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Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by -TW- » February 16, 2016, 7:29 pm

@TimGavel: Full details of a proposed 100 million $ upgrade of Manuka Oval to be released tomorrow . If it goes ahead capacity would increase to 20k.

Apparently will have a sizeable portion of private investment as well

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Re: Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by greeneyed » February 16, 2016, 7:34 pm

It's a suburb, not a place for a major sports stadium. It's a village green.
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Re: Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by Matt » February 16, 2016, 8:01 pm

Well ill be buggered!
That will make things interesting for Cricket and AFL

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Re: Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by BJ » February 16, 2016, 8:33 pm

Andrew Barr does like to put his hand in his pocket for his beloved AFL.

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Re: Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by -TW- » February 16, 2016, 8:34 pm

From the perspective of cricket, if the ACT wants to keep regular international games it needs international standard facilities

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Post by Schifty » February 16, 2016, 8:36 pm

Might actually be able to get a test match now.

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Post by julian87 » February 16, 2016, 10:46 pm

Schifty wrote:Might actually be able to get a test match now.
Yeah I really don't like the idea of that with the SCG 3 hours up the road.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by -PJ- » February 17, 2016, 6:58 am

It's looking like Manuka will become a regular stop for touring sides for test cricket.
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Post by greeneyed » February 17, 2016, 7:00 am

They'd be better off developing a new Canberra Stadium, at least it'd regularly be used.
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Post by -PJ- » February 17, 2016, 7:08 am

greeneyed wrote:They'd be better off developing a new Canberra Stadium, at least it'd regularly be used.
CA may be thinking of entering a ACT side into Sheffield Shield or at least ODD cricket.

Remember the Cosmos....good times.

Manuka would get some use if that were to happen, not a lot but some.
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Re: Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by greeneyed » February 17, 2016, 7:16 am

This development is likely dependent on taking surrounding land for hotel, apartments and commercial developments. We shall see how much at some stage, I guess and how invasive it is.
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Post by -PJ- » February 17, 2016, 7:20 am

Yep.
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Post by Matt » February 17, 2016, 7:49 am

Last I heard, they were getting jack of Hobart as a location. Cant remember why, and so Canberra was being raised as an alternate destination. However, our facilities aren't up to scratch. Need a bigger capacity more than anything else.

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Post by The Rickman » February 17, 2016, 7:52 am

greeneyed wrote:They'd be better off developing a new Canberra Stadium, at least it'd regularly be used.
You mean regularly as 4,000 Raiders fans every fortnight during the footy season, yeah??
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Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by The Rickman » February 17, 2016, 7:52 am

Matt wrote:Last I heard, they were getting jack of Hobart as a location. Cant remember why
The rain
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Post by Matt » February 17, 2016, 7:54 am

The Nickman wrote:
Matt wrote:Last I heard, they were getting jack of Hobart as a location. Cant remember why
The rain
Fair call too.
In that case Canberra better take the SCG's Test, rains there too :P

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Post by RTW » February 17, 2016, 8:22 am

If they can get a team in the big bash and a commitment from CA for regular international matches coupled with a few GWS games per year then their is no reason not to go ahead with it.

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Post by Matt » February 17, 2016, 8:56 am

RTW wrote:If they can get a team in the big bash and a commitment from CA for regular international matches coupled with a few GWS games per year then their is no reason not to go ahead with it.
Agreed

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Re: Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by reptar » February 17, 2016, 12:31 pm

-PJ- wrote:
greeneyed wrote:They'd be better off developing a new Canberra Stadium, at least it'd regularly be used.
CA may be thinking of entering a ACT side into Sheffield Shield or at least ODD cricket.

Remember the Cosmos....good times.

Manuka would get some use if that were to happen, not a lot but some.
I don't think they'd need to increase seating capacity for Sheffield Shield.
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Post by Shadow Boxer » February 17, 2016, 12:41 pm

It would be good if they could make it somehow configurable to accommodate a square ground but still be close to the action.

Should be doable with that sort of cash.

20,000 seat stadium for all codes would be awesome and Manuka is such a great venue. Pubs and clubs nearby, plenty of parking.
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Post by julian87 » February 17, 2016, 1:00 pm

reptar wrote:
-PJ- wrote:
greeneyed wrote:They'd be better off developing a new Canberra Stadium, at least it'd regularly be used.
CA may be thinking of entering a ACT side into Sheffield Shield or at least ODD cricket.

Remember the Cosmos....good times.

Manuka would get some use if that were to happen, not a lot but some.
I don't think they'd need to increase seating capacity for Sheffield Shield.
Not at all.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by Matt » February 17, 2016, 1:12 pm

You only need about 2 dozen seats for the public at Shield games

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Post by reptar » February 17, 2016, 1:37 pm

Matt wrote:You only need about 2 dozen seats for the public at Shield games
You could play it at Rivett Oval.
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Re: Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by -TW- » February 17, 2016, 1:54 pm

Or Stirling, it suits the quality of roads produced in Australia at the moment

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Re: Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by bonehead » February 17, 2016, 6:17 pm

-PJ- wrote:It's looking like Manuka will become a regular stop for touring sides for test cricket.
And so it should, how many cricketing nations don't play major matches in their capital?
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Post by reptar » February 17, 2016, 9:24 pm

bonehead wrote:
-PJ- wrote:It's looking like Manuka will become a regular stop for touring sides for test cricket.
And so it should, how many cricketing nations don't play major matches in their capital?
Does Pakistan count?
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Re: Manuka set for $100m upgrade

Post by Matt » February 20, 2016, 7:30 am

reptar wrote:
bonehead wrote:
-PJ- wrote:It's looking like Manuka will become a regular stop for touring sides for test cricket.
And so it should, how many cricketing nations don't play major matches in their capital?
Does Pakistan count?
Checkmate Reptar.
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