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Hearts make a stand with Tynecastle stadium overhaul

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August 11 2016

Hearts make a stand with Tynecastle stadium overhaul
Hearts football club have submitted a formal application to redevelop their historic main stand at Tynecastle, Edinburgh, upping capacity from 17,529 to 20,099.

Designed by James Clydesdale & Associates the work will see the 1919 structure stripped back to the supports, allowing insertion of  a modern stand more inkeeping with three existing new stands, employing rounded eaves and a girder truss on corner towers.

Existing ground floor facilities will all remain intact after the works pending a subsequent refurbishment programme.

The architects observed: “The girder truss is hardly visible from the outside and acts almost as a proscenium arch over the stage that is the playing surface. The geometry of the steelwork means the new truss will faithfully reflect the truss on the Wheatfield stand.”

The new stand will play host to its first match during the 2017-18 season with work expected to begin next year.
A new entrance plaza will be laid at the entrance to the ground
A new entrance plaza will be laid at the entrance to the ground
The new stand will uo capacity and bring symmetry to the ground
The new stand will uo capacity and bring symmetry to the ground

3 Comments

Yaldy
#1 Posted by Yaldy on 11 Aug 2016 at 17:17 PM
"Of all the endless combinations of words in the English language, do you know which two are the most beautiful together, Mr Darko?"

"Is it 'cellar door', Miss?"

"No, it's 'playing surface'."
Cadmonkey
#2 Posted by Cadmonkey on 15 Aug 2016 at 14:28 PM
I've always thought it inappropriate/disrespectful for a club logo to be on the floor, where people will walk over it.
Terra
#3 Posted by Terra on 19 Aug 2016 at 05:53 AM
Nice! It's about time too.
Also #2, I think it's supposed to be a replica of the Heart of Midlothian which is up on the Royal Mile, set in the road with cobblestone.

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