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Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:27 am
by Neil
Lewisbeecham wrote:
Msmurf wrote:The reason the Red Dragon Centre is the way it is - is that it was effectively an out of town centre when it was built...

Today, it needs a commercial frontage facing the bay, and this should wrap around the Arena so the two are complimentary not separate. The main entrance to Arena should be on Lloyd George Avenue but flanked by bars, restaurants etc. The main Arena itself can then be built across existing RDC and council car park....with Council offices replaced by appartments. The existing RDC car park should then contain the cinema complex, offices and MS Car Park...

Meanwhile Council Offices should go to Callaghan Square..


Echo this 100%.

Add the multistory towards the back end of the RDC car park. Potentially a bridge from the pierhead carpark. Add in the new train station scheduled by 2021 and the potential of the completed eastern link road and this is pretty much perfect on paper.


Absolutely perfect and obvious solution! What could possibly go wrong?? :D

Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:58 pm
by Simon__200
Msmurf wrote:Multi Storey...sorry


Obvious when you know! Thanks.

Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:00 am
by Ben In London

Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:42 pm
by Lewisbeecham
So far this process has been running fairly smoothly. Not surprising giving this development is fundamental for plenty of other opportunities for the council, i.e. a new shared public service centre on Callaghan Square, the phase 1 of the crossrail between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Bay and potentially the completion of the western bay link?

Good news.

Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:56 pm
by Thewasp
Would O2 be interested in running it? They have a great place in Brixton and I think in Bristol...

Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:56 pm
by Kyle
Thewasp wrote:Would O2 be interested in running it? They have a great place in Brixton and I think in Bristol...


Aren't they in negotiations with Motorpoint to run the new arena, especially considering the old one will be going?

Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:40 pm
by Thewasp
I've no idea, I just know that O2 have a good set up..

Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:49 pm
by Simon_SW17
Kyle wrote:
Thewasp wrote:Would O2 be interested in running it? They have a great place in Brixton and I think in Bristol...


Aren't they in negotiations with Motorpoint to run the new arena, especially considering the old one will be going?


Yes, the council are talking with Live Nation who run the CIA. Guess there will be a tender process though.

Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:04 pm
by Kyle
Simon_SW17 wrote:
Kyle wrote:
Thewasp wrote:Would O2 be interested in running it? They have a great place in Brixton and I think in Bristol...


Aren't they in negotiations with Motorpoint to run the new arena, especially considering the old one will be going?


Yes, the council are talking with Live Nation who run the CIA. Guess there will be a tender process though.


Thanks for correcting me. :? I meant Live Nation

Re: Cardiff 15000 arena

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:56 pm
by Amoore
o2 doesn't run venues. It is a telecoms company that owns naming rights for the o2 arena in Greenwich and the Academy chain of smaller live music venues. The o2 Academy venues are more akin to The Globe than a 15,000 arena.