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The Game Future NRL Stadiums part II

siv

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The main Grandstand was supposed to look like this with temporary seating in front of it for big NRL games, but they didn't get enough funding.

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What they have now is easily the benchmark for regional rectangular stadiums in the country, something that places like Albury-Wodonga and Tasmania should inspire to build
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Bottom Grandstand is too small

Needs to be 5k seated with 4 changerooms
 

Timbo

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Just looking at the most recent stats from the ABS, the Sunshine Coast is now bigger than Woollongong, The Central Coast and Townsville and is growing at a significantly faster rate than Canberra, Newcastle and the Gold Coast (and every capital city, for that matter).

If it continues at this rate you'd have to imagine a token 2-3 Dolphins games per year will be insufficient before long and it'll be demanding its own team. So this stadium upgrade is welcome.
 

Pneuma

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Just looking at the most recent stats from the ABS, the Sunshine Coast is now bigger than Woollongong, The Central Coast and Townsville and is growing at a significantly faster rate than Canberra, Newcastle and the Gold Coast (and every capital city, for that matter).

If it continues at this rate you'd have to imagine a token 2-3 Dolphins games per year will be insufficient before long and it'll be demanding its own team. So this stadium upgrade is welcome.
I was speaking to a DO up there a few years ago. The afl had targeted the area because of its potential and had 3 DOs for every ARL DO up there. League is still very clearly number 1 up there but complacency is a real issue with our game.
 

beave

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The main Grandstand was supposed to look like this with temporary seating in front of it for big NRL games, but they didn't get enough funding.

quad_impression.jpg


What they have now is easily the benchmark for regional rectangular stadiums in the country, something that places like Albury-Wodonga and Tasmania should inspire to build
sunshine-coast-stadium-aerial.jpg

The benchmark for regional rectangular stadiums is about 1400kms north of the Sunny Coast......

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Wb1234

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I was speaking to a DO up there a few years ago. The afl had targeted the area because of its potential and had 3 DOs for every ARL DO up there. League is still very clearly number 1 up there but complacency is a real issue with our game.
Which is why putting the dolphins in the nrl is inpoetant as is another one in the other growth coridoor in the south west
 

Wb1234

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Despite all the bullshit posted by the deniers. Anybody who’s been up there can see why a club with ties to that region is 100% necessary.
In hindsight a much stronger club than the crushers would ever have been

watch em squeeze the qld afl clubs
 

The Great Dane

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Just looking at the most recent stats from the ABS, the Sunshine Coast is now bigger than Woollongong, The Central Coast and Townsville and is growing at a significantly faster rate than Canberra, Newcastle and the Gold Coast (and every capital city, for that matter).

If it continues at this rate you'd have to imagine a token 2-3 Dolphins games per year will be insufficient before long and it'll be demanding its own team. So this stadium upgrade is welcome.
Rates of growth don't mean much in real terms in this context. At current growth rates it'll be a very long time before the Sunshine Coast's population catches up with the Gold Coast's or Canberra's, let alone the major capital cities, if it ever does.

The more interesting difference between three are the demographics of the immigrants to each. Put simply, mostly retirees from Victoria and NSW are immigrating to the SSC and GC, while the average age of Canberra's immigrants tend to be much younger and more diverse. The point isn't to make it some sort of competition, but to point out that the average retiree from Victoria and NSW isn't very likely to be interested in supporting a Sunshine Coast NRL side.

Besides, projected growth rates are going to be more unreliable than ever if even conservative projected temperature increases caused by climate change are accurate. Who really knows how things will turn out on that front, but as things stand it's as likely as not that large parts of the northern and central part of this country will become increasingly inhospitable, and that the population growth in those regions will significantly decrease, if not invert, for everywhere north of Mid-North Coast.
 

The Great Dane

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I was speaking to a DO up there a few years ago. The afl had targeted the area because of its potential and had 3 DOs for every ARL DO up there. League is still very clearly number 1 up there but complacency is a real issue with our game.
Despite all the bullshit posted by the deniers. Anybody who’s been up there can see why a club with ties to that region is 100% necessary.
In recent times the bulk of the AFL's investment in Brisbane has been in the western part of the city, Ipswich and Springfield, not Morton Bay or the north more broadly. So using that logic Ipswich should have got the license if the NRL's goal in expanding was to directly counter the AFL's growth in the city.

The reality is that the AFL probably wasn't a significant factor in the NRL's decision, and the threat of the AFL is a post hock rationalisation.
 

Wb1234

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In recent times the bulk of the AFL's investment in Brisbane has been in the western part of the city, Ipswich and Springfield, not Morton Bay or the north more broadly. So using that logic Ipswich should have got the license if the NRL's goal in expanding was to directly counter the AFL's growth in the city.

The reality is that the AFL probably wasn't a significant factor in the NRL's decision, and the threat of the AFL is a post hock rationalisation.
Maybe you should tell that to the guy that decided to admit them then
 

Iamback

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Just looking at the most recent stats from the ABS, the Sunshine Coast is now bigger than Woollongong, The Central Coast and Townsville and is growing at a significantly faster rate than Canberra, Newcastle and the Gold Coast (and every capital city, for that matter).

If it continues at this rate you'd have to imagine a token 2-3 Dolphins games per year will be insufficient before long and it'll be demanding its own team. So this stadium upgrade is welcome.

Lucky Dolphins aren't locked into Brisbane then isn't it
 

Wb1234

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Lucky Dolphins aren't locked into Brisbane then isn't it
Yeh I think the dolphins are better suited to working out their ideal geographical footprint than the few posters who have already said they will fail because of this
 

Perth Red

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Lucky Dolphins aren't locked into Brisbane then isn't it
yeh playing in a 12k stadium in Redcliffe or at sunny coast who dont seem to want them gives them lots of options. Maybe WC Dolphins? Mind you if its rising sea levels we are worried about Perth will be water world by then lol
 

Pneuma

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yeh playing in a 12k stadium in Redcliffe or at sunny coast who dont seem to want them gives them lots of options. Maybe WC Dolphins? Mind you if its rising sea levels we are worried about Perth will be water world by then lol
Another whinge? Gee you’re outdoing yourself today. The club hadn’t even played an NRL match yet and here you are whinging about them.
 

Pneuma

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Yeh I think the dolphins are better suited to working out their ideal geographical footprint than the few posters who have already said they will fail because of this
Perth Red had to be the most miserable poster on any site I’ve ever seen. He never lets up. He even hates the poor old Dolphins!
 

Wb1234

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Perth Red had to be the most miserable poster on any site I’ve ever seen. He never lets up. He even hates the poor old Dolphins!
He wasn’t hugely positive but it actually wasn’t him lol

I’m waiting for the season to start before I’ll be reminding him of his mistake
 
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