- Mar 28, 2018
- AFL Club
Moving central station to Moore park is like expecting the government to move a train station or freeway access close to your home. It would cost way more than the proposed stadium redevelopments, and inconvenience millions delivery day. The end result would be worse than the Olympic Park precinct, which is actually much under appreciated.The Sydney stadiums issue to me seems to have the cart before the horse. They need a holistic approach, which is to centralise stadiums. I think they'd be better off moving cetral station to Moore Park, then letting the CBD, sports precinct develop around it. Central Station is a dive that doesn't service the CBD anyway.
This idea that ANZ having to remain bove 80k to comepte is also nonsense. With the exception of SoO and the NRL grand final, all the other big events like Man U etc are loss leaders, like $1 slurpees at 7/11, and if dubious benefit to the NSW taxpayer.
Until the NRL/ A-League are pulling 60k plus crowds, there is no reason to build stadiums larger that 50k. The MCG is only 100k becausethat number of people use it.