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Cardiff 15000 arena

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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostThu Dec 02, 2021 9:38 am

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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostThu Dec 02, 2021 9:49 am

It actually looks a bit better than in those initial images, to be fair. The materials look okay and the shape is a lot more interesting in the angles they show in the documents. It certainly looks good inside!

The master plan also looks pretty good!
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostThu Mar 17, 2022 9:49 am

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/loca ... t-23407458

Looks like this has been approved, work due to start later this year!
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostThu Mar 17, 2022 10:40 am

Excellent news! Great to see this scheme rapidly progressing. Looks like they have really thought through the master-planning of the scheme and integration with transport. I wonder if this will nudge them into completing the eastern link road?
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostThu Mar 17, 2022 2:45 pm

Looking forward to the new arena being finished.
The Motorpoint was outdated pretty much as soon as it opened.
It's managed to punch above it's weight over the years though, despite competitors like the MEN, O2, wembley arena, NEC...offering 2 or 3 times the capacity.

The usual Wales Online moaners - "it will need taxpayers money to bail it out, just like everything else in Cardiff".
Do these people ever think before they write something ?

There doesn't seem to be any replacement for the IMAX cinema in the masterplan, although it did mention somewhere a bigger better Red Dragon replacement.

It would be disappointing if another IMAX wasn't built, as it's the only one in Wales, I believe.
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostFri Mar 18, 2022 9:40 am

oldishDevil wrote:There doesn't seem to be any replacement for the IMAX cinema in the masterplan, although it did mention somewhere a bigger better Red Dragon replacement.

It would be disappointing if another IMAX wasn't built, as it's the only one in Wales, I believe.


With Vue, Cineworld, Premiere and now Everyman there's certainly some choice in and around the centre and Bay. As you say, the IMAX is a USP for Odeon in Cardiff so hopefully they can find another site.
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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostSun Mar 20, 2022 12:47 pm

I thought the masterplan included a replacement for the Odeon site. However, there are a lot of cinema screens in and around Cardiff so it’s a very competitive, if not over-saturated, market. Odeon might have concluded that it’s not worth it.
Agree that the IMAX screen is something of a USP though and I’ve certainly been happy to pay the premium to see certain films on this screen. They could probably do something smaller scale and higher quality like an Odeon Luxe to compete for the higher end of the end of the market like Everyman.
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