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Old February 8th, 2006, 01:57 PM   #1
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LEGACY

These images were taken August 2005. Can anybody explain what has happened since?

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Old February 8th, 2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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The site exceeded its bandwidth?
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Old February 8th, 2006, 03:24 PM   #3
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I don't even know what the images are of.
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Old February 8th, 2006, 04:25 PM   #4
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why has that bloke in the first pic got his hand "up his harris"
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Old February 8th, 2006, 04:33 PM   #5
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Old February 9th, 2006, 02:37 AM   #6
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@ Mo Rush: As far as I know at the Hellinikon Complex the main basketball center is being used by a team in the Greek A1 Basketball League called 'Panionios', so it is used regularly. I cannot really say as much for the other venues at this particular complex.

Unlike the stadiums at the main Olympic complex (OAKA) such as the Olympic Stadium, Indoor Hall, Aquatic Center which are used regularly, many of the Hellinikon Complex stadiums seem to be neglected as far as I know.

But I dont live in Greece so I cant really tell you the whole story.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #7
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Olympic Venues: Benefit or burden?

With the significant technological progress in the development and design of temporary Olympic venues and modular structures host cities still choose to create and design permanent Olympic venues. In some cases the legacy is a lasting benefit but many examples exist where only green swimming pools and locked up arenas remain.

There are however many examples where cities have got it right. The temporary aquatic centre expansion of Sydney 2000, the gym, recreation and aquatic use of the Atlanta Georgia Tech Aquatic Centre and many more.

Which venues have been a benefit and which a burden?
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Old July 6th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #8
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Atlanta's Olympic Stadium was successfully converted into a MLB stadium now known as Turner Field.



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Old July 6th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #9
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What is the main athletics venue in Atlanta?
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Old July 7th, 2008, 01:27 AM   #10
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I'm going to have to say that London 2012's venue plan has to be the most post-games friendly in Summer Games history. They apparently got some advice from the folks at Vancouver 2010, where every venue has a huge post-games plan and will be converted into much needed recreational and community facilities for locals.
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things don't always go according to plan...
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Old July 7th, 2008, 04:40 AM   #12
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In Sydney it has been a massive burden. The main venue at Homebush loses money and would be better sense to have it demolished. Attendances for rugby internationals and NRL have actually decreased. The ARU wants to move internationals back to the Sydney Football Stadium because of the lack of atmosphere.

Having said that with an Australian Football League club set to be based out there from 2012 it could save the place.

From what you see of the place, it has 'another VFL Park schimozzle' written all over it.

They should have built the stadium in Moore Park(central Sydney) and made the train lines and traffic better there.

It's only hope is the Western Sydney AFL club long term. It is the only code to regularly get large enough gates to get enough money for its usage.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 04:50 AM   #13
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What is the main athletics venue in Atlanta?
Probably Harvey Stadium, it belongs to Morehouse College.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 08:58 AM   #14
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In Sydney it has been a massive burden. The main venue at Homebush loses money and would be better sense to have it demolished. Attendances for rugby internationals and NRL have actually decreased. The ARU wants to move internationals back to the Sydney Football Stadium because of the lack of atmosphere.

Having said that with an Australian Football League club set to be based out there from 2012 it could save the place.

From what you see of the place, it has 'another VFL Park schimozzle' written all over it.

They should have built the stadium in Moore Park(central Sydney) and made the train lines and traffic better there.

It's only hope is the Western Sydney AFL club long term. It is the only code to regularly get large enough gates to get enough money for its usage.
I've heard a different story. Telstra now ANZ stadium was facing issues but now was doing quite well. The superdome was now one of the most successful indoor concert/events venues.

The only white elephant issues I think is with the rowing venue.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #15
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From what I heard Telstra Stadium has been going quite well in recent years as well. Especially considering how popular Monday Night Football has turned out to be.

And now that the Australian Football League is considering setting up a new team in Western Sydney, it should breathe even more life into the former Olympic stadium.

But of course by the time that team gets up and going, Carlton will easily be the most dominant team in the league. The Western Sydney team will just be another play thing for the Blues, and such games will hardly fill the stadium to capacity
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Old July 7th, 2008, 09:12 AM   #16
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What is the main athletics venue in Atlanta?

In addition to Turner Field (formerly Olympic Stadium):

The Georgia Dome - venue for several Olympic events and home of the NFL Atlanta Falcons.
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Phillips Arena - home of the NBA Atlanta Hawks and NHL Atlanta Thrashers, opened in 1999.
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There were also several other venues hosting Olympic events, including two that have since been demolished - Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and The Omni Arena. Most of the former Olympic venues are still in use.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM   #17
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I only just found out that Telstra Stadium (the Sydney Olympic Stadium) is now ANZ Stadium. How long ago did this happen Bobdabuilder? I feel stupid for not knowing...
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In Sydney it has been a massive burden. The main venue at Homebush loses money and would be better sense to have it demolished. Attendances for rugby internationals and NRL have actually decreased. The ARU wants to move internationals back to the Sydney Football Stadium because of the lack of atmosphere.

Having said that with an Australian Football League club set to be based out there from 2012 it could save the place.

From what you see of the place, it has 'another VFL Park schimozzle' written all over it.

They should have built the stadium in Moore Park(central Sydney) and made the train lines and traffic better there.

It's only hope is the Western Sydney AFL club long term. It is the only code to regularly get large enough gates to get enough money for its usage.
You are full of shit.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 08:22 PM   #19
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You are full of shit.
It falls right in line with his league-bashing.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #20
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Bob..You are full of crap...The Sydney Olympic Stadium is currently getting critisised for hosting TOO MANY events..They are running at an operating profit...Go check the annual reports....Rugby Internationals all over Australia have dropped in attendances and they still get 50,000 in Sydney for a dud French side.The ARU are not considering taking games back to the 45,000 seat SFS..How ******* stupid would that be..Especially considering in a couple of weeks it will be jammed packed with over 80,000 for the Bledisloe Cup.
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