Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Rectangular stadium for Melbourne

'Peace has broken out between the State Government and the burgeoning local soccer community with the announcement that Melbourne will have a purpose-built rectangular stadium by 2010.

The stadium will be built at a cost of $268 million at the Edwin Flack reserve beside the existing Olympic Park facility on Swan Street, and will seat more than 31,000 fans.

The plan got the go ahead after the government reached agreement with the Melbourne Victory soccer club and the Football Federation of Australia.

The stadium contract guarantees a minimum of 31,000 seats, but its foundations will support a possible future expansion to at least 50,000 seats.'

- The Age

This is fantastic news for the football fans of Melbourne. There is nothing better than watching football in a rectangular stadium where you can get really close to the action. My hope that it meets the benchmark set by Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, which I reckon is the best rectangular stadium in Australia. I can't wait until 2010.


Blogger Eamonn Flanagan said...

Hey there Neil, blog is looking good.

Reckon there is room for a few more football writers out there, and with Victory fans the way they are you should have a few hits in no time.

Good luck

28 May 2007 at 17:59  

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