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caseyscorp
No doubt about it - the Scorps' facility, while being one of the best VFL facilities, would not cut the mustard as an AFL facility. The new AFL club training facilities have indoor pools, sports courts, running tracks and theatrettes. A brand new $5-$6 million building would be built at the VFL oval at Casey Fields if the move gets the nod.
iceman
Sorry Casey scorp i had misread the post from Casey on the scorpions site, the way i read it was that they would build a new oval etc next to the VFL oval, they would be building new buildings at the northen end of they ground, (i'd say the far wing, but i'm not which is north south east or west at Casey) The saints gaming machines would stay put at Moorabin, a pool etc would be built at Casey fields, apparently a permit has already been issued should the opportunity arise. (according to the scorptalk forum) Interesting time for VFL, and now the saints and Casey.
iceman
[quote="Heraldsun"]CASEY council has made the biggest public plea for St Kilda, yesterday claiming its multi-purpose sports fields in Cranbourne were a perfect fit for the AFL club. On the day the Herald Sun revealed the Saints were walking out of their 42-year home at Moorabbin, the council said Casey Fields had already been granted a planning permit to house training and administration headquarters for an AFL club. TEAC Oval in Port Melbourne and Junction Oval in St Kilda, which are both controlled by the City of Port Phillip, will also be seriously considered by the Saints. St Kilda chief executive Archie Fraser said the $10.5 million redevelopment package planned for Moorabbin was transportable. Fraser said the Saints would not revisit their decision to leave Moorabbin. "We've made our minds up, we are moving on, and we are moving on mentally as much as anything else," Fraser said. "As I said to you yesterday, it's over. This isn't and never has been about getting publicity to patch things up with the council. "What this came down to was us having to move on because for four years we haven't been supported by the council. Now we have decided to move to somewhere that we will be wanted." Casey mayor Colin Butler said Casey Fields, which this season hosted a practice match between Essendon and Hawthorn, was ready to house St Kilda. "The site is available immediately," Butler said. Port Phillip mayor Janet Bolitho said her council had not yet discussed a possible relocation by the Saints. "I think someone kicked a ball and wants to see where it lands," she said. Kingston council, which controls the Moorabbin site, yesterday denied it was to blame for St Kilda's departure. At a meeting on Monday night, Kingston council approved the following recommendation: "Council wishes to reiterate its policy position of pursuing an overall reduction in gaming machines in Kingston. Given that the current proposal will increase gaming revenue in Kingston, particularly in the Moorabbin area, council would strongly support a reduction in the number of gaming machines." The council voted against Option A, which read: Council fully supports 83 gaming machines for the development. "St Kilda is not being upfront," Kingston council chief executive John Nevins said. "They are implying it is Kingston council that gets to determine whether they can relocate all their 83 gaming machines or not. That is not the case. It is the gaming commission that does that." Fraser refuted the Kingston council claims. "Had they supported us on this, we would have stayed, but they didn't and we now have an opportunity to build an elite training facility somewhere else, then take the $6 million we were going to plough in to the (social club) site on South Rd (Moorabbin) with a difficult council, and spend that $6 million anywhere we like."[/quote] i'll tell you what, $6 million big ones, the whole VFL complex at Casey was a tad under $5million and the saints will already benefit from the ground being ready and lighting, this could turn the place into an unreal facility. Capable of hosting finals etc. from perhaps next year!
jasonborough
Saints we dont want you at the borough,jasonborough.Maybe go to darwin ......Just think think about the rams in 63 wen you give them the arse,,,,,
caseyscorp
After a 3 week layoff, could be back on the agenda.
caseyscorp
Casey Fields now very much back on the agenda. Last week (Monday) the Saints announced that the grand vision for Moorabbin was dead and that they were looking into alternatives (as well as obviously considering a poorer cousin of the original Linton Street proposal). This week (Monday) the Cranbourne Journal has a picture of Archie Fraser on page 1 arriving at the City of Casey offices for discussions (which obviously also happened last week). Looks like it's hotting up for Casey Fields.

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