Future NRL Stadiums part II

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  1. 8Ball

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    I'd love to see an independent assessment on the supposed "safety concerns" with Allianz.

    My guess is that its completely full of shit
     
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  2. Pommy

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    6? Feels like a lot more than that.

    Edit: just checked and it’s been open 11 years.
     
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  3. M2D2

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    i think he may have confused wembly with the olympic stadium.
     
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  4. Pommy

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    By all accounts it’s an awful stadium to watch football at, not a good example of a rectangular stadium at all.
     
  5. Crippler

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    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-...ture-with-world-cup-wins-20180314-p4z4cx.html

    Sydney stadium plan can help ensure rugby's future with World Cup wins


    Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle has urged the NSW Government to go through with its $2.5 billion plan to redevelop Sydney stadiums because she believes the health of the code could hinge on whether Australia hosts a Rugby World Cup in 2027.

    Castle said Sydney needed an improved rectangular stadium if it were to have any chance of hosting a Rugby World Cup final.
    If Australia is going to be a genuine chance of hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2027 and the women’s showpiece event in 2021, Castle said NSW needed revamped stadiums so World Rugby could give Australia a green light to host the tournament.

    In December, Rugby Australia outlined its intention to bid for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2021 – an event it has never hosted – as well as the 2027 Rugby World Cup, which last came to Australia in 2003.

    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Sports Minister Stuart Ayres are in favour of the stadium upgrades but a final decision on the controversial policy could still be weeks away.

    Castle, the former Canterbury Bulldogs chief executive, has spent the past week in Dublin speaking to World Rugby bosses about bids for the two major events.

    World Rugby executives will be keeping an eye on whether NSW does go through with plans to rebuild Allianz Stadium and ANZ Stadium.

    “The criteria for the bids is yet to be confirmed but its clear that stadium infrastructure is going to carry significant weight in our bids for both the 2021 Women’s and 2027 Men’s Rugby World Cups,” said Castle in a statement.

    "We have been consistent in our view that Sydney does not currently have dedicated rectangular stadiums that satisfy the requirements of these major events in terms of capacity and fan experience.

    "To be considered a serious contender, we need multiple options for quality venues and we have been very clear with the NSW Government of the need to have a dedicated large-scale rectangular stadium if it wants to host a Rugby World Cup final.

    “The NSW Government under Premier Gladys Berejiklian have shown strong vision and leadership in forging ahead with plans to build world class stadiums at Olympic Park and Moore Park and we look forward to the opening of the new Parramatta Stadium next year.

    “It was also encouraging last week to see the NSW State Opposition Leader, Luke Foley, publicly back the rebuild of ANZ Stadium.”

    A stadium upgrade is more important for the men’s World Cup, purely for the fact fewer fans are expected to attend the women’s event in 2021.

    Bidding for the Women’s World Cup begins in mid-2018 but it is the tournament in 2027 that will be Rugby Australia’s primary focus.

    There was a 20 per cent increase in junior rugby registrations after Australia hosted the 2003 World Cup, where the Wallabies fell to England in the final thanks to a drop-goal from Jonny Wilkinson.
    Castle said there would be a major flow-on effect if Australia hosted a World Cup and that might depend on whether the stadium upgrade goes ahead.

    “Hosting both the women’s and men’s Rugby World Cup in Australia around a 2025 British & Irish Lions Tour would provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the game, all sports fans and the country,” Castle said. “On the back of the 2016 Rio Olympics we’ve seen a surge in participation in the sevens format, particular in young girls and women after the gold medal success of our women’s team.

    “It isn’t just rugby that will benefit from hosting these World Cups, the impact will be felt across the country. The most recent Rugby World Cup in England provided a massive economic windfall for the British Government, as well as bringing in over 400,000 visitors and creating tens of thousands of jobs.

    “We are planning a very strong bid and look forward to kicking off that process over the coming months.”
     
  7. beave

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    Waiting for hankey heads response.....
     
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  8. Phil McGrawhan

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    Lol
    He is torn between his love for Yawnion & going quiet on this topic
    Or
    Letting his hatred of anything RL override his love for yawnion & the chance for a RUWC being held here & ranting continuously about the stadia & RL


    I think option B wins by the length of the Flemington straight .
     
  9. juro

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    I think his love of himself is even bigger than his love of union. Therefore, he is not going to back down from his tirade.
     
  10. siv

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    How about Gosford ?
     
  11. siv

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    Maybe they should promote the stadiums as fit for AFLX
     
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  12. Captain Apollo

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    Well I don't know about any independent assessment on safety concerns, but the NSW Government have been ordered to table a whole heap of documents in the NSW Legislative Council on the stadiums issue. They have 21 days to table the documents which include -

    "(a) any document prepared in relation to the demolition, reconfiguration or rebuild of Allianz Stadium or ANZ Stadium,

    (b) any document relating to cost benefit analysis for any projects under the NSW Government Stadia strategy,

    (c) any safety, security or compliance audit reports for Allianz Stadium,

    (d) any correspondence to any sporting code outlining safety and compliance issues at Allianz Stadium,

    (e) any agreement between the Government and the National Rugby League regarding fixtures,

    (f) any document relating to the permanent closure of Driver Avenue, and

    (g) any legal or other advice regarding the scope or validity of this order of the House created as a result of this order of the House."
     
  13. morley101

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    Is this the same world cup that in 2003 we were told that 6 billion people will be watching it....
     
  14. Panther_Daz

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    Luke Foley now saying he will not support a knock down rebuild of either ANZ or Allianz. "Modest" refurbishments only.

    Watch for Allianz to now happen before the election and ANZ missing out all together.
     
  15. Suitman

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    f**k me. What a joke this has become.
    How can you modestly refurbish ANZ?
     
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  16. T-Boon

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    What about:

    (h) any hand written letter on the back of a napkin you received from Toddy G'Berg kicking up as much of a stink as he could;
     
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    NRL & FFA now must demand ANZ goes first.
     
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  18. adamkungl

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    According to the DT Foley has ruled out rebuilds on EITHER stadium.
    If you give a shit about the quality of infrastructure in Sydney (stadiums are the tip of the iceberg), don't vote for these backwards merkins.
     
  19. applesauce

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    It's such a weird dynamic seeing a Liberal state government with money to spend splashing on (much needed) infrastructure. While a Labor opposition is demanding spending reductions.
     
  20. Jamberoo

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    If the main compliance issues at SFS are access (getting everyone out in an emergency) due to only four exits, and lack of toilets, etc, the solution is simple. Close the top teir (screen it off a la Club Mode) and limit the capacity to 25k - 30k. Will not affect 98% of events there.
    Cost $100k. SFS fixed.
    Spend the rest on ANZ.
     
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