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Parra Stadium got 20 Mill from Krudd

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ramrod, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

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  2. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    It was the previous mob who allocated the funding. Rudd was just in power when it was announced. I might be wrong but I think the state government also allocated $10 million as well. Brookvale could use that. As a member of the western suburbs community, looking like the northern beaches/suburbs will never get a decent stadium or facilities. I think they deserve at least 1 decent ground. Which is why I think Manly need to bite the bullet and move games to the SFS. Play the out of towners/ Monday night games at Brookvale.
     
  3. Darren

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    I read the other day when talking about the roof at Allianz that they want Manly to play more "home" games there. Why can't Abbott give his promise!!
     
  4. The Who

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    It looks to me like the NRL and Channel Nein are trying to replicate the AFL formula where most Melbourne teams play at the MCG or Etihad Stadium. I'm sure they would like Illawarra-George, The 'Riff, Cronulla and Manly to make the SFS or ANZ the home ground of each club.
    In order to achieve this, Channel Nein fails to schedule Manly matches on a Sunday afternoon (unless it has no alternative). This means there are lower crowds and less revenue for the club, basically forcing its hand financially. Channel Nein don;t want the expense and inconvenience of having to set up cameras etc at suburban grounds. For them it would be simpler to have two grounds where its equipment could be housed permanently.
    I hate the idea, but I'm starting to think that it is inevitable.
    Why else would we cop such crappy scheduling?
     
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  5. MWSE

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    It may be inevitable but it will also fail spectacularly. Crowd numbers will be pitiful and the NRL will rue the State Government decision to only provide funding to the big stadiums.

    Allocating funding to Parra stadium makes sense when you consider it is used year round and the Wanderers sell the ground out constantly.
     
  6. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Parramatta stadium is also in a marginal seat.

    Nothing like buying a few votes.

    There needs to be a similar facility on the northern beaches but it seems like its never going to happen. Accept it and move on people.
     
  7. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Like you, l certainly wouldn't go to many matches, and I attend all of them at Brookie. But what I envisage is a TV/NRL 'grand plan' of playing double-headers at SFS and ANZ on Saturdays and Sundays. So on Saturdays Fox would cover three matches, back-to-back, saving on equipment and commentators. Likewise on Sunday, Channel Nein would be at ANZ each Sunday covering a 2pm game and a 4pm game, live. (There would only be one Friday night match, and that would always be Brisbane V someone).
    Crowds are irrelevant to NRL and TV these days, so we fans get screwed and have to attend Monday night matches.
    Just like the decision to award the bloke-with-the-deepest-pockets a new casino licence, money talks and Governments can be bought.
     
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep, they can always put in a virtual crowd to cover the pitiful attendance. I don't see why the state and local governments on the north shore can't get together and develop an SFS type Stadium north of the bridge. Surely the five councils can sort out where. Then we play out of that stadium, along with the four north side RU clubs.
     
  9. Darren

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    They don't seem to worried about gates but I bet the clubs are!! Gate takings are still very important and I read that if we don't get 15-16k we lose money. What business wants that!! Yes the tv deal tops up but look at it the other way, if we make gate profit and tv profit we could spend that on local development even more.
     
  10. MissKate

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    Because the people making the decisions only attend games to sit in some swanky corporate suite. They don't understand and don't give a stuff about the grass roots fans who love to go to the games to feel part of the action
     
  11. Fluffy

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    Can you post a link to the break even gate takings please as it is a lot higher than I recall hearing
     
  12. Darren

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    Fluffy, it was either Mayer or maybe even Perry?? in a comment about developing the ground to bring in extra revenue. I did read it and remember thinking wow! that's a big number when you think about rain etc but the upcoming tv deal (at the time) was going to help things out. It was either 15 or 16k but can't recall if I read it online or in the Tele!! Sorry! Maybe someone else remembers hearing it?
     
  13. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Could Jace vouch for you?
     
  14. The Who

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    Unfortunately we'll get nothing like 15,000 tonight.
    If we were forced to move from Brookie the local ratepayers would be big losers as well as there would be no revenue coming in. It would be a big drain financially on the council, which owns Brookvale Oval.
     
  15. cherry_poppins

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    Thankfully Abbott will never win,its a lose for brookie though
     
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  16. Ramrod

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    .....and the reason ...so that Krudd won't give us money either??
    great tactics.
     
  17. conanu

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    I was voting Rudd but on this issue alone i will now be voting Abbott. Im sick of Labor throwing millions at Western Sydney. I was born in Blacktown and grew up in Canberra and i visit my Nan in Btown and its a dead set dump. But hey lets throw more money at Parramatta. Its absolute garbage.
     
  18. voicefromthehill

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    Which electorate do you live in? Rudd and Abbott are in different electorates. You can of course vote Liberal, Labor or whichever other party has policies that you agree with.
     
  19. EagleFlys

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    Abbott will never give any money to brookie, nor will kevin747. Why ? pretty simple really; its not in a marginal seat - so no party will gain from spending money in it.

    The only chance brookie has is for private funding - and we all know that is 0.

    Manly at Brookie will not last, sad to say.
     
  20. Ramrod

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    I like to test the issue.

    Abbott is a local. Since this is a so-called Lib area, and... if Abbott gets in, he's held accountable for looking after the area, just as the other Pollies do for their local areas.

    After that, if nothing happens, he'll get an earful from us locals if he doesn't.

    No point going for Kruddy. Labor hates this region.
     

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