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    Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

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    Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan
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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    Any woofers can get access?
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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

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    Any woofers can get access?
    I am trying to but the WOOF site keeps coming up with 403 errors
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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    Wow. Awesome news.
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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    https://www.westernbulldogs.com.au/n...-oval-precinct

    Very exciting if we can pull it together.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    Love that we are thinking big with a grand vision.

    If we can pull this off, it will ensure that our facilities are absolutely world class. It has to be a huge drawcard to attract players to our club, keep players at our club and set the tone of professionalism throughout every part of the club.

    I love that our club is still at its spiritual home ground, unlike Hawthorn, Essendon, Collingwood etc

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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    From our website :

    https://m.westernbulldogs.com.au/new...-oval-precinct

    Edit : Apologies already posted by westdog. Mods can delete I'm having issues (no delete option).
    Last edited by Grantysghost; 02-05-2019 at 09:45 AM. Reason: Duplicate

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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    Quote Originally Posted by angelopetraglia View Post
    Love that we are thinking big with a grand vision.

    If we can pull this off, it will ensure that our facilities are absolutely world class. It has to be a huge drawcard to attract players to our club, keep players at our club and set the tone of professionalism throughout every part of the club.

    I love that our club is still at its spiritual home ground, unlike Hawthorn, Essendon, Collingwood etc
    I went to watch Melbourne train in 2017 as my mate is a massive fan and we were getting some signatures for his birthday. Where they train is nice - Goshs paddock however it doesn't feel like a "spiritual" home or give them an identity. All of their gear was in a moving van and players were getting changed in the back. Even big Max! Marry that with playing VFL at Casey and your point hits the mark regarding still being at Whitten Oval by contrast.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    This sounds like a huge dream but if anyone can get it done, it's Gordon.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    Quote Originally Posted by westdog54 View Post
    https://www.westernbulldogs.com.au/n...-oval-precinct

    Very exciting if we can pull it together.
    I hope there’s a VERY solid business plan behind this. It’s the type of project that could be the making of the club, but could also be a long term disaster. I’m also not in love with the club constantly going to government for funding (to whatever extent) but that’s more of an issue with taxpayers money going into professional sports teams.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    Quote Originally Posted by The Underdog View Post
    I hope there’s a VERY solid business plan behind this. It’s the type of project that could be the making of the club, but could also be a long term disaster. I’m also not in love with the club constantly going to government for funding (to whatever extent) but that’s more of an issue with taxpayers money going into professional sports teams.
    Part of what will fund this plan is the use of the parcel of land gifted to the club near the railway. You can see from the sketches some new apartments.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    Quote Originally Posted by The Underdog View Post
    I hope there’s a VERY solid business plan behind this. It’s the type of project that could be the making of the club, but could also be a long term disaster. I’m also not in love with the club constantly going to government for funding (to whatever extent) but that’s more of an issue with taxpayers money going into professional sports teams.
    There is always entrepreneurial risk. You could also argue that there is even more risk if we do nothing and fall behind all the other clubs.

    World Class facilities that are open to the community is something that the Government should invest in. This is a shared resource, that includes facilities that everyone will use (e.g. Running Track). The Bulldogs have been an essential part of the community for 100+ years. The brand, the respect and reach to influence the community via the Community Foundation should not be understated. We can have a significant positive influence on the community. The Western Bulldogs are more than just a professional sports team. This isn't the USA model where the success of the club ultimately benefits some random billionaire.
    Last edited by angelopetraglia; 02-05-2019 at 01:10 PM.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    I am trying to but the WOOF site keeps coming up with 403 errors
    Same.

    Not sure what that link is supposed to be either.

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    Re: Western Bulldogs hope to play AFL matches at Whitten Oval under $150m redevelopment plan

    If they want to be really proactive include a 1000 car underground carpark with EV charging stations for commuters using West Footscray station M-F, and sports fans on the weekend. Could be a nice little earner for the club.
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