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Eddie McGuire announcing tonight that the State Government tipping in huge amounts of money for redevelopment of MCG. That is the good part. 

 

He also announced that the AFL is, along with the State Government, spending money on developing Western Oval, Moorabbin, ikon Park (Princes Park) and of course Victoria Park. 

 

There are further plans for the Docklands. 

 

Guess who still has no training ground in the city and hasn't got anything other than money for that sheizenhole Casey? Can't help but think we are shafted again and have been left behind. Eddie everywhere has had a big hand in all this and we are nowhere again. All this money and nothing for the MFC.

We have been  speaking about a potential inner city home base for years and you'd think something may have come in this huge plan, but no, nothing. 

I am happy to be made to look a fool of we announce something tomorrow, but certainly wasn't mentioned by Eddie. 

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Casey is getting cash from this so I wouldn’t say we are completely missing out

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Wouldn’t pay too much attention to Eddie’s 20min advertising session for the Andrews government.

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Just now, olisik said:

Casey is getting cash from this so I wouldn’t say we are completely missing out

we don't want to be at Casey.  We want a city base. We are melbourne. It's a joke. The club has been trying to get something going and all these other clubs are being looked after

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Happy for MCG and Docklands funding -    but the rest of the money for old suburban grounds is just pork barreling.

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2 minutes ago, Canplay said:

Happy for MCG and Docklands funding -    but the rest of the money for old suburban grounds is just pork barreling.

I just about fell off my seat when they mentioned Moorabbin.  How much state money has St Kilda already copped for that facility and the Frankston one. 

My anger comes from the fact that these clubs are going to benefit from the upgraded facilities and we are stuck sharing AAMI park with fifteen other sports clubs and driving an hour to a windy sheizenhole nearer to Frankston than Melbourne. 

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18 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Eddie McGuire announcing tonight that the State Government tipping in huge amounts of money for redevelopment of MCG. That is the good part. 

 

He also announced that the AFL is, along with the State Government, spending money on developing Western Oval, Moorabbin, ikon Park (Princes Park) and of course Victoria Park. 

 

There are further plans for the Docklands. 

 

Guess who still has no training ground in the city and hasn't got anything other than money for that sheizenhole Casey? Can't help but think we are shafted again and have been left behind. Eddie everywhere has had a big hand in all this and we are nowhere again. All this money and nothing for the MFC.

We have been  speaking about a potential inner city home base for years and you'd think something may have come in this huge plan, but no, nothing. 

I am happy to be made to look a fool of we announce something tomorrow, but certainly wasn't mentioned by Eddie. 

What more development does the Gee need? Let’s build the northern stand higher to cast even more shadows over the ground.  Can’t we spend State $millions on something else, someone or something that needs it? Millions for the elite, stuff all for grass roots sport. 

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I would say we should hold our horses. Recent announcement that we have sold assets and will reinvest the money rather than pay down debt says to me something big is in the works.

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9 minutes ago, Earl Hood said:

What more development does the Gee need? Let’s build the northern stand higher to cast even more shadows over the ground.  Can’t we spend State $millions on something else, someone or something that needs it? Millions for the elite, stuff all for grass roots sport. 

And yet you would be the first to complain on grand final day when there aren’t enough seats for supporters and too many boxes for the corporates.

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Seeing the titles I thought it was about the tigers getting 90k members.

 

We have a very good administration, they will find a good fit for us.

 

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Here is an updated article:  https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/andrews-government-set-to-splash-cash-on-footy-stadiums-20180412-p4z9bg.html

The 'cash splash' has the makings of classic 'pork-barelling'!!  Nonetheless mfc could get involved:

1) The Etihad precint earmarked to get $225 million.   Could we piggy back that?  The Docklands area has been on our radar in the past.  There is 'Docklands Park', a rather barren looking grassed area.  It could be put to much better use for many sports/community uses while keeping its 'open space' aspect.  Plenty of room for a footy oval, MFC trainining and admin facilities etc.   And cbd and southbank dwellers could use good community sporting/recreational facilities.

