Telstra Cup - Round 4 Draw

Telstra Cup - Round 4 Draw

Post by Leigh Gillespi » Wed, 19 Mar 1997 04:00:00


        Just a quick note - the match between Perth and Canterbury will be
shifted to Belmore as the WACA Ground will be unavaialable due to WA
hosting the Sheffield Shield final. I have not seen official confirmation
of this change as yet (hence I have not altered the schedule below) but
I'd taken it as a done deal. The return clash later in the season will be
played at the WACA Ground instead.

* Friday, March 21st 1997

   AUCKLAND vs ADELAIDE at Ericcson Stadium, Auckland - 7.30pm (NZT)

* Saturday, March 22nd 1997

   HUNTER vs NORTH QUEENSLAND at Breakers Stadium, Newcastle - 7.30pm (EDST)

* Sunday, March 23rd 1997

   PENRITH vs CRONULLA at Penrith Park - 2.30pm (EDST)
   PERTH vs CANTERBURY at WACA Ground, Perth - 2.30pm (EDST)

* Monday, March 24th 1997

   BRISBANE vs CANBERRA at ANZ Stadium, Brisbane - 7.30pm

Catchya round, Leigh

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* Leigh T. Gillespie                  *    "It takes leather balls      *
* Phone - Australia (077) 791219      *     to play Rugby!"             *

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 
 
 

Telstra Cup - Round 4 Draw

Post by Leigh Gillespi » Wed, 19 Mar 1997 04:00:00

        Hi folks. Just received this little snipet by email so once again
I have no idea what one or the other of the leagues is doing with the
scheduling of their matches.

Quote:


> >        Just a quick note - the match between Perth and Canterbury will
> > be shifted to Belmore as the WACA Ground will be unavaialable due to
> > WA hosting the Sheffield Shield final. I have not seen official
> > confirmation of this change as yet (hence I have not altered the
> > schedule below) but I'd taken it as a done deal. The return clash
> > later in the season will be
> > played at the WACA Ground instead.

> I think you will find the Perth vs Canterbury game has been transfered
> to the Perth Glory soccer ground in Perth.

        Might make for an interesting exercise considering the Reds have
been looking to move to an alternative venue in Perth. I know the soccer
ground is nothing to write home about but it'd certainly come a hell of a
lot cheaper than hiring out the WACA Ground and we all know the financial
situation of the club now don't we?

Catchya round, Leigh

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* Leigh T. Gillespie                  *    "It takes leather balls      *
* Phone - Australia (077) 791219      *     to play Rugby!"             *

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 
 
 

Telstra Cup - Round 4 Draw

Post by Tim Lych » Wed, 19 Mar 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> > >        Just a quick note - the match between Perth and Canterbury
will
> > > be shifted to Belmore as the WACA Ground will be unavaialable due to
> > > WA hosting the Sheffield Shield final. I have not seen official ...
[snip]
> > I think you will find the Perth vs Canterbury game has been transfered
> > to the Perth Glory soccer ground in Perth.

>    Might make for an interesting exercise considering the Reds have
> been looking to move to an alternative venue in Perth. I know the soccer
> ground is nothing to write home about but it'd certainly come a hell of a
> lot cheaper than hiring out the WACA Ground and we all know the financial
> situation of the club now don't we?

Perth Oval is where the Reds v Canterbury match is being held this Sunday
just to  get it straight once and for all.  

Actually there are a few very good reasons why the Reds won't move to Perth
Oval any time soon.  The Reds have signed a contract to play at the WACA
until the year 2000 or thereabouts, which is what put a damper on their
interest in moving to the Burswood Dome.  East Perth, in the local WAFL
comp, uses Perth Oval as their home ground in the winter, so while there
isn't a problem with the Glory using the ground in summer, the Reds will
create a scheduling nightmare.  I don't remember any lights at Perth Oval
also.  This would rule out any Fri/Sat/Mon night games.  

The Reds won't stay at the WACA forever especially with the Glory crying
out for a rectangular stadium as well.  The state government sounds like
it's commited to building a RL/soccer/athletics stadium, but who knows when
that will happen.  Until then, the WACA will have to do.  This season
they've moved the field 13 metres westwards (towards the crowds
essentially) - now all they have to do is twist it away from the WACA
members stand so Reds season ticket holders get a better view!

Cheers,  Tim

--
Tim Lycho

*- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
*  Unofficial Perth Reds Web Site
*  http://www.iinet.net.au/~apollo
*- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 
 
 

Telstra Cup - Round 4 Draw

Post by Leigh Gillespi » Thu, 20 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
> Actually there are a few very good reasons why the Reds won't move to Perth
> Oval any time soon.  The Reds have signed a contract to play at the WACA
> until the year 2000 or thereabouts, which is what put a damper on their
> interest in moving to the Burswood Dome.  East Perth, in the local WAFL
> comp, uses Perth Oval as their home ground in the winter, so while there
> isn't a problem with the Glory using the ground in summer, the Reds will
> create a scheduling nightmare.  I don't remember any lights at Perth Oval
> also.  This would rule out any Fri/Sat/Mon night games.  

> The Reds won't stay at the WACA forever especially with the Glory crying
> out for a rectangular stadium as well.  The state government sounds like
> it's commited to building a RL/soccer/athletics stadium, but who knows when
> that will happen.  Until then, the WACA will have to do.  This season
> they've moved the field 13 metres westwards (towards the crowds
> essentially) - now all they have to do is twist it away from the WACA
> members stand so Reds season ticket holders get a better view!

        My spies tell me that a while back there were some whispers about
redeveloping an old atheletics stadium (Perry Park I think the name was)
which was built for the Commonwealth Games back in `68 (open to correction
of course). Since then it has only been used for athletics which due to
that sports limited spectator following has seen the stadium left vastly
underused. The story goes that the government was looking at removing the
running track and excavating the inner arena to allow the stands to be
extended downwards to a reshaped rectangular league/soccer areana (as has
been foreshadowed for Sydney's new Homebush Stadium after the Olympics).

