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  1. Kirkswan

    Kirkswan Premium Platinum

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  2. The King!

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    Will be great for fans
     
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    The video was terrible though, as it did not give a great indication of what our facilities actually will include.
     
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    I thought it was pretty clear. Indoor Training facilities, admin space, GO foundation space, AFLW facility.

    The Blood bank is brilliant. Because hello! Of course The Bloods would have a blood bank.:D
     
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    The only thing I'm not clear about with this announcement is does this mean we will continue training at the reduced Lakeside Oval or are the talked about plans for SCG and MCG sized ovals in the middle of Randwick still going ahead?
     
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    They're supposed to start work on the ground at Randwick after The Everest (13/10) and we're supposed to use it from next year.

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl...middle-of-royal-randwick-20180709-p4zqbi.html
     
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    I found the development application :p

    Not approved yet.

    Ref Number: DA/399/2018
    Application Detail
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    Development Application - Minor earth works, fencing, construction and use of an elite grade football training field within the infield at Royal Randwick Racecourse (Heritage Item & Heritage Conservation Area).
    Lodged: 05/07/2018
    Estimated Cost of Work: $ 1,859,000

    Ground size 161m x 138m (MCG is 160 x 141)

    Enjoy :p (hopefully these links work)

    http://planning.randwick.nsw.gov.au...ashx?id=DZDZCZmJcJo=&ext=PDF&filesize=1710854
    http://planning.randwick.nsw.gov.au...ashx?id=oehclvgy/fU=&ext=PDF&filesize=1017112

    http://planning.randwick.nsw.gov.au/Pages/XC.Track.Advanced/SearchApplication.aspx?id=627041
     
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    Look at us eh, facts only. Somebody would be proud. :p
     

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    Recent sources including apparently the current press information booklet have the MCG at 138m wide now. Boundary might have come in for safety reasons?
     
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    Thanks for that.

    Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
     
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    I'd rather they get it right playing on the SCG and win more home games next year. Its pretty moot to perfect playing on the MCG when you can't win a game at home.
     
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    Swans players to be coached by a Horse at Randwick Racecourse.
     
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    Courses for Horse
     
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    I hope our players start their pre season time trials better than this.

     
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    "The einstein of the 4 legged variety".

    Kill me now.
     
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    Probably because the exact layout is still in the planning stages. Kennedy, Parker, Rampe, Heeney and Mills being over in Qatar with Horse and the other staff members looking at those facilities tells me the "shopping list" for the player training areas may get a few additions.

    Whether you are bringing in architects to design a facility from the ground up, or if you repurpose an existing building, it usually involves some research and development to get it right. What the video showed is probably just a rough draft. Once they get plans finalized, it will look somewhat different. Hopefully better.
     
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    I am still hoping they remove any chains where Rampe is running.
     
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  21. Skhilton14

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    Why build a ground at Randwick if our base is going to be at the SCG?

    This means after the facility is built we have have to get on a bus to get to our training ground and then get on a bus back to recover. This doesn't make sense.

    I know we will have the SCG to train on during the year after next year, but for preseason and other times when the SCG is unavailable for our players, having a ground not on the same complex as where the new facility will be based seems stupid imo.
     
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    It’s only 2km up the road, it’s not like it’s on the other side of the city.
     
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    No need for a bus either. Tram door to door.
     
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    Moore Park has been a multi-use facility since before the Swans existed... they were never going to let us re-purpose it as we pleased. I agree that it's not perfect, but I think it's the absolute best possible.
     
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    The only solution is for us to build our own stadium.
     
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