[COM] Memorial Drive upgrade

All high-rise, low-rise and street developments in the Adelaide and North Adelaide areas.
Message
Author
User avatar
Ho Really
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2469
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:29 pm
Location: In your head
Has thanked: 1263 times
Been thanked: 163 times

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#571 Post by Ho Really » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:50 pm

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...

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

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

Cheers
Confucius say: Dumb man climb tree to get cherry, wise man spread limbs.

User avatar
Norman
Donating Member
Donating Member
Posts: 5944
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:06 pm
Has thanked: 842 times
Been thanked: 1620 times

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#572 Post by Norman » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:37 pm

Looks more like a graveyard than a tennis stadium.

citywatcher
Legendary Member!
Posts: 653
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:51 pm
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 83 times

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#573 Post by citywatcher » 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.

Sent from my SM-J730G using Tapatalk


claybro
Super Size Scraper Poster!
Posts: 2136
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:16 pm
Has thanked: 57 times
Been thanked: 254 times

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#574 Post by claybro » 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?

User avatar
Algernon
Legendary Member!
Posts: 1179
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:46 pm
Location: Moravia
Has thanked: 350 times
Been thanked: 163 times

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#575 Post by Algernon » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:29 am

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.

Sent from my SM-J730G using Tapatalk
Luckily for 75% of the seats at Memorial Dr, you very much have to think "laterally" in order to see the court

Brucetiki
Legendary Member!
Posts: 838
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:20 pm
Has thanked: 563 times
Been thanked: 71 times

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#576 Post by Brucetiki » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:58 pm

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.

User avatar
Plasmatron
High Rise Poster!
Posts: 305
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:16 pm
Location: St Georges, Adelaide, SA
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 310 times

[COM] Re: Memorial Drive upgrade

#577 Post by Plasmatron » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:54 pm

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

Now you're playing with power.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Algernon and 8 guests