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SCG upgrade

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DUFFMAN, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. DUFFMAN

    DUFFMAN Well-Known Member

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    The SCG is about to get a $185,000,000 upgrade over the next 2-3 years.
    The Federal and State governments are going to announce it at the start of the Sydney test.

    What about Brookvale ?
     
  2. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Let me guess the AFL are also kicking in $1m so they get to own the stadium in 25 years time :p
     
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    • Berkeley_Eagle

      Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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      what could the SCG possibly need for that amount of cash
       
    • Moondog

      Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Obviously a large amount of public funds available for sporting venues. Don't hold your breath over an upgrade for Brookie though.
       
    • Fro

      Fro Well-Known Member

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      Comparing Brookie to the SCG is a little bit silly.

      A fairer comparison would be Kogarah, or Parra Stadium, or Win at Wollongong, or Campbelltown etc. against which we have been shafted many times.

      SCG is a slightly different case, its an international arena, used all year round
       
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      • Bradza

        Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Still a lot of dosh Fro.

        It was mentioned that they were going to replace up to three stands including the Bradman stand and capacity would be increased from 45 to 48k!
         
      • Larissa

        Larissa Well-Known Member

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        The SCG Trust works have been in planning for quite some time. When I worked there 5 years ago the developments were already being discussed.

        The new Victor Trumper Stand was stage 1 of the upgrade, to be followed by improvements to the Bradman and Members Area, then finally the O'Reilly Stand.
         
      • Fluffy

        Fluffy Well-Known Member

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        So its your fault Larissa we have no money left for Brookie ;)
         
      • tookey

        tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        It confirms that brookie needs to be set up as a trust owned by the government in order to get the funding that it needs.
         
      • The Wheel

        The Wheel Well-Known Member

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        It might also help if WSC actually put in a request for funding
         
      • Fro

        Fro Well-Known Member

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        yeah mate you are right it is, and we have copped the rough end of the pineapple as far as funding goes.

        My point was that comparing brookie to the SCG is like comparing Lidcombe oval to the olympic stadium, both totally different arenas.
         
      • mickqld

        mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        They're going to spend $185 million to increase capacity by 3000. WTF!!!!
        Well there is govt efficiency at it's finest. **** we should go for a 10000 capacity increase that means we get $616 million.
         
      • Brookie4eva

        Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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        I was there last week, and it is a much better place than a few years ago, there has been a fair amount of money spent there in the last 10 years, and facilities are quite good.

        I really can't see the justification for spending that much money, especially as only increasing capacity by 3000, as Mick said above.
         
      • tookey

        tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Warringah ratepayers should be attending council meetings and demanding why a submission has not been submitted. In fact they should have been doing this for the past 10 years.
         
      • Brookie Brawler

        Brookie Brawler Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        North Sydney Oval got the old Bob Stand from the SCG. Maybe we can take the Bradman/Noble off their hands...
         
      • Craigm

        Craigm New Member

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        Go easy on whingeing about the lack of extra capacity for the dollars.

        If Brookie gets upgraded as proposed it will cost about $70mill and most likely result in the official capacity going down from 23000 to something like 20000. The difference being the standard of facilities for those 20,000, that's why Brookie needs the money spent.

        It is the same for the SCG. The stands they intend to replace need replacing because they are old and tired, even if capacity remains the same.
         
      • Brookvale

        Brookvale Well-Known Member

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        wtf, does Michelle Clarke need his own changeroom, helipad, jet runway, seating area with private bigscreen?
         
      • Napper

        Napper Well-Known Member

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        No but he needs to learn how to use a cricket bat consistently.
         
      • Ramrod

        Ramrod Well-Known Member

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        The reason for the SCG's massive cost is due to :

        the added feature that each seat can now convert into a bed,

        because "clicket" is bloody BORING!!!!

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      • Stevo

        Stevo Well-Known Member

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        Are you serious, man? He's one of our better scorers of late!
         

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