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Parramatta Stadium Rebuild and other stuff

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

  1. Suitman

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    I'm totally against this. Let's knock down the GABBA and replace it with a billion dollar stadium on the back of an Olympic Games bid. First: the GABBA looks fine enough as it is and doesn't warrant crazy money being spent on it, as in knock down/rebuild. Second: I hope we don't get the Olympic Games. They will end up having a whole lot of money being pissed up against the wall in the name of the Games when the money could be well spent elsewhere. 2032 games is 11 years away. That's a long time for successive QLD state governments to take their eye of the ball when it comes to rebounding the state's economy post-covid.

     
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    Some great views of Parra in this video.

     
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    A small benefit to cricket's limited season but yet another major leg up for the AFL. f**k 'em.
     
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    All that aside. The GABBA doesn't need a billion dollars thrown at it. There are priorities, and the GABBA isn't one of them.
     
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    The area is dated and could do with an upgrade. Bring on the Olympics.

    Brisbane is on the precipice of being a world class city. I like their ambition and wish them well.
     
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    It's amazing that virtually 90% of all stadium upgrades end up benefitting the AFL the most and their crowds increase on the back of it.

    The NRL is so behind the eight ball here. I still don't think we should go to Perth unless the NRL can secure a brand new rectangular stadium in the city. Otherwise we will always be seen as the ugly sister to the people of WA. The AFL always has all the bells and whistles, while we only get hand me downs and patch up jobs. We look so second class and amateur in comparison and the public treat us that way in response.
     
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    well the practicality of an oval shaped ground suits both cricket and AFL, any RL ground would need to be purpose built, so oval shaped grounds satisfy more constituents
     
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    Not in Rugby League, Soccer and Rugby Union States. Look at the Sydney Olympic Stadium. How many constituents has that build satisfied?

    At best, round ovals only satisfy 2 of the 5 major sports in the country. Rectangular sports satisfy 3. Build them and they will come.

    Watch, it won't be be long before we start to hear how the NRL should bring in a team to play out of the new rectangular indoor stadium that is being built in Christchurch or even the one being built in Adelaide. At the very least current teams will opt to play games there knowing that it will be a quality turn out for them until a team is brought in fulltime.

    Christchurch
    https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/sta...dium-tender-awarded-australian-led-consortium

    Adelaide
    https://www.austadiums.com/news/818/multi-purpose-adelaide-cbd-stadium-concept-revealed

    Oh well the rectangular sports have once again been duded. The above proposal has been rejected for the one below that sees all rectangular football codes frozen out once again. Go figure in AFL mad country. Never give your competitor and even break. While in our States we bend over for them when ever possible. What a joke.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03...rtainment-and-sports-arena-proposed/100017604
     
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    Love his work
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    I'm sure the good folk of Cairns and many QLD outback regions will side with you on this. I can guarantee that if QLD gets the Olympics we will have 11 years of Games related spending and political knob polishing while the rest of the state wallows in despair.
     
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    The corners might have been a bit sharp for the 400m had they made it a rectangle
     
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    They do actually run on mini tracks with banked corners at the World Indoor Athletics.

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    Reminds me of one of John Clark's best, the 100 metre track

     
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    they will send all of Brisbane’s homeless street people to those areas.
     
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    This comes under the "other stuff" category but it's worth a gander.

     
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    So that is what Stephen Hawking is doing now
     
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    So, the govt is forging ahead with the Powerhouse in Parramatta. The old David Jones carpark is now pretty much demolished.

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    It's time that we just accepted the fact that some shitty old house that no one gave a shit about for decades or even knew existed, and which has fallen into disrepair, is given its final glory and relocated to a better position and ultimately, rebuilt in better condition. Farewell, Willow Grove. You will be all the better for your reincarnation.

    In the meantime, these f**kwits can go eat a dick. They are trying to prevent a billion dollar investment in Parramatta. It's called progress you dicks.

    Willow Grove May Day Graffiti - YouTube
     
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