saintspremiers wrote:Great news for the MCC also as it frees up the G in Summer and allows an earlier start to the AFL season.
I used to love watching shield games at the Junction.
Yeah Shield at the Junction was much more intimate.
Reading the deal it seems a win for more than just football.
Cricket will move to a less costly venue for 1st class games
MCG trust can utilise the G for other events from early January to March.
Football gets the G back in early March therefore helping the draw.
Saints get back to their heartland with decent coffee shops
Local community gets a boost.
All good BUT.....
The probably new government has signalled a redevelopment of the football ground at Ballarat.
If they do the right thing and scrap the idiot East West tunnel fiasco, they could free up 8 billion and redevelop every bloody ground in Victoria.
AFL have got the heavy hitters lined $10 mill from the AFL, $10 mill from cricket Australia, MCG trust on board, Port Philip council on board.
Even the Primary School across the road will benefit.
Finnis and the board need to be congratulated.