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Old September 14th, 2017, 08:32 PM   #4201
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Old September 15th, 2017, 06:46 PM   #4202
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It was abandoned in the 2000's when the Detroit Lions returned to the Detroit downtown to move into Ford Field.
The pneumatic fiberglass Domes were fragile and tore often in the colder climates. BC Place, the Metrodome, Silverdome all had deflations due to storm winds or snow loads from blizzards.
The City of Pontiac have failed numerous times to sell the Silverdome so it's just fallen into a massive modern ruin.
Ha! I don't even remember seeing it when I was in Detroit. Probably a better outcome for them though. The area around Ford Field isn't too bad.
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Old September 16th, 2017, 12:53 PM   #4203
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Because its not in Detroit - its about 30km out in Pontiac. Also part of the issue - although this is Detroit and they love to drive!
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Old September 16th, 2017, 04:26 PM   #4204
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i dont want to know anything about the silverdome.
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Old September 16th, 2017, 04:30 PM   #4205
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Relevant to an earlier discussion, the Detroit Pistons in the NBA played there for a while in the 1970s and 1980s,
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Old September 18th, 2017, 02:55 AM   #4206
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Old September 19th, 2017, 05:39 AM   #4207
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Old September 19th, 2017, 05:57 AM   #4208
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Fremantle AFLW game scheduled at Perth Stadium for 10 Feb 2018:

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.a...h-Stadium.aspx

WAToday claiming it will be first sporting event (but no confirmation of that in the media statement):

http://www.watoday.com.au/afl/freman...19-gyk6zq.html
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Old September 19th, 2017, 06:23 AM   #4209
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WAToday claiming it will be first sporting event (but no confirmation of that in the media statement):

http://www.watoday.com.au/afl/freman...19-gyk6zq.html
It may be the first confirmed event - but cricket is scheduled for the 28th Jan, so unless there is delay with the Stadium, the Womens AFL won't be the first sporting event.

The journalist hasn't done his research.
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It may be the first confirmed event - but cricket is scheduled for the 28th Jan, so unless there is delay with the Stadium, the Womens AFL won't be the first sporting event.

The journalist hasn't done his research.
Before you accuse the journalist of anything, there's a fair chance the lead was rewritten by someone else.

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The Dockers women's team may still not be the first sporting event at the stadium, with an ODI international between Australia and England pencilled in for January 28, depending on whether the venue is finished in time.
The 28 January match is still officially TBC.
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My bets on the cricket .. It will happen.. They need a BIG event to open proceedings
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Old September 20th, 2017, 02:21 AM   #4212
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Old September 20th, 2017, 07:44 PM   #4214
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It was abandoned in the 2000's when the Detroit Lions returned to the Detroit downtown to move into Ford Field.
The pneumatic fiberglass Domes were fragile and tore often in the colder climates. BC Place, the Metrodome, Silverdome all had deflations due to storm winds or snow loads from blizzards.
The City of Pontiac have failed numerous times to sell the Silverdome so it's just fallen into a massive modern ruin.
The amazing thing is they did sell it during the GFC. For half a million. The new owner put it back on the market for 30 million.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 03:09 AM   #4216
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Perth Stadium chief executive Mike McKenna expects a crowd of 50,000 at the venue’s first football game, which will feature the AFLW Fremantle Dockers, guests at a Business News Success & Leadership breakfast heard this morning.

“We are hoping that’s going to be an event that draws a crowd that sets a massive benchmark for women’s sports in Australia in terms of attendance,” Mr McKenna said.

“AFL was talking about 30 (thousand); we’re going to be planning for a lot more than that.”

Mr McKenna brings to his role as chief executive experience with both the Essendon Football Club and Cricket Australia, having overseen Essendon move from the MCG to the now Etihad Stadium and having contributed to the birth of the Big Bash Twenty20.

“Once upon a time my perception of marketing football was a sausage sizzle and cake stands,” Mr McKenna said.

After spending a few years with Essendon, his knowledge became far more sophisticated.

Mr McKenna said the men’s and women’s Big Bash were some of his proudest achievements, with the latter paving the way for women’s AFL and setting a benchmark for women’s professional sport salaries.

On the homestretch towards opening day for his next big challenge, Mr McKenna said the development for the Perth Stadium was on budget, on time, and also well-prepared, with an event calendar that had been booking up into 2019.

“If we open as planned (on January 21) and have the One-Day International match against England, that’ll be a great start,” Mr McKenna said.

Further into the agenda will be a visit by English Premier League champions Chelsea, which will play Perth Glory in mid-2018.

“And that’ll attract not just Chelsea fans around Australia, we also expect a large contingent from Asia to travel down,’’ Mr McKenna said.

“That’s people in hotel rooms, bums on seats, people in restaurants and on tours.

“We’ve then by 2019 already contracted the second of the State of Origin matches, the biggest sports events on television in Australia with two states who go absolutely nuts for it.”

He said the state government had allocated $40 million towards events spending and that it was his job, along with his team, to acquire events.

“Our job is to bring people from interstate and overseas and get them to spend their hard-earned here in Perth and hopefully travel further in WA and invest,” Mr McKenna said.

He said the parkland surrounding the stadium would also provide an opportunity for a range of community events.

One of the major attractions already making ticket sales was Ed Sheeran, Mr McKenna said.

He said although Ed Sheeran performed all over the globe and elsewhere in Australia, overseas and interstate visitors were travelling to Perth for the concert.

Mr McKenna said Perth Stadium had sold out both of the two Ed Sheeran concerts, including 5,500 tickets sold to interstate and international buyers.

“That’s worth about $12 million in direct expenditure into WA,” he said.

“If we can bring more of those things here that attract people, we can drive greater economic value and provide a return on investment.

“(Another) part of our business is meetings and special events.

“We have a 1,200-seat dining room, which will be fully fitted out with blackout curtains, drop-down screens, everything you need for a major conference.

“The key feature of that is floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall glass overlooking the river and the city of Perth and East Perth.”

On non-match days, Mr McKenna said, the views at the stadium would be a drawcard for people to eat at its restaurants and show their interstate or international friends or colleagues the unique views of Perth.

A feature of Perth Stadium will be that all food offerings will be provided by the stadium itself, as opposed to outsourced vendors.

“We’re spending probably about $20 million on supply contracts over time and probably in the next five years we’ll spend about $150 million; a lot of that will be food and beverage,” Mr McKenna said.

“At the moment our team is spending a lot of its time in procurement.’’

He said extra weighting would be applied to local suppliers to boost local business.

“We’ve got about $10.8 million of fit-out material, everything from 15,000 spoons to an ambulance cart, to a whole range of things we need to put into the stadium to make sure it’s ready to go.”
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Which stadiums outsource food/catering now?
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Old September 21st, 2017, 12:29 PM   #4218
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Don't know about stadiums but the Sleeman Sports Complex here in Brisbane outsources all its catering.
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Old September 21st, 2017, 12:48 PM   #4219
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Which stadiums outsource food/catering now?
Pretty sure the WACA and Subi both outsource to Delaware North
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Old September 21st, 2017, 01:11 PM   #4220
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I can't wait for it to open, and go see a concert there with friends
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