New facilities? Update: Smoke on the Springfield

Discussion in 'Brisbane Lions' started by Ironmonger, May 7, 2014.

Put it out there
  1. POBT

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    I've seen about 5 different versions of what the Albion Park precinct might become. Good luck getting all the stakeholders to agree.
     
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    Time has run out for other options.
     
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    because small minority who keeps jumping up and down over it! but totally agree 100s of millions is far better spent
     
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    That would be great for attracting players with gambling problems from interstate. Fev would've had a ball.
     
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    Reminds me of Utopia.
     
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    Lehmo screwing us over.
     
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    If the decision isn't made and signed we must attend every women's game to keep the pressure up, as well as enjoy the footy obviously.
     
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    If the contention from the proposal is true attendance at AFLW games in Queensland won't be the problem; seat wills.
     
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    We didn't go to one of the games cause it was a hassel and weren't guaranteed a good view and I'd was just too much effort (one of those weeks). I'd happily drive to Springfield park in the 1500 capacity car park and sit in the new stadium for every game.
     
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    It seems like interest was woefully under-gauged(that sounds awful off the tongue). I think a lot of people would happily do that drive to Springfield, it seems like it's not really all that remarkable.
     
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    Not a promising sign that the club is basically pleading our case for government funding via the media. Doesn't look like it's ready to be ticked off any day now.
     
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    Unfortunately I think if we're getting an announcement we'll need to wait until the AFLW season so Palaszczuk and de Brenni can get a bunch of free media again. Even then it'll probably be dependent upon election result too.
     
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    F***king politics.
     
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    This state government is a joke, seriously sat on their hands the entire term. It is like we won't do anything because the last guys tried to do something and got voted out.
     
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    Last time I checked the women's comp is called AFLW. The women don't have a home ground to play on so why is it our responsibility to secure funding for an AFLW competition?

    The whole thing is a joke. The AFL should stump up the cash to complete the development at Springfield so the women can play their games there.
     
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    Or give the team to a club with a stadium eg the Suns
     
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    The flipside of that is that the AFL probably gave us a women's license because it would give us political leverage with the government to secure facilities funding.

    We're only in the discussion because of our women's team.
     
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    Hasn't it just complecated the process? Isn't the needs for the Mens team seperate to the actual need for the stadium?
     
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    No.

    At present, we have enough funding for the men's facilities with absolutely no contribution from state or federal government. Seemingly, our only opportunity to get state/federal money to add extra value is by attaching it to our women's team.
     
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    So basically the extra funds would be to house the AFLW team and build a grandstand for games?

    Is there something else?
     
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    I think that the intent would be to create a ground suitable for the men's team to play pre-season games at too.
     
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