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The Game Future NRL Stadiums part II

Quidgybo

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I really don’t think that’s any worse than any other stadium. If you’re seated right next to the wall, you would need to stand to see the hill but probably not for any of the playing field.
 
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New section of Brooky looks good but wow the rest of it is a shit hole and an embarrassment to the league
Hopefully they will replace the eastern terrace with a grandstand before doing anything else. After that they can get the Dean Brothers to knock down the shack on the western side of the ground and put up a grandstand to match whatever they build on the other side.
 

Suitman

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Stadium naming
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An SCG heritage committee headed by businessman Maurice Newman, former politician and SCG Trust chairman Rodney Cavalier
and media director Phillip Heads have released the names of the grandstands

the grandstands will be named after:

* Ron Coote, the old South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters champion, who is considered by many to be the best ever player not to be named an Immortal.

* Australian soccer legend Johnny Warren, whose stand will be at the northern end of the stadium where The Cove supporter group is based for Sydney FC A-League games.

* Former Wallabies captain and legendary rugby union figure Sir Nicholas Shehadie.

* And, controversially, the Garrison stand, which recognises the British army soldiers from the 1850s who were based at Victoria barracks
and played sport on what is now the SCG.

The fact Arthur Beetson’s claims have been ignored will create enormous controversy.

In a News Corp poll last year Beetson had more than three times the support of any other sporting legend for the naming of the four grandstands.
There is no questioning Coote is a great choice.
But seriously … Garrison ahead of Beetson?

The name Garrison is more aligned to the Sydney Cricket Ground from 170 years ago, not the football stadium.

Surprisingly the stand names have already been signed off by many of Sydney’s most respected sporting types on the Venues NSW board
including chairman Tony Shepherd, John Quayle, broadcaster Alan Jones, Todd Greenberg and Rod McGeoch.


Only the premier Dominic Perrottet has the power to overturn the decision.

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TheRam

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Stadium naming
jan 30
An SCG heritage committee headed by businessman Maurice Newman, former politician and SCG Trust chairman Rodney Cavalier
and media director Phillip Heads have released the names of the grandstands

the grandstands will be named after:

* Ron Coote, the old South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters champion, who is considered by many to be the best ever player not to be named an Immortal.

* Australian soccer legend Johnny Warren, whose stand will be at the northern end of the stadium where The Cove supporter group is based for Sydney FC A-League games.

* Former Wallabies captain and legendary rugby union figure Sir Nicholas Shehadie.

* And, controversially, the Garrison stand, which recognises the British army soldiers from the 1850s who were based at Victoria barracks
and played sport on what is now the SCG.

The fact Arthur Beetson’s claims have been ignored will create enormous controversy.

In a News Corp poll last year Beetson had more than three times the support of any other sporting legend for the naming of the four grandstands.
There is no questioning Coote is a great choice.
But seriously … Garrison ahead of Beetson?

The name Garrison is more aligned to the Sydney Cricket Ground from 170 years ago, not the football stadium.

Surprisingly the stand names have already been signed off by many of Sydney’s most respected sporting types on the Venues NSW board
including chairman Tony Shepherd, John Quayle, broadcaster Alan Jones, Todd Greenberg and Rod McGeoch.


Only the premier Dominic Perrottet has the power to overturn the decision.

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Just another example of how league is disrespected by the big end of town clowns. The ARLC hasn't got a clue and doesn't do what is plainly obvious to most of us staunch fans to fix it either. As if this isn't another example of how important it is to get into those elite schools and turning them into fans yet again.

But they will do nothing as usual. Thirty years from now Leagues presence in elite schools and Unis will not have moved forward a squat, while I bet AFL's will have only gotten to saturation point. And there goes the big end of town and with it a massive plank contributor to victory in the football war.

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With three codes historically using the sfs don't see the issue of naming one stand after someone from each code. The Garrison stand seems very random and likely just done to placate everyone by not giving one code an extra stand.
There'll likely be more soccer and union played at the new SFS than League unless Souths move back there or Dragons take their games there.
 

siv

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Stadium naming
jan 30
An SCG heritage committee headed by businessman Maurice Newman, former politician and SCG Trust chairman Rodney Cavalier
and media director Phillip Heads have released the names of the grandstands

the grandstands will be named after:

* Ron Coote, the old South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters champion, who is considered by many to be the best ever player not to be named an Immortal.

* Australian soccer legend Johnny Warren, whose stand will be at the northern end of the stadium where The Cove supporter group is based for Sydney FC A-League games.

* Former Wallabies captain and legendary rugby union figure Sir Nicholas Shehadie.

* And, controversially, the Garrison stand, which recognises the British army soldiers from the 1850s who were based at Victoria barracks
and played sport on what is now the SCG.

The fact Arthur Beetson’s claims have been ignored will create enormous controversy.

In a News Corp poll last year Beetson had more than three times the support of any other sporting legend for the naming of the four grandstands.
There is no questioning Coote is a great choice.
But seriously … Garrison ahead of Beetson?

The name Garrison is more aligned to the Sydney Cricket Ground from 170 years ago, not the football stadium.

