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[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:50 pm
by Ho Really
citywatcher wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:44 pm
Brucetiki wrote:Davis Cup will be at Memorial Drive in March.
Hope it doesn't rain
Well better than this...

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Davis Cup Final, 29–31 December 1952. Australia-USA 4-1

Cheers

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:37 pm
by Norman
Looks more like a graveyard than a tennis stadium.

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:05 am
by citywatcher
Actually no if you were able to think about it laterally
A Davis Cup final held in Adelaide in front of such a huge crowd as opposed to the current bandaid which seals the stadiums fate as far as a big tournament goes
And Norman don't forget it's an old black and white photo
So , no . Spraying air freshener on dog shit doesn't make it better.

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[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:27 pm
by claybro
Hmm. Fans sitting square on to a centre court which is diagonally tens of metres away. Check. Barely adequate makeshift facilities. Check. Much fanfare from adoring Adelaide media ignoring Adelaide facilities as a laughing stock. Check. Not much has changed in 70 odd years eh?

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:29 am
by Algernon
citywatcher wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:05 am
Actually no if you were able to think about it laterally
A Davis Cup final held in Adelaide in front of such a huge crowd as opposed to the current bandaid which seals the stadiums fate as far as a big tournament goes
And Norman don't forget it's an old black and white photo
So , no . Spraying air freshener on dog shit doesn't make it better.

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Luckily for 75% of the seats at Memorial Dr, you very much have to think "laterally" in order to see the court

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:58 pm
by Brucetiki
claybro wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:27 pm
Hmm. Fans sitting square on to a centre court which is diagonally tens of metres away. Check. Barely adequate makeshift facilities. Check. Much fanfare from adoring Adelaide media ignoring Adelaide facilities as a laughing stock. Check. Not much has changed in 70 odd years eh?
While the spectator facilities weren't crash hot, apparently the players actually enjoyed using the football change rooms as their locker room and the Magarey Room as the players lounge.

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:54 pm
by Plasmatron
Hey guys - I shot some video and photos when I went to the Adelaide International last week, with a good friend of mine, and edited them together into a promotional highlight reel of sorts. Gives a good impression of the general event layout and main stadium upgrade. Which was nothing amazing, but certainly got the job done. Shame about the low mid-week turnout though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVo8wgNaYtM