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The Game Future NRL Stadiums part II

Munky

Coach
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Who is going to the Sydney CBD three days running to watch other teams?

If my team playing Friday night why would I go any other day? Just because the stadium is being reused?
 

Wb1234

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Who is going to the Sydney CBD three days running to watch other teams?

If my team playing Friday night why would I go any other day? Just because the stadium is being reused?
Maybe people from the country who want to see 3 games of rugby league
 

titoelcolombiano

First Grade
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If its held over 3 day you could also sell 3 day passes or 2 day addon passes to season ticket holders it might appeal to non season ticket holders

Yes

south’s vs parra at Allianz ? 10 to 20k for example

Plus if it’s a 3 day thing they will do 3 day tickets and get loads of neutrals too

we don’t have enough games at Allianz
Fair enough, if it's sold as a three day pass and / or offers reciprocal memberships I can see that it could work
 
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For those who can’t access it, here’s the article in full.


Sydney’s mini Magic Round: Tigers, Rabbitohs to move games for Indigenous celebration​

By Michael Chammas

June 22, 2024 — 5.45am

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The Sydney Roosters, South Sydney Rabbitohs and Wests Tigers would host games at Allianz Stadium as part of a proposal for a three-day mini Magic Round in Sydney to celebrate next season’s Indigenous Round.
The concept, dubbed Eora Round, is the brainchild of the Sydney Roosters and has been submitted as a proposal to the NRL as part of a push for an annual festival of footy in the Moore Park precinct starting from 2025. It has the backing of NSW minister for sport, Steve Kamper.
The newly built Allianz Stadium would host the Eora Round celebrations.

The newly built Allianz Stadium would host the Eora Round celebrations.CREDIT: GETTY
The proposal, now being considered by the NRL, is for the Roosters, Rabbitohs and Wests Tigers to host games against other teams based inside the Eora nation.
The Roosters would take on the Bulldogs and the Wests Tigers would host the Dragons as part of an all-Sydney blockbuster weekend towards the end of May.

The Rabbitohs, who have been manoeuvring behind the scenes to play more games out of Allianz Stadium, would host Parramatta.
“The Sydney Roosters are delighted to partner with other NRL clubs, Venues NSW, and the NRL to establish what we anticipate will become a premier event during the annual Indigenous Round,” Roosters chief executive Joe Kelly said.
Arthur Beetson, largely considered the greatest Indigenous rugby league player of all time, leads the Roosters to the 1974 premiership.

Arthur Beetson, largely considered the greatest Indigenous rugby league player of all time, leads the Roosters to the 1974 premiership.CREDIT: JOHN O'GREADY
“Together, we plan to celebrate and showcase the rich heritage and talent of our Indigenous communities. Our club has a rich heritage and culture that’s headlined by incredible Indigenous players who have been leaders both on and off the field. We’re committed to celebrating them and our current players to inspire the next generation.”
The idea, created by the Roosters 18 months ago, has the backing of Venues NSW - the owners and operators of the Sydney Cricket Ground, Allianz Stadium, Accor Stadium (Sydney Olympic Park), CommBank Stadium (Parramatta), WIN Stadium (Wollongong) and McDonald Jones Stadium (Newcastle).

Venues NSW chairman David Gallop has implored the NRL to implement the initiative next year.
“The Eora Round is an exciting concept and will be a great celebration of Indigenous culture in Sydney with some of our other home teams,” Gallop told this masthead.
South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Indigenous Round jersey launch in 2023.

South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Indigenous Round jersey launch in 2023.
“I was involved in establishing the Indigenous All Stars while at the NRL and saw first-hand how much pride the players and fans took in it.
“We hope the Eora Round develops into a special new marquee event at Allianz Stadium that will celebrate the great contribution of Indigenous athletes to rugby league and bring our whole community closer together.”

The Roosters tried to get the concept off the ground for this year but only had South Sydney’s support when they pitched the idea last season.
They’ve since managed to convince new Wests Tigers chief executive Shane Richardson to take one of the club’s home games to Moore Park if the NRL approves the concept.
Latrell Mitchell after kicking a goal in Souths’ win over the Roosters in the first week of the 2022 finals.

Latrell Mitchell after kicking a goal in Souths’ win over the Roosters in the first week of the 2022 finals.CREDIT: MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES
“Eora Round represents an exciting opportunity to celebrate our incredible Indigenous culture and reinforce Sydney’s place as the premier sporting destination in Australia,” NSW minister for sport Steve Kamper said.
“These festivals of sport are increasingly popular with the fans and can deliver a real boost to the local Sydney economy.”

The Tigers held a board meeting on Monday where Richardson presented the club’s stadium strategy for the next few years following a $40 million government funding injection into Leichhardt Oval.
The Tigers are expected to take home games against Parramatta and Penrith to CommBank Stadium next year. They’ll also host a game at Magic Round, splitting the remaining eight home games between Leichhardt and Campbelltown.
Wests Tigers CEO Shane Richardson and Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne.

