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In other news, here are some pics from the stand. I tell you what, being a member immediately makes you feel better than everyone else. Ha.

Apologies for the iPhone-ness of the pics.

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Wow, those seats give a much closer view of the playing field than I would've thought - or are objects in the photos closer than they appear? :P
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went yesterday

what a fantastic development. :applause:


I just hope they can get the rest of the ground done
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Well, the time has come. Tonight/tomorrow we will find out about the World Cup bid...


What are the chances of the full Oval redevelopment going ahead without the WC?
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cruel_world00 wrote:Well, the time has come. Tonight/tomorrow we will find out about the World Cup bid...


What are the chances of the full Oval redevelopment going ahead without the WC?

I would suggest that there is a good chance that it will happen!
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cruel_world00 wrote:Well, the time has come. Tonight/tomorrow we will find out about the World Cup bid...


What are the chances of the full Oval redevelopment going ahead without the WC?
Why wouldn't it?
The main purpose of the redevelopment is to bring AFL into the city by 2014.
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cruel_world00 wrote:What are the chances of the full Oval redevelopment going ahead without the WC?
Seemingly the only thing that will stop it going ahead now is the SACA member vote. I'd assume there will be major carrots dangled to ensure the membership do vote yes, but you never know.
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An overall view of the Oval from Nine's cricket coverage:

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Beautiful!
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Having just got back from the cricket, I can say it's an awesome stand. Glad I got on board with my membership when I did.

The sooner the footy gets to AO, the absolute better.
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One thing I particularly like about events at Adelaide Oval is the fine southern view - the CBD looks a size bigger than it actually is.
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Spent some of the day today at the cricket with a few of the Labor Right movers and shakers and they weren't overly positive on the Oval redevelopment now that the WC bid has failed abysmally.

Just sayin'.
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Hmm
Oval plan will still go ahead, despite World Cup bid loss
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sout ... 5965231524

AUSTRALIA'S failed World Cup bid is tragic news for soccer fans but will have no impact on plans to turn Adelaide Oval into a multi-sports stadium, the State Government says.

FIFA's decision early this morning to hand the 2022 tournament to Qatar in preference to Australia dashed hopes of up to $250 million being sent to Adelaide to aid the build.

Adelaide Oval was to be overhauled to allow hosting of group state and finals matches in 2022.

Infrastructure Minister Pat Conlon today said the Government had based its plans for an Oval overhaul on the contingency of Australia's World Cup bid failing.

Mr Conlon said he still intended to meet with Federal Government officials, including Sports Minister Mark Arbib, in a bid to secure money to aid the non-World Cup upgrade.

"It's very disappointing for soccer that we didn't win the World Cup bid, but it doesn't mean anything to what we're doing at the Oval," he said today.


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"We took a decision some time ago to proceed as if we weren't going to win the World Cup bid. We thought that was the prudent thing to do.

"We've worked on the basis that the $450 million we've got for construction is probably about the mark."

Mr Conlon said funding of the associated carpark and approvals from the Adelaide City Council, SACA and SANFL still needed to be finalised before construction begins.

"We don't rule out still approaching the Commonwealth to contribute to this job," he said.

"It's a very good job for South Australia. It unlocks the development of the Riverside precinct.

"I'm not talking in terms of hundreds of millions.

"(But) the Commonwealth was never going to look at plan B until there was a decision on the soccer.

"I'm not saying we can guarantee anything from them."

The Government has committed to a 2014 start date for AFL matches at the Oval.
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^^^ that's because the cbd is elevated on a hill above AO which is in a ditch or valley between north Adelaide and the CBD. Makes the buildings look about 30 or 40m taller than they are - I love it too!

Was at the cricket all day yesterday and will be heading back in shortly. I was utterly blown away by these facilities! It's one thing to see the stand from across the ground or in pics, it's completely different to actually be in the stand. South Australia has nothing else like this! I spent the first 30 mins blabbing to mates about how impressive it was and that was despite Australia being 2/0 in the first over (has that ever even happened??). The sheer size of the thing is unbelivable and some of the views that it provides of the city and north adelaide/cathedral are fantastic, probably not seen before. I sincerely believe that in it's current state, the ground is suitable for AFL football, let alone after/if they develop the whole ground!
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I'm watching the cricket on TV and I am really impressed by the new stand. Adelaide Oval is easily the most beautiful sporting ground in Australia now. Unlike other grounds, which are just concrete bowls, Adelaide Oval oozes character and class.
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