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I will be seriously spitting chips if this becomes a serious option.  Brisbane have already said they don't care where it's played, and they said they would be happy with IKON or Marvel.  The AFL want to [censored] around with an unfinished ground then I know they're just stuffing around with this competition, the ground hasn't even got goal posts, let alone food outlets, etc.  It's barely finished, FFS.

 

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/aflw/aflw-grand-final-2022-latest-news-on-where-the-big-game-will-be-played/news-story/429866232951c636c02f5b8bd46eb07e

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1 hour ago, Katrina Dee Fan said:

I will be seriously spitting chips if this becomes a serious option.  Brisbane have already said they don't care where it's played, and they said they would be happy with IKON or Marvel.  The AFL want to [censored] around with an unfinished ground then I know they're just stuffing around with this competition, the ground hasn't even got goal posts, let alone food outlets, etc.  It's barely finished, FFS.

 

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/aflw/aflw-grand-final-2022-latest-news-on-where-the-big-game-will-be-played/news-story/429866232951c636c02f5b8bd46eb07e

I think Adelaide will beat Brisbane this week so it's not going to matter...

We beat North then it's our call.

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7 minutes ago, Katrina Dee Fan said:

given the 50 metre line is butting on to the centre square, it looks awfully small

https://www.austadiums.com/stadiums/ipswich-stadium

A small ground is not necessarily a bad thing - it might lead to some more goals being scored. 

That said, it's a terrible look for the game to have a grand final played in the far outer suburbs of Brisbane at a partially completed ground.

How are they possibly accommodating 9000 standing spectators? On that basis the capacity at Casey Fields is about 10K as well, with it's five toilets and one entrance.

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34 minutes ago, Katrina Dee Fan said:

Springfield.  It's where the Lions train.

That will be a showcase for the women's game.(sarcasm)

The tv broadcast will look like a country game. The crowds will be discouraged to attend, if that is where a GF ends up, wow (no glamour in it). May even, negatively effect attendees and interest to, AFLW next season. 

The women will have a difficult product to perform in and sell, if they can't get a premier stadium.

At this stage in AFLW development they need the crowds, atmosphere and an exciting build up. 

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20 minutes ago, kev martin said:

That will be a showcase for the women's game.(sarcasm)

The tv broadcast will look like a country game. The crowds will be discouraged to attend, if that is where a GF ends up, wow (no glamour in it). May even, negatively effect attendees and interest to, AFLW next season. 

The women will have a difficult product to perform in and sell, if they can't get a premier stadium.

At this stage in AFLW development they need the crowds, atmosphere and an exciting build up. 

I would have thought Southport Sharks ground would have been a sensible option if the really wanted to play it in Qld.

We'll done AFL. How's that betting scandal going? Clowns

 

 

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1 hour ago, poita said:

A small ground is not necessarily a bad thing - it might lead to some more goals being scored. 

That said, it's a terrible look for the game to have a grand final played in the far outer suburbs of Brisbane at a partially completed ground.

How are they possibly accommodating 9000 standing spectators? On that basis the capacity at Casey Fields is about 10K as well, with it's five toilets and one entrance.

For us it would be...

It would be easier to close down our running game.

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2 hours ago, rjay said:

I think Adelaide will beat Brisbane this week so it's not going to matter...

We beat North then it's our call.

I wish I had your confidence, rjay. I can’t see Adelaide beating Bris. 😞

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2 hours ago, rjay said:

I think Adelaide will beat Brisbane this week so it's not going to matter...

We beat North then it's our call.

It's not our call the AFL might ask our opinion but they decide the GF in the AFLW. 

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2 hours ago, poita said:

A small ground is not necessarily a bad thing - it might lead to some more goals being scored. 

That said, it's a terrible look for the game to have a grand final played in the far outer suburbs of Brisbane at a partially completed ground.

How are they possibly accommodating 9000 standing spectators? On that basis the capacity at Casey Fields is about 10K as well, with it's five toilets and one entrance.

The ground isn’t even finished yet. 

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24 minutes ago, Katrina Dee Fan said:

The ground isn’t even finished yet. 

For starters there won’t be any players on the bench… for there are no benches!

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19 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

For starters there won’t be any players on the bench… for there are no benches!

They could have milk crates painted in team colours for players to sit on.

