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Punt Rd 40,000-seat stadium proposal

Discussion in 'AFL Stadiums' started by Pacman82, Mar 18, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. Kwality

    Kwality Brownlow Medallist

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    :thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
    :thumbsu: on the footy issues.
    :thumbsdown:on the disconnect in the view of Harbourtown traders (http://www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au/http://www.harbourtownmelbourne.com.au/)
     

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  2. seanoff

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    Harbourtown near enough to 3km walk from Bourke St. It's not close and the retail core of Melbournes CBD doesn't extend a km in any direction from Bourke st. Neither does any other city in the world to be honest.

    It may as well be Chadstone for all the connection that would exist even in a contiguous streetscape. In Sydney you get pretty much from QVB to Edgecliff. Look that up. It goes out of the CBD, across a park, past Darlinghurst, Potts point, Elizabeth bay, rushcutters bay, across another large green space and then Edgecliff. In Melbourne it takes you past the MCG in one direction, past Carlton in another, to Arden St in another.

    All of those places mentioned in both cities are distinct areas within their respective cities, most of them with distinct character. Punt rd isn't Bourke st, Arden st isn't, etc etc.

    If the retailers/owners etc of Harbourtown think the stadium disconnects them they need to have a look at a map and draw a circle. They are disconnected by distance, plain and simple. Whatever is in that distance makes no difference.
     
  3. Kwality

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    Cheap all day parking (then)at Harbourtown, find 3km walk questionable, I walked regularly. Cut thru the stadium precinct regularly to an office off King Street.
    In Sydney I walked from the Quay to Elizabeth/Market.
     
  4. aCunningPlan

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    2km tops, it's an easy 20 minute walk from harbourtown to spencer street. Very pedestrian friendly too.
     
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  5. John Tron

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    cricket places are way bigger
     
  6. JPetro83

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    You cant get rid of Etihad! its only 16 years old, it just needs a little bit of money spent on it to spruce it up a bit. But Melbourne does need a 3rd stadium. I keep saying a smaller boutique ground to host the small drawing crowds would be perfect.
    You have a few choices in melb... Princes Park, Whitten Oval and Victoria Park that already have some sort of structure there to work on.. even punt road. 30-35K is all you need. Footy back in the suburbs would be great!
     
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  8. west coast 2k16

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    After the afl deal ends with channel 7 and Etihad this stadium would be great. I believe that this stadium should be used for games like Richmond vs GWS or Footscray vs west coast. Leaving the MCG to teams drawing bigger crowds. Victorian teams should have a home ground as they only have to travel interstate like 5 times. Big games 35+ at the g and under at Richmond. Princess park could be used for Carlton small games if necessary
     
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  9. Pacman82

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    Yeah Princes Park isn't beyond repair. The league prob don't like the idea with the lack of transport & parking, I can't see why not myself.
     
  10. Kwality

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    financed from Mums purse?
     
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    Yep
     

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  12. Garlic muncher

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    Half the attraction for many people is having a beer at the Cricketers arms etc and heading past the old Jack Dyer stand on the way to the G.

    There is no way they can knock down that stand.
     
  13. telsor

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    If they were to redo the ground, then they'd have to. There just isn't enough space between the stand and Punt rd/Brunton ave for a stadium (the current Docklands sized ground goes virtually to the fence as it is). 'Best case' would be to disassemble the stand and rebuild it, but frankly it just isn't THAT iconic.

    That said, I doubt it'll happen. After having had the Vic clubs buy it for them, the AFL wont want to lose 'their' ground at Docklands.
     
  14. rfctiger74

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    The stand isn't protected or heritage listed. It can be knocked down without much issue as long as rfc and the council are happy with the replacement.

    This is just academic though
     
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    Changes to PRO are back on the agenda it seems.

    This being 8000 seats, and something to do with improving the access/appearance of Richmond train station (details seem sparse).

    The implication would be a small stand on the Brunton avenue side of the ground (presumably over the road?) including some kind of elevated walkway from the station to the park (like the walkway over Brunton avenue at the G perhaps).
     
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    Tigers could always utilise City ( Citizens ) Reserve or KB Park for training etc. If this plan got up.
     
  17. Carl

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    If your going to build a smaller stadium then do it in the outer suburbs. Take the game back to the fans and where the families live.

    3 stadiums in Melbourne wouldn't be financially viable. Everybody knows that. Can't you remember clubs complaining about shit financial returns at Docklands? Same thing will happen at a new stadium unless Docklands is sold. The Government isn't going to waste $380 million on another stadium. Will need private investors who will want a return.
     
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    What would be interesting if Richmond get a AFLW team would they look at building a small venue at punt road! The Pies are slowly building a venue at the Olympic & Essendon has announced plans to expand their Tullamarine venue including a small stadium
     
  19. rfctiger74

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    Thats the point of this proposal - a small venue for our vfl and hopefully aflw teams
     
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    I thought punt road was already hosting vfl games
     
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    It is, but we only have the jaxk dyer stand which is in need of a lot of work. Rest is standing room around the boundary. I know for a couple of games (us vs dons pre afl game off memory) we have had capacity maxed out, so we need some more capacity
     
  22. The_Wookie

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    Its why i think it will also fall over. I dont think the Gov will fund a neat little stadium for the Tigers that will seat too few to be of any use to the Government or anyone else.
     
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    We have other comm activities tied to it, but i forget the exact specifics. Off memory its the expansion of the kgi, our "high school", and our onsite course delivery with swinburne uni. Thats off a rusty mem though
     
  24. smasha

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    You could build a massive stand over the station side,have it go over the road.
     
  25. Gigantor

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    stadiums in the outer suburbs is definitely not the answer