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The Game Future NRL Stadiums part II

Wb1234

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Hypothetically

Gong and Brookie 500 million total. New L shaped two tier grand stands replacing hill and old grand stand behind the sticks

Shark park … 50 million new small stand on family hill

Newcastle ? 100 million to finish off either end

voila nsw is done
 
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Hypothetically

Gong and Brookie 500 million total. New L shaped two tier grand stands replacing hill and old grand stand behind the sticks

Shark park … 50 million new small stand on family hill

Newcastle ? 100 million to finish off either end

voila nsw is done
hmm
i think the hill end would be hard because of the powerlines

you may be able to double the amount of seat. but a whole grandstand...idk.

you would want End to end ET stand and seats at the front if the southern stand maybe.
 

horrie hastings

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The latchem Robison stand is perfectly fine as it is

The Latchem Robinson stand in its current capacity is totally inadequate for corporates, it either needs to be pulled down and rebuilt or if it is structurally ok it needs to be added onto and extended to cover the whole Western side, the more corporates boxes available the more Leichhardt Oval becomes viable for hosting more NRL games.
 

Wb1234

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The Latchem Robinson stand in its current capacity is totally inadequate for corporates, it either needs to be pulled down and rebuilt or if it is structurally ok it needs to be added onto and extended to cover the whole Western side, the more corporates boxes available the more Leichhardt Oval becomes viable for hosting more NRL games.
Realistically they aren’t getting 200 million

minor upgrade for 3 games a year looks like what’s happening
 

titoelcolombiano

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This is the non-paywalled version -


It sets out exactly what the Tigers want done to the ground.
Once the Tigers start playing at Commbank and start reaping the benefits, surely they aren't going back from there other than a Bulldogs style Back to Leichardt round once a year
 

siv

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Australia to host the 2026 AFC Women's Asian Cup.

More opportunities for Brisbane and Sydney to be showcased while Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide languish with shoddy stadium infrastructure.
When ?

What stadiums will it effect

FIFA forces a stadium shutdown for 4 weeks prior to event too
 

titoelcolombiano

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When ?

What stadiums will it effect

FIFA forces a stadium shutdown for 4 weeks prior to event too
Soccer needs to be lobbying by our side for better rectangular grounds so that these big events improve our grounds. Isn't that the supposed benefits of getting them? Legacy infrastructure? They aren't doing enough and just letting RL take the heat in the media for pushing for it.
 

Canard

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Soccer needs to be lobbying by our side for better rectangular grounds so that these big events improve our grounds. Isn't that the supposed benefits of getting them? Legacy infrastructure? They aren't doing enough and just letting RL take the heat in the media for pushing for it.
Might be hard to get a lot done between now and 2026, stadium wise.
 
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The following article was published by the Sydney Morning Herald (source: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw...l-suddenly-everyone-does-20240520-p5jf45.html) -

Last week, no one wanted to spend money on Leichhardt Oval. Suddenly, everyone does​

By Alexandra Smith, Michael McGowan and Adam Pengilly

May 20, 2024 — 6.08pm

NSW Premier Chris Minns has had a change of heart about contributing to the upgrade of the rundown Leichhardt Oval after the federal government agreed to chip in for the much-needed works.

Minns earlier this year said the NSW government’s financial position meant there was no way the state could foot a $30 million bill for a major facelift of the inner west stadium.

However, Minns on Monday said he was now “open” to contributing some of the funding.

There has been no official confirmation from the federal government but the Wests Tigers NRL club told members on Monday that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese had committed $20 million to Leichhardt’s refurbishment from an $80 billion contingency fund set aside in last week’s budget.

The Inner West Council, which owns the ground, would also contribute to the upgrade, which would mean the NSW government would feel obliged to stump up as much as $10 million.
Minns said the NSW government was prepared to consider contributing if costs were split.

“We haven’t made a formal decision yet but the circumstances have changed because it looks as though the federal government and the local government are going to chip in,” Minns told 2GB’s Ben Fordham on Monday.

“So given the cost isn’t just exclusively borne by us, and that the ground is falling into disrepair, we are open to it, but we haven’t made a final decision.”

Inner West Council has been spending about $1.4 million per year on Leichhardt in both maintenance and capital works. That spending includes recent upgrades to the existing change rooms and toilet facilities.

But Mayor Darcy Byrne has repeatedly said the council does not have the funds to pay for the kind of upgrades necessary for the oval to remain a viable NRL venue.

Instead, in 2023 the council devised a masterplan for the oval and called for state and federal government assistance in paying for it.

Minns’ new position on providing funding for the upgrades comes despite NSW receiving a major hit to its revenue after revised GST forecasts.

On Monday NSW Treasurer Daniel Mookhey said although the government had already undertaken “fiscal clean-up”, lost revenue from slashed GST income would mean “tough decisions” would need to be made.

“The state will make investments in the must-have investments that we can’t do without,” he said.

“There is going to be tough decisions about policies we can’t implement or assets we can’t build as a result of NSW losing $12 billion because of the absurd GST system that we’re stuck with.”

Despite the investment, Leichhardt Oval’s most prominent tenant, the Wests Tigers, has still refused to commit to its future at the venue.

The Tigers have delayed a decision until next month on where they will play their home games in 2025 after a planned board meeting in Brisbane after Magic Round on Monday.

Chief executive Shane Richardson has refused to commit to Leichhardt Oval, and has been discussing with Venues NSW about the suitability of playing some games at larger stadiums such as Accor Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park or Parramatta’s CommBank Stadium.

The NSW government wants the Tigers to consider a three-year deal to play out of their major stadiums, which could allow time for Leichhardt Oval’s redevelopment to be finished.

In a letter to Tigers members on Monday, the club said: “There is a lot of media speculation around the potential and much-needed funding for Leichhardt Oval.

“To clarify, Wests Tigers has not received any confirmation from the federal or state government, or local council, that funding for Leichhardt Oval upgrades has been approved.

“Furthermore, Wests Tigers has had no contact from the NRL about future funding for Leichhardt Oval. Our CEO, Shane Richardson, did receive a phone call from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese late last week, indicating that $20 million had been earmarked for a Leichhardt Oval upgrade.”

In March, Richardson and Byrne banded together to request Leichhardt receive 10 per cent of the state government funding allocated to Penrith’s stadium upgrade.

The Panthers’ BlueBet Stadium will receive a $309 million facelift in 2025 that expands the ground’s capacity to 25,000, with an all-new western grandstand and refurbished eastern grandstand.
 

titoelcolombiano

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The following article was published by the Sydney Morning Herald (source: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw...l-suddenly-everyone-does-20240520-p5jf45.html) -
Don't see why the Tigers NRL team can't use Allianz and Commbank to ensure maximum income from corporates and have their NSW Cup side use Leichardt and do the beer footy food idea that's been so successful for Norths and Newtown.

There's a niche market at heritage grounds for NSW Cup to capitalise on while the NRL teams move on into modern stadia. It's a win-win
 

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