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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: Poll pledge: Libs would bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games

#91 Post by Cruise » Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:45 am

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Aidan wrote: If we had lots of AFL teams based here then I might agree with you. But we don't, and we already have a great cricket venue within walking distance of the City,
Adelaide Oval is not a great venue for cricket
Then why do so many people say it is?
Because it looks oh so pretty on post cards.

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#92 Post by jk1237 » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:13 pm

Adelaide Oval is one of the top 4 ovals to watch cricket in the world Ive heard. Every cricket nuthead Ive ever met reckon that a traditional English style ground with an old pavillion is far better to watch cricket than massive cauldrons like the MCG and the awful looking Gabba

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#93 Post by ProgMetal » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:00 am

jk1237 wrote:Adelaide Oval is one of the top 4 ovals to watch cricket in the world Ive heard. Every cricket nuthead Ive ever met reckon that a traditional English style ground with an old pavillion is far better to watch cricket than massive cauldrons like the MCG and the awful looking Gabba
Adelaide oval was one of the best things Adelaide had going for it until the philistines got to it and introduced new elements including wedding cake canopies and out of scale light poles that don't belong. Now it's a mishmash of the traditional and the modern, that doesn't really gel. Mind you, it's still a good venue, it's beautifully located near the city centre and there's some tradition that's still apparent - it's just that I don't think that the world's cricket nutheads have caught up with SA's appalling record of stuffing up what we've got, epitomised by what has happened to Adelaide oval!

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#94 Post by crawf » Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:52 pm

In my opinion Adelaide Oval looks fantastic.

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#95 Post by rogue » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:16 pm

^^ second that.

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#96 Post by Cruise » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:19 pm

I don't, it's run by a selfish sporting body only looking after it's own interests

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#97 Post by crawf » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:44 pm

Um aren't they all?

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#98 Post by Crisp » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:31 pm

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Crisp wrote:The Advertisers plans are quite good, but unfortunately it includes a stadium that isn't truly multipurpose. Adelaide has a poor history of building specialised infrastructure scattered around the suburbs - when it should be one multipurpose venue centrally located. AFL, A League, 20/20 Cricket and Concerts all at the one venue - it works so well at Telsta Dome.
If we had lots of AFL teams based here then I might agree with you. But we don't, and we already have a great cricket venue within walking distance of the City, so I think it would be better to specialize. An oblong stadium will always be better than an oval one for soccer and rugby because the crowd will be closer to the action. A new stadium should be designed for something we can't already do well, rather than duplicating an existing function.

I must say, you fail to convince me. It's becoming a global trend - just look at the new stadium plan for Perth.

http://www.wabusinessnews.com.au/images ... video.html

The fact is that it would be pointless in building another stadium that can only accomodate soccer & rugby. It must be multipurpose.
How do we ge it so wrong all the time? The eastern states laugh at us because of this kind of thinking. Something like this Perth concept over the rail yards would be brilliant. Having 50000 people in the city each weekend would create a great atmosphere, simillar to that in Melbourne. Keep Adelaide Oval as it is, its in the best location, but it is so unique. The plans for AAMI stadium are another setback for Adelaide. When Perth completes their plans we will really look second rate.

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Re: Poll pledge: Libs would bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games

#99 Post by Will » Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:43 pm

^^ If I remember correctly, didn't the WA Liberals campaign against the stadium during the election, vowing to scrap it? If this is the case, as they won the election does this not mean that Perth will be stuck with Subiaco, as the new governemnt has different priorities.

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Re: Poll pledge: Libs would bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games

#100 Post by Cruise » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:07 pm

Will wrote:^^ If I remember correctly, didn't the WA Liberals campaign against the stadium during the election, vowing to scrap it? If this is the case, as they won the election does this not mean that Perth will be stuck with Subiaco, as the new governemnt has different priorities.
That's right, they want to upgrade the current subiaco oval, strange seeing as WA has plenty of money for these sort of things

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Re: Poll pledge: Libs would bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games

#101 Post by crawf » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:50 am

I didn't think it was possible but I think our state liberal party is better than theirs.

Quite a few major projects might get axed or dumbed down, like the Waterfront project and the city could be stuck with ridiculous trading hours.

Lots is being said in the SSC WA section, even quite a few members considering of leaving Perth cause of the libs winning.

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Re: Poll pledge: Libs would bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games

#102 Post by Norman » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:11 am

In a way, it's good news for us :P

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Re: Poll pledge: Libs would bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games

#103 Post by ProgMetal » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:52 pm

crawf wrote:In my opinion Adelaide Oval looks fantastic.
It used to look better! (yeah I know, these things are subjective)

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Re: Poll pledge: Libs would bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games

#104 Post by aussie2000 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:23 pm

Norman wrote:In a way, it's good news for us :P
i know right? haha :twisted:
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Re: Poll pledge: Libs would bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games

#105 Post by Will » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:36 pm

Norman wrote:In a way, it's good news for us :P
There is a downside aswell. The WA liberals support uranium mining in WA unlike the WA Labor party which had promised to ban it.

This is bad news for us as it creates a competitor to our uranium monopoly.

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