Bankwest Stadium - Parramatta

mattpolo8

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In one of her opening press conferences, Gladys corrected a reporter and said there were 5 teams to call it home, one of them being an AFL side. A little part of me thought maybe in some kind of Spotless redevelopment they might have to move there but I dont think its wide enough to fit the oval inside.
 

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Kwality

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In one of her opening press conferences, Gladys corrected a reporter and said there were 5 teams to call it home, one of them being an AFL side. A little part of me thought maybe in some kind of Spotless redevelopment they might have to move there but I dont think its wide enough to fit the oval inside.
Bankwest grabbed naming rights, good get !
 

Isaac Cumming No 1

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In one of her opening press conferences, Gladys corrected a reporter and said there were 5 teams to call it home, one of them being an AFL side. A little part of me thought maybe in some kind of Spotless redevelopment they might have to move there but I dont think its wide enough to fit the oval inside.
Possibly the Swans looking for a new home? where it's hapoening? We aint leaving Giants Stadium obviously.
 

wadistance

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its a rectangular stadium, so Football, Rugby and other rectangular sports will be played. Home to Western Sydney Wanderers, Parramatta Eels, and to a lesser extent the Wests Tigers (5 games per year) and Cantebury Bulldogs (1 game per year).
 

Eddies Pocket

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5 teams calling it home?
Parramatta
Western Sydney Wanderers
Wests Tigers
Canterbury Bulldogs
Waratahs

Not sure how the AFL could be involved. Unless they're really pushing AFLX (god help us)
 

Kwality

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5 teams calling it home?
Parramatta
Western Sydney Wanderers
Wests Tigers
Canterbury Bulldogs
Waratahs

Not sure how the AFL could be involved. Unless they're really pushing AFLX (god help us)
Ego, is how/why ...

Waratahs scrum may be problematic?
 

desie

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In one of her opening press conferences, Gladys corrected a reporter and said there were 5 teams to call it home, one of them being an AFL side. A little part of me thought maybe in some kind of Spotless redevelopment they might have to move there but I dont think its wide enough to fit the oval inside.
Gladys just mucked it up, she's not the biggest sports fan. Nothing more sinister than that.
 

dlanod

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Gladys just mucked it up, she's not the biggest sports fan. Nothing more sinister than that.
Yep. Probably just confused between playing a few games of AFLX (mooted last month) versus actually having an AFL team based out of it.

Lovely stadium though, and doubly so given what it replaced. Shame the Cowboys aren't playing in Parramatta this season.
 

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Callums_Guns

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Went on Saturday what a fantastic experience

Marvel Stadium / AFL officials should attend a game to look at where improvements can be made for our own experiences
 

Callums_Guns

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How does it compare with AAMI?
Rectangular grounds are very different to ovals.
Im still not sold on Parra stadium as they couldve made it a little bigger and had a roof to complete the job properly
To spend that much coin on a re-build and only increase capacity by 5k is pointless but they dont fill so understand that side of it

However the seating design is great, not sure how the new WA stadium compares and the light show before they run out and 1/2 time was fantastic could be tweaked also though
 

Callums_Guns

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Agree all saying the little things both AAMI and Bankwest do well AFL should take onboard ;)
 

Speck

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Im still not sold on Parra stadium as they couldve made it a little bigger and had a roof to complete the job properly
To spend that much coin on a re-build and only increase capacity by 5k is pointless but they dont fill so understand that side of it

However the seating design is great, not sure how the new WA stadium compares and the light show before they run out and 1/2 time was fantastic could be tweaked also though
Why make it bigger? In Sydney they barely fill their stadiums and it looks/sounds shocking. The size is perfect and will have atmosphere even if 12k show up.
 
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