Canberra Raiders want five-year deal into new Civic Stadium

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Re: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

Post by Chicka Chicka Chicka » April 2, 2019, 7:46 pm

That players walk through the members / VIP area as they enter the Bankwest Stadium is pretty cool. Nice touch....unless you’re going back on for the second half down by 40.

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Re: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

Post by Coastalraider » April 2, 2019, 8:07 pm

Chicka Chicka Chicka wrote:
April 2, 2019, 7:46 pm
That players walk through the members / VIP area as they enter the Bankwest Stadium is pretty cool. Nice touch....unless you’re going back on for the second half down by 40.
And I wonder who will be the family it’s the coach to forget about the one way glass to the members room and give their team an almighty spray!

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Re: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

Post by EJ » April 2, 2019, 10:03 pm

I can't wait for the new Parra stadium to open. I only live 25 mins away. Have tickets to the Parra/Tigers christening and also our game against the Tigers :thumbsup

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Post by raiderskater » April 5, 2019, 7:24 am

gergreg wrote:
December 22, 2018, 12:21 pm
I don't think there's any money for a new stadium. Too focused on a multi level ice skating rink. The 500 people that attend ice hockey games are screaming out for a new facility.

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Late response, I know, but:

Nobody in the ice sports community actually wants a multi-level skating rink. We want a single-level rink with two ice surfaces, since Phillip is derelict and badly needs replacing. We have national champions in both ice hockey and figure skating and there is simply not enough room for both sports on the existing single-surface facility (let alone including broomball). Trying to squeeze both hockey and figure skating events in is a logistical nightmare that involves significant negotiation between the sports and both of them suffering for it.

The inclusion of the multi-level facility in the paper thingo was nothing short of an attempt to give the government an excuse not to build or fund. There are very few multi-level facilities even in big skating countries like the US, Canada and Russia. They're not very practical. (Though there is a cool one in Finland where the main arena is on top...and the practice rink below...in a natural cave.)

Even the price tags in the paper seemed inflated and unrealistic.

Phillip is dangerous and needs replacing. Badly. It wouldn't be so hard. They could even buy an existing building and go from there to save costs - the abandoned Home Hardware in Gungahlin would be about the right size for a two-surface facility.
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Re: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

Post by nemesis » April 5, 2019, 6:26 pm

EJ wrote:
April 2, 2019, 10:03 pm
I can't wait for the new Parra stadium to open. I only live 25 mins away. Have tickets to the Parra/Tigers christening and also our game against the Tigers :thumbsup
what did you pay for tickets and where about's? i looked and the tickets were super expensive, if canberra get's a new stadium i hope they don't out price people to be able to go to the footy.

gold at canberra is $45 and at new parra stadium they were $71.50, like ya taking the piss surely.
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Re: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

Post by EJ » April 19, 2019, 12:44 pm

nemesis wrote:
EJ wrote:
April 2, 2019, 10:03 pm
I can't wait for the new Parra stadium to open. I only live 25 mins away. Have tickets to the Parra/Tigers christening and also our game against the Tigers :thumbsup
what did you pay for tickets and where about's? i looked and the tickets were super expensive, if canberra get's a new stadium i hope they don't out price people to be able to go to the footy.

gold at canberra is $45 and at new parra stadium they were $71.50, like ya taking the piss surely.
****,sorry mate! They were like $35 each. Level 2, behind the posts.

Pretty reasonable I reckon. Includes free public transport. Also food and drinks will be cheaper than other stadiums.

I really think they're doing this right. Hope we get lots of Raiders fans making the trip for the Tigers game.

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Re: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

Post by simo » April 19, 2019, 1:04 pm

$16 gen admission upper level behind the posts for us. Cannot wait. Looks sensational
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Re: Could 'super stadium' be on cards for Canberra?

Post by raiderskater » April 19, 2019, 1:07 pm

EJ wrote:
April 19, 2019, 12:44 pm
nemesis wrote:
EJ wrote:
April 2, 2019, 10:03 pm
I can't wait for the new Parra stadium to open. I only live 25 mins away. Have tickets to the Parra/Tigers christening and also our game against the Tigers :thumbsup
what did you pay for tickets and where about's? i looked and the tickets were super expensive, if canberra get's a new stadium i hope they don't out price people to be able to go to the footy.

gold at canberra is $45 and at new parra stadium they were $71.50, like ya taking the piss surely.
****,sorry mate! They were like $35 each. Level 2, behind the posts.

Pretty reasonable I reckon. Includes free public transport. Also food and drinks will be cheaper than other stadiums.

