Docklands Stadium (Marvel Stadium) - Discussion

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Anyone know if the dress code in Medallion is relaxed for Big Bash? Always wear a polo to the footy, haven’t been to a BBL game (am tomorrow night). Hoping I can wear a tee shirt. Office is closed until 07 Jan so can’t call em to check. Ta.
 

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Anyone know if the dress code in Medallion is relaxed for Big Bash? Always wear a polo to the footy, haven’t been to a BBL game (am tomorrow night). Hoping I can wear a tee shirt. Office is closed until 07 Jan so can’t call em to check. Ta.
Last time I went the same rules apply.

Tweeting them is the fastest way to get a response though.
 

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Bulldozer it and build another stadium at Elsternwick Park. The surface is too hard and it faces in the wrong direction, plus it's cold and too generic.
 

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Bulldozer it and build another stadium at Elsternwick Park. The surface is too hard and it faces in the wrong direction, plus it's cold and too generic.
1) council would never approve it

2) parking would be a **** fight worse than prince's park

3) only serviced by the sandy line

4) where are the clubs on the ovals and the golf club members going?
 
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Bulldozer it and build another stadium at Elsternwick Park. The surface is too hard and it faces in the wrong direction, plus it's cold and too generic.
This will never work. It will just be another roof stadium that everyone will hate with the cost of demolition of Docklands and the cost of building the new stadium. Nowhere near feasible, there’s nothing wrong with Docklands anyway.
 
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Main problem was it’s cost to build and the effect on the competition for 15 years. We’ve grown into it now, there’s very few low crowd games now in Melbourne

Been great for Hobart Launceston Ballarat Alice Darwin cairns. They get footy now which rarely happened before docklands
 

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It needs to have its roof shut all the time as the glare from sunshine is poor
BBL Final 2.45pm tomorrow. Someone said this is the Renegades' first daytime home game. Will look terrible if there's dropped catches and misfields due to the harsh contrast.
 

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Marvel with the roof closed on a hot day feel like a sauna. I was there for the Renegades thunder game in Janaury, it felt like it was 50 degrees.


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That's nothing, for one Melbourne Derby it was 40 degrees plus over successive days then a thunderstorm came through before the match and inside was like a sweatshop at about 65 degrees
 
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That's nothing, for one Melbourne Derby it was 40 degrees plus over successive days then a thunderstorm came through before the match and inside was like a sweatshop at about 65 degrees
I’m glad we have the facility to prevent washed out cricket. But surely could a 21st century stadium be given an aircon to the spectators coming in to watch .


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I’m glad we have the facility to prevent washed out cricket. But surely could a 21st century stadium be given an aircon to the spectators coming in to watch .


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Or maybe more areas for the hot air to escape in the summer rather than just relying on breezes from the gates
 

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I’m glad we have the facility to prevent washed out cricket. But surely could a 21st century stadium be given an aircon to the spectators coming in to watch .
It opened in March 2000 when summer franchise cricket wasn't even a concept.

If they redevelop it some day they'll do a proper job making it an indoor venue when the roof is closed. At present it's closer to a big shed with chainlink fence around it.
 

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Bulldoze it and build a ground with character that has a nice grandstand and trees.You could be anywhere in the world in that cold, concrete jungle.Fix Princess Park or build a community friendly stadium at Elsternwick Park.
 

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Bulldoze it and build a ground with character that has a nice grandstand and trees.You could be anywhere in the world in that cold, concrete jungle.Fix Princess Park or build a community friendly stadium at Elsternwick Park.
Its a sports arena that does its job, 2nd fiddle to the G - should try the NGV for character, can handle a crowd too.
 
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Excellent day out today. I think I can say I know what being a woman feels like having to wait in some of the toilet lines today! I think having the Victory room take up a lot of space on the bottom deck meant that a large area of seats had to use one set of toilets.
Bulldoze it and build a ground with character that has a nice grandstand and trees.You could be anywhere in the world in that cold, concrete jungle.Fix Princess Park or build a community friendly stadium at Elsternwick Park.
Not sure what the fetish for Elsternwick Park is, if they rebuilt a stadium there it would just be a more modern concrete roofed stadium, plus the cost of demolition for Marvel.
 

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Bulldoze it and build a ground with character that has a nice grandstand and trees.You could be anywhere in the world in that cold, concrete jungle.Fix Princess Park or build a community friendly stadium at Elsternwick Park.
What's a "community friendly stadium"?

Last time Princes Park was operational for AFL games the public freaking hated it. And people are a lot softer now than they were then.
 

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What's a "community friendly stadium"?

Last time Princes Park was operational for AFL games the public freaking hated it. And people are a lot softer now than they were then.
It's a stadium that you'd enjoy to go to, that isn't just a bug circle of concrete.There should be a lawned area as well. The architects of today can surely come up with something better. And build it at ground level so the players aren't playing on carpark.
 

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It's a stadium that you'd enjoy to go to, that isn't just a bug circle of concrete.There should be a lawned area as well. The architects of today can surely come up with something better. And build it at ground level so the players aren't playing on carpark.
There are flaws in Docklands no doubt, but the number 1 requirement of any stadium is that you get a good view in a comfortable seat. I think it delivers on that.
The biggest problem with the suburban grounds of yesteryear is that they don't even offer that. People might show up once or twice to reminisce but i'll tell you right now that crowds are going to plummet if you start playing regular games at 3rd rate grounds.
 

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There are flaws in Docklands no doubt, but the number 1 requirement of any stadium is that you get a good view in a comfortable seat. I think it delivers on that.
The biggest problem with the suburban grounds of yesteryear is that they don't even offer that. People might show up once or twice to reminisce but i'll tell you right now that crowds are going to plummet if you start playing regular games at 3rd rate grounds.
Yes,it will be interesting to see what happens once the AFL take ownership.It has good viewing but it has no character and has too much advertising all over the joint.I only go there for important games.
 
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