Isaac, yes the response is Athol Park when other people complain about the "free ride" Woodville get.
If Woodville had their way, they never would have moved from Athol Park. But they were forced to, so that the inept previous management could make their precious Dome look good and useful at all times.
Woodville, it would appear to me, have probably become reliant on this scenario, and never really envisioned the deal ending. A little bit of bad planning on their part.
For Victa to use the topic heading he did smacks of sensationalism at best, Hemmerling would have had no part in it.
As for the situation that could eventuate now, Woodville could be asked to rent the stadium, but have no income stream from doing so.
This is a club that struggles as it is, to attract the "better range" ABL players, to keep juniors interested, to attract the higher skilled coaches.
Should negotiations end Woodville's situation of no rent, and then also withdraw their income stream, it would smack of removing the level playing field.
How could Woodville compete with the Forestville's etc (and not blaming Forestville, they have a great set up!), who get their bar and canteen incomes?
I appreciate that negotiations are ongoing, are far from a done deal, but what benefit would occur from almost surely sending a club to the financial wall??
PS : I do not play, coach or have any family that plays or coaches at Woodville, just an interested bystander.