Only way to get it now is to build in community and other uses..... For every 20 bucks spent on AFL men facility, 20, 30 5o other usesmixed emotions. I've been pretty vocal about not using taxpayers money for the project. My idea was to rebuild the JDS and put a social club underneath. It looks like were getting a mix of the original plan and my idea. the MRC is pretty crap. lets hope its significantly improved on by this project.
Poker machines.So we are stumping up $30 Mill?
All up cost is $60 Mill.
Fed $15 Mill, State $15 Mill.
I know they had large cash reserves (pre covid) with all the Merch sales etc. from 2 Premierships.
I wonder how the cash reserves are looking now with the 3rd flag and the new covid normal and letting staff go etc.
Can anyone break down where the last $30 Mill is coming from?
I assume they are clever enough not to go into debt with loans etc (even if lending rates are low.)
I am very happy for the development, but outraged by the name and wokeness of the project. They raised money to clear debt and assist previous buildings under Jack Dyer's name, remember the Jack Dyer Foundation. Then when the club's in a better financial position they dump his name, not for another RFC legend like Dusty, but some indigenous activist that I bet 999/1,000 members have never heard of until today.
They spruik inclusion at every sentence, how about including the vast majority of members that aren't indigenous or Muslim and just want to barrack for a football club and not be dragged into PC stuff at every turn. I want the club to be great corporate citizens, but I'm sick of having stuff rammed down my throat by my FOOTBALL club. If I want all this community and minority stuff I'll join a political party not a football club.
Kneeling at games, black tee shirts EVERY week, instagrams on Australia Day not wishing us happy Australia Day but asking us to think of those who this isn't a happy day for, the list goes on.
If you read the Herald Sun comments, I don't think I'm one out here and I think the club needs to be careful not to bite the hand that feeds it. Good times at football clubs come and go and they need to be careful taking a large number of members for granted to push an agenda.
Respect the club's history, it is why we were able to become a powerhouse again.
Clearly we are going all-in on women's footy (the men's facilities must already be at least adequate given recent results). The ground being expanded to MCG size is a "nice to have" but again, based on recent results, far from essential.We are slowly losing the essence of PRO, and for what purpose?
Yeah the whole, training ground must be the size of the MCG, is a nonsense really.Clearly we are going all-in on women's footy (the men's facilities must already be at least adequate given recent results). The ground being expanded to MCG size is a "nice to have" but again, based on recent results, far from essential.
This what I meant earlier by questioning what things will look like in 30 years. Women's footy is no sure thing despite being pushed very hard.
As with a lot of things it comes down to money. In a perfect world I think the club would prefer to preserve the stand. Someone posted this photo on another forum - Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team. At first I thought it was 'shopped! Very clever and no doubt very expensive. In a perfect world...Where do we draw the line with heritage?
Sad?As with a lot of things it comes down to money. In a perfect world I think the club would prefer to preserve the stand. Someone posted this photo on another forum - Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres baseball team. At first I thought it was 'shopped! Very clever and no doubt very expensive. In a perfect world...
The club could never generate the money required for the redevelopment by itself and has hitched its wagon to various current fads that governments are keen to spend money on, and the Dyer Stand is the pound of flesh exacted. So when the question put is effectively "What price heritage?", it becomes pretty much a no-brainer for some, presumably including the board. It's an opportunity too good to pass up. As someone who tends to favour the practical over the symbolic, I find it hard to say definitively that the club is doing the wrong thing. It's just... sad.
I would hate us to go down the Coll and Carl and Gee route where the ground name changes every three years.I think the club maybe hesitant to rename the oval with the potential for a sponsor to have naming rights , that would cause more outrage changing from Jack Dyer oval to say nib oval.
We must do something to ensure his name lives on at the ground somehow, perhaps its a chance to ensure all our club legends get honoured (ensuring the ability to honour future legends too).
Maybe redesign the windows in the social club to let some light in and we can look out onto the ground would be a good start!
Yeah. Sad that the stand has to go.Sad?
By accident or design, the above action obviously didn't get to the stage it needed to.In September 2018, the Richmond Football Club proposed to demolish the historic Jack Dyer Stand at Punt Road Oval, built in 1914 and one of the last of the great Melbourne Aussie rules stands still remaining. The solution would be to nominate the stand for registration on the VHR, but, in the face of other challenges, we have failed to take up this important issue. The National Trust began work on a nomination in 2019, and we will pursue the issue co-operatively with them during 2020.