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4 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

True, but why would he say being closer to Collingwood FC.  Can't see its relevance.

Surely he’s just specifying which car park it is. He could easily say ‘which is further to the west’. 

 

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3 hours ago, dpositive said:

 

 

Shocking, horrendous,  not great plan

Has there been any examination of Fishermans Bend?

 

There will not move outside the Olympic Park Precinct.

Where abouts in AMMI Park are our existing change rooms and Footy department offices located

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On 8/31/2021 at 1:46 PM, drdrake said:

There will not move outside the Olympic Park Precinct.

Where abouts in AMMI Park are our existing change rooms and Footy department offices located

The existing rooms are if looking at AAMI are to the right of the building and down the side. The gym, pool and meeting rooms are down that side. I have been told that the feeling is now it is too crowded with Storm and Rebels using the facilities. If the players need to use the pool they have to book it etc. I mean how long have we been using the same facilities together so surely this has been a problem for some time. 

I just drove past AAMI and I cannot see how that side is a better option. There is a little bit of land behind the current AAMI building which is used by delivery trucks but to the side definitely a smaller amount of land (currently player parking) compared to the other side.  On the other side you could also definitely scrimp some land where the current pathway/bicycle lane stands. 

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15 minutes ago, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Can anyone summarise what he had to say about the new facility ?

Yep, that he couldn't talk about the new facility 😂

Effectively said the AFL and Vic Government know we are bottom of the ladder for facilities, but it'll be up to the Vic Government for any further announcements, including whether it gets fast tracked after our win.

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This article is about our finals $ windfall.

demons-sold-three-years-worth-of-merchandise-before-grand-final-glory

But this caught my eye:

"The grand final has inspired many of Melbourne’s high wealth supporters...to contact the club asking if they can help.

These rich benefactors are ready to sign large cheques to commit substantial funds to the proposed development of the club’s new facilities off Punt Road around Gosch’s Paddock and AAMI Park.

The plans for the redevelopment...are with the state government awaiting final approval".

Exciting!!

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16 hours ago, Mickey said:

Yep, that he couldn't talk about the new facility 😂

Effectively said the AFL and Vic Government know we are bottom of the ladder for facilities, but it'll be up to the Vic Government for any further announcements, including whether it gets fast tracked after our win.

Winners are grinners. And politicians like being associated with them.

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9 minutes ago, Premiers said:

This article is about our finals $ windfall.

demons-sold-three-years-worth-of-merchandise-before-grand-final-glory

But this caught my eye:

"The grand final has inspired many of Melbourne’s high wealth supporters...to contact the club asking if they can help.

These rich benefactors are ready to sign large cheques to commit substantial funds to the proposed development of the club’s new facilities off Punt Road around Gosch’s Paddock and AAMI Park.

The plans for the redevelopment...are with the state government awaiting final approval".

Exciting!!

See what happens when The Club gets serious. 
We can be a Top Tier Club if we keep demanding excellence 

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8 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

See what happens when The Club gets serious. 
We can be a Top Tier Club if we keep demanding excellence 

We can be a top club if the AFL always comes to our rescue when we become a joke.....

Lets hope we have learned from our past mistakes and never need this type of help again. 

I like the new Melbourne.

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22 minutes ago, Premiers said:

This article is about our finals $ windfall.

demons-sold-three-years-worth-of-merchandise-before-grand-final-glory

But this caught my eye:

"The grand final has inspired many of Melbourne’s high wealth supporters...to contact the club asking if they can help.

These rich benefactors are ready to sign large cheques to commit substantial funds to the proposed development of the club’s new facilities off Punt Road around Gosch’s Paddock and AAMI Park.

The plans for the redevelopment...are with the state government awaiting final approval".

Exciting!!

Our high nett worth supporters have always given the club more than it has given them. 

This story does not surprise me.

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23 minutes ago, Premiers said:

This article is 

These rich benefactors are ready to sign large cheques to commit substantial funds to the proposed development of the club’s new facilities off Punt Road around Gosch’s Paddock and AAMI Park.

The plans for the redevelopment...are with the state government awaiting final approval".

 

This why winning a premiership was so important for our club, even if it's just one, it could transform the club

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13 minutes ago, faultydet said:

Our high nett worth supporters have always given the club more than it has given them. 

This story does not surprise me.

It's always been an iterative process. Get a bit better off field, and you get better on-field results. Get better on-field and improvements occur on the admin and commercial side. The challenge now is to maximise the benefit off field. In the past we would have wasted much of what was given.

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Surely now we can demand the good car park and have facilities overlooking the oval so we can have the club truly united. We can’t train on one side of the stadium and look out over Collingwood. That’s bizarre. 

We need the ability to have a coffee or beer watching training. Or for the rehab players to go straight from the gym to the track. 

The Storm have bought great disgrace to our state, move their oval around as needed.

We need to have the facility all together so it’s something tangible the way Punt Road and the Holden Centre are.

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On 9/29/2021 at 1:17 PM, DeeSpencer said:

Surely now we can demand the good car park and have facilities overlooking the oval so we can have the club truly united. We can’t train on one side of the stadium and look out over Collingwood. That’s bizarre. 

We need the ability to have a coffee or beer watching training. Or for the rehab players to go straight from the gym to the track. 

The Storm have bought great disgrace to our state, move their oval around as needed.

We need to have the facility all together so it’s something tangible the way Punt Road and the Holden Centre are.

How long is it going to be called the Holden centre? Holden has left the market, approaching 2 years now. 

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Now that we have won the 2021 AFL Premiership (and hopefully win more!), I believe that this needs to be the next primary focus for the Melbourne Football Club.

Time to get this Home Base built at car park F and not the ridiculously stupid idea of car park E! I would also like to see a statue of David Neitz and/or Nathan Jones placed at the Home Base. I think it would be quite fitting. Especially as Collingwood have a statue of Lou Richards at the Holden Centre.

Hopefully, this very important matter of the Home Base being built at car park F will be raised at the next Melbourne Football Club AGM, when ever that will be?

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