Tasmania set to apply for a provisional AFL licence (aiming to enter competition by 2025)

Kwality

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Maybe, but for 'some' reason, in 2018 Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced $500,000,000 for the MCG & Etihad.

Nice of Government to hand that sort of money out. :)
Victoria’s major stadiums will get nearly $500 million in state-funded upgrades, with almost half the cash going to a makeover of Etihad Stadium.
In a $225 million deal with the AFL, the grand final will stay at the MCG until at least 2057....... The deal also means the Melbourne Cricket Club Trust has the security to undertake a major redevelopment of the MCG.

The money will come out of the 2018-19 state budget, alongside $241.6 million for suburban and regional grounds.


Bloody sleazy deal that works for Victoria at the expense of AFL footy nationally.
 

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Victoria’s major stadiums will get nearly $500 million in state-funded upgrades, with almost half the cash going to a makeover of Etihad Stadium.
In a $225 million deal with the AFL, the grand final will stay at the MCG until at least 2057....... The deal also means the Melbourne Cricket Club Trust has the security to undertake a major redevelopment of the MCG.

The money will come out of the 2018-19 state budget, alongside $241.6 million for suburban and regional grounds.
Its not along with, its inclusive. And its not just AFL grounds or major stadiums. Theres a decent amount of money in their for hockey and rugby league too.

As I wrote

He announced no funding for the MCG at all. He did announce $225 million for Etihad - which Ill note is about 10 million a year for each grand final in the extended period, about what the NSW Gov pays for the NRL Grand Final at the moment.

The 500 million was for all the sporting funding that included an additional 242 million in funding for
  • $64.6 million for a major upgrade to the State Netball and Hockey Centre
  • $12 million to build a Rugby League Centre of Excellence in Broadmeadows
  • $20 million to redevelop Ikon Park into the home of women’s football
  • $15 million for the Female Friendly Facilities Fund to boost access for women and girls across Victoria
  • $13 million for Stage 2 of the Moorabbin Oval redevelopment, to enable the Saints AFLW team to play there from 2020
  • $10 million to improve playing conditions at Casey Fields and Whitten Oval for AFLW competition
  • $2 million for infrastructure upgrades for AFLW clubs at Victoria Park
  • $15.4 million to go towards upgrades at Albert Park, Yarra Bend and other key suburban sporting precincts
  • $17.7 million for the Significant Sporting Events Program, which will fund more than 75 national and international sporting events every year – more than half of them in regional Victoria.
  • $60 million for community sporting grants and $5 million for Community Sports Infrastructure Loans, which will unlock up to $100 million to upgrade local facilities.
 

Kwality

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Its not along with, its inclusive. And its not just AFL grounds or major stadiums. Theres a decent amount of money in their for hockey and rugby league too.
Lost me, not along with? The $500mil is not just just AFL footy, quite right.
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the GF deal is the vehicle for the MCC to upgrade the MCG.
 

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