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chazwazza

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#78
How much of that has to do with Sturt not having/owning a true home ground? Are maintenance and operating costs for each club's ground costing them a lot of money?

For those that aren't quite aware, Peter Motley Oval is basically a public park in Unley that they just happen to play organised state league football matches on. People are free to wander across it, play on it, walk their dogs through it at any time of the day or night, even during a football match if they so wished. There's been a number of pushes to make it an official closed-off home ground for the Sturt Football Club, but each time it's met with resistance and push-back from local residents.
That's not true. SFC have the oval booked for training and game day. If some residents chose to push the issue then they're told to **** off.
Sturt has set up costs of about $5k - $7k each home game. More than any other club.
 

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That's not true. SFC have the oval booked for training and game day. If some residents chose to push the issue then they're told to **** off.
Sturt has set up costs of about $5k - $7k each home game. More than any other club.
Fair enough, there's expense to them, and they "rent" it from the council. It's still officially a public park that they happen to play state league football on, rather than a proper home ground like other clubs have. I'd say any maintenance costs would fall to the City of Unley too, rather than the club themselves, which is a saving in itself.
 

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Fair enough, there's expense to them, and they "rent" it from the council. It's still officially a public park that they happen to play state league football on, rather than a proper home ground like other clubs have. I'd say any maintenance costs would fall to the City of Unley too, rather than the club themselves, which is a saving in itself.
Maybe true to an extent re upkeep and maintenance costs but I'd think that was the case with any SANFL club, the local councils are responsible for those costs and pass it on. The extra costs Sturt are up for are for the exterior fencing and the boundary fencing prior to the permanent pickets being erected. Those and portable toilets etc. I think it's still around $5k more than other clubs which is why we trialled an "away" game against Adelaide at Thebby this year. They paid set up costs and we (Sturt) took the profits. From what I know the gate is **** all but the food, Beveridge and not having to pay our normal set up costs made it a good profit.
 

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