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Toy story

Letters

The differences between an 80,000 and a 22,000 capacity athletics stadium are enormous.

I recommend that the designers and contractors play with that most versatile of toys, Meccano, for a while. They might then get a few ideas that would allow them to fulfil the three F's: function, form and flair - in that order - without recourse to a demolition and reconstruction exercise.

They might even have enough reusable material to build two more smaller stadiums.

James R Knight (F ret), 4 Jacobean Road, Lincoln LN6 3RB

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