Future NRL Stadiums part II

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  1. beave

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    This drone footage is more recent than the last I posted up, can see the stands starting to take shape.
     
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    Wonder how the Townsville stadium will handle cyclones ?
     
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    I’d say James Cook Uni will have got involved in some of the design, especially the roof. 1300’s gets bagged out because it looks ‘temporary’ because of all the exposed support beams but it went through the southern edge of cyclone Yasi (we were getting wind gusts of 180km/h) and it stood up to it no worries. The design wouldn’t have been approved without wind requirements being ticked off.

    The roof will have to be obviously a lot more robust than GC’s stadium which will have pushed the overall cost up, I’ve seen some posts on social media not understanding why this cost $250mil but the northern end is somewhat open. If it were to be stands the whole way around, i’m sure the cost will have rocketed to $300-$350mi and a capacity of 30-32k is not needed at this stage. Robinas roof is a material membrane looking sail set up. Whilst fine for SEQLD, a decent cyclone in the ‘ville with a roof like that would see it end up in Mt Isa.
     
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    i don't
     
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    I don’t think a membrane roof is totally out of the question. This is the Darwin Bowls club. https://goo.gl/images/H5BVvE
    The tennis centre in darwin has a very similar roof. Both have a lot of steel in them though.


    However, pretty much everything else is very heavy and esp the soccer stadium and the afl stadium and the new warren park rl stadium.
     
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    Townsville and Robina should include a retractable shade cloth option
     
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    Smart indeed. It'll need a hell of a lot of work though. I worked for UNSW for a little while, and when they were rebuilding the ATC's function centres (where UNSW holds its exams), they put marquees up on the infield to hold them. It took about eight seconds of light drizzle for it to become a quagmire.

    It's also now the members carpark since the old one was overtaken for the tram shed.
     
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    Don't worry, i'm sure they'll find way to get the public to pay for it. They nearly always do.
     
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    Wrong thread
     

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