Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

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Would you support a bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games?

Yes, it would be great for the city
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46%
No, waste of money
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23%
Not 2018, but 2022 or 2026
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31%
 
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Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

#166 Post by SRW » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:47 pm

Adelaide is top contender, says Games chief
Reece Homfray, 17 April 2019, The Advertiser

COMMONWEALTH Games Australia boss Craig Phillips says Adelaide makes the most compelling case as a host city in the Commonwealth, and will engage in talks with the State Government today.

Mr Phillips met business, sport and tourism groups yesterday and will be joined by CGA president Ben Houston for meetings with Sports Minister Corey Wingard, Tourism Minister David Ridgway, the Adelaide City Council and the Office for Recreation and Sport today. The office is leading a feasibility study into the possibility of Adelaide bidding for the 2026 Games.

“You have to go a long way to beat Adelaide in terms of a city that could really come alive with the festival of the Games, along the Riverbank, the Convention Centre and Adelaide Oval,” Mr Phillips said. “We see it being a very vibrant place.

“In fact, we were talking about it in meetings today – you would have to go a long way to find cities anywhere else in the Commonwealth that have the same sort of offering of venues in close proximity to each other but also to the centre of town. There is still a long way to go but if the Government keeps going and finds a compelling enough argument to host the Games here, we think it would be a great Games in 2026.” Mr Phillips said he was aware of the UK-based Commonwealth Games Federation talking with other cities around the world for 2026. The next Games in 2022 will be held in Birmingham, England.

“But the sense we’re getting (from the CGF) is the dialogue they’ve had with others isn’t as advanced as we are here,” he said. “(We are here) to connect with government about the feasibility study and how they’re tracking, and how we can input into their work.

“And to meet with the new council and Lord Mayor to get a sense of their level of support for it happening. As well as key influences in the community and business about the appetite for supporting a Games and what they see as important for beyond the 12 days of sport – what are the benefits and legacies?” Mr Phillips said there have not been any talks about the timing of a Games in Adelaide – touted as either March or October – and how to do so with minimal disruption to normal business at Adelaide Oval.

Mr Phillips has brought with him copies of the “post-Games report” from the Gold Coast that was released earlier this month and detailed a $2.5 billion economic boost to the Queensland Government. Adelaide was described as “largely Games-ready” by a CGF report last year.
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Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

#167 Post by Nort » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:44 pm

Hopefully October rather than March! Although the idea of adding a Commonwealth Games into the Mad March pile is quite amusing. :D

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Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

#168 Post by Brucetiki » Mon May 20, 2019 11:37 am

Nort wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Hopefully October rather than March! Although the idea of adding a Commonwealth Games into the Mad March pile is quite amusing. :D
Late October/early November would make sense. Football commitments end at Adelaide Oval in late September (SANFL Grand Final and potentially an AFL Preliminary Final). It'll still be tight to fit the athletics track into the Oval in this time frame, but it also means you could stack the cricket program into January/February.

A March/April date for the Commonwealth Games would be more problematic, but Melbourne and the Gold Coast have shown it can be done.

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Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

#169 Post by Spotto » Mon May 20, 2019 3:22 pm

If the Commonwealth Games do end up coming to Adelaide at some point (hopefully not soon), if planned correctly, this could be the opportunity to complete or at least set into motion our pending public transport and road projects. Adelaide will need them if we plan on hosting, and they will definitely see use long after the games depart. Completing the North-South Motorway, Trams to North Adelaide, Norwood Town Hall and the city loop (plus a second depot), and more train station park'n'rides and bus-train interchanges come to mind.

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Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

#170 Post by gnrc_louis » Mon May 20, 2019 6:24 pm

They're just a pissant version of the Olympics, which in itself is just a poor man's football world cup. Hopefully Australia bids on the latter sometime in the medium-term future and Adelaide can host matches for it.

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Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

#171 Post by cmet » Mon May 20, 2019 9:58 pm

gnrc_louis wrote:They're just a pissant version of the Olympics, which in itself is just a poor man's football world cup. Hopefully Australia bids on the latter sometime in the medium-term future and Adelaide can host matches for it.
“The Olympics is a poor mans football World Cup”

Well there it is, the dumbest thing I’ve read all day


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Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

#172 Post by gnrc_louis » Mon May 20, 2019 10:46 pm

I was clearly being somewhat facetious re: the Olympics being a poor man's world cup. That said, the football world cup is bigger than the Olympics and hosting it would be huge for Australia.

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Re: Commonwealth Games in Adelaide

#173 Post by rev » Tue May 21, 2019 11:42 am

Brucetiki wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:37 am
Nort wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Hopefully October rather than March! Although the idea of adding a Commonwealth Games into the Mad March pile is quite amusing. :D
Late October/early November would make sense. Football commitments end at Adelaide Oval in late September (SANFL Grand Final and potentially an AFL Preliminary Final). It'll still be tight to fit the athletics track into the Oval in this time frame, but it also means you could stack the cricket program into January/February.

A March/April date for the Commonwealth Games would be more problematic, but Melbourne and the Gold Coast have shown it can be done.
March could be a problem with the late bursts of heat we get. We might be used to it, but foreign athletes would struggle and it wouldn't be ideal for tourists/spectators.
If we do get the games, and April is chosen, hopefully we have a mild April like we did this year.

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