Is it a grandstand when it has just 412 seats?

johnboy 16 August 2012 10

Andrew Barr has proudly announced the opening of a new 412 seat stand at Manuka Oval:

New grandstand seating was today unveiled at Manuka Oval. The new grandstand has 412 seats, and is the first of three new stands to be installed at the ground.

The grandstand will be in use when the Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Melbourne at Manuka this Saturday (August 18) in round 21 of the AFL.

I urge all footy fans to head to Manuka Oval on Saturday to support the Giants. GWS’s defeat of the Suns at Manuka Oval in May was thrilling, and this weekend Kevin Sheedy’s team has a good chance to record their third win of the year.

The new grandstand is on the eastern side of the oval, and will help to meet demand for seating in that part of the ground.

The grandstand has been designed and built by Melbourne-based firm Australian Seating Systems, using locally made seats.

Spectators with general admission tickets for the Giants vs Demons match this weekend will be able to use the seats at no extra charge.

Two more of these are being installed in time for the PM’s XI in January.


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VYBerlinaV8_is_back VYBerlinaV8_is_back 6:47 pm 16 Aug 12

They don’t even stand, they sit. Perhaps we could call it a grandsit?

poetix poetix 5:27 pm 16 Aug 12

That’s just a handful of people. So perhaps it’s a handstand?

Antagonist Antagonist 4:25 pm 16 Aug 12

BBQNinja said :

Does it have a roof?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/grandstand

grand·stand (grndstnd, grn-)
n.
1. A roofed stand for spectators at a stadium or racetrack.

Is Manuka oval and stadium or racetrack? Nope – it is an oval. Stand.

BBQNinja BBQNinja 1:50 pm 16 Aug 12

Does it have a roof?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/grandstand

grand·stand (grndstnd, grn-)
n.
1. A roofed stand for spectators at a stadium or racetrack.

PantsMan PantsMan 1:33 pm 16 Aug 12

Andrew Barr sure knows how to spend other people’s money on things he likes.

Antagonist Antagonist 12:24 pm 16 Aug 12

Grand: ajd. Large or impressive. noun. One thousand.

Unfortunately, Mr Barr, it is neither of these. It is just a stand.

Chop71 Chop71 11:58 am 16 Aug 12

Manuka will always be a cluster $%^&.

Just build a the stadium

shirty_bear shirty_bear 11:30 am 16 Aug 12

it’s a not-particularly-grand-stand

dpm dpm 11:26 am 16 Aug 12

So, out of interest, how many people does Manuka oval hold? A pic of the new ‘grandstand’ would have been nice!

CitizenK CitizenK 11:03 am 16 Aug 12

Of course it’s not. What a fecking joke this place is. Why would a minister embarress themselves with announcing something like this? Is anyone going to be impressed? You got to be joking. ridiculous.
Maybe if it was a 2,000 seat stand it would be worth a media release and a twitpic, but otherwise, the twitterer is the twit.

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