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Manly fans slugged with ticket levy

Discussion in 'News' started by ManlyArmy, Feb 13, 2014.

By ManlyArmy on Feb 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM
  1. ManlyArmy

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    After reading this, how much longer can Brookie survive?



    Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’s proposed rent increase


    BROOKVALE Oval match ticket prices could increase by $1 each under a new lease proposal to help Warringah Council maintain the venue.

    Manly Sea Eagles will also be slugged an extra $25,000 in rent to use the oval.

    The conditions were approved at Tuesday night’s general meeting as part of the final lease proposal to the club.

    Sea Eagles officials have requested a new lease of only 12 months for the oval as they seek direction on the future of the venue.

    The club’s five-year lease with the council expired in November and officials from both organisations have discussed the new lease in recent weeks.

    The council finalised its proposal at the meeting, which included the rental increase and a $1 infrastructure levy to be added to each Brookie match ticket.

    The Sea Eagles paid $348,484 to lease the oval last year. Club representatives could not be contacted for comment on the proposal.

    The council’s resolution also included continuing to support efforts to transfer Brookvale Oval to a NSW state sports trust.

    The Manly club has previously backed this move and called for state or federal government contributions to upgrade the oval.

    It comes after the NSW Government revised its stadiums strategy and outlined plans to shift funding from suburban grounds to major venues­.

    The council has argued its funding of the venue is unsustainable, as ratepayers subsidise the facility by $200,000 per year.

    The council has voted for a report on measures the Sea Eagles were willing to implement during the next 12 months that would increase exposure for Warringah.

    “Warringah Council should really be considered a major sponsor of the Manly Sea Eagles,” Cr Jose Menano-Pires said.

    “In the last few years we Warringah ratepayers have had little return for our sponsorship dollar. (The Sea Eagles) are a great brand and we should leverage it.”
     

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Discussion in 'News' started by ManlyArmy, Feb 13, 2014.

    1. HappilyManly

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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      So in 2015, what happens :s

      Wonder if the Restaurants and Hotels agree with the 'little return on the dollar' comment :mad:

      I would love to know how much upkeep, security and utilities it costs to have Brookie empty. It can not be redeveloped under the terms of it being gifted as an area for Public use.
       
    2. Mals

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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      Warringah Council sound almost as useless as my local council - Hornsby. We had a special levies for years to raise funds to buy back an old quarry which they have no idea what to do with.
       
    3. ManlyArmy

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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      If an upgrade doesn't come within the next 12 months, a move to the SFS looks inevitable.
       
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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      200k to "subsidise" the oval is chicken feed and a spurious argument. It's the council's oval, what does that nong of a councillor expect? They don't subsidise it, it is their asset to maintain. Beverly job or allambie oval Etc would cost many thousands of dollars a year to maintain too - they have a budget to do parks. It is council's role to maintain parks and gardens. The council will have to budget for brookie regardless. Without manly's rent it would cost them 500k.
       
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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      No other sporting club on the beaches would be able to pay anywhere near the rent that Manly currently pay.

      Without Manly occupying it and paying rent the whole place would be a total waste and eventually deteriorate to a stage where it would have to be demolished.
       
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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      Warringah Council has a long and glorious history...The Council was dismissed in 1967 following the jailing of two Councillors for bribery. It was again dismissed in 1985 amid corruption allegations but subsequent inquiries resulted in no charges being laid and Council was returned in 1987. In 2003, a public inquiry found the community had lost confidence in the Council and an administrator was appointed.... basically they've always been a ****e council and they're running true to form.
       
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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      The good line in that is the "public trust" idea
       
    8. globaleagle

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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      I like how 1 councillor wants the council to be a major sponsor, riding the coat-tails of manly's success....whilst at the same time slugging the clubs (etc) in rising lease fees and charges.

      Most sponsors pay to be a sponsor you knob head. If you waive the fees and charges and throw a little extra in....I'm sure manly could find a sleeve or two.


      By the way..... where's the promised 10 mill? (though we all know it was supposed to be 20)
       
    9. HappilyManly

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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      I posted previously, that this same Council wants to spend 20mill on a 'Youth Center' adjacent to its Chambers, that the locals are vehemently against :mad:

      The Council is located 1km from Brookie, on Pittwater Road.:mad: But augmenting Brookie with indoor courts, somehow escaped their thinktank :dodgy:
       
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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      Didn't that guy with the big ears who keeps appearing on the news pledge he'd help save Brookie? He should walk the walk.
       
