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17 hours ago, redandbluemakepurple said:

Melbourne Airport might give us a long term lease on some land.  We could head out to Cranbourne or Wollert.  But then we might as well extend the Casey oval 15m on the North and East and stay there.  

If the Mornington Peninsula ever gets its deserved "regional" status from a Vic government, set up a stadium and training base down there (somewhere) and get minimum $150m in funding. It would offer the players the exact same lifestyle the Geelong players enjoy and it could become another graveyard for opposition teams, like GMHBA stadium

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Did we ever look at Prahran which we have historical ties with. The only problem would be parking but the train station is easily accessible. Stonnington wouldn't be putting anything into it so it would be all Danny. Nice opportunity for our "dear" leader to swan around with the hoi poloii of Stonniington.

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29 minutes ago, Longsufferingnomore said:

Did we ever look at Prahran which we have historical ties with. The only problem would be parking but the train station is easily accessible. Stonnington wouldn't be putting anything into it so it would be all Danny. Nice opportunity for our "dear" leader to swan around with the hoi poloii of Stonniington.

The ground has to be the same size as the “G”. I doubt Prahan fits that criteria.

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I’m not a Melbourne resident but by looking at the map the easy solution would be to fill in the Albert park lake or bulldoze the golf course and build there. 
 

That’s essentially what happened to Burswood resort precinct when Perth Stadium went up. 
 

Give the GP back to Radelaide. 
 

Problem solved. 
 

You’re welcome. 

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8 hours ago, McQueen said:

I’m not a Melbourne resident but by looking at the map the easy solution would be to fill in the Albert park lake or bulldoze the golf course and build there. 
 

That’s essentially what happened to Burswood resort precinct when Perth Stadium went up. 
 

Give the GP back to Radelaide. 
 

Problem solved. 
 

You’re welcome. 

Definitely the funniest thing I have read this week Steve. The sad part is it is probably easier than getting something near the G. 

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15 hours ago, durango said:

There is one place we have never tried the old elsternwick golf course.

Too late on that one, it’s being converted into a wetlands/park.

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On 12/1/2022 at 12:38 AM, McQueen said:

I’m not a Melbourne resident but by looking at the map the easy solution would be to fill in the Albert park lake or bulldoze the golf course and build there. 
 

That’s essentially what happened to Burswood resort precinct when Perth Stadium went up. 
 

Give the GP back to Radelaide. 
 

Problem solved. 
 

You’re welcome. 

Suits me, my morning walk can be around our facilities instead of water 😀

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On 12/1/2022 at 12:38 AM, McQueen said:

I’m not a Melbourne resident but by looking at the map the easy solution would be to fill in the Albert park lake or bulldoze the golf course and build there. 
 

That’s essentially what happened to Burswood resort precinct when Perth Stadium went up. 
 

Give the GP back to Radelaide. 
 

Problem solved. 
 

You’re welcome. 

Either this or demolish the eyesore that is Fed Square and build something there.

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On 12/1/2022 at 12:38 AM, McQueen said:

I’m not a Melbourne resident but by looking at the map the easy solution would be to fill in the Albert park lake or bulldoze the golf course and build there. 
 

That’s essentially what happened to Burswood resort precinct when Perth Stadium went up. 
 

Give the GP back to Radelaide. 
 

Problem solved. 
 

You’re welcome. 

Alright, then; Fawkner Park? NW corner, say, with Admin and indoor football facilities in St Kilda Rd office precinct (conversion, or demolish/new).

Though my real money's on the 'G redevelopment per earlier post.

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3 hours ago, daisycutter said:

wattle park would be great.....just at the end of my street...already got an underused ground and 9 hole golf course...tons of room and parking...13km to cbd

...and mine. Must be close.

Car park is a little bit small at the moment but could be improved on.

Hawthorn used to train on the hills back in the days of Scott and Mathews.

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4 minutes ago, rjay said:

...and mine. Must be close.

Car park is a little bit small at the moment but could be improved on.

Hawthorn used to train on the hills back in the days of Scott and Mathews.

melbourne used to train there too  in preseason. i remember watching them. was about the time when trapper was going through his oseitis pubis injury.

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Vafa ground Elsternwick park is under utilised. Umpires train there during the season and they host a game of the week for vafa. I have been saying for years we should look at it. Big ground. Near tram train and bus and plenty of parking. Near end of chapel street as well. The old Elsternwick bowls club next door ripe for a demons happy hour after a 4pm training. We will always have Memories of junction oval training in 1989 I guess

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7 hours ago, Damo said:

Vafa ground Elsternwick park is under utilised. Umpires train there during the season and they host a game of the week for vafa. I have been saying for years we should look at it. Big ground. Near tram train and bus and plenty of parking. Near end of chapel street as well. The old Elsternwick bowls club next door ripe for a demons happy hour after a 4pm training. We will always have Memories of junction oval training in 1989 I guess

Many, many years ago, I was retained to act in some litigation involving damage to a property close by the Elsternwick Park area. Some very simple and rudimentary research revealed that much of the area was once swampland and any building work there would involve some serious and expensive foundation works. The location might be excellent with good transport but my advice is to stay away from this place.

The main ground at Elsternwick Park is currently a disaster area. It’s used as the VAFA’s headquarters and this year’s finals were a disaster. Rain and flooding hit the ground an hour before the Premier B Section Grand Final (see photo)  resulting in an ugly game on a mud heap won by Old Haileybury 2.10.22 to University Blacks 2.5.17. The Premier A Section Grand Final scheduled for the following day was moved to the Trevor Barker Beach Road Oval. 

In short - a definite NO

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5 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

On the contrary @Whispering_Jack. This presents as a fantastic opportunity to vastly improve the facilities at Elsternwick that would benefit many in the community, not just the MFC

Problem is that the building costs and the expense of draining the grounds would be massive. Someone has to pay for that.

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1 hour ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Problem is that the building costs and the expense of draining the grounds would be massive. Someone has to pay for that.

Well if the government gave us half what they have given the cats we could do that and make all the goal posts out of platinum and still have spare change.

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As much as I hate to agree with Eddie McGuire he was spot on when he made a comment about why are we trying to squeeze into the sports precinct when Port Melbourne's ground is primed for a redevelopment. The old DHL factories next to the ground are as old as the hills and could make way for an elite facility. Port Melbourne would be a great location IMO.

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12 hours ago, Matt Demon said:

As much as I hate to agree with Eddie McGuire he was spot on when he made a comment about why are we trying to squeeze into the sports precinct when Port Melbourne's ground is primed for a redevelopment. The old DHL factories next to the ground are as old as the hills and could make way for an elite facility. Port Melbourne would be a great location IMO.

You're right regarding potential to be redeveloped. We would need to displace the port football and cricket clubs...

Not the kind of ruthless move we are capable of. 

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