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WA Government pushing to host the Friday semi as it will help with less congestion on the public transport network. I guess after work drinks / people taking Friday off to go down south etc helps.
Would be a little miffed if we didn't get it as a favour from CA, especially after losing the grand final to Canberra a few years back. Only thing against that would be them saying its not fair on the visiting team if they win, would have to fly home Saturday then play the grand final the next day.
 
Both clubs have been so lazy in its seating pricing structure. Would not have been hard to all to assign some of those seats at a lower grade or restricted view.

Couldn't agree with this more. I think it's a combination of contempt for members, laziness and incompetence.
The only good thing is with all the media hype they will now be forced to reclassify these tickets. I didn't realise how bad some of the aisle seats are but seeing photos now, I wouldn't be happy with that at all.
Not much consolation for someone who wanted and was willing to pay for unobstructed views, specially with the Eagles as potential to move them into new seats are much more limited.

Will be interesting to see how pricing is done for AFL finals given the Eagles and Dockers have different interpretations. My guess is they'll go for the more expensive version across each seat.
 
Bunch of unhappy members on Facebook news feeds.

Being moved from 5-15 rows from the boundary at subi to the back of level 5 at Optus. That is just poor planning for transition. One says they have been a member since the eagles were founded.
 

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WA Government pushing to host the Friday semi as it will help with less congestion on the public transport network. I guess after work drinks / people taking Friday off to go down south etc helps.
Would be a little miffed if we didn't get it as a favour from CA, especially after losing the grand final to Canberra a few years back. Only thing against that would be them saying its not fair on the visiting team if they win, would have to fly home Saturday then play the grand final the next day.

Just been announced we have the Thursday game which suits me, as we have Wildcats on Friday.
 
Would be a little miffed if we didn't get it as a favour from CA, especially after losing the grand final to Canberra a few years back.
That final was never lost to Canberra, it was going there from the start of the competition. Not like half way through the season they decided to move it there. Bit of a difference.
 
That final was never lost to Canberra, it was going there from the start of the competition. Not like half way through the season they decided to move it there. Bit of a difference.

Still the only reason it was there was because Perth hosted the first 3 finals. If the final had rotated around or been in Sydney/Melbourne 3 times in a row, nobody would have batted an eye lid
 
Still the only reason it was there was because Perth hosted the first 3 finals. If the final had rotated around or been in Sydney/Melbourne 3 times in a row, nobody would have batted an eye lid
I'd like to see your source for that reason.
Regardless of the reason, it wasn't "lost".
 

Isn't an old marketing trick - announce a problem (that you claim is someone else's fault) & then provide a solution you can profit from?
 
Isn't an old marketing trick - announce a problem (that you claim is someone else's fault) & then provide a solution you can profit from?

its a trick from roman times. Release a lion into the streets wait for it to kill a few people, then arrive and fix the problem. People think you are great for fixing the problem you actually created.
 

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That final was never lost to Canberra, it was going there from the start of the competition. Not like half way through the season they decided to move it there. Bit of a difference.

The WACA and other main cricket grounds were busy getting Cricket World Cup preparations, Manuka I think didn't need much work for the CWC so CA chose that venue for the final
 
Went to open day and happy with wheelchair access except for one major problem which they will need to sort out. The only was to the levels is via lifts which was full of lazy walkers who wouldn't use the stairs or esculators meaning people with wheelchairs and prams were waiting over 20 min to get in a lift and this was only 10,000 people so i can only imaging how bad 60,000 game day would be.
Good luck getting in a lift if you were on floors 2,3 or 4 as every time they open they were full. I did send feedback to stadium and hopefully they do like they do at perth arena after concerts and only let wheelies/prams in lifts for first 15 mins . Also bit of a worry if they was a fire or some sort of emergency as the lifts are usually shut down then.
 
Went to open day and happy with wheelchair access except for one major problem which they will need to sort out. The only was to the levels is via lifts which was full of lazy walkers who wouldn't use the stairs or esculators meaning people with wheelchairs and prams were waiting over 20 min to get in a lift and this was only 10,000 people so i can only imaging how bad 60,000 game day would be.
Good luck getting in a lift if you were on floors 2,3 or 4 as every time they open they were full. I did send feedback to stadium and hopefully they do like they do at perth arena after concerts and only let wheelies/prams in lifts for first 15 mins . Also bit of a worry if they was a fire or some sort of emergency as the lifts are usually shut down then.
I'd say it might have been a case of people using the lifts because it's 'new'.

