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Article here detailing plans being pushed by MFC hierarchy to have a new facility built to accommodate the Football Department and club administration.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/melbourne-football-club-considering-new-training-facility-next-to-goschs-paddock/news-story/ef692ba70fd95c0c2334174f443f7284

 

It’s in keeping with Bartlett and co wanting to keep the club central, visible and associated with the city of Melbourne.  (There might even be a merchandise store that isn’t terrifying to visit)

 

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Seems a natural spot for it if we can pull it off, public park and all.

Flag and proper Dees only facilities in my lifetime isnt too much to ask?

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Why build new facilities when we can conquer punt road oval in 9 months time?

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46 minutes ago, TeamPlayedFine39 said:

Article here detailing plans being pushed by MFC hierarchy to have a new facility built to accommodate the Football Department and club administration.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/melbourne-football-club-considering-new-training-facility-next-to-goschs-paddock/news-story/ef692ba70fd95c0c2334174f443f7284

 

It’s in keeping with Bartlett and co wanting to keep the club central, visible and associated with the city of Melbourne.  (There might even be a merchandise store that isn’t terrifying to visit)

 

Wow TPF39 you really pushed the envelope  with your last sentence 

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Best idea yet....really hope they can get this one through. 

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Interesting. There's enough room for a facility.

Assume it would need:
A gym
Rehab pools
Male/female locker rooms
Cafeteria
Lecture theatre
Footy department offices
Club offices

And ideally something for the fans - a club store and social facilities. 

Hard to see space for car parking and going underground would still be a nightmare for access in Punt Rd.

All up there's going to be a huge investment there and my question is where would that get us? It would draw us equal with teams like Richmond, North, the Dogs but we won't catch Essendon or what Hawthorn plan to build (yet alone the interstate sides) nor we will have the size of Collingwood's set up down the road. Or for that matter the advantage Carlton has for women's footy in their own stadium.

I'm still a little doubtful that we wouldn't be better off trying to leap frog the competition and get in on the multi oval complex set ups.

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2 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Interesting. There's enough room for a facility.

Assume it would need:
A gym
Rehab pools
Male/female locker rooms
Cafeteria
Lecture theatre
Footy department offices
Club offices

And ideally something for the fans - a club store and social facilities. 

Hard to see space for car parking and going underground would still be a nightmare for access in Punt Rd.

All up there's going to be a huge investment there and my question is where would that get us? It would draw us equal with teams like Richmond, North, the Dogs but we won't catch Essendon or what Hawthorn plan to build (yet alone the interstate sides) nor we will have the size of Collingwood's set up down the road. Or for that matter the advantage Carlton has for women's footy in their own stadium.

I'm still a little doubtful that we wouldn't be better off trying to leap frog the competition and get in on the multi oval complex set ups.

They are in the investigation stage DS. I am confident all your questions are being investigated.

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Great prospect imo, and another sign that we now a professional Club, with our eyes firmly fixed on the big picture .

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Woah a story about our facilities. Never seen that before.

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2 hours ago, praha said:

Woah a story about our facilities. Never seen that before.

LOL

We must be the only club in the AFL that has never had anything resembling a permanent base. 

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6 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Interesting. There's enough room for a facility.

Assume it would need:
A gym
Rehab pools
Male/female locker rooms
Cafeteria
Lecture theatre
Footy department offices
Club offices

And ideally something for the fans - a club store and social facilities. 

Hard to see space for car parking and going underground would still be a nightmare for access in Punt Rd.

All up there's going to be a huge investment there and my question is where would that get us? It would draw us equal with teams like Richmond, North, the Dogs but we won't catch Essendon or what Hawthorn plan to build (yet alone the interstate sides) nor we will have the size of Collingwood's set up down the road. Or for that matter the advantage Carlton has for women's footy in their own stadium.

I'm still a little doubtful that we wouldn't be better off trying to leap frog the competition and get in on the multi oval complex set ups.

The triangle are in question is a massive space. It’s close to 5000 square meters. 

If a facility were to be built it will be at least 6-7 levels high plus a roof top area for entertaining. Even if you were to utilize 70% of the area it would still constitute 21000 square meters of commercial space. 

That would make it the largest operation in the afl. The only thing it wouldn’t have is an indoor gymnasium big enough to do football drills etc 

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Rumour is we've got Festival Hall.

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4 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

LOL

We must be the only club in the AFL that has never had anything resembling a permanent base. 

Yeah but in the VFL we were a powerhouse and then someone forgot how to suck eggs !

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I think it's become apparent over the past few decades that successful clubs need successful administrations - which I think the cub now has. But it can't afford to be hampered by substandard accommodation. Let's hope this plan goes through.

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On 30/01/2018 at 1:58 AM, bandicoot said:

The triangle are in question is a massive space. It’s close to 5000 square meters. 

If a facility were to be built it will be at least 6-7 levels high plus a roof top area for entertaining. Even if you were to utilize 70% of the area it would still constitute 21000 square meters of commercial space. 

That would make it the largest operation in the afl. The only thing it wouldn’t have is an indoor gymnasium big enough to do football drills etc 

How would you get to it though? It is surrounded by tunnels, off ramps and a river. Parking? 

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11 hours ago, Earl Hood said:

How would you get to it though? It is surrounded by tunnels, off ramps and a river. Parking? 

Helicopter of course! 

Or a flying fox from the MCG!!!

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12 hours ago, Earl Hood said:

How would you get to it though? It is surrounded by tunnels, off ramps and a river. Parking? 

Does seem a half baked choice of location. I'd rather try and take more space at aami park than build a new structure hemmed in by major roads and a river that makes it difficult to access. Might prove better if one of the other tenants at aami were to be relocated

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17 hours ago, Earl Hood said:

How would you get to it though? It is surrounded by tunnels, off ramps and a river. Parking? 

Build a bridge...get over it ;)

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1 hour ago, beelzebub said:

Build a bridge...get over it ;)

To hell with that. We're the MFC..............................just demolish the off-ramp

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On 03/02/2018 at 9:22 AM, Moonshadow said:

Does seem a half baked choice of location. I'd rather try and take more space at aami park than build a new structure hemmed in by major roads and a river that makes it difficult to access. Might prove better if one of the other tenants at aami were to be relocated

Isn't there some suggestion that Collingwood is considering relocating to a whizz-bang new facility at Victoria Park?

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7 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Isn't there some suggestion that Collingwood is considering relocating to a whizz-bang new facility at Victoria Park?

They must have $ to burn if so. They've spent a packet on the Olympic Park set up. Might be a good option for us if Coll move out. Surely they don't own it, must be publicly owned

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2 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

They must have $ to burn if so. They've spent a packet on the Olympic Park set up. Might be a good option for us if Coll move out. Surely they don't own it, must be publicly owned

My understanding is that they have a long lease on the complex. I would love to get the Woods over a barrel so to speak.

If they were looking to get out there would not be a great number of takers.

Of course they would need to repaint the place and remove all memories of their tenancy :cool:

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7 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

My understanding is that they have a long lease on the complex. I would love to get the Woods over a barrel so to speak.

If they were looking to get out there would not be a great number of takers.

Of course they would need to repaint the place and remove all memories of their tenancy :cool:

the decontamination cost would probably make it uneconomic, jim

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On 30/01/2018 at 3:18 AM, Biffen said:

Rumour is we've got Festival Hall.

I saw Meatloaf at Festival Hall. He was a well seasoned performer !!!!!!!

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