Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) - Discussion

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SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND (SCG)




Location: Moore Park, Sydney
Opened: 1848
Owner: SCG Trust
Operator: SCG Trust
Capacity: 46,000​
 

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Since we have no thread about the SCG i thought i would start one.


I will be happy this year as the Dee's play the swannies at the SCG for the first time in years, so its another game i get to go to :)


Also went to the 2nd day of the sydney test and watch the boys pile on the runs
 

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To be redeveloped in black - it will be basically the adjacent end of the ground on the TV cameras than the last redevelopment (Victor Trumper stand):



Detail here:
http://membership.sydneyswans.com.au/scg-redevelopment-faq
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you mean 'opposite' end of the ground to Victor Trumper stand, to the left of screen when watching on tele. Paddo end.

Beautiful ground. Built on a small area of land so the arena is small relative to other AFL grounds, and the stands can't go back too far. when sitting on the concourse, you get the feeling of being on the arena, when sitting in the stands, you get the feeling of being over the ground
 

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Love the SCG, saw Clarke get his 300 there which as amazing.
Took the SCG/Allianz Stadium tour a couple of years ago. A brilliant tour, and in what is quite a rarity for sports arena tours, you get the chance to walk right across the ground when the tour moves from the Members Pavilion to the Trumper stand.
 
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Has the actual demolition of the stands started yet? If not when? Obviously saw the empty stand at the Swans VS Dockers game.
 
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It took two years to deliver the last SCG upgrade, how long will this current one take ? Effect on capacity - or is it a modernity upgrade?

Will the new seating be blue and same as last upgrade or green ?
 

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When will the stands be demolished? I see that each time the Swans are at home there are more and more rows of seats missing, but it seems to be taking a very long time. They certainly aren't taking the Adelaide Oval approach and demolishing the stands straight away.
 

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Some of the roofing has been removed from the Bradman stand, and the Messenger, Bradman and Noble stands have all been gutted (save for the big screen on the Messenger stand). Think they're taking the demolition slowly with the threat of asbestos in the roofing I assume.
 

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Remember the oval and the refurbishment are run by the SCG Trust, for whom AFL is its lowest priority. That's why it's taking place during the footty season.
 

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The one and only time I went to the SCG I was sitting in the Dally M Stand, the worst stand I have ever sat in, watching Essendon scrape over the line against the swans. Happy to see it demolished.
 

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The Stands have been completely removed now, so the view at the Paddington end is now Allianz Stadium (aka SFS)
 
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Used to live in Sydney, but only ever went to about 2 or 3 Swans games - and only 1 with the Hawks. Most often went there for the cricket. Last time I was at the SCG it still had the hill and the Doug Walters Stand (what a mistake that was - sunburn central!)...
 

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You can't tell me those new stands at Adelaide Oval look good, especially that southern stand. The western stand and its roof looks good by itself, but it doesn't suit going around more than a quarter of the ground. The southern roof is morbidly oversized. The stands are evenly split so it looks like the ground is split almost symmetrically into 4 quarters including the hill. All that being said the idea is good but the SCG looks far better especially with the more standard roof and the old members.
 

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You can't tell me those new stands at Adelaide Oval look good, especially that southern stand. The western stand and its roof looks good by itself, but it doesn't suit going around more than a quarter of the ground. The southern roof is morbidly oversized. The stands are evenly split so it looks like the ground is split almost symmetrically into 4 quarters including the hill. All that being said the idea is good but the SCG looks far better especially with the more standard roof and the old members.
I'm not going to say that Adelaide Oval looks good, it looks normal. But the SCG looks horrendous with that Northern stand. The Bill O'Reilly stand is still gonna be **** well after the 3rd stage of expansion. 1/3 of the stadium is going to look ****. Maybe even more if the new stand (other side of the members where coaches boxes/media boxes etc are) is like that eye sore like their new Northern Stand.
 
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