Urgent stadium update

scottlag10

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#41
I think its reasonable to expect a problem would arise on such a huge construction project in such a short time frame.
Yes it is but the way it has been dealt with and communicated to the supporters is total crap. A project like this is monitored on a daily basis so they must of known for a while their was a problem. Nice he apologised to his NFL partners but not really to the supporters. It's been like a crap company treating its customers like shit. We are not customers in your nice little business Levy we are supporters of a great football club that you currently happen to be custodian of!
 

parj

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#42
So he can use the no doubt massive penalty clauses the Contractors now have to pay for not meeting their deadlines to refund the supporters?!
Depends on nature of faults and actual clauses in contract. There will be an element of flexibility given the tight deadlines. I'm sure the club already had contingencies in place for this, hence the Wembley stadium option had already been triggered. As per the announcement, they have stated money back
 
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parj

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#43
Yes it is but the way it has been dealt with and communicated to the supporters is total crap. A project like this is monitored on a daily basis so they must of known for a while their was a problem. Nice he apologised to his NFL partners but not really to the supporters. It's been like a crap company treating its customers like shit. We are not customers in your nice little business Levy we are supporters of a great football club that you currently happen to be custodian of!
I disagree. The provisioning of systems is done early but commissioning and testing is done nearer the end. This is why smart systems are hated, they usually have faults. Literally takes one wire to be installed incorrectly. The club will not have known until late last week that there was an issue and then waited for initial investigation - the way it's meant to be done.
 

shelfmonkey

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#44
Yes it is but the way it has been dealt with and communicated to the supporters is total crap. A project like this is monitored on a daily basis so they must of known for a while their was a problem. Nice he apologised to his NFL partners but not really to the supporters. It's been like a crap company treating its customers like shit. We are not customers in your nice little business Levy we are supporters of a great football club that you currently happen to be custodian of!
I can't believe it's taken you 16yrs to realise that DL and ENIC don't give a shit about us fans!!
 

Sweetsman

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#45
This is not a long term concern. This is short term. The issues are known, some are contractor related, some are services related. The longer part of the delay is arranging the test events and sign offs for licence.

This is not Levy issue. He has moved mountains to make this happen this season.
There is a problem with the Man City game. Could it still be played at the stadium, but with a reduced capacity?
 

parj

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#46
There is a problem with the Man City game. Could it still be played at the stadium, but with a reduced capacity?
Not sure depends on the risks that are still remaining. In all honesty, they will just complete the job and if it means moving another game they will. If it does move again then there is a complex system at fault and they have to check every unit.

This is a genuinely state of the art stadium with all the bells and whistles. Unfortunately, technology sucks when it decides not to work.
 
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