The brand new stadium in Townsville is only costing 250 million with 2000 less capacity,they should be able to build a stadium a lot cheaper then half a billion.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.
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?
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.
And meanwhile, the pledge number has climbed past 55,000 - https://unitedwestand.com.au/