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Bradford Live

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by millario, Apr 16, 2024.

  1. millario

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    With rumours of NEC pulling out it's not looking great, is it?
     
  2. Rogered Tart

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    I'd love it to happen just for the shits and giggles of having Bradford Council in charge of the place. What could possibly go wrong?
     
  3. vin weasel

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    Bradford has a GVA worth nearly 12 billion pounds.
    Twice the size of places like Bolton, Hull, Brighton, Leicester, Southampton, Sunderland and above cities like Nottingham, yet the money made in the city disappears into nothing.
    Said places like Bolton and Hull and some of the above have had council funded or part council funded stadiums built in the last 30 years which have helped the local Communities and sports clubs thrive.
    I've seen Coldplay at Bolton's ground, my missus went to the Stadium of light to see Beyonce.
    All those teams above play host to international football matches at all levels and other international sporting events.
    With regards the music concerts, people attending and spending money in the surrounding areas.
    With the Bradford Live opening, and other established venues like St Georges and The Alhambra, imagine a midweek if City were at home at Forster Square, potentially 15-20k people in the City on a Tuesday.
    That could be replicated 2 times a week with the Bulls on a Sunday, or other sporting events on drawing in fans from outside the area.
    Regards concerts, Why not Valley Parade some would say?
    Because you can't get all the stage, lighting and production stuff needed through a 10 foot wide gate behind the Bradford end.
    The same reason why we can't get more of the grass growing lamps as there is no where to put them.
    Leeds put there's in the massive park and ride behind their ground as there is room.
    All these points show the longer we are at VP the harder it's gonna be to find a new home.
    We need one now, we will definitely need one in 10 years time if we want to progress.
    It all comes down to our council.
    The money is there, but it's blown on crap we never see.
    We are 10th in the UK rankings for gross value added!!
    Yet look what we get in return.
    Wake up people, and let's start making those figures work for us.
     
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    There are serious doubts about whether Bradford Live will actually open.

    Tickets for the first two planned events were pulled last month and the company behind the project NEC Group and Bradford council are refusing to comment on whether they have pulled the plug.
     
  5. Storck

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    Who has paid for all the renovations?

    im presuming NEC had just been brought on board to run the shows
     
  6. Hulmebantam

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    When I saw the first announcement being for a couple of tribute acts for potentially a 3,000+ capacity venue my heart sank.
     
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  8. millario

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    Yep. I was at Leeds Arena when Springsteen was the opening act. A Bob Marley tribute doesn't quite carry the same panache.
     
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  9. millario

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    That's my understanding. All hearsay, but someone told me the council coffers were empty so NEC wanted out.

    I reckon if they do pull out/have pulled out a new operating partner won't be too hard to find but the clock's ticking if they want it open for 2025.
     
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  11. Storck

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    I don’t think they were ever planned as the opening acts but just the first acts announced. I just thought they were testing the booking systems before announcing the main turn. Just to make sure there were no bugs in the new systems
     
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  12. Hulmebantam

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    That's fair enough for a soft opening, but the message it sends out to promoters and artist/band management isn't great.

    They really needed to get some quality announced that suggests Bradford Live is serious about being a live venue. I can imagine that is very difficult to do when competing with Leeds and Manchester (to a lesser degree).
     
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  13. bailiff bridge bantam

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    Look North were claiming that an anonymous “council officer” had e-mailed them and claimed that the council were covering up the fact that NEC group have pulled out of the Bradford Live project.
     
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  14. Storck

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    I think that was the original plan but I now think NEC and council have fallen out and all bets are off as they squabble and bicker whilst arranging their divorce
     
  15. Bronco

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    Don't the council run both the Alhambra and St Georges Hall.
     
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    News on this next week I fancy.
    After of course the clowncil elections.
     
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  17. Hulmebantam

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    Meanwhile, there is live music elsewhere in the city.

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    Not a huge venue, but The Underground has got some great stuff going on.
     
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  18. Hulmebantam

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    And a 2 day heavy rock/metal festival in a couple of weeks.

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  19. Rogered Tart

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    https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/24345703.bradford-live-abba-bob-marley-tribute-acts-cancelled/

    Does anyone have any idea at all what is going around Bradford that's days? Can't get any answers for what's really going on at the old Odeon or the interchange, the city is a complete PR disaster, and we are letting these clowns loose with hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers money for city of culture 2025. Just tell people what's actually happening instead of covering up major feckups.
     
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    In an even better twist to the story, we're even encouraging everyone to go to Leeds instead.

    "We are also making available a one-time 20 per cent discount to see the show at a different venue so you don’t miss out this time around, should you wish to rebook to see the show at Millennium Square Leeds on August 1, 2024."
     
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