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Sea Eagles fight to keep spiritual home

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Briza, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Briza

    Briza Active Member

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    NRL grand finalists Manly could be forced from Brookvale Oval after Warringah Council doubled its fee for use of the ageing venue.

    The council wants $710,000 a season, up from $350,000 a year.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/sea-eagles-fight-to-keep-spiritual-home-20130930-2uoqu.html#ixzz2gPS4R3eO
     
  2. Las Vegas Blvd

    Las Vegas Blvd Active Member

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    Not much use in spending 10million on the joint if the Clark Kent is that expensive , hello Alliance Stadium
     
  3. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Warringah council are a bunch of _ _ _ _ _.

    They want the land to sell off and fill their pockets.
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good work council, a lot of money you miss out on if you force Manly out
     
  5. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No doubt part of a strategy to force Abbott to provide more funds to upgrade the oval and make it multi use so that the fee can be spread to other users of the ground.

    If we move then has council thought who will pay the $710k pa and who will use it? Dog walkers?
     
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  6. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly are in the Grand Final. They've got to print something negative about us.
     
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  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Appropriate it from the council, set up a state govt. trust to run it, and do it properly. Sea Eagles aren't going anywhere, we'll be at Brookie long after those councillors have retired.
     
  8. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    They still haven't got over the club being Manly-Warringah and not Warringah-Manly.
     
  9. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    It's about time the NRL realised what a successful on-field product we've been over the past 40 years and get off their backside and help us lobby the government for more money.
     
  10. 1969

    1969 Well-Known Member

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    This is a tough one.

    If the Sea Eagles moved to Alliance, would their membership numbers pick up? Would they create a bigger fan base?

    Staying at Brookvale may be seen as stifling the potential fan numbers.

    I am definitely not supporting a move. I do wonder about the numbers though. Will give you an example:

    Up here in South East Queensland, there is a huge Manly supporter base. Just see any Suncorp game, there we are, load, proud, and strong!

    To get from here to Brookvale is pretty well a ridiculous, and an expensive ask. To get to the Cricket Ground is not so much, plus plenty of places to overnight, or easy transport back to the airport.

    Then again, getting from Manly Peninsular to Moore Park is also a massive ask for the tragics', since it is such a big area.

    What to do?

    I suppose at the end of the day, it is the bums on seats that generate the revenue, so, which venue would generate more numbers on a week in/week out basis?
     
  11. strone33

    strone33 Well-Known Member

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    Nth Syd Oval?
     
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  12. The Who

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    If true this is incredibly short-sighted by the Council.
    You have one tenant, but hike up their rent by 100% forcing them out...
    which leaves $0 revenue to pay for the facility!
    Real smart.
     
  13. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    C'mon Darren ... Where are you to answer this question. :p
     
  14. CAMBO

    CAMBO New Member

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    Don't be silly Darren won't be here this week. It's a good positive week. But if we lose Sunday he will be back laying the boot in.
     
  15. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    He is helping Jace get over his loss!
     
  16. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Better than the $10 million would be Abbott throwing his political weight around and forcing the oval into a state trust.
     
  17. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Could the club buy the ground from the Council?
    It seems the Council regard it as a drain on the ratepayers, so why not sell it off for, say, $1-million. The club would then have total control over the ground. While it would cost to maintain the ground, the club could then gain revenue by hiring it out for corporate events, or to music promoters, to other sports . . .
    Thoughts?
     
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  18. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    It would be nice The Who but that land has to be worth a minimum of $25 million. The Council would be doing the ratepayers a disservice if they allowed it go for what the Sea Eagles could afford. Scott Penn picked up the Leagues Club and a small parcel of adjoining land for a bargain of $7.5 million so that gives you an idea.
     
  19. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The original deed of gift prohibits the council from selling it. The only hope is to move it into a State Managed trust.
     
  20. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

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    Probably Tony Abbott telling them to up the rent,so he doesnt have to give us the 10million for the upgrade
     

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