People have short memories! Do I mention how Athol Park was sold from underneath Woodville?? 4 courts with the potential of upto 8 courts if the tennis centre was taken over, yes it needed work, but it was a hell of a lot better than being at the dome or st clair in its current state? How are Woodville being gifted this stadium? The way that I see it, this is the Stadium that Woodville is OWED! Most of the people on this site wouldn't even have known about Athol park and the revenue that it used to make Woodville! Lets not mention how Forestville and Sturt got their nice new Stadiums back in the day and everyone else got zip!
And taking my Woodville hat off here, It needs to be redeveloped for the wider community. Im talking as someone who has grown up playing at St Clair and is from the Western Suburbs!
Woodville have been working in conjuction with ALL of the organisations that use St Clair and the council for 5+ years to get this to happen! Just like Norwood, just like North, just like Eastern who put in a heap of work that NODOBY SEES!
At the end of the day, the Government and the councils have decided that its time to build more sporting infrastructure in communities and they have been planning to spend this money on these facilities. So dont sit here and say clubs are being gifted stadiums because its going to happen at some stage anyway. Saying that its being gifted is just ignorant because the government is going to build it if they want it anyway.