[VIS] Memorial Drive upgrade

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#316 Post by Nort » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:24 am

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Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:47 am
Why can’t they upgrade the golf course and memorial drive tennis? How do the two have anything to do with each other?
Demolishing the existing tennis stadium and building a multipurpose roofed facility on the site wouldn’t have any impact on the nearby golf course which isn’t even connected to the site.

Or better yet, why don’t they build a PGA standard course in the southern/south western parklands which are derelict..
Or would that be too close for comfort for those born with a silver spoon in their mouth?
The southern parklands are flat as a pancake, maybe good for a minigolf course or putting range but not a full on golf course.

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#317 Post by Waewick » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:32 am

I would have thought Golf could stay in the burbs to be honest.

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#318 Post by Jaymz » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:32 pm

Yeah it's only the south western block of the South parkland that is derelict these days, certainly not enough area for an 18 hole golf course, let alone of PGA standard. It does need a facelift for sure.

Although it would be perfect for a par 3, 9 hole course. Move the par 3 course from North Adelaide and then use the land as part of the new PGA course.

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#319 Post by A-Town » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:48 pm

Seriously hope they don't try and create an all in 1 tennis/basketball/rugby/soccer venue. I'd be interested to see how much this would cost, compared to two separate arenas. IMO, a 10-15k venue for tennis, basketball, netball, concerts etc like the Perth Arena should be built where the existing tennis stadium is. A 25k rectangular stadium for rugby and soccer should be built somewhere else in the city, possibly over the rail yards.

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#320 Post by I Follow PAFC » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:33 pm

Crunch time for Memorial Drive redevelopment.
TENNIS Plans for the redevelopment of the Memorial Drive showcourt are set to go before Cabinet as the State Government decides on whether to commit financially to a revamp that will allow it to bring a world class tennis tournament back to Adelaide.

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#321 Post by Mpol03 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:19 pm

I Follow PAFC wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Crunch time for Memorial Drive redevelopment.
TENNIS Plans for the redevelopment of the Memorial Drive showcourt are set to go before Cabinet as the State Government decides on whether to commit financially to a revamp that will allow it to bring a world class tennis tournament back to Adelaide.

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Really hope this gets the green light. A multi purpose stadium would be ideal.

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#322 Post by SRJ » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:54 am

Does anyone know the result of this meeting?

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#323 Post by ml69 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:40 am

Who’s heard of this? It’s massive tennis news.

Australia will host a new tournament called the ATP World Team Cup to be launched in Jan 2020.

With $22M prizemoney on offer, the event is set to become the richest tournament in the world outside the four grand slams.

Group rounds will be jointly hosted by Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, with the finals to also be played in Sydney.

This is a huge opportunity for Adelaide to get back on the tennis calendar as part of this major event. I’m sure organisers would be delighted to host a group round in Adelaide provided we had a new state of the art arena at Memorial Drive.

In fact, if anything, an Adelaide round would be incredibly popular with players and visiting spectators alike, being in the middle of the CBD and not 15km away in the suburbs like the Sydney and Brisbane tennis arenas.

Marshall government .... see the potential of this and get board with a new Memorial Drive arena!

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/amp/ten ... s4pkyamkbv

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#324 Post by Brucetiki » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:34 am

ml69 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:40 am
Who’s heard of this? It’s massive tennis news.

Australia will host a new tournament called the ATP World Team Cup to be launched in Jan 2020.

With $22M prizemoney on offer, the event is set to become the richest tournament in the world outside the four grand slams.

Group rounds will be jointly hosted by Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, with the finals to also be played in Sydney.

This is a huge opportunity for Adelaide to get back on the tennis calendar as part of this major event. I’m sure organisers would be delighted to host a group round in Adelaide provided we had a new state of the art arena at Memorial Drive.

In fact, if anything, an Adelaide round would be incredibly popular with players and visiting spectators alike, being in the middle of the CBD and not 15km away in the suburbs like the Sydney and Brisbane tennis arenas.

Marshall government .... see the potential of this and get board with a new Memorial Drive arena!

https://www.sportingnews.com/au/amp/ten ... s4pkyamkbv
Had a bit of attention lately - mainly because of the Ken Rosewall Arena upgrades for the final, and the fact the comp will replace a number of lead up events next year.

Looks like it's been us and Perth for the event - this is the first report that's specifically said Perth has got the nod. Other reports say we're likely to get it, but one would assume that's subject to a new arena (I'd go as far as to say the event will be held at the Entertainment Centre, not Memorial Drive, while the new arena is built).

Now of course, if the Marshall government pussyfoots around with the new arena, the ATP will simply give the event to Perth, which will replace the Hopman Cup. If that happens, that'll leave a gap for an additional WTA tournament in the lead up to the Australian Open, which could come here regardless of redevelopment.

Either way, I think the WTC can finally be put out of it's misery - which has become so farcical, they didn't even have linesmen for the matches this year.

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#325 Post by omada » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:10 pm

What's the cost benefit analysis of spending $$$ on a facility that is only really used once per year. Surely it doesn't really stack up. Unless of course its a multi purpose arena.

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[VIS] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#326 Post by ml69 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:53 pm

omada wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:10 pm
What's the cost benefit analysis of spending $$$ on a facility that is only really used once per year. Surely it doesn't really stack up. Unless of course its a multi purpose arena.
Agreed tennis only won’t stack up. Talking about a multipurpose arena.

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