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My memory is failing me but a player recently commented on playing at the Gabba and said the ball tended to go to one side due to the fall of the ground across the oval. Might have been toward Stanley street???
Yes that was Robbo
I assume he was taking the piss
The reason is because the interchange is on that side
 

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Teen Wolf

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One thing though, any chance they could reshape the dimensions of the gabba to be suited to the MCG?
Well it's already the same width as the MCG, and only about 4m shorter. But given it has to initially fit a running track, there will probably be all kinds of opportunities to change the dimensions of the ground.
 

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Close Metricon and the Suns can share the new stadium with us like in WA
Brisbane and Gold Coast are two different cities why would you have a Gold Coast team play their home games in Brisbane? Suns fans would hate the travel having to drive over and hour up the road to watch the Suns play and than over an hour to drive back home. Be even longer if they had to catch the train.
 

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What would you guys like to see at the new Gabba? Looking at Optus I like the light show they have watching the Freo Suns game yesterday after the game the players go down to the rooms they go through the fans and their right next to the room where they sing the song they should doing something like that at the new stadium.
 

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Brisbane and Gold Coast are two different cities why would you have a Gold Coast team play their home games in Brisbane? Suns fans would hate the travel having to drive over and hour up the road to watch the Suns play and than over an hour to drive back home. Be even longer if they had to catch the train.
Geelong play a lot of games in Melbourne without any complaint and Geelong is a separate city.Seems a waste of public money not to maximize use of a new stadium.Also presumably infrastructure will be updated to make the trip easier.
 

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Geelong play a lot of games in Melbourne without any complaint and Geelong is a separate city.Seems a waste of public money not to maximize use of a new stadium.Also presumably infrastructure will be updated to make the trip easier.
Go and ask on the Geelong board if they like playing home games in Melbourne.
 

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Geelong play a lot of games in Melbourne without any complaint and Geelong is a separate city.Seems a waste of public money not to maximize use of a new stadium.Also presumably infrastructure will be updated to make the trip easier.
So they should get rid of the Cats home ground as well and have them play all their homes games at the MCG. Their are Cats fans that hate having to go to Melbourne to watch Geelong play a home game.
 

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What would you guys like to see at the new Gabba? Looking at Optus I like the light show they have watching the Freo Suns game yesterday after the game the players go down to the rooms they go through the fans and their right next to the room where they sing the song they should doing something like that at the new stadium.
Enough rows undercover, an 'inside' portion of the upper and lower sections and quality entry and exit points.
 

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What would you guys like to see at the new Gabba? Looking at Optus I like the light show they have watching the Freo Suns game yesterday after the game the players go down to the rooms they go through the fans and their right next to the room where they sing the song they should doing something like that at the new stadium.
Because Governments are involved who know what we will get
Depends what brief is given to Architect/Construction/Project Management company
The design should be for the benefit of AFL and Cricket. That is sufficient to include an athletics track
Obviously for the Games you will need to cater for a much larger media contingent and many other thing i can't think of
These arears need to be easily converted back to AFL & Cricket needs
Stadium needs to pay for itself so provisions for concerts without damaging the ground
Ground drainage needs to be as good if not much better than it is now
Prefer steeper tier seating to keep crowd as close to action as possible
4G/5G/6G ? coverage
Seats minimum of 50CM wide
Designed to increase seating capacity in future
The design should/will have provisions for green energy and water, keeping future costs down
Lights/advertising up to future standard available from 2024
Change rooms to cater for men & women
Runs to budget and finished on schedule
Plus about 100+ other things
 
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Geelong play a lot of games in Melbourne without any complaint and Geelong is a separate city.Seems a waste of public money not to maximize use of a new stadium.Also presumably infrastructure will be updated to make the trip easier.
A large part of the motivation for the AFL to move Geelong's games is that they keep selling out Kardinia. Not so much the case with Carrara.
 

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Mentioned on the cricket.com.au article that construction might not start until the end of 2029. So that would mean three seasons, 2030, 31 and obviously 32 playing out of Metricon, maybe some games against the smaller teams at Springfield? Would certainly be interesting.
 

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