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We have master plans for a revolution in Canberra’s Stadiums Stadia

By johnboy 28 May 2009 43

[First filed: May 26, 2009 @ 21:09]

Online at the moment there’s just a light page from Canberra Stadium and a similar one from Manuka Oval.

But what I can gather is that today the Stanhope Government jumped the shark, as all Government’s do, and turned its thoughts to colosseums.

As far as I can tell the plan is to scrap most of the stands at Manuka and convert the oval to community use with some seating.

The existing Canberra Stadium would be converted into an oval for cricket and AFL.

And then they’d build out at Bruce a new 40,000+ rectangular stadium planned to host major games feeding out of the Sydney market.

They’re still calling for comment on this radical vision but feel free to express your views below.

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Chop71 5:35 pm 11 Jun 09

Bruce Sports sensational idea. Make the Rugby/League/Soccer stadium with a rectractable roof to keep out the Canberra cold.

We have enough “National” Museums/Libraries/Arts/Gallaries etc and very poor sports venues for a nations capital.

RodneyUppercut 10:32 am 03 Jun 09

I’m all for converting bruce into a oval for cricket afl use, its perfect for that but I think we should really look at elsewhere if the rectangular stadium is going to be built. I think that northborneoval in braddon would be the perfect place to build the stadium, close to the city and public transport options, plenty of special events parking on streets in ainslie and turner and it would actually get people into the city, something civic deparately needs. There is plent of space for a multi level carpark on the site also.

And manuka should be kept as is, for local cricket and rugby.

astrojax 4:07 pm 28 May 09

i read something else related in the age footy site today about the afl looking at having the west sydney franchise they envisage at some stage in the next few years sharing canberra as a home venue, on the hawk’s launceston model. the swans of course are jacking up – rightly so i guess – as this infringes on ‘their turf’, with their reserves in the actafl and them already also having a few hitouts here trying to build support…

looking like we could get a lot of great new stadia if this grows and we get the world cup (which, btw, i am pretty convinced we will) and so likely also then [and hopefully anyway] an a-league team. noice.

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