Or when I was in opposition I mentioned this was going to be a problem which nobody else did. To prove my pettiness I'm going to put a cap on how many wheels are allowed inside the stadium.
 
The WACA and other main cricket grounds were busy getting Cricket World Cup preparations, Manuka I think didn't need much work for the CWC so CA chose that venue for the final
If I recall only some of the BBL grounds were unavailable but a number would have been and the WACA was one of the grounds that was available to host the final but ended up sitting empty.
 
Bunch of unhappy members on Facebook news feeds.

Being moved from 5-15 rows from the boundary at subi to the back of level 5 at Optus. That is just poor planning for transition. One says they have been a member since the eagles were founded.
That was our story. A 22 year member & a 17 year member, seated 5 rows from the opposition interchange bench at Subi, and moved to 5 rows from the back of the top tier at the new stadium.

We were disappointed, but happy with where we eventually ended up.
 
Went to open day and happy with wheelchair access except for one major problem which they will need to sort out. The only was to the levels is via lifts which was full of lazy walkers who wouldn't use the stairs or esculators meaning people with wheelchairs and prams were waiting over 20 min to get in a lift and this was only 10,000 people so i can only imaging how bad 60,000 game day would be.
Good luck getting in a lift if you were on floors 2,3 or 4 as every time they open they were full. I did send feedback to stadium and hopefully they do like they do at perth arena after concerts and only let wheelies/prams in lifts for first 15 mins . Also bit of a worry if they was a fire or some sort of emergency as the lifts are usually shut down then.

Adelaide Oval does this in the Riverbank/Eastern Stands.

While it's a free for all in the Western Stands, there's only a handful of wheelchair spots on levels 3/4, and the lifts aren't in an overly convenient spot, so there isn't any issues AFAIK.

The other issue with lift being the only option is when there's a power failure, which happened at Coopers Stadium in November, stranding about a dozen patrons on level 5.
 
Good luck getting in a lift if you were on floors 2,3 or 4 as every time they open they were full. I did send feedback to stadium and hopefully they do like they do at perth arena after concerts and only let wheelies/prams in lifts for first 15 mins . Also bit of a worry if they was a fire or some sort of emergency as the lifts are usually shut down then.

The difference between the open day and a usual event day is people will be going towards their seats/bar areas in the stadium and not just roaming/exploring. The stadium has been designed in a way to get you from the entrance to your seating and back to the entrance efficiently...
The loads on the lifts should be dramatically lower during event days and if not then the VIP lifts area can easily be staffed to prioritise who gets to use the lifts at the beginning and end of events.

How are people in wheelchairs usually evacuated from a multistory building in the event of a fire? I must admit I'm fortunate enough to have never had to think about that problem (or is it that I'm ignorant)
 
The difference between the open day and a usual event day is people will be going towards their seats/bar areas in the stadium and not just roaming/exploring. The stadium has been designed in a way to get you from the entrance to your seating and back to the entrance efficiently...
The loads on the lifts should be dramatically lower during event days and if not then the VIP lifts area can easily be staffed to prioritise who gets to use the lifts at the beginning and end of events.

How are people in wheelchairs usually evacuated from a multistory building in the event of a fire? I must admit I'm fortunate enough to have never had to think about that problem (or is it that I'm ignorant)

At the one where I worked, it sounds bad, but the training was to leave people in wheelchairs in a certain designated area until last (the training was you yourself should evacuate before they do). There are designated areas where you can leave people in wheelchairs, where a smoke curtain will drop down to protect them from any smoke and their presence should be communicated to the authority/warden so that they can be rescued by the first responders. It seemed strange to me, but those in charge with the relevant expertise would know from experience what’s best to do.
 
At the one where I worked, it sounds bad, but the training was to leave people in wheelchairs in a certain designated area until last (the training was you yourself should evacuate before they do). There are designated areas where you can leave people in wheelchairs, where a smoke curtain will drop down to protect them from any smoke and their presence should be communicated to the authority/warden so that they can be rescued by the first responders. It seemed strange to me, but those in charge with the relevant expertise would know from experience what’s best to do.


This is correct

Most places its get to a platform level in the fire escape and wait for the fire fighters

Its too dangerous to carry someone, and lifts are banned during evacuations
 

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