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Smartys Power

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Not sure what it's like today but when I was up there they had staff enforcing the seating areas. A heap of people with GA tickets that snuck across were asked to move back to GA during the first quarter.
I’ll never understand why staff care so much about patrolling that especially in lower crowded games. If someone is in someone seat, they’ll ask them to move and they’ll find somewhere else to sit. It’s really not that hard.
 

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I’ll never understand why staff care so much about patrolling that especially in lower crowded games. If someone is in someone seat, they’ll ask them to move and they’ll find somewhere else to sit. It’s really not that hard.
They're instructed from the higher ups to do it.

If it were up to the front line staff they wouldn't be enforcing it.
 

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I’ll never understand why staff care so much about patrolling that especially in lower crowded games. If someone is in someone seat, they’ll ask them to move and they’ll find somewhere else to sit. It’s really not that hard.
Agreed
I've only had that issue once.
Adelaide vs Melbourne at the MCG in 2016. sub 30k.
We bought reserved seats for about n11 or so.
Packed (With mostly Crows fans tbh) but I wanted space. Tried to go to n13 which was literally completely empty and security came over and went 'sorry, this is for Melbourne season ticket holders'

WHO THE **** CARES
 

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From here: https://cabinet.qld.gov.au/documents/2018/Jul/Stadium/Attachments/Report.PDF

Metricon Stadium was transferred to the SQ portfolio in 2011. The stadium was funded by the AFL ($13.3 million), the Queensland Government ($71.9 million), the Commonwealth Government ($36 million) and the Gold Coast City Council ($23 million). The AFL pursued the construction of the facility to provide a venue for a Gold Coast AFL franchise.

At the time that this asset was transferred to SQ it included government-agreed terms for the stadium’s management provided by a memorandum of understanding between the Queensland Government and the AFL.

The MOU:
  • outlined the contributions of all parties towards the stadium’s construction,
  • prescribed that the venue be operated under a lease between the AFL and SQ for a term of 20 years, and
  • required that the AFL met all costs associated with the operation, maintenance and events at the venue.
Under the MOU, the AFL is required to pay peppercorn rent to SQ and is entitled to retain profits from all events, except where SQ introduces or brings an event to the premises, where profits are to be shared under a revenue share arrangement.

The effect of the MOU is that SQ and the Queensland Government is absolved from the financial risks from managing and maintaining the stadium, in exchange for limited revenue opportunities from the stadium’s operations.

The terms of the MOU have been reflected in the lease between the AFL and SQ. Subsequently, the AFL entered into a venue management agreement with the Gold Coast Suns (the Suns) for the use and management of the stadium.

The Suns have informed the Taskforce, that the agreement, which SQ is not a party to
, provides that the club receive all the theoretical benefits of the venue, such as naming and supply rights, but also bear all of the significant costs.

The Suns have advised the Taskforce that the net cost of the stadium business is a loss of $1.7 million – $2 million per annum.

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From here: https://cabinet.qld.gov.au/documents/2018/Jul/Stadium/Attachments/Report.PDF

Metricon Stadium was transferred to the SQ portfolio in 2011. The stadium was funded by the AFL ($13.3 million), the Queensland Government ($71.9 million), the Commonwealth Government ($36 million) and the Gold Coast City Council ($23 million). The AFL pursued the construction of the facility to provide a venue for a Gold Coast AFL franchise.

At the time that this asset was transferred to SQ it included government-agreed terms for the stadium’s management provided by a memorandum of understanding between the Queensland Government and the AFL.

The MOU:
  • outlined the contributions of all parties towards the stadium’s construction,
  • prescribed that the venue be operated under a lease between the AFL and SQ for a term of 20 years, and
  • required that the AFL met all costs associated with the operation, maintenance and events at the venue.
Under the MOU, the AFL is required to pay peppercorn rent to SQ and is entitled to retain profits from all events, except where SQ introduces or brings an event to the premises, where profits are to be shared under a revenue share arrangement.

The effect of the MOU is that SQ and the Queensland Government is absolved from the financial risks from managing and maintaining the stadium, in exchange for limited revenue opportunities from the stadium’s operations.

The terms of the MOU have been reflected in the lease between the AFL and SQ. Subsequently, the AFL entered into a venue management agreement with the Gold Coast Suns (the Suns) for the use and management of the stadium.

The Suns have informed the Taskforce, that the agreement, which SQ is not a party to
, provides that the club receive all the theoretical benefits of the venue, such as naming and supply rights, but also bear all of the significant costs.

The Suns have advised the Taskforce that the net cost of the stadium business is a loss of $1.7 million – $2 million per annum.

RussellEbertHandball
Thanks The_Wookie.

So the Suns are losing money on managing the stadium. That's not great. I know you posted it before somewhere, but how much was the decrease in the amount they have to put into the sinking fund? (or was it an increase?)

This was the proposed funding deal in 2009 to build/upgrade the stadium. I put this in my stadium deals thread in the Port board back then.

The proposed upgraded Gold Coast Stadium
From this newspaper report.
http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2009/03/09/56921_gold-coast-top-story.html

The state's $60million funding builds on the Gold Coast City Council's pledge of $20million, but is contingent on the AFL securing the shortfall of $50million from either its own funds or the Federal Government.
<snip>
Against the backdrop of the global financial crisis and a crippled state budget, Ms Bligh has engineered a funding model that will cost the state just $9million in its first two years and will see the AFL carrying most of the upfront construction costs.

The state will pay just $2million next financial year, $7million in 2001-12 and $51million the following year, `when the economic situation should be better'.
``We could not have got this deal over the line if the AFL had not been prepared to structure the financing in a way that fitted our finances, but equally our commitment gives the AFL certainty on which to proceed,'' said Ms Bligh.

``In return we expect the AFL to start construction within months (of the first funding allocation).''
So the AFL will have to find $51mil to build the stadium in the next 24 months which will then be reimbursed by the Queensland government. They might also have have to find another $50mil to finish off the stadium but it looks like there is some help coming from the federal government.

http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2009/03/14/59125_gold-coast-top-story.html

Federal Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese stopped by The Bulletin office yesterday to say it would almost certainly part-fund the project -- virtually securing the Gold Coast an AFL licence.
"The council has asked for $40 million and we've had discussions with them and the AFL," he said.
"Each application is being checked by outside auditors to make sure it complies with the guidelines but it appears that this is precisely the sort of project that we are looking to support."
In other words the GC team will get a clean stadium subsidized by the state government, the GC Council, probably the federal government and the AFL so they will have an excellent stadium deal.
 

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Anyone familiar with Metricon know what the facilities they have to host four teams? Have they got four changerooms?

There is a break between games but not enough to clean the change rooms ect for the next game.
 

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origionally they didnt & several of the rooms were de mountable temporary buildings rooms. but since the commonwealth games new facilities were build as the stadiuim hosted many events including the opening and closing ceremonies
 

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Will make for interesting trivia in years ahead: "Which teams have played home games here?" By my count we have ten (GC, Brisbane, North Melbourne, Fremantle, West Coast, Carlton, Richmond, St Kilda, Port Adelaide, Adelaide), but depending on how the hub situation pans out, that may increase.
 

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Will make for interesting trivia in years ahead: "Which teams have played home games here?" By my count we have ten (GC, Brisbane, North Melbourne, Fremantle, West Coast, Carlton, Richmond, St Kilda, Port Adelaide, Adelaide), but depending on how the hub situation pans out, that may increase.
now or forever? theres been a few from before the upgrade
 

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