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Current maximum capacity appears to be 8,219. Worth reading here.
That's one of the slightly frustrating things and I'm not blaming anyone for this, but we have redeveloped the ground and it looks much nicer, but the capacity hasn't increased, it has actually gone down. We had over 9000 in for the Man Utd game.
 

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That's one of the slightly frustrating things and I'm not blaming anyone for this, but we have redeveloped the ground and it looks much nicer, but the capacity hasn't increased, it has actually gone down. We had over 9000 in for the Man Utd game.
Yes, the attendance was 9,033. If you read the linked article, the "current certified capacity" is 8,720, which isn't far short of the attendance in January 2005. The capacity has been reduced from the "ccc" as a result of the requirements of the local authority in accordance with the Sports Ground Safety Authority ‘Green Guide'. I suspect that, in the intervening years since 2005, it had already been reduced once and this may have been the second reduction. When we played them in 1969, the attendance was 18,500, with over 4,000 from Manchester. I was there, on the old big bank, and it wasn't uncomfortable (well, not for a 20 year old anyway). Afaik, nobody got killed or even injured. In 1981, when we played Newcastle (I was there too :)) , 17,668 was the attendance. I guess it's the modern world we live in and safety must come first after the tragedies that have happened since.
 

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Yes, the attendance was 9,033. If you read the linked article, the "current certified capacity" is 8,720, which isn't far short of the attendance in January 2005. The capacity has been reduced from the "ccc" as a result of the requirements of the local authority in accordance with the Sports Ground Safety Authority ‘Green Guide'. I suspect that, in the intervening years since 2005, it had already been reduced once and this may have been the second reduction. When we played them in 1969, the attendance was 18,500, with over 4,000 from Manchester. I was there, on the old big bank, and it wasn't uncomfortable (well, not for a 20 year old anyway). Afaik, nobody got killed or even injured. In 1981, when we played Newcastle (I was there too :)) , 17,668 was the attendance. I guess it's the modern world we live in and safety must come first after the tragedies that have happened since.
Didn't we bring in a temporary stand for the Newcastle game? Bloody elf n safety etc
 

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Didn't we bring in a temporary stand for the Newcastle game? Bloody elf n safety etc
Temporary bit of scaffolding terrace at the back of the BB, it looked a bit dodgy. Iirc it was not well patronised.
It was put up with just one days notice.

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Temporary bit of scaffolding terrace at the back of the BB, it looked a bit dodgy. Iirc it was not well patronised.
It was put up with just one days notice.

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I was standing on that with with a mate and our dads. I was 12 years old and the old man found a beer crate from somewhere which I stood on to get a view of the game. Whole thing was wobbling plus I kept getting knocked off the crate when the crowd surged. Happy days.
 

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Temporary bit of scaffolding terrace at the back of the BB, it looked a bit dodgy. Iirc it was not well patronised.
It was put up with just one days notice.

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No way you could get a scaffolding company to do anything that quickly these days. And if we added some extra scaffolding stands at SJP for a 3rd round FA Cup cup game this January then the scaffolding would still be there on Cup Final day.
 

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I was standing on that with with a mate and our dads. I was 12 years old and the old man found a beer crate from somewhere which I stood on to get a view of the game. Whole thing was wobbling plus I kept getting knocked off the crate when the crowd surged. Happy days.
It’s strange looking back to that. The club could pretty much do what they wanted(or not mostly) because the ground did not need a safety certificate.
I imagine the collapse of the fence in front of the St James Rd End during the Wolves FAC game 3 years before due to over capacity in that section was the thinking behind it.
The game was not all ticket, so it was anyone’s guess how many would turn up over the 15,000 figure that attended for the 4th Round replay against Leicester.

The temporary scaffolding terrace was still there at the start of the next season.
 

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It’s strange looking back to that. The club could pretty much do what they wanted(or not mostly) because the ground did not need a safety certificate.
I imagine the collapse of the fence in front of the St James Rd End during the Wolves FAC game 3 years before due to over capacity in that section was the thinking behind it.
The game was not all ticket, so it was anyone’s guess how many would turn up over the 15,000 figure that attended for the 4th Round replay against Leicester.
The temporary scaffolding terrace was still there at the start of the next season.
I think you are being rather kind to the morons from Wolves, who deliberately knocked the fence over, and of course broke the goal crossbar. Pack of animals and the worse mob ever to visit SJP. A young lad died subsequently as the result of the kicking he received after that match. He was just a young teenager walking back home from town, not even a football fan ! :mad:
 

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I think you are being rather kind to the morons from Wolves, who deliberately knocked the fence over, and of course broke the goal crossbar. A young lad died subsequently as the result of the kicking he received after that match. He was just a young teenager walking back home from town, not even a football fan ! :mad:
I’ve never heard about a death post match CB ?
 

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I’ve never heard about a death post match CB ?
Have sent you a pm Olds.
 
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