Ho Really wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:37 pm
mattwinter wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:47 pm
Algernon wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:13 pm
There is a heritage overlay on many of the buildings south of the stadium, so this is the hardest thing to do of all. It's not really necessary though...
My thought was removing the Southern stand entirely and using that space to move the ground further South, not the heritage buildings behind... i.e.
Totally agree on your other comments though. Just an idea if they ever wanted to really modernise it.
If they wanted to do this they would've done it long time ago when they modernised the stadium. The heritage buildings, the triangular shaped-land, Manton and Holden Streets and the light industrial/commercial surrounds are a thorn in the side of Hindmarsh Stadium. It's a deadend. Adelaide will need a compliant stadium eventually. So if the government spruikes about wanting a 30,000 seat stadium, do it properly for posterity. Simple no fart arsing around for the 10,000 extra seats. A state of the art stadium with sound, lighting and retractable roof will attract all kinds of events not just the round ball kind. Stop living in the past, be visionary and proud of Adelaide and SA.
A compliant stadium with what?
Asian Champions league - the ground is compliant. The AFC regs are fairly basic, requiring a 6,000 seat (fully seated) capacity at most. The ground has hosted an ACL final
AFC Cup - we don't compete in this comp, but we likely will because our ACL performances have been woeful since WSW won the thing. There are almost no requirements here - we're talking about a continental comp against clubs in tin sheds like India and Burma here.
Asian Cup - there were not games held there when Australia hosted the last (hugely successful) Asian Cup because the state government decided it wasn't worth it and was caught with its pants down. Games were hosted at ground like Bruce Stadium which are across the board inferior to Hindmarsh.
A-League - as an actual football fan
will attest, it's considered the best ground in the league by fans of not only Adelaide United, but also by opposition supporters. Remember that the new Melbourne franchise was admitted to the league with a promise to build its ow venue which has similar sight lines to Hindmarsh, similar capacity and an inferior location. It still beats the field over 20 years after reconstruction.
World Cup - the minimum required capacity of 40,000 is not achievable on this site, nor is it likely achievable wedged in next to the torrens for that matter. All World Cups are allocated until 2026 and the next available is 2030. This isnt urgent mate.
Rugby Union/League - sports that aren't played in SA (ok, a bit of union). Union's domestic league is in worse shape than the aleague at the moment and that's saying something.
Why don't you be proud of Adelaide and SA and recognise some of the things that Adelaide has
once in a while