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Johnny Bananas

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Could a spur line be built? What would nearest line/existing station be?
No, not unless they want to tunnel under a few suburbs. Most likely they would do a spur line from the nearby busway instead. If that had simply been built as a rail line like it always should have been, we wouldn't have a problem, but this state doesn't do forward planning.

I don't see Brisbane beating Shanghai anyway. The Chinese will spare no expense to create whatever they need to host again.
 

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I don't see Brisbane beating Shanghai anyway. The Chinese will spare no expense to create whatever they need to host again.
It plays in our favour that the Olympics were held in China just 11 years ago. The IOC specifically the QLD government to bid on the 2032 Games so I think that shows we're a genuine chance to secure the rights to host it.
 

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I think this would be great for Queensland!

The club and Coast will benefit too with infrastructure boosting.

Because Gold Coast wont be the centerpiece for the games, it would appear that the Suns still have Metricon to use which would be good but by then we should be performing strong too which could all tie in together with having a successful games.
 

Billy ray

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What would an 80000 seat stadium be used for post the games?

seems wasteful
May be more cost effective to just have one side built as permanent and the other 3 sides as temporary structure that is ripped down. Then the track area could be used for anything oval or rectangle shaped. Might seem wasteful but saving dollars long term with upkeep
 

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It plays in our favour that the Olympics were held in China just 11 years ago. The IOC specifically the QLD government to bid on the 2032 Games so I think that shows we're a genuine chance to secure the rights to host it.
The USA held the Olympics in 1984 and again in 1996, 12 years apart. 24 years will be more than enough of a gap for the country with the world's biggest population, and by that point, the world's biggest economy too.
 

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Brisbane appear to be up against the following bids:

Jakarta, Indonesia
Mumbai, India
Madrid, Spain
Rhine-Ruhr, Germany
Seoul-Pyongyang, Korea
Bologna-Florence, Italy
London-Birmingham, Great Britain

From this list, I would rule Italy and the London bid out- Italy would have just hosted the Winter Olympics and it would have only been 20 years since the London Olympics.

The Korean bid to me seems unstable incase political tension rises.

Madrid has bidded for the games for a while now and have not been successful so something tells me this will continue.

The Germans usually backlash over the games so that could withdrawal.

I would think our only competition would be Jakarta and Mumbai so a new city would look set to host the games.
 

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SandyToes

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If India is a serious bid and not withstanding the entrenched corruption of the IOC they would have to be a monty
 

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The state government are talking about building a 10-15,000 seat stadium/arena on the Gold Coast again but this time the plans include a retractable roof ala Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. What do we think? Personally I'd love to see it happen as I think it's something we're seriously missing on the Gold Coast. Unfortunately, Metricon is too big for a lot of these music acts and they'd prefer to perform in a 10-15k seat arena that's specifically designed for what they do. The article also mentions Owen Park in Southport and Pizzey Park in Miami as the frontrunner sites for this project. Tom Tate wants facility to be capable of hosting an Esports event too.
 

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The state government are talking about building a 10-15,000 seat stadium/arena on the Gold Coast again but this time the plans include a retractable roof ala Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. What do we think? Personally I'd love to see it happen as I think it's something we're seriously missing on the Gold Coast. Unfortunately, Metricon is too big for a lot of these music acts and they'd prefer to perform in a 10-15k seat arena that's specifically designed for what they do. The article also mentions Owen Park in Southport and Pizzey Park in Miami as the frontrunner sites for this project. Tom Tate wants facility to be capable of hosting an Esports event too.
bloody brilliant. Titans could threaten to move some home games there to get a better stadium deal. Be a great venue too for NRLW games when the Titans enter that.
Plus it would be ideal for when we return to the A-League and maybe the ABA (baseball too).

Plus like you said another Music Event Venue.
 

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bloody brilliant. Titans could threaten to move some home games there to get a better stadium deal. Be a great venue too for NRLW games when the Titans enter that.
Plus it would be ideal for when we return to the A-League and maybe the ABA (baseball too).

Plus like you said another Music Event Venue.
How would that occur it the ground is too small?
 

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The state government are talking about building a 10-15,000 seat stadium/arena on the Gold Coast again but this time the plans include a retractable roof ala Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. What do we think? Personally I'd love to see it happen as I think it's something we're seriously missing on the Gold Coast. Unfortunately, Metricon is too big for a lot of these music acts and they'd prefer to perform in a 10-15k seat arena that's specifically designed for what they do. The article also mentions Owen Park in Southport and Pizzey Park in Miami as the frontrunner sites for this project. Tom Tate wants facility to be capable of hosting an Esports event too.
Wouldn’t it be better to redevelop and expand the convention and exhibition Center? Probably cheaper and prime location
 

SandyToes

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Wouldn’t it be better to redevelop and expand the convention and exhibition Center? Probably cheaper and prime location
How do you expand the Convention Centre
In their wisdom they built it on a very limited parcel of land probably with a nudge nudge wink wink to the Casino
The only way is up at that location
 

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