Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Lakeside update February 2011
The first photo contains a pretty decent look at the new stand that will be on the opposite side. I'm not a huge fan of the decorative concrete stuff on the top, and it's hard to tell at this stage what kind of view people will have from that side of the ground. But from back row of our stand, and admittedly going on a purely rough idea of how far the field will be from that, it doesn't seem to bad - where they put the benches will have a large impact on the viewing quality. At least compelling people to use the stand might get a bit more atmosphere going.
In the second photo, you get a view of what our grandstand will look like. The old 'SMH' is being removed, which is both sad and somewhat inevitable, and apparently being replaced with something a little bland. No 'SMFC', just white seats. I guess we get to have nice new seats, which after the beating some of the old ones copped over the years, can only be a good thing. Here's to hoping that those who have a penchant for ripping seats out stop and pause before dpoing so this time. Here's also hoping that the people whose names are located behind those seats haven't lost their place in history - whether they are still with us or not, they made an important contribution.