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Walter Burley Griffin Stadium?

By workexpboy 1 December 2011 46

The Canberra Times has a story about a possible new football stadium on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin.

Andrew Barr has said that the government is considering building a convention centre and football stadium, in close proximity to each other, on the lakefront.

I think it would be a great idea to have a stadium on the lakeside, it could become an icon of Canberra, like the MCG is for Melbourne. Although having said that, I would miss the walk through the ridge to Canberra Stadium every Sunday afternoon to watch the Raiders play.

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keepitup 2:34 pm 05 Dec 11

funkylovebunny said :

Best location would be to revamp Rugby League Park aka Northbourne Oval in Braddon. Right next to the city, it would give the city so much life on game days. The nearby pubs and restaurants would be packed out before and after matches, and colour in the streets. The bus interchange is also in the city so people can get to the ground easily from any suburb in Canberra. Please oh please don’t put another stadium in the middle of nowhere, ala Bruce! Capacity should be no more than 20,000. A boutique stadium, not an empty cavern. Look to Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide and how much atmosphere is created there when it is full.

The whinging, Greenie, inner-North residents will make sure that sensible option never gets up. It’s been tried before.

blowers 1:51 pm 05 Dec 11

I know!! Lets build the first every floating Stadium!! It could sit in the water in front of the NMA or alongside the Black Mountain Peninsula! World First technology.

Disclaimer… I have never heard of anyone else doing this. Not even the Arabs.

Chop71 11:37 am 05 Dec 11

What’s wrong with building the new Bruce stadium. Plenty of land in a great spot right next to the GDE. Just build a stadium with a roof and everyone would love it in winter.

I’m a sporting nut and think that the Bruce area (along witht he AIS) could easily become the mini – MCG of Canberra (given our population).

Don’t understand why we would need to reinvent the wheel with something near the lake.

Deref 1:22 pm 02 Dec 11

H1NG0 said :

These idiots just showed us why Canberra will never get taken seriosuly as a City.

People who won’t take Canberra seriosuly because it only has one stadium?

You don’t happen to have a “Belco” tattoo do you?

Shirley the Summernads should be more than enough to make them take us seriosuly.

Morgan 11:02 am 02 Dec 11

dpm said :

gooterz said :

pete09 said :

You wouldn’t happen to own an excavation company, construction company or have shares in QIC would you?? 😉

Hey um, you know Canberra Centre is owned by the Queensland Government through its Superannuation investment company.

johnboy 10:33 am 02 Dec 11

woppadingo said :

“Walter Burley Griffin Stadium” – a Capital idea!
Although I doubt the lads with the “Belco” tattoos would know who that is.

They might learn.

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