Nathan wrote:Is there even a capacity issue that requires a northern stand? Surely on the off chance we would actually get something like the Comm Games, a temporary stand could be used. It's not uncommon for games venues to have elements which are intended only for the games, and are removed afterwards to revert to a lower capacity.
Such as the temporary northern stand Metricon will have for the Commonwealth Games next year, and temporary seats proposed for the 2022 Soccer World Cup.
In terms of a capacity issue, no there's no issue at the moment. The Crows are the only tenant consistently selling out the ground now.
Indeed. I'm even thinking Stadium Australia which had a capacity of 115,000 for the Olympics, which was reduced to 82,500–83,500 afterwards (and due to be reduced further to 75,000). Or the London Aquatics Centre, which had two temporary wings to put capacity at 17,500, and were removed post games to reduce it down to 2,800.