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Future NRL Stadiums part II

Discussion in 'NRL' started by insert.pause, May 8, 2015.

  1. Perth Red

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    Its a local park and not where we should be playing a 21st century $billion professional sport!
     
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    That could also work, but what happens to Manly in that scenario? Manly stays boxed in the Northern Beaches? Manly gets the Beaches and the Central Coast? St George make the two island territory scenario work, Cronulla is smack bang in the middle of the Dragons’ two areas, that could also work for Manly I suppose.

    The Roosters could also have that arrangement- Manly gets the Beaches and North Shore and Roosters get the Eastern Suburbs and Central Coast. If one team has to do a long drive to access their other area regardless, the Beaches and North Shore have a lot more synergy between them in terms of access.
    There’s a little bit of room at the south-east end, but you’re right, it’s not going to happen due to the heritage listing.
     
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    Manly wont grow with the North Shore until the railway and Freeway link gets built

    Been waiting since 1932 when Bradfield proposed it 90 years ago
     
  4. T-Boon

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    The roads are a big problem but the trees and heritage listing are manageable problems. On maps NSO2 looks like it is big enough to turn into a 25k stadium.
     
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    Did manly really back off? Sounds pretty weak. They should have persisted. I don't believe these geographic areas exist in reality in terms of a club "owning" an area. I always think Parra should spend more time in the CBD of Sydney trying to expand in there where all the money is. Especially since no other club has really made it their own and the Rabbitoh's seem to have given up.
     
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    lolwhut
     
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    Parramatta is miles away from Sydney CBD, how can they take that area? The Bulldogs and Tigers (the balmain half) are between them and the CBD.
     
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    It happened several times. I remember on one occasion Florimo saying everything from Milsons point to Central Coast is their territory so Manly should back off. The junior clubs in the shore were disappointed they were stopped from having NRL players coming to their games.
     
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    Florimo.....such an ornament of RL development.
     
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    I couldn't understand why NRL didn't back Manly back then. Even if the parents were old Bears supporters the kids wouldn't have given a sht and would have loved seeing NRL players in real life.
    I remember some of my mates having an interest in the Swans for a while even though they knew nothing about AFL just because they came to our schools and handed out small footies. AFL have been having a free run while the Bears keep blocking Manly
     
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    Brookvale is an awful location. I’m sure it’s fine for the locals but fans coming from out west? f**king no chance.
    I’ve done it once on a Friday night and nothing against the club but it’s just not worth the hassle. It was a decent bus journey from NS and then back to Wynyard before a good wait at the station and then a 45 minute train ride, you can easily spend more time travelling than you do in the ground.
    is there even much parking around it?
     
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    It was during Mr Ummm Ahhhhh’s reign that Manly really got kneecapped, as Shire Sea Eagle noted. He refused to make a decision on the CC Bears one way or another, which had Florimo and co convinced that they were going to be readmitted back into the NRL any day now.
    That’s the nature of Sydney, getting out to somewhere like Parramatta is equally horrific for fans from the Northern Beaches. It’s also why trying to force Manly into playing out of a central location like the SFS, ala like Greenberg was trying to push, was a horrible idea. Manly fans never had a hope of getting home from work, getting kids ready and back into the city in time for kickoff.

    Brookvale is nowhere near as bad as if Manly played at somewhere like Rat Park or St Ives Showground. That’d be an extra half an hour of travel time on top of what you’re used to with Brookvale.
     
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    Good point. Maybe that's a way forward?

    Build a new boutique rectangular stadium next to North Sydney Oval, move the Sea-Eagles there? There's plenty of greenfield space next to NSO.
     
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    Sorry bout previous post .
    100% agree Gallop ruined a whole young generation of potential Mannly supporters from mid 2000's then would use that assistance us when came time for upgrading Brookie
     
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    There’s no parking and it’s public green space in a densely populated area.

    There is no chance of a stadium being build in the parkland next to NSO, nor is there any chance if it being redeveloped.
     
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    To be fair to him its up to the NRL to step in say Central Coast Bears ain't happening ( which everyone knows ) . As long as as no one says anything there is hope ( hates probably the better word). Make a call and give the North shore back to Manly or split with roosters who have current partnership with Norths.
    It will take someone with some balls and no agendas to do this- Hoping Vlandys steps up as it really is a big unspoken issue.
     
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    Brookie is perfectly fine if fixed to a 20-22k stadium like parras. Union would also use here there- hell even Norths could take their NSWRL games for old times sake- happy to pay Flo for that:smiley:
     
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    tbf Grant told them that on 2013, it’s why they pulled out of gosford and closed down the CC Bears bid and why Florimo has been looking to link with somewhere else since.
     

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