Catchya round, Leigh

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
* Leigh T. Gillespie                  *    "It takes leather balls      *
* Phone - Australia (077) 791219      *     to play Rugby!"             *

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 
 
 

Telstra Cup - Round 4 Draw

Post by Dean » Thu, 20 Mar 1997 04:00:00

There is also rumours of developing a brand new filed on the old
market site - Perry Lakes is not a real popular place for watching
anything, especially league. The ground has  gained Govt backing in
principle, but I haven't heard much more.

It's in the middle of the city, right next to the bus & railway
station, which is a lot better than the WACA, Perry Lakes or Burswood
Dome.

Dean.

On Wed, 19 Mar 1997 11:42:01 +1000, Leigh Gillespie

Quote:


>> Actually there are a few very good reasons why the Reds won't move to Perth
>> Oval any time soon.  The Reds have signed a contract to play at the WACA
>> until the year 2000 or thereabouts, which is what put a damper on their
>> interest in moving to the Burswood Dome.  East Perth, in the local WAFL
>> comp, uses Perth Oval as their home ground in the winter, so while there
>> isn't a problem with the Glory using the ground in summer, the Reds will
>> create a scheduling nightmare.  I don't remember any lights at Perth Oval
>> also.  This would rule out any Fri/Sat/Mon night games.  

>> The Reds won't stay at the WACA forever especially with the Glory crying
>> out for a rectangular stadium as well.  The state government sounds like
>> it's commited to building a RL/soccer/athletics stadium, but who knows when
>> that will happen.  Until then, the WACA will have to do.  This season
>> they've moved the field 13 metres westwards (towards the crowds
>> essentially) - now all they have to do is twist it away from the WACA
>> members stand so Reds season ticket holders get a better view!

>    My spies tell me that a while back there were some whispers about
>redeveloping an old atheletics stadium (Perry Park I think the name was)
>which was built for the Commonwealth Games back in `68 (open to correction
>of course). Since then it has only been used for athletics which due to
>that sports limited spectator following has seen the stadium left vastly
>underused. The story goes that the government was looking at removing the
>running track and excavating the inner arena to allow the stands to be
>extended downwards to a reshaped rectangular league/soccer areana (as has
>been foreshadowed for Sydney's new Homebush Stadium after the Olympics).

>Catchya round, Leigh

>* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>* Leigh T. Gillespie                  *    "It takes leather balls      *
>* Phone - Australia (077) 791219      *     to play Rugby!"             *

>* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 
 
 

Telstra Cup - Round 4 Draw

Post by Tim Lych » Fri, 21 Mar 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> There is also rumours of developing a brand new filed on the old
> market site - Perry Lakes is not a real popular place for watching
> anything, especially league. The ground has  gained Govt backing in
> principle, but I haven't heard much more.

> It's in the middle of the city, right next to the bus & railway
> station, which is a lot better than the WACA, Perry Lakes or Burswood
> Dome.

> Dean.

> On Wed, 19 Mar 1997 11:42:01 +1000, Leigh Gillespie

> >       My spies tell me that a while back there were some whispers about
> >redeveloping an old atheletics stadium (Perry Park I think the name was)
> >which was built for the Commonwealth Games back in `68 (open to
correction
> >of course).

It was in '62 and it was called the "Empire" Games back in those days, but
you were close, Leigh!  :-)

Actually I agree with Dean ;-)   The markets site would be ideal (it's 2
mins walk from my work!).  Perry Lakes Stadium is just too far away from
main roads and public transport to make an effective venue.  The Reds are
using it as their training base by the way.  The same rumour surfaced with
the Perth Glory who considered anything vaguely rectangular - and ended up
with Perth "Oval".

The latest news I've heard is that there's at least half-a-dozen options
available for a RL/soccer stadium, including the Markets site.  An
interesting one was out in Burswood (nope, not in the Dome this time)
probably near the new State Tennis Centre.  Another interesting one was in
Stirling in Perth's northern suburbs - the council up there is keen to
develop a stadium on the old garbage dump site north of Cedric St.  
Joondalup's new Arena stadium also been mentioned but that's so far north
it makes Stirling look virtually inner city, so I won't call it a serious
option.

I think the crowd figures for the Reds and Glory will determine whether a
government funded stadium gets fast-tracked or not.  The Reds have started
at 11,000 this year, but ranged from 6 to 13 thousand last year (not bad
considering they had such a bad run last season), and the glory have
fluctuated between 7 and 17 thousand depending on whether they're losing or
winning.  Time will tell...

Cheers,  Tim

--
Tim Lycho

*- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
*  Unofficial Perth Reds Web Site
*  http://www.iinet.net.au/~apollo
*- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 
 
 

Telstra Cup - Round 4 Draw

Post by Tard » Tue, 01 Apr 1997 04:00:00

On Wed, 19 Mar 1997 11:42:01 +1000, Leigh Gillespie

Quote:

>    My spies tell me that a while back there were some whispers about
>redeveloping an old atheletics stadium (Perry Park I think the name was)
>which was built for the Commonwealth Games back in `68 (open to correction
>of course). Since then it has only been used for athletics which due to
>that sports limited spectator following has seen the stadium left vastly
>underused. The story goes that the government was looking at removing the
>running track and excavating the inner arena to allow the stands to be
>extended downwards to a reshaped rectangular league/soccer areana (as has
>been foreshadowed for Sydney's new Homebush Stadium after the Olympics).

Exactly the same situation that existed in Auckland before the
redevelopment of Ericsson Stadium.

Ian..