Surprisingly the stand names have already been signed off by many of Sydney’s most respected sporting types on the Venues NSW board
including chairman Tony Shepherd, John Quayle, broadcaster Alan Jones, Todd Greenberg and Rod McGeoch.


Only the premier Dominic Perrottet has the power to overturn the decision.

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Surprised the Eastern Stand isnt known as the Politis Terrace

He owns most the seats
 

RedVee

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I expect Ron Coote was chosen over Beetson for two reasons.
1. Not an Immortal so recognition “due”
2. As ex Souths and Easts it could be a positive when trying to entice South’s back to the SFS.

Just guessing.
 
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The Sydney Morning Herald had a more thorough article about it that they published on the weekend (source: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-...ured-with-sfs-grandstand-20220130-p59s9w.html) -

Rugby league legend Ron Coote to be honoured with SFS grandstand​

Andrew Webster

By Andrew Webster

January 30, 2022 — 6.00pm

For three decades, Souths and Roosters icon Ron Coote has been excluded from rugby league’s most exclusive club, the Immortals, much to his disappointment.

But the towering lock-forward can soon take comfort in having a grandstand named after him in the new $828 million Sydney Football Stadium.

Coote’s name will sit alongside two fellow sporting giants in the world-class arena, which is on track for completion in August.
Late Socceroos legend Johnny Warren and Wallaby great Sir Nicholas Shehadie, the former ARU chairman and SCG Trustee critical in the building of the first SFS in 1988, will also be recognised.

A fourth stand will curiously be named the Garrison Stand, which acknowledges the historical significance of the precinct when British Army Soldiers played cricket on a stretch of turf that later became known as the Sydney Cricket Ground.

While that decision is sure to confuse many patrons, Coote’s inclusion has already raised the ire of his former team, the Roosters, who argued to Venues NSW that Immortal Arthur Beetson should have been named ahead of him.

Coote played in nine grand finals over 11 seasons from 1965, winning four with South Sydney before controversially linking with foundation club arch-rivals Eastern Suburbs, playing for the Tri-colours in their 1974 and 1975 premierships.

Beetson was the captain of both those sides and the Roosters claim his status as an Immortal — something Coote has not achieved since the concept’s inception in 1980 — should put him ahead of his former teammate.

Other powerbrokers want former Roosters and NSW captain Brad Fittler acknowledged because of his appeal to a younger generation.

The SCG Heritage Trust was charged with the onerous responsibility of naming the stands in the 45,000-seat facility.

Members of the trust include prominent businessman Maurice Newman and former SCG Trustee Rodney Cavalier.

All tenants of the Moore Park precinct, including the Sydney Swans who don’t play on a rectangular stadium, were invited to put forward names.

A shortlist was drawn before the Heritage Trust made a recommendation to the Venues NSW board.

It is understood Coote was endorsed for two reasons.

First, the belief that his playing achievements have been under-recognised by rugby league, although he has been inducted into the game’s Hall of Fame. Apart from Coote’s premiership success for Souths and the Roosters, he played 23 Tests for Australia.

Second, he was the founder of the Men of League Foundation, which has provided invaluable support for former players, coaches and officials who have fallen on hard times since its inception in 2000.

The Roosters refused to comment on the record, nor did Venues NSW, but privately the club believes their recommendation should hold greater weight because they are the ground’s oldest tenants, having played out of the former Sydney Sportsground since 1911 before it was replaced by the first incarnation of the SFS, which it also called home until its demolition in 2018.

While Beetson has been overlooked this time, he could be named on a grandstand in the future. There are a further four naming positions yet to be decided.

It has also been speculated the Roosters’ centre of excellence inside the new stadium could bear his name, although there will be a strong push for the club’s long-serving chairman and benefactor, Nick Politis.

Recognising history is often a thankless task for administrators, especially when so many clubs and codes share the venue. Rarely do people agree on the naming of grandstands or erection of statues.

Warren’s inclusion doesn’t just recognise his contribution to football, but football’s link to the Sydney Sportsground, where the Socceroos played most of their matches because it was a flatter, truer surface than the SCG.

Shehadie’s name adorned one of the stands in the old SFS, but the Heritage Trust considered his contribution too great to not use again.

The Roosters and South Sydney are expected to play the first match at the stadium when they meet in Round 25 on September 2 despite lobbying from the Matildas, Wallabies and Sydney FC.

I do have to ask, considering they have never played on the site, why on Earth would you ask the Sydney Swans about what the stands at the new SFS (a ground that they will not be playing at) be named? It makes absolutely no sense at all.
 

horrie hastings

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With three codes historically using the sfs don't see the issue of naming one stand after someone from each code. The Garrison stand seems very random and likely just done to placate everyone by not giving one code an extra stand.
There'll likely be more soccer and union played at the new SFS than League unless Souths move back there or Dragons take their games there.

The Eastern stand at the old SFS was the Nicholas Shehadie stand so i am glad they kept that, Johnny Warren and Ron Coote are excellent inclusions, The Garrison i don't get though, surely Arthur Beetson should have been one of the first names thought of for the stands, i read before that Beetson's name maybe incorporated in the Roosters Centre of Excellence which will be inside the SFS and the article that Captain Apollo posted mentions that also but if it isn't he deserves the be the fourth name on the stands.
 
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