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#1 G Las D

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:35 PM

Cowboys want a new stadium and with other groups are pushing a venture that would see a new stadium built as part of a joint venture.

It would include a new convention centre and entertainment complex.

 

T'would cost a lot of money.

It'd need the help from theTownsville  city, state and federal government.

 

So the 'Stadium Northern Australia' is it a goer? Will it ever get off the ground?

 

People urging its go ahead paint a not very complimentary picture of the condition of the Townsville 13000 Smiles stadium. that way hoping to gain momentum to the new 30,000 seater stadium and complex.


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#2 DlEHARD

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:13 PM

The current stadium just isn't up to scratch but there won't be any state government funding any time soon, especially under the "Liberals".



#3 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:27 PM

Current stadium is like many RL stadiums dated and offers poor protection to the crowd should it rain. Also its a long drive out of Townsville. Its easily more than 10 miles from the centre of Townsville and parking not great. Have always used the bus when going to a game there which leaves from near the Leagues club in the centre but seems to take forever and is well full! After the game you have to often wait a fair bit for the bus back into town. Cant say its a Stadium that enjoy though the the grass areas are great for families having a picnic



#4 walter sobchak

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 05:30 PM

Current stadium is like many RL stadiums dated and offers poor protection to the crowd should it rain. Also its a long drive out of Townsville. Its easily more than 10 miles from the centre of Townsville and parking not great. Have always used the bus when going to a game there which leaves from near the Leagues club in the centre but seems to take forever and is well full! After the game you have to often wait a fair bit for the bus back into town. Cant say its a Stadium that enjoy though the the grass areas are great for families having a picnic


Bit off topic but do you think the shine has come off the cowboys and the NRL in townsville of late as I can remember the cowboys easily getting 20,000+ crowds when they first came into the NRL. Also do you think the cowboys would ever join up with cairns and play half the homes games in both cairns and Townsville? Could see some good crowds in cairns with the novelty factor.

#5 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:57 PM

I think they are struggling a bit and the fans are not too happy. Cairns is possible and they are a feeder side of the cowboys. Part of the problem has been the local industry (Banana and sugar plantations as well as dairy farmers) have been hit hard by cyclone Yasi in 2011. Many have lost their jobs or have to spend time and money sorting the fields out etc. Many fields had oil sludge left on them. A few have sold up- often to Chinese companies and left the area  A mate of mine lost his job in the sugar industry. He told me loads of labourers left the area and it hit the local amateur scene hard as they relied much on them and no doubt the Cowboys support suffered as well. Many Cowboys fans travel well over 4 hours to watch them in Townsville and then the return trip after



#6 Bourbon Rat

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:59 AM

I think they are looking to get help from Tony Fung,who is wanting to build a casino / resort complex near Cairns,but has decided not to build the planned 'sporting complex' there. Aquis Stadium ?


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