I assume that’s the reason why but I was doing some work at the back of the Gardiner stand not long ago and there is a bit of space to upgrade and join to the Elliott, if I’m not mistaken we had plans to put a building above the Gardiner in the early 2000s, there is room.You'd have the current facility disconnected from the redeveloped facility. Doesn't work
Completely agree with this. It's hard to see how they could have pushed the interests and experience of supporters any further down the list of priorities.It's a great outcome to get these facilities but I'm extremely disappointed that it comes at the cost of a few thousand seats. It will really hurt the atmosphere and buzz of the place to have half the ground as just buildings.
The Pratt stand had the best views, could fit a lot of people and was quite iconic with its curvy shape so it's sad to see it gone. Seating wise, what's left? The shitty Elliott stand staring straight into the sun, the heroes stand which is essentially just an admin building itself with very few seats and the run-down Gardiner stand which has restricted views due to the big training building next to it. I wish they had put more thought into accommodating for spectators (look at Brisbane's new training base for example). I think we are going to live to regret this as the AFLW grows.