Years ago

in what order would you replace Adelaide stadiums?

with Norwood's new Campbelltown stadium about to be the rolls royce of Adelaide stadiums (4-5 ? courts, air cond etc) (and good on them for working hard to get it).

I wish to raise the hypothetical of what stadiums that are left would you replace and in what order and why ?


1) Marion - South is the largest club and needs a 4 court stadium - some of their teams must rarely get a "home" game.

2) Hillcrest - same era as Marion stadium falls into number 2 because North is a slightly smaller club number wise and hence less stake holder involvement / useage.

3) Port - A converted ? factory (I stand corrected there if anyone knows)- at least a 3 court venue - about the right size for West- could be a lot better ergonomically for basketball.

4) St Clair - great spot - just needs a big refit and can the real st clair stand up - is it a 2 or 3 court stadium for district ? if 3 it needs to expand. Right size for Woodville don't know if they get usage clashes with Western magic though.

starplex, morphett vale, pasadena, wayville all fine - maybe a 4th court for wayville would be good.

What will become of MARS ? will we still see games there ? it is quite an ok stadium.

Court 2 Adelaide Hills is a bit small and a lot of lines IMO - but the main court is fine.

Should the school association be persued more for better courts ? i.e. like Eltham - there are some mighty fine school courts with air cond out there.... i can think of 5 schools with awesome gyms out there.

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Years ago

St Clair surely needs to go first.

Marion and Hillcrest are terribly outdated but at least their main courts are reasonable. St Clair is just an embarrassment.

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Years ago

I would spend money this way:

Marion 3 Courts - Brand new stadium/building

Hillcrest 2 Courts - Greater footprint to allow for better/bigger canteen, club room, toilets and change room. Allow room for spectators and run off

St Clair 4 Court - Brand new stadium/building

Port Adelaide 2 courts - Use current building but change layout to be 2 courts with extra seating, change rooms

Mount Barker 2 courts - Linked in with the Football Club to redevelop the entire 3 court into a 2 court plus gym, shared club and change rooms, shared bar facilities, shared canteen.

Best bang for buck

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Years ago

I think it's been proven all clubs should have minimum 3 court stadiums (larger clubs like Forestville, South, Sturt really require 4 courts to accommodate the demand and enable more reasonable/flexible scheduling). Anything less will create expansion or retention issues.

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Years ago

We have had 8 out of 10 games end summer and now winter away and we are not souths. We have had 3 against souths, 2 our home games at marion so throw that out the window.

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Years ago

South needs to work with Westminster and have Marion refitted to deal with overflow.
Hillcrest needs to go, maybe takeover Mars when Norwood goes.
Port Adelaide needs to be brought up to standard with air con etc.
St Clair needs re roofing and air con, 2 courts Friday and 3 courts Saturday to have overflow from other central clubs. Pain in the butt to coach middle court but maybe have under 10s there and let coaches roam sidelines unrestricted.
Mt Barker better floors.
Morphett vale needs insulation and air con.
Wayville and Pasadena are fine, just need air con. Too late now to add more courts.
Starplex perfect.
More games at the dome a must.

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Years ago

westminster was used when pasadena's floors were repaired and the courts were excellent. Think south have been using it for training for years

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Years ago

Wayville is already pencilled in for upgrade and extra 3 courts.

St Clair can't be knocked down the council heritage listed it.

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Years ago

11 years and counting under same CEO and not ONE new facility acquisition

all arguments about flights of fancy

when the current admin leaves the building we may be able to acquire new ones..

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Years ago

your comments fit in with another post "BSA where are you?"
They don't care and the CEO is more interested in making sure he doesn't give the clubs a reason to get rid of him. If the clubs actually worked together instead of looking after their own interests they may realise that BSA is their responsibility and is going backwards.

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Years ago

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Years ago

Decent lighting at Marion would be a good start!

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