Madison Square Garden MSG Sphere venue planned for Stratford

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by lefteri, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

  2. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I quite like it.

    And yes to more music venues!

    (though Central or West London would've been nicer given we no longer have The Astoria or the Hammersmith Palais)
  3. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Probably not, unless there's access issues for trucks and stuff for the others. Which, ironically, is a massive problem for MSG itself, and why many music, wrestling events etc now take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
  4. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    It’ll be much bigger than that though won’t it? I agree there’s a shortage of mid sized venues, I can only think of the Apollo

    Edit: oh and the shepherds bush empire
  5. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    It doesn't say what the capacity is - only that it's earmarked for a 5 acre site. But it'll be reasonably big. Just a ball ache to get to/from unless you live nearby. And not much of an area you'd want to hang around in - bit like Wembley.
  6. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    That said, some of the visuals look pretty rad...

    First visuals revealed of Populous' spherical London arena


  7. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

  8. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I was thinking, it looks like something from a Sci-Fi movie and no way could it be as big looking as those visuals imply.
    paolo likes this.
  9. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    It looks impressive, but as I mentioned in my first post in this thread, band/acts/shows etc need to be able to get their trucks to these places. One assumes there is a road you can't see at the back in those pictures.

    Othewise performers are going to hate it.
  10. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Also just realised they are showing people playing computer games on a stage, Jesus, has it really come to that.
  11. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    eSports. Get it right Grandad :p
  12. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    They just photoshopped a picture of the earth from space onto some pretty shit renderings of walkways (look at the barriers on the one in the foreground, must have taken all of five minutes to design those)
  13. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Who gives a toss what it looks like, it'll probably be given away to West Sham as their new ground :eek:
    Who knows, they might get a bit of atmosphere in there!
  14. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    Monosodium Glutamate :facepalm:

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