Considering that the Victorian government are about to embark upon some $80 billion to build roadways, freeways, underground rail links, the airport to city rail, and the outer ring railway project in addition to the ongoing need to provide investment in replacement of power stations, schools and hospitals over the next 30 years to prepare Melbourne for 8 million people and Victoria for at least 11 million. I think that the last thing that we need is to host a $8 billion, two-week long piss-up for the rest of the world.Those events would be a major financial disaster for us. Do not want
Why increase the capacity of a ground that only gets sold out 5 times a year?
Just like people saying Optus Stadium should be expanded, it hasn't even been filled to capacity once.
Need 120,000 seats any capacity to the ground will include corporate seating to pay for it.115k minimum seating with a rebuilt southern stand redevelopment. Throw in 2-5k standing room space.
Might only fill it 5 times a year, but with the GF locked away for at least 2 decades post-redevelopment there needs to be a capacity increase.
Agree 1000%. There should be a membership category where you pay half fees and forgo all Grand Finals unless you are registered to a competing club. Members of competing clubs should have priority access to a ballot of the front 10 rows.The way the MCC is set up for grand finals is s**t. Most members who actually support a team playing on the day can’t get in because you need to be a full member. They should allow you to nominate a team and if they are playing in the grand final you have access on grand final day
Federal Government contributes nothing to MCG expansions - it was supposed to for the Northern Stand but reneged and it was paid for by the Victorian Government. The vast amount of funding comes through loans taken out by the MCC, enabled by a long term AFL agreement, which provides the AFL with a permanent reservation of 26,000 seats.Only if the same amount of AFL & Federal Govt $ got put into the building of Perth Stadium was put into a MCG expansion.