You are right – I’m still holding out hope for a new stadium somewhere near the CBD’ because Bellerive Oval is in the worst possible location. Spending more on it is, IMO, throwing good money after bad. Better to cut the losses and get a bit of money back by selling it off to land developers and build a new stadium in the right location.… I'm afraid we're stuck with Boot park. … It just confirms the stupidity of building a stadium in a village area next to a beach. Bellerive was the dumbest idea of all time. They were told time & time again as they built it. Just stupid.
My thoughts to - surely they can build something of that size fairly decent for little more than half that cost. If not Macquarie Point, are there any other possible good viable inner city sites for a stadium?That costs half a billion dollars? No wonder nothing ever gets built there. That's insane.
Lavington Oval has been closed all this year and won't be re-opened before the O&M League's finals next year, for a multi-million dollar re-development, including extensions of grand stands. Though not a great location, Albury isn't so big that it's all that difficult to get to and IMO, on completion it will be a better option than Bendigo - or Ballarat for that matter. It would attract fans from a wide area right up to Wagga.… I love QE - and Bendigo used to be in our zone. But all it has is one small heratige stand. Virtually starting from scratch there as far as facilities go. The oval in Gippsland where the had the BBL game last summer would e more likely. Albury is a great sport for a secondary market but Lavington is too far out of town and has really small playing field that would not suit our game.
And meanwhile, the pledge number has climbed past 55,000 - https://unitedwestand.com.au/