Nort wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:37 am
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Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Patrick_27 wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:59 am
I'm with you on this. By all means fit a multi-purpose arena in there but a soccer stadium is a bit much, these are some of our best kept parks, why destroy them? I'd be more in favour of getting an arena done and then if the demand is there build a new soccer stadium where Priceline Stadium is at Mile End.
The church at Hindmarsh is actually a performing arts theatre, as part of the Holden Street theatre complex; would be sad to see it go because it's well used. That said, as a thespian myself, if you provide a suitable replacement (if it were to be demolished), people will be less likely to kick up a fuss at its loss.
Park 12 is used as a sporting field. Thats why its maintained.
Park 21 & 6 could be used, brought up to standard and maintained. Everyone wins.
Park 12 is publicly accessible when sports aren't being played on it, would that be the case for a stadium on the site?
Park 21 & 6 are and would be publicly accessible though.
By upgrading them, you open up more public space that is suitable to be used. Right now they are no different to scrub land, not really enticing places for people to use.
A stadium on park 12 fixes our need for a modern rectangular, suitable for major international events, stadium. Fixing up Park 21 & 6 fixes up our problem of run down tired scrub land for parklands.
It's a win win.
The Uni clubs could use Park 6 since it's not that far from their home at Park 12, and Park 21 can be used by others.
It's not like we lack parklands.
They could use the land at the SA Athletics & Netball stadiums of course. But, personally I think we need to consolidate as much into one precinct as possible, with a central body running the precinct. The more teams we can fit into fewer stadiums, the lower the cost to those teams & codes.
A wider precinct could also be a sporting & entertainment precinct, which would generate more revenue..think AO with all the functions & meetings that happen there, but on a larger scale/more venues.
If they are financially stable, tax payers wont have to bail them out. Port & the Crows are better off now, let's move Adelaide United, the 36ers, Thunderbirds, into new venues, along with Tennis SA. You guys do know that our top tennis players spend more time in Melbourne because it has far superior facilties?
Personally I think if we have to sacrifice a bit of parklands for it, while significantly upgrading other areas of the parklands by creating new sporting fields and planting more trees, it's worth it. The loss will be more then made up for with improving/greening up other areas of the parklands that are below substandard.