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kranger

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So I did the Stadium tour on sunday. So I will load photos in batches.

Part 1 - Outside

The train station





Walking out from under Vic Park Drive coming from the train station



These water fountains are everywhere are do dogs, water bottles and people.



The start of the 450m long arbor that runs the length of the south side of the stadium



Eventually the whole canopy will be covered in creeper landscaping





The view from the bus station



And how the bus station becomes a carpark on non-game days



Some of the concrete blocks used to prevent vehicles from entering the pedestrian area



The Nicky Winmar statue in honour of his stand against racism.



The Camfield which is adjacent the Stadium and the largest pub in Australia. It proved to be a popular venue to watch the Eagles game from that was played in Melbourne on the big screen.



The new pedestrian bridge



And how far the bridge is from the Stadium



The new boat jetty



The new outdoor big screen





Besides from the parklands which is public open space, the Stadium lobby is open on non-game day for access to the City View Restaurant




For Part 2 we will go inside the stadium. For which u can see a model of through a window from outside the stadium

 

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Ok so Part 2.





Lets go in and check out the spectators experience. From the top of the concourse you can walk on in at Level 1.








When you go up to your seats on level three behind the goals there are some obvious LED lights (at the staircase opening in a line) but also some that are a bit more hidden your not as likely to notice (hidden behind the steel beam) which light up the stair case in the home teams colour








Only the areas behind Goals are available on Level 3 to the general public. However we wont go up to Level 3, but instead check out some of the wheelchair accessible spots








Whilst there are standing areas that are great to stop and have a drink or feed which are within the white line marked areas, no tickets are available for standing area only








Access to Level 5 is gained from large staircases or escalators. Level 2, (most of) Level 3 and Level 4 are corporate suites or super rich seats.














However talking about rich areas, there is membership tickets available in the Clubrooms area which the players of the home team run through before and after the game, where spectators get views into the warm up areas.











But the views down here of the game are awesome too














So up on Level 2 is a lot more seating for those who can afford it right in the premium wing location








with separate bars














But up on level 3 you can buy memberships with views into the coaches boxes. But if you come in here you have to hand over your phones to prevent you from online gambling


























And finally for us regular fans you can also go to Level 5 for a seat or a bar






















Be sure to come back for part 3
 

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Part 3 is some of the behind the scenes, such as changerooms etc unfortunately no access to media rooms etc





So at grass level behind all of the changerooms and other rooms etc there is a one way ring road under the seats








It includes some parking for staff or rich people








So the first set of changerooms are the away teams














Who’s players race use the vehicle access to the field








And just like in the rich peoples spectators seats next to the coaches boxes, you can’t have phones down in the changerooms








But in the changerooms they have lecture rooms including tv’s built into the whiteboards








Freo and Eagles have their own dedicated changerooms


























Both the eagles and dockers have associated changerooms for their support staff such as runners/pyshio’s etc which can also be each divided up into a mens and females changeroom by the use of concertina walls which you can see between the screens which allow women to have their own separate showers too




















Views from the clubrooms back to the spectators area i showed previously














And as you can see the grass is dead flat, so different to the drainage lump at Subiaco and many other fields








And there is a staircase that provides direct access from the clubrooms up to a non-competing players room, likely used by cricket players who aren’t batting














With coaches boxes up on Level 3 like mentioned previously








The last part will be random stuff up for discussion
 

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Part 4 is things from just around the place





The sense in the stadium is just how open it feels. You don’t feel jammed in like you did at Subi or even any of the stadiums on the East Coast (except maybe Adelaide Oval as I haven’t been there).














The stadium has largest screens in the southern hemisphere








But boy what a view it has of the River and the City























But the main reason why I wanted to go on the tour was to investigate how the capacity is meant to increase from 60,200 to over 70,000 seats, and it is by adding seats at the rear of Level 5. It would require a bit of work with modifications to the structure but apparently it is doable.














As you can see there is an existing large gap within the outershell




















So that is the end. I hope u enjoyed
 

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Original...but not the worst idea; it's proved popular in Brisbane.View attachment 761614
It is a good idea given they are hardly going to be short of space. CA haven't helped themselves with prices either, GA tickets on the shady side of the ground start at a minimum of $60.

Mental. If they wanted to close off a part of the ground then instead of closing the whole top deck, close the half that's in the sun in the afternoon.
 

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It is a good idea given they are hardly going to be short of space. CA haven't helped themselves with prices either, GA tickets on the shady side of the ground start at a minimum of $60.

Mental. If they wanted to close off a part of the ground then instead of closing the whole top deck, close the half that's in the sun in the afternoon.
Oh yeah of course. Gotta attract people somehow and if you can gouge them for entry and then for the pool!!
 

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It is a good idea given they are hardly going to be short of space. CA haven't helped themselves with prices either, GA tickets on the shady side of the ground start at a minimum of $60.

Mental. If they wanted to close off a part of the ground then instead of closing the whole top deck, close the half that's in the sun in the afternoon.
baffling pricing .... ?
 

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