflation/Covid/Brexit but it's already been 3 years since the plan was announced.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/100m-rise-cost-cardiffs-new-26512322
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostFri Jul 21, 2023 8:43 pm

Not news relating to the new arena, but it looks as though Live Nation have secured a new sponsor for the CIA. Planning apps suggest Utilita Energy will take over sponsorship and rebranding signage externally.
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostSun Jul 23, 2023 9:52 am

Still no news on the new arena and it's already 'summer', why do so many things in Cardiff either take forever or fail to get off the ground completely?
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostWed Jul 26, 2023 3:15 pm

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wale ... y-27391967

Some news.
Looks like they're cutting a few corners (literally) in terms of trying to keep the costs down.

Some people have commented that it looks "hideous", but I've seen a lot worse.

Most arenas tend to look like big boxes from the outside (or a big tent in the case of the o2...not that the o2 was ever designed as a concert venue).

If it delivers the goods in terms of the capacity and acoustics inside then that's the main thing.

We certainly need an improvement on the CIA, which has punched above its weight in attracting some big acts, but it was pretty outdated even when it opened.

I just hope the red dragon replacement doesn't become an afterthought, as it holds the only imax screen in wales (that I'm aware of), as I've said before.
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostSun Aug 06, 2023 8:23 am

The planning notices went up on Thursday. Two mullti story car parks, council office replaced with housing, two hotels. New council office next to arena, which is scarily close to the flats at bottom of LGA. Consultation closes 26/8 or 3/9 depends where you read it!
Closure of schooner way and hemmingway road. Council have already told residents that won't change.
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