Curtley
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Cairns playing home games in old Bunnings

Holds 2000 and paid for by QLD government.

Half funny, half genius, half ridiculous.

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Anonymous  
Last month

3 halves?

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'll have a half.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yet South Adelaide play in a tin shed sponsored by local Bunnings sausage sizzle.

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Anonymous  
Last month

HahahahA how is that pro standard

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's weird that the stadium is not being upgraded, just the functionnrooms and external look etc
For a 126 mill,upgrade, might as well put it towards an actual new stadium.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Half funny, half genius, half ridiculous.

NBL never change.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Reminds me of when Wellington Phoenix played in a reserve with a bunch of temporary stands built around it, because of the Cricket World Cup in 2015.

As long as roof doesn't leak and the camera angles aren't obstructed, I think it should be ok as a temporary solution, although probably best to try and push back their home games.

Any empty Bunnings or Master's buildings around Wollongong that Illawarra can use as leverage over the WEC?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Everyone assumes that Cairns Bunnings moved opposite the old Masters site to go head to head with Masters, but that's not the whole story. That move happened because they discovered that the foundations weren't done right and the whole building was slowly sinking into the ground. No danger in the short term but a new tenant would be mad to take it on over the longer term.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"It's weird that the stadium is not being upgraded, just the functionnrooms and external look etc
For a 126 mill,upgrade, might as well put it towards an actual new stadium."

Not really, it's a convention centre which has a secondary function as a basketball venue in the wet season when it's harder to attract bookings. It's a massive revenue earner for the city and is booked solid outside of basketball season. Cairns convention centre has had to routinely turn away larger conventions and events til now as it hasn't had the capacity; this upgrade will refresh the facilities and position it to be able to run larger events. Great news for Cairns and for local businesses.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why not change entrancebtomstadium? And setup outdoor food and toilets.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The new development sounds great. How are the sponsors travelling with no tourists? It may only need to be 2000 dare I say it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I suspect the biggest issue will be non members being able to access ticket. They average over 4k to every home game, that's 2k of people who will miss out.

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Anonymous  
Last month

National Bush League

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Anonymous  
Last month

should move aWay from these stadiums and lk build his own for each team.
10-15,000 seat stadiums with some food and amenities aren't that expensive. In comparison to these other places.

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Anonymous  
Last month

^ nah because that's not expensive

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Anonymous  
Last month

Although most businesses in cairns will be affected by the downturn in tourism numbers few of the Taipans major sponsors are directly linked to tourism itself. CQU are the major sponsor and have backed their involvement with the Taipans despite issues with international student recruitment. Their sports science courses and facilities are also tied up with the Taipans so doubt they are going anywhere. Other local businesses may struggle but expect builders such as kenfrost/Dixon etc. and seaswift to continue as key supporters. The former are being buoyed by govt investment and the latter aren't as exposed to COVID as many other companies.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thanks for the update. Wasn't sure how bad the lack of tourism would affect sponsors. How will affect the locals who may not have a job now?

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Trev  
Last month

Lowest scores are just the beginning.

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Anonymous  
Last month

National Bunnings League

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Anonymous  
Last month

NBBL
Great idea, they have lots coin, national Bunnings basketball league, can't be worse than Toyota afl.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Converting old Masters into Bball stadiums isn't a terrible idea only issue is the property owners would sell cheap and BA don't have the cash.

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Cornholio  
Last month

Cheap food for fans too.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What's BA got to do with it?

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