Dressing sheds could easily be put in place with a shipping container each.

Goal posts. One wheely bin each for point posts. Two wheely bins placed on top of each other for goal posts.

Gotta make it a showcase event.

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5 minutes ago, Brownie said:

They could have milk crates painted in team colours for players to sit on.

Dressing sheds could easily be put in place with a shipping container each.

Goal posts. One wheely bin each for point posts. Two wheely bins placed on top of each other for goal posts.

Gotta make it a showcase event.

I’m laughing at this, but it’s one of those ‘if I don’t laugh I’ll cry’ kinda laughs, since if the AFL insist on Springfield, then Springfield it is, whether ready or not. 

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50 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

I’m laughing at this, but it’s one of those ‘if I don’t laugh I’ll cry’ kinda laughs, since if the AFL insist on Springfield, then Springfield it is, whether ready or not. 

If it's out at Ipswich, they should be able to line up some awesome half time entertainment with locals bringing their cars for a drifting event around the boundary line (if they have a boundary and if it's not a rectangular rugby league field we're playing on).

Some ethical issues here for the AFL if half of the cars are stolen although ethics is not usually a concern for them.

They can get the local limp bizkit covers band to play ( I believe they're called limp buzzcut as they're all airforce dudes from Amberly air base)

They could also include a half time dash from goal line to goal line with competitors carrying a stolen flat screen tv.

West Brisbanites love their AFL

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2 hours ago, rjay said:

It will be Docklands or Carlton and either are fine 

obviously ok if it is our ability to be questioned if Brisbane are eliminated.  I prefer Carlton atmosphere would be huge at the smaller venue with 7/10,000 people. 

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27 minutes ago, Brownie said:

If it's out at Ipswich, they should be able to line up some awesome half time entertainment with locals bringing their cars for a drifting event around the boundary line (if they have a boundary and if it's not a rectangular rugby league field we're playing on).

Some ethical issues here for the AFL if half of the cars are stolen although ethics is not usually a concern for them.

They can get the local limp bizkit covers band to play ( I believe they're called limp buzzcut as they're all airforce dudes from Amberly air base)

They could also include a half time dash from goal line to goal line with competitors carrying a stolen flat screen tv.

West Brisbanites love their AFL

They could do Bogan Bingo

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3 hours ago, rjay said:

It will be Docklands or Carlton and either are fine 

obviously ok if it is our ability to be questioned if Brisbane are eliminated.  I prefer Carlton atmosphere would be huge at the smaller venue with 7/10,000 people. 

Agree, the atmosphere would be much better at Carton, particularly if it's a good weather day/night

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I'm sure I read they were considering Cairns as an option. I know that Brisbane deserve the right to host the GF but the minimum requirement should be that it's played at a suitable standard of venue that will both maximise the match day attendance and provide conditions that are suitable for showcasing the players skills. They seem to have spent the last week looking at every oval shaped park in Queensland in an effort to keep the game up there. If it can't be played at the Gabba or Metricon then it probably shouldn't be played in that state. 

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3 minutes ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

I'm sure I read they were considering Cairns as an option. I know that Brisbane deserve the right to host the GF but the minimum requirement should be that it's played at a suitable standard of venue that will both maximise the match day attendance and provide conditions that are suitable for showcasing the players skills. They seem to have spent the last week looking at every oval shaped park in Queensland in an effort to keep the game up there. If it can't be played at the Gabba or Metricon then it probably shouldn't be played in that state. 

Not having concrete plans in terms of a venue is bad enough, but we don’t even know on what day it will be held. I heard tonight at banner making that if it’s in Melb it’s definitely on the Sunday but if in QLD it’ll be either the Saturday or the Sunday. The fact that nothing’s official 10 days out is beyond ridiculous. 

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13 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Not having concrete plans in terms of a venue is bad enough, but we don’t even know on what day it will be held. I heard tonight at banner making that if it’s in Melb it’s definitely on the Sunday but if in QLD it’ll be either the Saturday or the Sunday. The fact that nothing’s official 10 days out is beyond ridiculous. 

Shambolic. Assuming the weekend of the GF was known when the H&A draw was released then all competing clubs outside Victoria should have been told to nominate and secure an AFL standard ground at that time if they wanted to host it. Not an issue for Victorian clubs as the AFL own Docklands Stadium. 

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