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    The Game Future NRL Stadiums part II

    I think a city of the stature of Sydney will always need a 70K plus stadium. Just have it for the event games, SOO,GF,Socceroos, Bledisloe etc.. With the scope for event games, I see the Dragons & Manly try and play some event games during a season at the SFS. Would not put it past Wests...
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    The Game Future NRL Stadiums part II

    Thinking about it, I think Easts and Souths will have a big increase in crowds with the new SFS. Souths have their hard core that go week in week out at ANZ. Problem is that the number is not growing. The new SFS will be up the road from the new Heffron centre. Not to mention the Juniors are...
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    Brisbane Jets

    Still need to hear more about this bid. I assume that the lack of info means they are still putting it together. Nick is a good operator so presume they will have some sort of bid launch. A few questions I have. Ownership: - Who are the owners ? We don't necessarily need to know who all the...
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    The Game Future NRL Stadiums part II

    Ok Thanks, I stand corrected was under the impression they would have had a COE along with a hall of fame etc in parts of the Western grandstand after the refurbish.
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    The Game Future NRL Stadiums part II

    Anyone hear any news about new Penrith Stadium? Saw something on Twitter about them moving to Bankwest in 22 or 23 for new stadium due in 2025.
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    The Game Future NRL Stadiums part II

    Will be great being in the local area, can't wait to pop down and watch training. Glad to see many clubs sort out the admin and training facilities. With Manly, Cronulla, Newcastle, Parramatta & Wests Tigers COE's being built, I think the Dragons would be the only club without a new one or one...
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    "It’s very realistic to say that we’ll have a second team in Brisbane in 2023": V'landys

    Was a rumour I think on Buzz's column or something, mentioning one of the Brisbane bids was having financial trouble. Bottom dollar he was talking about the Brisbane Jets. Mind you have not heard much from them. I don't think there would be much of a difference from Easts Tigers Leagues and...
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    NRL's growth mindset points to 18th team. And it ain't Perth.

    I don't proclaim to be an expert in the field, but looking at NZRU 2019 total revenue 187m. 12.5% of that is 23.38m. Thats a 6% return on investment, not bad at all. Maybe NZRU are selling themselves a bit short.
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    Southern Orcas (NZ2)

    As we finally have a bidder/proposal for a second NZ team think its fair for it to have its own thread. I will take this bid on face value and won't comment on the bloke behind it as have heard a few sketchy things about his involvement with Bradford. So taking that out of the picture and...
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    NRL's growth mindset points to 18th team. And it ain't Perth.

    Yes they are getting a big cash input but the deal as far as I know is 12.5% stake in total revenue not profit. So for a loss making enterprise like the NZRU to have 12.5% of revenue annually taken out its almost like a really high interest loan that will be perpetual. Assuming that they will...
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    Redcliffe put their hand up

    Wasn't the "Brisbane Dolphins" name taken by a speculator trying to cash in according to an article by the NRL economist ? Its not a given the name will be Sunshine State Dolphins but for what its worth. I was not sold on it when I heard it first, I guess their thinking is to go for the most...
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    Wests Tigers take over bid

    Anyone got a list of clubs finishing rank in that criteria ?
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    NRL wants two conference comp

    I agree.
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    NRL's growth mindset points to 18th team. And it ain't Perth.

    Interesting more and more looking like NZ2 is the preference. Which option ? A) Club based somewhere in Auckland. - A game in NZ biggest city each week. - Auckland Derby. - Potential to lobby for a new 30K Auckland stadium ? B) Club based in Christchurch. - Sporting culture & Auckland...
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