First look at Concord Oval revamp

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Re: First look at Concord Oval revamp

Post by happy tiger » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 10:08 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 10:04 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 8:54 pm
Geo. wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 7:45 pm
innsaneink wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 7:05 pm
So is it a community center, a high performance unit or a center of excellence?

I think in the end it may all be a bit diluted to what some of us were expecting, but hey new facilities are new, as long as OUR equipment is modern, up to date and allowing us to compete with the rest of the NRL.


Did I just say that...sorry got carried away
I think that was always in the plan..multi purpose not just ours ...it's what they put in the shiny building is what's important...hydro pools for recovery etc after all a 50kg dumbell is still a 50kg dumbell..ask happy..
Looks good ...
No

110 pounds
See can always rely on the dumbell expert..
Just trying to make it relevant to our older contingent like yourself

Couldn't give a crap about a COE that is being discussed TBH , as Ink said sounds more like a up tarted community centre

Picking and sticking to one home ground is far more important long term


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Post by WT2K » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 10:18 pm

gallagher wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 9:45 pm
It will be interesting to see what funding if any came from us and what we are getting out if it.
Timeframe aswell, 2022 as suggested by
a poster seems long.
Seems a bit long. The Knights coe is starting building next year and will be ready come 2020..
No more plodders!
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Post by gallagher » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 10:25 pm

WT2K wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 10:18 pm
gallagher wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 9:45 pm
It will be interesting to see what funding if any came from us and what we are getting out if it.
Timeframe aswell, 2022 as suggested by
a poster seems long.
Seems a bit long. The Knights coe is starting building next year and will be ready come 2020..
Pascoe said 2020 earlier this year but we've heard nothing from the club since. Time will tell i guess.

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Post by gallagher » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 10:26 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 10:08 pm
Geo. wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 10:04 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 8:54 pm
Geo. wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 7:45 pm

I think that was always in the plan..multi purpose not just ours ...it's what they put in the shiny building is what's important...hydro pools for recovery etc after all a 50kg dumbell is still a 50kg dumbell..ask happy..
Looks good ...
No

110 pounds
See can always rely on the dumbell expert..
Just trying to make it relevant to our older contingent like yourself

Couldn't give a crap about a COE that is being discussed TBH , as Ink said sounds more like a up tarted community centre

Picking and sticking to one home ground is far more important long term
That should be the easiest task.

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Post by hammertime » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 11:24 pm

WT2K wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 10:18 pm
gallagher wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 9:45 pm
It will be interesting to see what funding if any came from us and what we are getting out if it.
Timeframe aswell, 2022 as suggested by
a poster seems long.
Seems a bit long. The Knights coe is starting building next year and will be ready come 2020..
I don't think they have as many complexities with their funding with Wests Group now owning it and don't really have local/state govt as a partner. Everything is quicker when you have a cashed-up backer.


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Post by diedpretty » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 12:09 am

innsaneink wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 9:40 pm
I thought this was about Concord...well hijacked
Wasn't hijacked at all - this is about COE's for Wests Tigers - just letting it be known that there may be other options that in the long run might be a better bet than ensconcing oneself in an area that has no expansion prospects whatsoever.

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 5:28 am

diedpretty wrote:
Wed 10 Oct, 2018 12:09 am
innsaneink wrote:
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 9:40 pm
I thought this was about Concord...well hijacked
Wasn't hijacked at all - this is about COE's for Wests Tigers - just letting it be known that there may be other options that in the long run might be a better bet than ensconcing oneself in an area that has no expansion prospects whatsoever.
Fair enough

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Post by stevied » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 8:48 am

Excuse my ignorance everyone but I am a little confused. The Canada Bay Council and State government are combining to build a new centre of excellence on the old Concord Oval site. This will be a multi-purpose facility with provision for football, club Rugby and the Wests Tigers training facilities. Where will the Tigers play the majority of their home games once the facility is completed - Concord Oval or the Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta? I am not quite clear on whether the new facility will include a home ground or not. Have I got the name right for the new Parramatta Stadium?

To add my penny's worth, I'd like to see one home game at Leichhardt, two at Campbelltown and one in the country. Being an ex Balmain Tiger supporter, I have a nostalgic attachment to Leichhardt Oval. I can remember sitting on the hill during many packed Sunday afternoon games and absolutely loving the atmosphere of the place, however, it was a Saturday night game this season that convinced me that 'the old girl' has just about passed her use by date. Maybe it's my age, but being forced to stand on the hill in bitter cold for the duration of the match, having to to wade through swarming people to the disgusting underground toilets and being asked to pay $30 for these 'pleasures' really sapped my enthusiasm. Obviously, losing a critical game against St. George didn't help either but, seriously, I cannot see the value in this, especially when there is only one game offered for the price (another issue).

It is hard to get really excited about the COE excellence when it is so far off but, if it lifts the overall standard of the Wests Tigers as a progressive, professional organisation, with better facilities for players and fans, then I'm all for it. Actually, I think the club needs something like this to ensure it's survival.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 9:48 am

So I imagine the club will need to find temporary office and training facilities whilst the COE is being built. Had anyone heard where?
“Peanuts! Get ya peanuts - in the shell or sugar coated!” Leichhardt memories.

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 9:56 am

Good point Steve, there is no commencement date of proposed finish date in the article... Huge disruption for a couple of years

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Post by supercoach » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 9:57 am

Is 30 million the total cost of the project or just the councils contribution towards the project?

You don’t get a lot for 30 million when doing a redevelopment of this scale. Anyway, about time and it’s a win win for our club and Canada Bay

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Post by bathursttiger » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:17 am

We need another Coach CEO Q&A session about our COE.
Anyone dislike acronyms.

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Post by hammertime » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:40 am

Tiger Steve wrote:
Wed 10 Oct, 2018 9:48 am
So I imagine the club will need to find temporary office and training facilities whilst the COE is being built. Had anyone heard where?
I was thinking that too. Wonder if homebush is an option?

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Post by gallagher » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:41 am

supercoach wrote:
Wed 10 Oct, 2018 9:57 am
Is 30 million the total cost of the project or just the councils contribution towards the project?

You don’t get a lot for 30 million when doing a redevelopment of this scale. Anyway, about time and it’s a win win for our club and Canada Bay
Penriths COE cost $30 mill by itself.

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Post by hammertime » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:41 am

Pascoe helped deliver Penriths COE. I'm sure he'll be working hard to ensure our facilities are just as good.

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Post by Elderslie Tiger » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:45 am

Great news on the COE this is our future and what we need to do is to concentrate on our future and not live on past glories of course we should look at having the majority of our home games at the new WSS its a no brainer one or two in the bush and three to four at CSS. Campbelltown is definitely our future being the fastest growing area in NSW with its junior league and proximity to Group 6 will give access to untapped talent pool if we don't look after it SOMEONE else will.

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Post by gallagher » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:48 am

hammertime wrote:
Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:41 am
Pascoe helped deliver Penriths COE. I'm sure he'll be working hard to ensure our facilities are just as good.
What was did role in that?

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Post by Telltails » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:56 am

supercoach wrote:
Wed 10 Oct, 2018 9:57 am
Is 30 million the total cost of the project or just the councils contribution towards the project?

You don’t get a lot for 30 million when doing a redevelopment of this scale. Anyway, about time and it’s a win win for our club and Canada Bay
Last year the project was quoted at 57mill with the the WTs contributing over 10mill. with government grants and council covering the remainder.
Whatever the real cost it is well overdue and maybe a contributing factor when attracting players considering that we have been are well behind in both these areas.

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