Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Suitman, Feb 3, 2016.
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Going to say it was the rain in the lights
I drove past it last week when they were testing the screen, it had a test pattern on it but yes it looks very much like this.
Bring your umbrellas against west’s tigers. Quite a few Ceiling leaks still, even after repairs in the corporate area and the catering pods around the ground.
Might need a huge tarp over the stadium if rain sets in till then.
FMD! First it was rust and now it's and indoor pool.
This should make the Friends of Parramatta Park happy
The stadiums real colours on display at last.
the logo looks warped and elongated .... they would be better doing like the wanderers one with stripes on the side or something
but yeah looks cool in blue and gold colours
Hopefully they figure out how to re-proportion the image to allow for the stretchy nature of the screen. should just be a simple case of adding more blue to the edges of the image (making it more of a long rectangle that a square) and that should pull the logo back into a circle.
Merkins does anyone know about the 2nd Bankwest game vs Tigers ? It is their home game. Assume we need to buy tix to our own ground and sit in the pleb seats ?
Yep, the tiger's members will fill the best central seats. We'll get the best of the rest, but I'm predicting a 50/50 split of fans.
The best thing is that it will virtually be another home game for the players as they will be more familiar with the ground, won't travel and have a large amount of fans on their side.
Have they found those leaks yet?
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Eelslegends Brett Kenny and Peter Sterling to be honoured at new stadium
The Daily Telegraph can also revealEelslegends Mick Cronin and Ken Thornett, whose names adorned the oldParramattaStadium, will again have stands named after them.
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Kenny and his 1980s halves partner Peter Sterling will be honoured with grandstands at the new $300 million stadium in Sydney’s west named after the pair.
Five-eighth Kenny and halfback Sterling, who won four premierships together with Parramatta during the 1980s, will be reunited once again.
Parramatta will take their history with them to their new home. Image: Peter Kurnik
The Daily Telegraph can also reveal Eels legends Mick Cronin and Ken Thornett, whose names adorned the old Parramatta Stadium, will again have grandstands named in their honour.
To complete the nod to the Eels’ history, the Ray Price statue, which stood outside the old Parramatta Stadium, will be brought out from storage and placed in the new Bankwest Stadium precinct.
Sterling and Kenny, whose names were on the hills at either end of the old ground, told The Daily Telegraph they were humbled to have stands named after them, with an official announcement expected shortly.
“I would be enormously proud, obviously. To have the terrace at the old Parramatta Stadium was something I never thought would happen,” Sterling told The Daily Telegraph.
“With this brand new structure going up, to be associated with that by name would be fantastic, especially when you consider the other names you’re alongside as well. They are all great mates of mine.
“It’s just nice I suppose, to know that you’ve left some kind of impression with some people. It’s been a long time now but hopefully we have great times coming. Every time I drive past the stadium I will feel really good.”
Remembering the likes of Sterlo can show Parra the way back to the good times.
Kenny was just as delighted.
“It would be a great honour to have your name up there and to be part of this wonderful new stadium, which looks magnificent. It would be good to look up and see your name there on a grandstand,” Kenny said.
“And the other thing is that when you stop and think about it, when you look at the number of great players that have come through that club, especially those guys in the 1980s and the late 1970s, it’s a privilege. It’s very humbling.”
They were halcyon days for Parramatta fans. Image: Action Photographics
Cronin was also part of the glorious Eels side which dominated through the early and mid-1980s. Thornett, nicknamed the Mayor of Parramatta after representing them through the 1960s and early 1970s, played 12 Tests for Australia. He died in August, 2016.
In conjunction with the NSW Government, Parramatta will recognise the club legends in time for the stadium’s opening match against Wests Tigers on April 22.
Wests Tigers first home game at Bankwest Stadium will be played on June 7 against Canberra.
Parramatta plan to erect removable signs displaying the grandstand names for all nine of their home games this season.
Other tenants Canterbury and Wests Tigers can then name the stands for their home games.
The Tigers board will discuss the issue in coming weeks.
Ex-champions from Balmain’s side of the joint venture to be considered include Keith Barnes, Steve Roach, Paul Sironen, Ben Elias and Wayne Pearce with the Wests faction to look at Tom Raudonikis, Peter Dimond, Noel Kelly and Keith Holman.
Wests Tigers stars Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah would also be considered, despite still playing for the club. The Tigers played four games at Bankwest this season, the Bulldogs have one. Others tenants are the Western Sydney Wanderers and NSW Waratahs.
Brilliant, brilliant news.
Can someone tell me the results so I can go out and place some bets?
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