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Parramatta Stadium Rebuild and other stuff

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Suitman, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

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    The reality is that we will have an average team during many seasons and therefore average crowds at best. Good luck making that colour scheme look good on TV and enticing when that Stadium is around half empty. When the camera pans out to show the stands, we may as well be watch 1950's black and white TV.

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  2. Gazzamatta

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    All the pretenders can just fu*k right off.
    Its ours. Always was. Always will be. Even better we didnt have to pay for it.
    See you guys Monday.
     
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  3. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    It will look full (good) with empty blue and yellow seats? lol
     
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  4. TheRam

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    Thank you Strider for being the voice of reason on this issue. You said it perfectly. I'm sure 99.9% of people realise how wonderful this stadium is over all. But I'm sure that 99.9% of people would also never have picked this colour scheme they were picking the seating either. It looks weird. Period. We are a colourful nation and love our colours. This is dull and bordering on boring ugly.
     
  5. Suitman

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    No, it has been dressed down because it has been built on a tight budget. I took my son and a mate of his last Sunday to the open day. The first thing they said when we arrived (and they are no stadium experts), is that it looks really cheap on the outside with all that exposed structural steel framing. We did a lap of the stadium before we entered, and once we got to the western corporate side with all it flash cladding, they again raised the issue and said they wished the stadium had looked like that all around. It was then that I explained that to provide such a magnificent stadium , some design cost cutting measures needed to be made in other parts of the stadium, hence no external cladding on the north, east and southern sides.
    By the time we had left 2 hours later, they didn't really care about what it looked like outside because it is so magnificent inside.

    It is also the best thing to happen to the Wanderers, and rugby if they choose to use it more often, and it is a great venue for concerts and every other hirer that chooses to use it.

    That's fair enough and you've made your point.

    Of course you can. It's why I'm replying to you and expressing mine.

    That's an emotional and historical statement for the reasons I explained the other day. I've also always thought that Parramatta stadium was for the Eels, and the Eels only. But times have changed. This is a public facility for the use of anyone who wants to hire the venue. As for the Premier tenant, yes, during winter, the Eels probably will be. During the summer, the Wanderers will be the premier tenant and their fans will also see it that way. In fact, they will play more games there than the Eels will during the respective seasons.

    Again, you are assuming this is the "EELS" ground. It is not. It is a stadium for western Sydney and anyone who wants to use it.

    One last thing, I've never seen a stadium that has empty seats on a game day that aren't visible, regardless of what colour they are. The only one that comes close is The Gabba, and that seating colour choice is deplorable. Thank goodness we didn't go down that path. AAMI Park in Melbourne is even worse with the green seats.
    That's my opinion and I'm happy to for you to have yours. I just disagree with it, that's all.
     
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    As I said in my above reply, it wouldn't matter what colour the seats were if there's a small crowd in attendance and the seats are visible. Just be thankful that we didn't go down the green or red path.
     
  7. Kornstar

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    What are you talking about? They said in one of those videos that they planned it that was to "show off" the steel and Australian made steel at that.

    :p
     
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  8. The EELiminator

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    and sponsors might be more likely to sign up if they know there is a range of teams playing at the stadium
     
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    FFS It was a clever move by the designers of the stadium to make it a generic grey, yet with a flick of a switch technology creates a light show “skin” which reflects the tenant of the day.

    FFS tenants of ANZ have to drape huge banners (dogs, rabbitohs etc) just to create some sort of a home ground atmosphere.
     
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    The Wests Tigers are like that annoying "friend" who goes around sleeping on everyone's couches.

    BankWest is not their home - it's just another couch to sleep on.
     
  11. Hollywood Jesus

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    Also...

    ONE MORE f**kING DAY, Merkins!!!
     
  12. emjaycee

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    So do we close this thread at 4.06pm tomorrow?
     
  13. Gronk

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    Rename it more likely. We still have the redevelopment of both Allianz and ANZ too.

    Then there is the light rail in Parramatta plus the ongoing gentrification of Parra CBD.

    What should it be called ?
     
  14. emjaycee

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    Well if you want to keep it going to discuss all the other major developments that are happening, maybe we should rename it the "Sydney's Hot Infrastructure Thread" or just "SHIT" for short.
     
  15. TheParraboy

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    12.44pm id imagine?
     
  16. The EELiminator

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    we could have closed it when gladys cut the ribbon
    the stadium rebuild is complete why are we still here?

     
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    Because I still haven’t f**ken seen it yet!
     
  18. The EELiminator

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    enjoy
    i went to the open day it's freaking amazing
     
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  19. Hollywood Jesus

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    It's f**king STADIUM DAY, Merkins!!!

    FIRE UP!!!
     
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  20. The EELiminator

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    absolutely
    some of us have already seen it at the open day or training run

    for those going for the first time today all i can say is none of the photos or videos you have seen do the stadium justice it's freaking glorious
     

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