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    Re: New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Already much, much better than Spotless Stadium.

    The front row seats are going to be right over the action.

    They might want to work on the surface a bit.
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    Re: New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

    It looks great but we've already outgrown it.
    They need to complete the whole stadium not 3 quarters of it.
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    Re: New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

    Quote Originally Posted by SlimPickens View Post
    Went to a game at Spotless last year and thought it was a great venue! Although the result may lend some bias
    The ground had allocated two seats in every row of the cheer squad (inc. mine), but they were the stairs so we had no seats. Staff were borderline calling us liars and wouldn't simply walk down the stairs, wouldn't give us seats initially and told us we couldn't sit on the stairs where we were allocated. They forced dogs members far and wide across the ground in the end after we started to get antsy. Including sending frail old ladies to the top of the grandstand. I got to sit in the cheer squad in the end, but with one scoreboard, and sitting low we couldn't a see a fair bit of play down the other end, or we had to sit with back to play. Beer sold out before half time at the Bulldogs end. I can't even joke about the venue or staff being ok. The only upside was getting a lot of us pissed off and then us giving it Heath Shaw who was nice to give us daggers and flick us the bird surupticiously from time to time. It's nice to know he heard us, in between getting crazy gestures and sprays from Libba.

    Seriously shit venue.
    Things are about to get pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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    Re: New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

    Not to mention what the hell are they building in the Bulldog pocket?
    Looks like a friggin mountain bike course.
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    Re: New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

    Quote Originally Posted by redders70 View Post
    Not to mention what the hell are they building in the Bulldog pocket?
    Looks like a friggin mountain bike course.

    In all seriousness the other day on the telly they said it was an obstacle course. It looks like an obstacle course.
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    Re: New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    The ground had allocated two seats in every row of the cheer squad (inc. mine), but they were the stairs so we had no seats. Staff were borderline calling us liars and wouldn't simply walk down the stairs, wouldn't give us seats initially and told us we couldn't sit on the stairs where we were allocated. They forced dogs members far and wide across the ground in the end after we started to get antsy. Including sending frail old ladies to the top of the grandstand. I got to sit in the cheer squad in the end, but with one scoreboard, and sitting low we couldn't a see a fair bit of play down the other end, or we had to sit with back to play. Beer sold out before half time at the Bulldogs end. I can't even joke about the venue or staff being ok. The only upside was getting a lot of us pissed off and then us giving it Heath Shaw who was nice to give us daggers and flick us the bird surupticiously from time to time. It's nice to know he heard us, in between getting crazy gestures and sprays from Libba.

    Seriously shit venue.
    No wonder you and my dad got on so well. It's exactly the sort of thing he works himself up about too. "Did you see Bont's goal dad?" "No, I've been glaring at a bloke over there. He was shouting too loud"
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    Re: New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

    Quote Originally Posted by SlimPickens View Post
    Went to a game at Spotless last year and thought it was a great venue! Although the result may lend some bias
    Loved spotless as a venue to watch footy.
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    Re: New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    The front row seats are going to be right over the action.

    They might want to work on the surface a bit.
    The surface is fantastic, you wouldn't find a better surface anywhere.


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    Re: New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    It looks great but we've already outgrown it.
    They need to complete the whole stadium not 3 quarters of it.
    Okay we ought to not get too excited about five minutes of sunshine last season and the honeymoon carrying into this year. Our membership and game attendances have recently spiked on the back of Premiership success last yeat, but consider that if we misfire this season and even get knocked out early in the finals (if we make it ... in consideration that only three games separate #14 on the ladder and #3).

    The competition is a lot tighter now and I would expect that if we don't perform as well as perhaps many expected us to this year then we might expect that some of the band-wagon jumpers may fall away. It is likely that our memberships will stabilise and grow steadily after the recent surge, but if on field performance is not meeting supporter expectations then attendances will likely drop again, take North Melbourne and Hawthorn as cases in point. Their attendances in Tassie this year have dropped off spectacularly with average crowds of 9,000 and 13,000 respectively in grounds that hold 20,000.

    The WBFC originally asked for a 15,000 seat ground, beyond the two AFL games per-season that we are guaranteeing Ballarat, there is no likelyhood that the ground would ever be filled beyond 15,000 at any other time (short of Ballarat reaching the 150,000 population milestone). To build a 20,000 capacity ground for the sake of 2 AFL games per-year in a city of 102,000 is an unrealistic and unfair demand to put back on rate-payers.

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    Re: New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

    Eureka Stadium now officially 'Mars Stadium':

    Local Ballarat international confectionery giant 'Mars' has been announced as the new naming rights sponsor of Eureka Stadium in Ballarat. The newly-renovated venue, which will host its first AFL game in round 22, is now known as Mars Stadium.

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