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Thread: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

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    What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Not been since they have had all the work done.
    The old stadium was a antiquated dump ( much like Ninian) but had its old school charm.
    However , after all the fanfare does their version of a modern stadium match up to ours?
    Have to admit I quite like that they have separate stands as opposed to the standard bowl but does it work in reality.

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    I think it's a really good ground.

    Big enough to deal with success and small enough to feel fullish with 20k in there.

    Away end is great, but the facilities under the stand are awful. They made up for it by putting a 'village' of bars and food outlets outside it.
    Shame you couldn't go back and forth.

    The new stand there is impressive, but how egotistical is it naming the Stand after yourself as owner 😂

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnmower View Post
    Away end is great, but the facilities under the stand are awful. They made up for it by putting a 'village' of bars and food outlets outside it.
    More importantly, was it as good as the Bob Bank village? Such luxuries!

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnmower View Post
    I think it's a really good ground.

    Big enough to deal with success and small enough to feel fullish with 20k in there.

    Away end is great, but the facilities under the stand are awful. They made up for it by putting a 'village' of bars and food outlets outside it.
    Shame you couldn't go back and forth.

    The new stand there is impressive, but how egotistical is it naming the Stand after yourself as owner 😂
    What's the capacity ?

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    It's very much a traditional football ground that has been upgraded piecemeal but none the worse for it. More character than the off-the-shelf bowls such as CCS. I would love to see new grounds with a bit of character and irregularity.

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Abysmal concourse, obviously not sure what the home sections are like but CCS wins hands down for the 'behind the scenes'.

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    The trsditional ground with separate stands.
    I'm hoping for a leather ball with laces revival.

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    Abysmal concourse, obviously not sure what the home sections are like but CCS wins hands down for the 'behind the scenes'.
    CCS is a better stadium. Bigger and better facilities.

    However Ashton Gate is much improved from what it was.

    It's capacity is now 27000

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    From the inside it looks as if they tried to make it look a bit like Anfield, but failed miserably

    Concourse is poor

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    It's the bloody Wurzels , sod Ashton gate

    If they go up I am going to beat myself to death with a rubber hammer

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    a totally different ground to when I last visited ashton gate in the 90s (it was a dump then) and we was frog matched in and out of the ground like cattle and us away fans were housed in the corner that evening
    Saturday we was given a whole end behind the goal i think enough room for around 2500-2800 half decent capacity
    not a bad ground to look at from the stands the 4 stands are different heights
    facilities though under the stand were shockingly poo well the away end anyway
    acoustics very poor (couldn't quite hear much sound coming from the other 3 stands)
    also the PA system was terrible
    getting in and getting out of the ground was not a problem
    the staff were friendly

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Quote Originally Posted by I.8.POLITICAL.CORRECTNESS View Post
    a totally different ground to when I last visited ashton gate in the 90s (it was a dump then) and we was frog matched in and out of the ground like cattle and us away fans were housed in the corner that evening
    Saturday we was given a whole end behind the goal i think enough room for around 2500-2800 half decent capacity
    not a bad ground to look at from the stands the 4 stands are different heights
    facilities though under the stand were shockingly poo well the away end anyway
    acoustics very poor (couldn't quite hear much sound coming from the other 3 stands)
    also the PA system was terrible
    getting in and getting out of the ground was not a problem
    the staff were friendly
    Capacity of away end is 3500, there were 3100 city fans there Saturday which for a 12 noon kick off is excellent support, let's hope , despite losing , we get a decent turnout against Brentford a week Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    Capacity of away end is 3500, there were 3100 city fans there Saturday which for a 12 noon kick off is excellent support, let's hope , despite losing , we get a decent turnout against Brentford a week Saturday
    wow was there really 3100 in the stand ?
    I din think there was that many there tbh Sludge
    we did have excellent Support though fair play
    as you say lets hope we decent turnout against Brentford

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Full capacity of the away end is apparently just over 4000. However I believe it's been reduced since it became 'all aways'. Leeds were given 3700 tickets and sold out, Villa 3600 and sold 3100 and we had 3300-3400 and sold something like 3060

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    I thought the view was good. Fans are close to the pitch which helped make for a good atmosphere. Agreed, the concourse is rubbish. There were some empty seats on the left hand side as you look at the away end plus front seats and LH corner were covered over. Overall, a good experience and easy to get away at the end....parked at Bedminster cricket club.

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Quote Originally Posted by I.8.POLITICAL.CORRECTNESS View Post
    a totally different ground to when I last visited ashton gate in the 90s (it was a dump then) and we was frog matched in and out of the ground like cattle and us away fans were housed in the corner that evening
    :
    Past the flats that they used to chuck tins of baked beans at us now that was a walk and a 1/2, one trip in the early 90's we must have been walking for over 1 hour, some were worried we were going to get back to the bridge

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    Past the flats that they used to chuck tins of baked beans at us now that was a walk and a 1/2, one trip in the early 90's we must have been walking for over 1 hour, some were worried we were going to get back to the bridge
    wasn't that about 1993 matt ? coca cola league cup may of been the 1st round we are talking 20 PLUS years lol

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Quote Originally Posted by I.8.POLITICAL.CORRECTNESS View Post
    wasn't that about 1993 matt ? coca cola league cup may of been the 1st round we are talking 20 PLUS years lol
    must have been around then , i remember after the police lost the escort and we all ran across the park in various directions

    didnt Andy cole put a hatrick on us ? ? ?

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    must have been around then , i remember after the police lost the escort and we all ran across the park in various directions



    didnt Andy cole put a hatrick on us ? ? ?
    he did that's right Matt
    I think it was Carl Dale who scored for us
    we really took a beating on the pitch that evening
    could of been Mark Grew in goal for us I'm not sure on that

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Quote Originally Posted by I.8.POLITICAL.CORRECTNESS View Post
    he did that's right Matt
    I think it was Carl Dale who scored for us
    we really took a beating on the pitch that evening
    could of been Mark Grew in goal for us I'm not sure on that
    good days though

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    good days though
    Great days Matt, halcyon days
    it was great following city as a teenager back then

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    Re: What is the new and improved Ashton Gate like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnmower View Post
    I think it's a really good ground.

    Big enough to deal with success and small enough to feel fullish with 20k in there.

    Away end is great, but the facilities under the stand are awful. They made up for it by putting a 'village' of bars and food outlets outside it.
    Shame you couldn't go back and forth.

    The new stand there is impressive, but how egotistical is it naming the Stand after yourself as owner ��
    I thought the 'village' was OK, and you could go 'back and forth'?

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