Wests Tigers CEO Shane Richardson and Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne.CREDIT: EDWINA PICKLES/SMH
The Herald has obtained an email, sent to NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo, that was also sent to eight NRL clubs, by Venues NSW chief executive Kerrie Mather.
Mather has written to Abdo regarding a number of scheduling requests as the NRL begins work on the 2025 draw.

The requests include:
  • Eora Round: Indigenous round concept featuring the Roosters v Bulldogs, Rabbitohs v
    Eels and Tigers v Dragons played over three consecutive days at Allianz Stadium
  • Panthers v Bulldogs on a long weekend at CommBank Stadium
  • Anzac Day: Knights v Cowboys alternating years to celebrate the military presence in
    both cities
  • Anzac Day eve match at Allianz Stadum between Rabbitohs and Manly
  • Dragons v Raiders on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at WIN Stadium
  • Eels v Bulldogs annually round one at CommBank Stadium
  • Bulldogs v Dragons during multicultural round on a Sunday at Accor Stadium
While South Sydney and the Roosters struggle to agree on much given their long-standing rivalry, Rabbitohs chief executive Blake Solly has endorsed the Eora Round proposal.
“We are for anything that increases the profile and stature of the Indigenous Round,” Solly said.

“It’s a hugely important occasion for the game and particularly, our club, so we would want to be involved in anything that elevates the status of the game.”
The concept would require NRL consultation with broadcast partners Nine, the publisher of this masthead, and Fox Sports to ensure the terms and conditions of the television rights contract are met.
I proposed something like this a few months ago. It makes sense for Sydney derbies to be held at SFS, Parramatta Stadium and Stadium Australia.

Cronulla should take their home games against St George, Sydney and South Sydney to the SFS. Dinosaurs will whige about it not being at Shark Park, but if the club wants to grow then it needs to do this.
 

Santino Patane

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Not good. We simply don't need or want a mega oval in Brisbane which will be a complete white elephant after the games... also, exactly the opposite of what the IOC want
I wouldn’t take Gleeso too seriously- he got the arse from News Ltd for being found out as a biased hack on multiple facets in a serious way.

He talks about building legacy from hosting the games (100% right here imo) but thinks that is building a white elephant at Victoria Park or Hamilton that will never be filled post games. But making Lang Park world class and Gabba tidier (and fit for purpose for test cricket) is a waste of time…. That’s actual legacy to me…
 

The Great Dane

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Not good. We simply don't need or want a mega oval in Brisbane which will be a complete white elephant after the games... also, exactly the opposite of what the IOC want
You shouldn't have offered to host the Olympics then...

It's utterly insane to think that Brisbane could host the Olympics without constructing a new major stadium to host the track and field events and the opening and closing ceremonies, amongst a whole host of other major infrastructure projects that'll be white elephants after the event as well.

The cost-benefit ratio on the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and other similar events is the whole reason more and more governments are reluctant to bid for hosting rights in the first place, and the Qld Government are beyond delusional if they truly believed they can skate by with just some relatively cheap upgrades to pre-existing stadia and venues.
 

titoelcolombiano

First Grade
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You shouldn't have offered to host the Olympics then...

It's utterly insane to think that Brisbane could host the Olympics without constructing a new major stadium to host the track and field events and the opening and closing ceremonies, amongst a whole host of other major infrastructure projects that'll be white elephants after the event as well.

The cost-benefit ratio on the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and other similar events is the whole reason more and more governments are reluctant to bid for hosting rights in the first place, and the Qld Government are beyond delusional if they truly believed they can skate by with just some relatively cheap upgrades to pre-existing stadia and venues.
The IOC doesn't want a new stadium constructed either, so skip the novel and get off your high horse
 

wgd

Juniors
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You shouldn't have offered to host the Olympics then...

It's utterly insane to think that Brisbane could host the Olympics without constructing a new major stadium to host the track and field events and the opening and closing ceremonies, amongst a whole host of other major infrastructure projects that'll be white elephants after the event as well.

The cost-benefit ratio on the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and other similar events is the whole reason more and more governments are reluctant to bid for hosting rights in the first place, and the Qld Government are beyond delusional if they truly believed they can skate by with just some relatively cheap upgrades to pre-existing stadia and venues.

What the f**k are you talking about?

Both Paris and LA are using all existing stadiums with barely any upgrades. The only new stadiums will be temporary for small events like BMX, beach volleyball, archery etc.

Spending Billions on a stadium the city doesn't want or need is exactly what the IOC doesn't want.
 

kurt faulk

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Sydney had the chance to build a great stadium back in the 90s. Instead it built that toilet at homebush. How it made it past the planning stage I'll never know.

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