I really think they're doing this right. Hope we get lots of Raiders fans making the trip for the Tigers game.

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Re: Calls to get Civic Stadium back on track

Post by greeneyed » April 24, 2019, 7:31 pm

Calls to get Civic Stadium back on track

Canberra might have grown up, but it risks falling behind the rest of Australia without a new Civic Stadium. The stunning opening of the rebuilt Parramatta Stadium on Monday highlighted the boost a new facility can create.

"You saw the other night how fantastic it is with the new stadium," Don Furner said. "I'd love to see the same thing happen to the centre of Canberra. I know the ACT government would like to see that too.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239
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Post by greeneyed » July 8, 2019, 10:14 pm

ACT Government to enhance Canberra Stadium with second replay board

The ACT government is installing a second replay board at Canberra Stadium which will be appropriately sized and equipped with the latest technology.

"Obviously the long term vision is a new stadium, but its great to see investment in the current venue, a Raiders spokesman said.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... nd-screen/
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Post by greeneyed » July 8, 2019, 10:14 pm

Far roo little, far too late.
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Post by Timbo » July 8, 2019, 11:05 pm

They’re just going to keep re-applying lipstick to the pig.
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Post by yurithe1 » July 9, 2019, 12:15 pm

I don't know how often this still happens, but they used to lease the big screen to sports grounds outside of Canberra. They've now either doubled the earning potential or replaced an ageing screen that can't be transported anymore.
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Post by -TW- » July 9, 2019, 1:04 pm

The one at Canberra Stadium is fixed, Manuka they remove so maybe it's that one?

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Post by yurithe1 » July 9, 2019, 3:22 pm

It wasn't always. TBH, I'd forgotten all about Manuka since I'm not an Aussie Rules fan.
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Re: Canberra Raiders want five-year deal into new Civic Stadium

Post by greeneyed » September 4, 2019, 7:22 pm

Canberra Raiders want five-year Canberra Stadium deal leading into new stadium in Civic

The Canberra Raiders want a new five-year stadium deal in the hope it will finish with a new Civic Stadium.

"We're talking to the government now about a five-year extension which we're working through," Furner said. "Ideally we would love to see a new stadium by the end of that five years so we don't want to go past that."

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239
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Re: Canberra Raiders want five-year deal into new Civic Stadium

Post by BJ » September 4, 2019, 7:33 pm

What??? Raidersfan promised it would be built by now and dissed anyone who suggested it wouldn’t.

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Post by greeneyed » September 4, 2019, 7:33 pm

Prior to posting that... I searched Google for "A new Canberra Stadium"... and came up with these threads on the site...

2010: https://www.thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17098

2012: https://www.thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopi ... 9&start=35

2013: https://www.thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopi ... =2&t=25731

2015: https://www.thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopi ... =2&t=29955

2017: https://www.thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32254

2018: https://www.thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopi ... =2&t=33092

That was just the top half a dozen! At one stage, we were certainly promised a new stadium by 2020.
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Post by BJ » September 4, 2019, 7:45 pm

The funniest one was a number of people on GH who said the Light Rail build would impact the stadium build, but were howled down by Andrew Barr supporters.

Then within a year Sports Minister Berry came out and said the Light Rail build had impacted on the promise to build a new stadium.

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Re: Canberra Raiders want five-year deal into new Civic Stadium

Post by Ronny P » September 4, 2019, 9:36 pm

How about a our own reserve grade team first!!


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Post by greeneyed » September 4, 2019, 9:39 pm

Ronny P wrote:
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Post by deanoman » September 5, 2019, 3:51 am

After being to the parra bankwest stadium 3 times. You would want to replicate that. It’s a pretty amazing ground
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Post by reptar » September 5, 2019, 5:57 am

deanoman wrote:After being to the parra bankwest stadium 3 times. You would want to replicate that. It’s a pretty amazing ground
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Post by greeneyed » September 5, 2019, 6:21 am

deanoman wrote:
September 5, 2019, 3:51 am
After being to the parra bankwest stadium 3 times. You would want to replicate that. It’s a pretty amazing ground
I wouldn’t want to replicate it entirely. There are no seats for the public on the western side of the ground.
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Post by papabear » September 5, 2019, 10:23 am

Didn’t know you were so concerned for the public GE

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Re: Canberra Raiders want five-year deal into new Civic Stadium

Post by greeneyed » September 5, 2019, 11:06 am

papabear wrote:
September 5, 2019, 10:23 am
Didn’t know you were so concerned for the public GE
Well there you go.
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