Adelaide Oval - Discussion

Discussion in 'AFL Stadiums' started by crow28, Jan 18, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. hitthepost

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    YOU DIDN'T SAY THAT AND I PREFER NOT TO ASSUME WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.
    Also, please don't yell - we're even less likely to pay you any attention if you do.
     
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  2. RedV3x

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    AO attracts tours even though it has built all those soulless stands ? shock horror.
    The MCG is a huge attraction that doesn't miss grassy knolls and antiquated scoreboards etc.
     
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    You don't think 60k is a good idea. So-be-it.

    You have your antiquated ideas .So-be-it.
     
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    Well if you used your grey matter you'd have realized that all those objects were OUTSIDE and NOT IMPINGING ON CAPACITY.
     
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    Ok Red me thinks it's time you have a lie down before you pop a hernia.
     
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    There it is.
     
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    And yet all the modern stands don't deter people.
    Funnily enough the MCG attracts huge numbers without grassy knolls, antiquated scoreboards or English trees.
    The MCG has the capacity to attract people.
    That's what the WA government aimed for when it built the new stadium
    which by-the-way nobody has said anything but wow.
    Now, the difference between 50k and 60k capacity might see SA possibly miss out on a lot of the highly prized event tourism.
    At least you will be happy sitting on the grass knoll looking at an antiquated scoreboard.
     
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    Except the AO scoreboard is not antiquated.
     
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    Probably should replace the word "Batsmen" with "Batters" to include women's cricket.

    (only mostly joking)
     
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    But we’re not missing out on tourism, and an extra 6k people isn’t going to make a massive difference.
     
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    Do you mean from India-Pakistan World Cup games? Australia World Cup Semi-Finals? Ashes/Border-Gavaskar Tests? Showdowns or AFL Prelim Finals?
    Socceroos and Rugby League/Union don't fill the stadium as is.
     
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    Well that's just another thing you have strange ideas about.
    Modern stadiums like the MCG can and are tourist attractions.
    Modern stadiums can have heritage links without impinging on capacity.
     
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    LOL, really loud.
     
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    I never said the MCG didn't do any of those things.
    What attracts people to AO is those things which make it unique and different. Sure the history will remain but people can't see the stand built for the 1956 Olympics anymore - but they can sit on the same hill and look at the same scoreboard that was there when Bradman played.
    Different reasons for getting tourists.
     
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    Ideally what could happen is the government actually go through with there memorial drive upgrade and at the same time at the end of the 2018 season redesign the western stand. One issue with upgrading a stadium is congestion. Western stand side is very narrow and a nightmare to get out of and will prove a challenge. there are to many factors that will ever allow the northern end built upon. SACA will never allow it, its heritage listed, North Adelaide people will chain themselves to those trees if they have to.
     
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    When the 6k is from outside the state, then it is substantial.
    Governments look at as 6k X $500 = $3,000,000 not the usual 6K x $50.
     
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    Why do you saying stuff I've never said ? Why don't you stick to what I do say ?
    I said "Now, the difference between 50k and 60k capacity might see SA possibly miss out on a lot of the highly prized event tourism."
    and "Modern stadiums like the MCG can and are tourist attractions.Modern stadiums can have heritage links without impinging on capacity.
     
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    Yes, so people are obviously going for other reasons.

    They can easily re-locate the scoreboard. Not a problem. Even build a grassy knoll.. plant a few trees... even have beer cans strewn everywhere.
    Why not build an interactive display with yobbos running rampart.
     
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    A fair few Victorians are keen to visit Adelaide just because of the new Adelaide Oval, its still as picturesque as ever.
     
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    Except it hasn’t.

    Adelaide Oval got some big World Cup matches (India v Pakistan, Australia v Pakistan QF), and isn’t under any threat from missing out on an upcoming Indian test match (which the Gabba, which fits your idea of a perfect stadium, is facing).

    Adelaide Oval doesn’t seem to be missing out at all.

    Tell me how the scoreboard is antiquated.
     
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    Throw in Liverpool vs Adelaide.
     
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    you're missing one very important thing - no one wants to goto WA
     
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    Read what I say FFS.
    "That's what the WA government aimed for when it built the new stadium"
    It's what the government aimed for.
    And FYI, everybody wants to come to WA. It's all a question of pricing.
    SA is a lot closer and a lot cheaper to get to for most Australians yet SA doesn't seem to target this sports event tourism.
    Maybe you're right and nobody wants to come to SA either.
    IMO SA have a better chance than WA at sport's event tourism if they put their heart into it.
     
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    "Now, the difference between 50k and 60k capacity might see SA possibly miss out on a lot of the highly prized event tourism."

    You miss out on the highly prized event tourism because the stadium is full of locals.
    You miss out on the highly prized event tourism because the stadium hasn't the capacity for tourists.

    LOL Start at state-of-the-art and go backwards to you arrive at rudimentary manual scoreboards. LOL
    If it aint antiquated what's the attraction ?
    The Perth Stadium screen is supposed to be the biggest in Australia.
    I know what i like best - the big screen.