Discussion in 'NRL' started by insert.pause, May 8, 2015.
where is this 60k for the olympics coming from mate?
Why does the biggest stadium need to be oval stadium?
Openning & clising ceremonies could be conducted at suncorp. Everything else at QE2
Look what they did at Rio - had the ceremonies at the massive soccer stadium, then took the athletics to the smaller stadium down the road.
There is no reason Queensland could not host the games.
Not one City, the state.
could they increase the capacity of Suncorp to 60k?
I think countries should start hosting the games
Then let the cities bid for individual events
Would get people travelling around the whole country and governments putting money into cross-country transport (in our case this is sorely needed)
Changed a while back to encourage more cities to bid. Brand new Tokyo Stadium holds 60k.
More likely that Suncorp could be updated rather than rebuilt. Athletics is the big ticket they will want that to be the main stadium. Reckon they will rebuild the Gabba to 60k.
I didnt even watch the last olympics.
You missed some great sport and ceremonies. Kayaking and archery became my fave new sports for a week.
Not sure if you’ve been there but the stands are overhanging the roads to north and south and encroach very closely to other buildings on the north western side and the state school to the east, I honestly don’t think it could be expanded in size at all.
Not to mention the astronomical cost for just 6-10k extra seats and the fact that they want the big stadium for athletics which is where they sell the most seats.
Yep. The Gabba is hemmed in. No chance of increasing capacity to 60 000.
They will probably just build a new oval mega stadium where QEII is or right on the Lions doorstep in Springfield or wherever the f**k their base is. AFL will win out of it, NRL will lose. You can better your bottom dollar on it.
You could probably put a third tier on the road side half of the stadium without increasing the footprint. The other half of stadium has apartments and school next to it so unlikely they would be impressed if they tried to build up there.
All mute though as the bid is proposing a new stadium with an 80k capacity reducing to 60k after the games.
Time to bring back the dog track at the Gabba
Because of the existing western stand at Suncorp when the stadium was rebuilt, I had the understanding the stadium couldn’t increased
They are a long way off finalising any bid.
If they rebuilt the Gabba the field dimensions of Optus in Perth rather than the current MCG shape (I.e. more narrow), it might fit in its current spot.
Yeah this is likely. They used the Sunburn's stadium at the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games because you can drop a temporary athletics track into an oval ground as there is more space. You wouldn't be able to squeeze an athletics track onto the playing surface at Suncorp. The best we can hope for is that Suncorp gets and upgrade and maybe a capacity bump to 60k as it will probably host the Football final.
Not an NRL stadium as such but potential for future.
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