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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby WC Aquila on Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:58 pm

Regarding the stadium I absolutely love it, great world class facility, pretty setting, awesome atmosphere and vibe. The only gripe is that the food is crap and the inadequate public transport to weekday events, I don’t care if it clashes with peak hour traffic but when you make a social contract to encourage use of public transport and we are paying for it in our ticket price then bloody provide the service.
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby Fat Side on Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:00 pm

WC Aquila wrote:Regarding the stadium I absolutely love it, great world class facility, pretty setting, awesome atmosphere and vibe. The only gripe is that the food is crap and the inadequate public transport to weekday events, I don’t care if it clashes with peak hour traffic but when you make a social contract to encourage use of public transport and we are paying for it in our ticket price then bloody provide the service.


Or don't schedule weeknight games. Although I think it's okay and better since the bridge opened.
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby WC Aquila on Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:02 pm

Fat Side wrote:
WC Aquila wrote:Regarding the stadium I absolutely love it, great world class facility, pretty setting, awesome atmosphere and vibe. The only gripe is that the food is crap and the inadequate public transport to weekday events, I don’t care if it clashes with peak hour traffic but when you make a social contract to encourage use of public transport and we are paying for it in our ticket price then bloody provide the service.


Or don't schedule weeknight games. Although I think it's okay and better since the bridge opened.

I agree about the scheduling but there are other events like cricket and concerts.
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby Mr Q on Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:10 pm

WC Aquila wrote:Regarding the stadium I absolutely love it, great world class facility, pretty setting, awesome atmosphere and vibe. The only gripe is that the food is crap and the inadequate public transport to weekday events, I don’t care if it clashes with peak hour traffic but when you make a social contract to encourage use of public transport and we are paying for it in our ticket price then bloody provide the service.


There's a simple issue with weekday matches : there aren't any more trains or buses that they *could* use. The PTA warned them of this a long time ago. Even if there were more buses and trains, there aren't more bus drivers and train drivers.

There is an even bigger social contract that the PTA have to abide by - their timetable. They say they're going to run certain services, they have to do their utmost to get them to run. The AFL coming along and shovelling a footy match in somewhere is secondary to that, not the priority.

The biggest problem we have is that because people over east don't want to stay up late, our night games are played much earlier than they are in Melbourne. If they were scheduled for 7.50 like in Melbourne, we'd have few problems.
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby MrWoollie on Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:18 pm

Mr Q wrote:The biggest problem we have is that because people over east don't want to stay up late, our night games are played much earlier than they are in Melbourne. If they were scheduled for 7.50 like in Melbourne, we'd have few problems.

I can actually understand that one. A 1930 start in Perth wouldn't finish until after midnight. Only the hardest core supporters of involved clubs would watch that. Ratings = near zero.
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby Mr Q on Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:47 pm

MrWoollie wrote:
Mr Q wrote:The biggest problem we have is that because people over east don't want to stay up late, our night games are played much earlier than they are in Melbourne. If they were scheduled for 7.50 like in Melbourne, we'd have few problems.

I can actually understand that one. A 1930 start in Perth wouldn't finish until after midnight. Only the hardest core supporters of involved clubs would watch that. Ratings = near zero.


But we did actually have that for a long time. Night games at the WACA commonly had start times of 19.40 and even 20.40. And that included Fridays. I remember them being very late, and as a result sometimes extremely cold.

I've even found a couple of Saturday games in the late 90s at Subiaco with start times as late as 21:00.
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby MrWoollie on Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:53 pm

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Mr Q wrote:The biggest problem we have is that because people over east don't want to stay up late, our night games are played much earlier than they are in Melbourne. If they were scheduled for 7.50 like in Melbourne, we'd have few problems.

I can actually understand that one. A 1930 start in Perth wouldn't finish until after midnight. Only the hardest core supporters of involved clubs would watch that. Ratings = near zero.


But we did actually have that for a long time. Night games at the WACA commonly had start times of 19.40 and even 20.40. And that included Fridays. I remember them being very late, and as a result sometimes extremely cold.

I've even found a couple of Saturday games in the late 90s at Subiaco with start times as late as 21:00.

I actually remember some of those. I was living in Sydney and then Melbourne ('91-'92) and then Sydney at the time and everyone basically found out the result the next morning. It was like a foreign match where a local team happened to be playing.
And in Melbourne no-one except fans of the involved club (and us few Eagles fans) gave a toss. In Sydney they didn't even bother televising it.
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby Fat Side on Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:38 am

https://thewest.com.au/sport/afl/wounde ... 881226219z

Fremantle have temporarily suspended training sessions at Optus Stadium after Rory Lobb became the latest victim of the club’s lower-leg injury crisis.


The Dockers have been relatively quiet on this issue, but that has changed. With Kersten, Taberner, Pearce and now Lobb out with ankle injuries, they have stopped training at the stadium.

I'm not sure what the answer is other than waiting for the surface to settle as it matures, but that could take another year or two.

I suppose suspending training by both home teams is the only answer at this stage
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby Mr Q on Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:15 pm

Fat Side wrote:The Dockers have been relatively quiet on this issue, but that has changed. With Kersten, Taberner, Pearce and now Lobb out with ankle injuries, they have stopped training at the stadium.

I'm not sure what the answer is other than waiting for the surface to settle as it matures, but that could take another year or two.

I suppose suspending training by both home teams is the only answer at this stage


It's worth remembering how bad Docklands was in it's early years (I think I called it the "Grassless Knoll" at one point) - and now it's mostly OK.
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby HH on Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:00 pm

There are still tickets to the Muppets home derby available on Ticketmaster...for the princely sum of $101 per ticket to sit in the gods (sections in the 500s).
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby HH on Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38 pm

I reckon a journo should make a freedom of information request for the Clegg Hammer tests for Optus Stadium which purportedly show that the stadium is at the softer end of the range as permitted by the AFL.
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby WCE Booka 89 on Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:46 pm

Unless they are straight out lying and its actually going to leave them liable,i cant see why they dont release the results. Simplest way to prove they are above board.
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby Fat Side on Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:38 am

The stadium surface takes another syndesmosis victim. Essendon's David Zaharakis is the latest in an increasing line of lower leg injuries sustained at the stadium
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby Mr Q on Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:28 am

Fat Side wrote:The stadium surface takes another syndesmosis victim. Essendon's David Zaharakis is the latest in an increasing line of lower leg injuries sustained at the stadium


It's a bit like the bad old days of the Grassless Knoll at Docklands.

I guess it's not unexpected that it might take time to get a surface to it's best possible condition, but it is getting very costly. Feel for Zaharakis then - even though he plays for the (pthtah) Scum, he was a notable player who stood up to James Hird over the drugs scandal.
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Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby FXD on Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:33 pm

Someone posted on the Perth subreddit the demo works at Subi.

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