2) Part of the broader plan is for major development of the MCG, including revamp of the Southern Stand - not sure if this means just the arena itself or includes the wider precinct.  Is it feasible that part of Gosch's paddock be converted to a proper oval and facilities befitting an AFL club, with other community and commercial facilities?

The article says this has been two years in the making.  Suspect it is no coincidence that we have sold Leighoak to get some capital and put our 'chips on the table'.  Also, Peter Jackson seemed upbeat about finding 'a spot' with commercial facilities (in or around the cbd) this year. 

Would be shattered if 1/2 billion dollars is spent in around AFL cbd venues and we don't feature.

Edit:  Just saw this quoting Eddie: 

“A concourse will be built and a redevelopment of Richmond station ... so that you’ll never have to put your foot on the road again at Brunton Avenue or Punt Road....There’ll be cafes, there’ll be food trucks, there’ll be all sorts of areas. You know what we saw on grand final night in Swan Street, that’s what it’ll be like at the MCG and Etihad (Stadium).”

My hopes of MFC being involved are looking futile:mellow:

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Hopefully someone can find a $pineapple among all that cash to fix the button that OPENS Shlttyhad's roof ?

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10 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Hopefully someone can find a $pineapple among all that cash to fix the button that OPENS Shlttyhad's roof ?

They should put old fashioned sky lights in!

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15 hours ago, chookrat said:

I would say we should hold our horses. Recent announcement that we have sold assets and will reinvest the money rather than pay down debt says to me something big is in the works.

I agree. And I suspect (it's only a hunch with no hard evidence) that getting out of the pokies business was a condition of getting whatever State or Federal financial assistance we might receive. I may end up with egg on my face, but that's the sort of bargaining that goes on when seeking State or Federal funding. 

By the way, the McGuire announcement, which is also in today's Herald Sun, may not be the full story. Governments like drip-feeding good news stories, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's more to come. Perhaps a further announcement in the State Government budget next month.

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“Gale said the defending premiers had asked to be included in the package but were overlooked while teams like St Kilda, Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs will all benefit from the injection of funds.”

http://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/afl-wrap-sheahan-questions-eddies-transparency-tigers-perplexed-by-snub-teens-tall-franklin-ask/news-story/3eab8b2daca4c74760de22a8699ef847

 

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Wondering if it is worth changing thread title to show it is about AFL venue upgrades...your call.

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24 minutes ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

“Gale said the defending premiers had asked to be included in the package but were overlooked while teams like St Kilda, Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs will all benefit from the injection of funds.”

http://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/afl-wrap-sheahan-questions-eddies-transparency-tigers-perplexed-by-snub-teens-tall-franklin-ask/news-story/3eab8b2daca4c74760de22a8699ef847

 

They got $12M from the Federal government less than 10 years ago to spend, and now they want more?

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On ‎4‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 8:55 PM, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

It’s a disgrace that the government use tax payers money to provide money to the richest sporting clubs in the country.

That is an absolute disgrace !! But just think is the Labour party, "Rotten to the Core"

Just another attempt to Grab another Term methinks!

Lets see Mathew Guy tear up a contract or Two when the Libs take power in NOV!

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2 hours ago, Beetle said:

Channel 7 just reported Casey fields will receive $5million in upgrades.

Yep I new ATM 

Plush seats on existing seating

A Giant heater which will use a million Gigawatts just to make the joint slightly warm in Winter.

Oh and did I mention 1 New Pie stand!??

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5 minutes ago, picket fence said:

That is an absolute disgrace !! But just think is the Labour party, "Rotten to the Core"

Just another attempt to Grab another Term methinks!

Lets see Mathew Guy tear up a contract or Two when the Libs take power in NOV!

Both parties are rotten to the core.

 

used to be good mates with Matt Guy, have a lot of time for him, but in politics, I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him

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