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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    Back to the topic of the thread the prospect of future AFL Bulldog home games at Whitten Oval will be great. Even one home game there per year I would love.
    It all sounds romantic, but I prefer to keep it home of our VFL and AFLW teams. I would prefer to have a home game at the G.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    It all sounds romantic, but I prefer to keep it home of our VFL and AFLW teams. I would prefer to have a home game at the G.
    Yeah a home game at the G would be good as well. Etihad is our home ground now but we really should play a bit more at the G than we do. Maybe when we get 50K members that might change.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    Yeah a home game at the G would be good as well. Etihad is our home ground now but we really should play a bit more at the G than we do. Maybe when we get 50K members that might change.
    Richmond have 90,000 fans and yesterday they had less at the G than we did at Etihad.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Richmond have 90,000 fans and yesterday they had less at the G than we did at Etihad.
    So right. Yeah no reason why we can't play a few more games there than say 4 or 5 per year with 1 being a home game.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    So right. Yeah no reason why we can't play a few more games there than say 4 or 5 per year with 1 being a home game.
    Because the G will be home to the GF till 2057, interstate teams are going to get more games there. I doubt we would get 4 or 5, but at least 3 would be good.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Because the G will be home to the GF till 2057, interstate teams are going to get more games there. I doubt we would get 4 or 5, but at least 3 would be good.
    It was the ground where we played 2 magical games in September/October 2016
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Eastdog View Post
    It was the ground where we played 2 magical games in September/October 2016
    It’s a ground where we have won 8 of our last 10 I think.

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozza View Post
    It’s a ground where we have won 8 of our last 10 I think.
    Good record overall in recent years.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    The club will be announcing new plans to develop the ground with seating for 15,000. Aim is for the Women's team, VFL team and on the odd occassion an AFL match.

    The ground will also be further developed for even better training facilities.

    New change rooms for the women and an electronic scoreboard will begin in the next few weeks.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    The club will be announcing new plans to develop the ground with seating for 15,000. Aim is for the Women's team, VFL team and on the odd occassion an AFL match.

    The ground will also be further developed for even better training facilities.

    New change rooms for the women and an electronic scoreboard will begin in the next few weeks.
    Would love to see an actual AFL match at the Whitten Oval. If I've been there in the past I was too young to really remember.

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    Finally a scoreboard .. I’ve been giving the poor old facilities manager a good old hammering for years over that problem, I can see him pointing it out to me the minute I next walk in the ground.
    Going to cost me a beer or two.
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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Western Bulldogs plan to sell all remaining pokies machines. Will find new ways to bring in revenue which are not dependent on gaming. President Peter Gordon says the club will post the biggest profit in club history this year.


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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

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    Western Bulldogs plan to sell all remaining pokies machines. Will find new ways to bring in revenue which are not dependent on gaming. President Peter Gordon says the club will post the biggest profit in club history this year.


    Everything about this is good.
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    Western Bulldogs to sell remaining poker machines and spend up on Whitten Oval redevelopment

    WESTERN Bulldogs will sell their remaining pokies machines and plan to use that revenue to help fund a Whitten Oval redevelopment.

    President Peter Gordon revealed at Wednesday night’s best and fairest that the club was on track to post its biggest-ever profit in 2018.

    Gordon said state-of-the-art training facilities would help attract star talent with the club able to match salary cap and football department spending with the biggest in the competition.



    Bulldogs president Peter Gordon.The Bulldogs will turn over more than $55 million this year and post a third successive profit of more than $1 million.
    Gordon wants Whitten Oval’s capacity to grow to 15,000 for AFLW matches.

    “We don’t rule out seeking the odd AFL fixture as part of heritage round sometime in the future,” Gordon told last night’s best-and-fairest count.
    “We are moving to sell our remaining gaming assets and using those asset sales as part of the capital commitment to the (Whitten Oval) redevelopment.



    The Bulldogs want Whitten Oval’s capacity to grow to 15,000. Pic: Getty Images“We aspire to build something that’s new and suited to the needs of our teams in the 21st century while also retaining the soul of the 150-year-old western oval.

    “Our growth and strength in membership over the past two years has been the biggest in our history. We are no longer shackled by crippling debt.

    “We have made historic agreements with the state government to redevelop our spiritual home.”

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    Re: Victoria University Whitten Oval Precinct Development

    Really great to hear. I love the fact we have always stayed at Whitten Oval in the inner west and didn't go further out like some other clubs have. It is in a great location close to the CBD, well serviced by public transport West Footscray station and you get excellent views of Mount Dandenong from the Whitten Stand Off field overall we are doing great with all those community initiatives - on field is where need to pick up. It is a great time to be a Western Bulldogs supporter and member and we need as many members we can get. I'll be renewing soon again for 2019. Go Dogs!
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