monotonehell wrote:I'm yet to be convinced that the average patrons of AFL matches will flow into the CBD an make use of the clubs, pubs and restaurants. More likely they'd crown in and crowd out again at the end of their event. But perhaps AFL wouldn't be the only use of an inner city stadium?
Tyler_Durden wrote:Football fans make use of West Lakes Mall and the eateries there in huge numbers before and after games so I think it's fair to say there will be a large number that would flow to and from the city. Obviously it would only be a percentage but even only 5,000 - 10,000 out of 40,000 would make some impact on the city. And many would spend the whole day.
Brando wrote:Your joking right? Clearly you have no idea what your talking about. So you honestly think that everyone will stroll into town, watch the game and disappear?
teflon fox wrote:If you have ever been to the Telstra dome or M.C.G. to a football match you would see that
a good proportion of the crowd goes into the city afterwards - not just to get trams straight
home - they spend money in the pubs/clubs and restaurants. Obviously everyone wont but
even if 10-15% do it will make a huge difference to the vibrancy of the C.B.D. as well as being
a financial boon for the businesses.
The Carabinieri wrote:Not just that ... you would also build bars/clubs, cafes, restaurants, and even accomidation near the city ... WHich then makes it more than just a sporting event, as you have things to do afterwards.
Just look at some of the new stadiums they built in germany .... withing the stadium, they have a hotel rooms, clubs and restaurants .... A very smart thing to do
Matt wrote:The point that it's debatable that people would stay in the city and bars, cafes, etc, is a joke.
Anyone that's been to the footy in Melbourne or Sydney would have seen the amount of vibrancy it gives to the place on match days.
Melbourne is brilliant on weekends - it's awash with people in their scarves and guernseys.
Sydney, which is a one team town, is the same. The bars and restaurants that neighbour the SCG are always packed full of Swans supporters before and after games.
Look at West Lakes Mall. It's adjacent to AAMI Stadium and a heap of people go there to shop or eat beforehand.
Of course the same would happen in town, not to mention after games.
I think it would do wonders for the city.
God knows we need something to pump some life into the city and city streets. Adelaide is nothing short of DEAD on weekends.
I'm not "joking", I'm looking for something to back up these statements.
I based my uncertainty on this point from working at Adelaide Oval for a few years. The crowds would all crowd in, park on Pinky Flat,The Hill or The Triangle, watch the cricket / football and then all crowd out and drive off. After I finished work I'd head down to Adelaide and it was dead. I wasn't saying that I completely disbelieve that there'd be follow on business, just that it's been my experience that AFL and Cricket don't bring business into Adelaide, so I'm looking for some indication that it would other than statements asserting it would without any evidence. What Matt says about West Lakes is encouraging.
Did anyone else pick up on the point in that article that Brando posted, regarding taxing Pokies to help fund a stadium? That seems a little off, I don't think taxing one sector to fund a public project would be a popular decision. I'd love to see the shit-fest if that was proposed by some major stakeholder / govt.
Exit on the right in the direction of travel.