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brizrider

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A superficial upgrade that will be ok but certainly won't "ensure that the Gabba stadium is re-elevated to the number one cricket and AFL stadium in the world" as the minister says. It's really just about trying to bolster the rather flimsy business case for cross river rail.
 

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"ensure that the Gabba stadium is re-elevated to the number one cricket and AFL stadium in the world"
Re-elevated umplies that it once was ... when was the Gabba ever considered higher in the pecking order than the MCG? Of course if they are including over 100,000 seats...
 

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It's just a fancy front door really with no real upgrades within the stadium for the viewer. As others have stated it is just to build up the cross river rail project. I'm blasé about it honestly.
 

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It's just a fancy front door really with no real upgrades within the stadium for the viewer. As others have stated it is just to build up the cross river rail project. I'm blasé about it honestly.
Even if that’s all it is, it’s worrh doing. It has to be one of the least appealing sporting precincts in the country.
 

Johnny Bananas

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It's really just about trying to bolster the rather flimsy business case for cross river rail.
There's nothing flimsy about it. CRR has been needed for a while. It's ridiculous that in this day and age, all our rail traffic across the river goes through one bridge until you get to Indooropilly. Rail services are already screwed up enough as is without the bridge reaching its capacity too, which will happen if an alternative river crossing isn't built.

On top of that it allows a station at the Gabba, turning Park Road into probably the main interchange for the Southside, a station in the east of the CBD, Roma St being sent underground allowing a new entertainment centre to be built on top (Boondall is really showing its age right now) and actually using the Ekka line for more than two weeks a year which is a bit of a waste currently.
 

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