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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      Talk about muddled thinking from the Council...
      Let's force out our major tenant and have the oval empty so that the ratepayers can fund a further $400,000 a year . . .
       
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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      Didn't someone post on this forum some time ago that the council wanted Brookvale to be a dog-friendly picnic ground?
       
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      RE: Manly Sea Eagles ticket prices at Brookvale Oval could rise due to Warringah Council’

      Are they going to adopt a pay-to-spray collection method for pets?
       
    14. Jethro

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      ANGRY Manly fans have been slugged with a ticket price increase to watch matches at the worst suburban ground in Sydney – Brookvale Oval.

      Warringah Council has introduced a contentious ‘’infr[​IMG]astructure levy’’ which will bump-up the cost of admission by $1 for each fan at Manly’s 10 home games this year.

      The Daily Telegraph has obtained a council report revealing the base rent for the dilapidated Pittwater Rd ground has been bumped-up by $25,000.

      Manly’s five-year lease at Brookvale Oval expired in November last year.

      The Sea Eagles have requested a lease extension of just one year, allowing the club to hold further talks about the ground’s future with the NRL and State Government.

      A council report states: ‘’The terms proposed for the new lease generally reflects the existing lease terms with the two key amendments being a $25,000 increase in base rental and a $1 “infrastructure levy” including GST for every general admission ticket sold at the 10 Brookvale Oval games in season 2014. ‘’

      Council claims the ground’s upkeep is expensive, costing ratepayers about $200,000 a year.

      Manly fans though contacted by The Daily Telegraph were filthy they should asked to pay more to sit on the Brookie hill.

      ‘’I wouldn’t mind paying an extra dollar as a levy if Warringah council actually did something to help improve Brookvale Oval,’’ said Manly fan Adam Johnson.

      ‘’There has been a whole lot of talk but at the end of the day it’s the same old tired ground with the same old tired facilities.

      This sort of thing might finally rally the Manly fans to really put pressure on local politicians to do something…I hope so.’’

      Manly outlaid nearly $350,000 to lease Brookvale last year.

      “Firstly, council believes the best outcome for Sea Eagles, fans and Warringah ratepayers, is for Brookvale Oval to be put in a State Trust,’’ said Warringah mayor Michael Regan.

      ‘’The community understands that a small infrastructure levy is a positive step towards keeping the Sea Eagles at Brookie as we need to fund the shortfall in maintenance and renewal costs.

      ‘’The current situation is not tenable. This is why Warringah Council is asking neighbouring councils to chip in funds for this regional asset. We are keen to see the Sea Eagles stay at Brookie and so is our community and we continue to work with the Sea Eagles to see how we can achieve this.

      ‘’Even with this small increase in levy, Warringah’s rate payers are still financially supporting the Sea Eagles by a significant amount.”

      Brookvale Oval is in desperate need of a revamp. The club has previously threatened to walk away and play matches at Allianz Stadium or at Gosford – but fan anger has stopped the move.

      Sea Eagles chairman Scott Penn could not be contacted yesterday.

      The State Government is reluctant to inject money due to its stadia strategy although the Federal Government has pledged $10 million to upgrade Brookvale Oval.

      Some councillor cheekily claim council should be considered Manly’s ‘’major sponsor’’


      Dean Ritchie

      http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/manly-fans-will-be-charged-a-levy-on-tickets-to-attend-games-at-brookvale-oval/story-fni3gnk1-1226833026641
       
    15. Jethro

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      ANGRY Manly fans have been slugged with a ticket price increase to watch matches at the worst suburban ground in Sydney – Brookvale Oval.

      Warringah Council has introduced a contentious ‘’infrastructure levy’’ which will bump-up the cost of admission by $1 for each fan at Manly’s 10 home games this year.

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      It's only taken 7 days for Dean Ritchie and the Daily Telegraph to catch up with what was previously reported in Silvertails :rolleyes:
       
    16. Berkeley_Eagle

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      So with the council now getting gate takings are they going to help promote game day and have something to say to the NRL if 8,000 Turn up to a MnF game
       
    17. HappilyManly

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      The Manly spirit is indefatigable - Leagues Club bankrupt, Brookie held to ransom by its Council - yet Manly on track to maintain it being the only Club to make consecutive NRL Finals since 2005 :D :heart:

      Bring it On Manly 2014 - Decade of excellence :exclamation:
       
    18. lsz

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      I wonder how this compares to other clubs and their ground rental? Anyone have any insight?
       
    19. Darren

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      Brookie is utilised by mostly visitors (people outside the Northern Beaches) so it is understandable.
       

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