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State Basketball Centre Announced

State Government today announced 15 million towards a State Basketball Centre to be built adjacent to the current Wayville Sports Centre. An additional 4 courts that allow the Lightning to play out of the show court and a high performance area. Meant to be finalised by show time 2022.

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KET  
Last month

Got a linkylink?

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SBC  
Last month

Great news
I heard the plan is to add 2 more courts in a stage 2 (3-4 years time) which would mean a 9 court facility.
I also understand all the admin etc (BSA, Country, Church, Lightning etc) will also be based at the SBC.
Best news for SA basketball in years.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I heard only BSA High Performance (Metro / Country), Lightning offices would be moving to Wayville.
Forestville are major winners of this announcement, will still have their own entrance with an upgraded facility, plus more courts to use when HP and Lightning are not using.
Finally air conditioning at Wayville, expect a Nationals soon as it is a BSA owned facility.
Hopefully other facilities around the state are upgraded as well. Finally some good news coming out of BSA

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Anonymous  
Last month

It is not BSA owned

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Anonymous  
Last month

1600 seat show court is to small, IMHO a 3000 seat capacity would have been better as their proposed show court seating would be only marginally better than 3 other stadiums currently in use.

How does this help the lightning grow its fan base if you cap at such a small capacity?

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SBC  
Last month

I think all sporting organisations build what they can afford given the budget (own funds and government) rather than what they would love to have. I would guess that BSA would love to have built a bigger, better facility but I guess it depends what you can get for your $15m plus.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What's happening at the Lights? This must be the most totally underused facility in the state!

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Big Ads  
Last month

Some details about the SBC now up on the BSA facebook page

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Anonymous  
Last month

It is great news. Hopefully apart from high performance, it can be used for grass roots basketball, but who is going to steer that ship?
Prices need to be affordable, $5 for shooting on a court may not sound like much, but to a kid, and especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, that may be all the money they see for the whole week. Whereas outdoor sports can access their local park for free if they want a kick or whatever with their mates.
There's a lot of talented kids that can't afford district basketball till they get older and then are behind the 8 ball.
Just hope there can be equality for the haves and have nots.

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Anonymous  
Last month

So they can go to an outdoor ring and shoot for free.

Cheap Casual shooting is the least of their concerns and rightly so.

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Anonymous  
Last month

103, careful, your middle class elitism is showing.

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Truth  
Last month

Genuinely great news. Massively needed and overdue, but full credit to everyone who got it done.

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Easy As  
Last month

https://bit.ly/3yBsnKD

Link to details.

Venue was slated to be bigger (6courts) until the group bought the Arena to move the 6ers there as they were also having Wayville as a training base.
That move saw the government slash 9 million from the concept that was originally designed.

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?  
Last month

Forestville very lucky - all the activities / clinics / players / coaches / guest VIPs etc will be right there for them to interact with. facilities etc - great news.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Fix the title please. Sbc sa.

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KET  
Last month

Only if from now on we call the Melbourne one "SBC Vic"
;)

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?  
Last month

where is the new area going ? next to ?, behind or in front ? would 6 courts cover all of the weekend trainings for a club ? will be great if all of Fville's teams train together on the weekends !

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Anonymous  
Last month

This is a state basketball centre. I would expect that the additional 3 courts should lead to some benefit to all basketball stakeholders which includes all 10 district clubs

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SBC  
Last month

Additional 4 courts (not 3) so stage one a total of 7 with I think the plan to next upgrade the existing 3 court facility (aircon etc) and stage 2 to add 2 more courts so will ultimately be 9 court facility capable of holding nationals etc as well as a home (training and games for Lightning) - best news for SA basketball in years

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yeah because in Victoria every club benefits from the SBC at Wantirna South..smh. Only in Adelaide

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Easy As  
Last month

I would assume that Forestville have only minor access to the new facility, but that SA Church and midweek competition could now move into the new facility which allows Forestville to run a domestic comp in the existing 3 Court Wayville Sports Centre and perhaps pick up additional training within their home venue.
This funding is purely for a new 4 court facility which will sit adjacent to court 3, extending towards leader Street. There is no money in this grant for any upgrade to the existing stadium, this was cut back when they had to downsize.

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KET  
Last month

" Yeah because in Victoria every club benefits from the SBC at Wantirna South..smh. Only in Adelaide"

Yeah lol

Just a name

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Centre will benefit a gap in the SA Program being High Performance. Since SASI withdrew funding and a venue from basketball (a disgrace that no one has dealt with), BSA HP has been a mess without a home venue. Having this development gives the program a central venue to be based at, along side the state's sole WNBL program.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Forestville Eagles will be thrilled to have Sturt, sorry BSA HP, as their new neighbours

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Anonymous  
Last month

Given Forestville have zero talent coming through on the boys side it won't be a problem, Sturt will be looking elsewhere.

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