madelaide wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:55 pm
rev wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:41 pm
madelaide wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:43 am
Okay, this is my final offer.
As a football/rugby pitch requires a lot of soil, building over the train lines is both complicated and time consuming. Tennis centre / events venue is a much easier build. Turn current tennis spot into Memorial Drive Aquatic Centre, retaining current stands for diving and swimming. Use Next Gen as the integrated fitness and wellness centre.
This combination should maximise day to day civic use, large scale events and usage of the riverbank connectivity.
A new rectangular stadium, should and probably would be, up to international standards that would allow Adelaide to host Asian Cup and World Cup Qualifier matches, if not also World Cup matches. Wouldn't be able to fit a suitably sized stadium with the necessary facilities and infrastructure in that location. 2026 FIFA World Cup group round matches stadium capacity minimum is 40,000. It's not a requirement that they are going to revise down for Adelaide. That's just one of FIFA's requirements. I'll tell you now, Australia will in the not too distant future host a World Cup.
Cute little stadium pic you put in though, too bad it's not to scale.
There probably will never be a stadium of any kind built over the rail yards, since that whole area is now the bio-med precinct. A new WCH is going to be built in the area, the SAHMRI 2 is U/C, and that land will probably be kept as a reserve for future RAH expansion.
At the very most they might expand the convention centre behind the SAMHRI/UNI buildings.
Thanks rev. I agree with everything you wrote. Could you please quickly just update the image with your revised plans for the precinct and upload. I want to put a serious contribution to a name.
, do a cut and paste of Hindmarsh (Coopers) Stadium using the same scale. Twirl it around so it slants the same as Adelaide Oval. I've done this before and you'll see that if you want a 40,000 seat FIFA sanctioned stadium it will not fit. Remember you need enough room around it for concourses and for evacuations in emergency situations.
, mentioned elsewhere that a stadium should be built east of Adelaide Oval. A perefect location would be the University Oval. Whether they'd be happy we don't know. Of course that is parklands, and you know what happens if we build on parklands.
The idea of a swim centre in place of the current tennis stadium is a novel one. Not something that should be discarded because it would be big enough. Swimming attracts smaller crowds than tennis so it would be perfect. I still think a sunken centre court will bring Memorial Drive to the 8,000-10,000 seat mark. Plenty for tennis in Adelaide and for any other court sport.
As for building over the rail lines, rev
is correct. It seems too late for anything in the vicinity of the NRAH. We can forget about sports ending up there unless it is close to the Morphett Street Bridge, which I would think should be room for more convention/exhibition space. Anyhow, something should be built in that location, whatever it is there is room for it.