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Casey Fields will host next years Melbourne Cup moving from Flemington, also the Cox Plate will move away from the valley to race at Casey.
Other big news for Casey will be the Grand Prix will move from Albert Park to run the side streets of Cranbourne East. You can catch the train to Cranbourne and walk from there. Dead set easy.
Next years Anzac Day clash between the Collingwood Maggots and Essendon will now be played at Casey Fields. Forget about the MCG.
Australian Cricket team wants out from the MCG for all future games due to the developing Casey Fields. Even Tennis is in the news with next years Australian Open will now be played at Casey Fields.
I also heard on the grape vine that Rolling Stones wants to play at Casey Fields.
Never mind the Docklands for the ACDC concert as WE NOW HAVE CASEY FIELDS !!!!

As Bill Lawry says it's all happening.

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[quote=footyman] You want an A league team based out there, at least for training purposes dont you??[/quote]

The 2nd A-league team will be based in Melbourne. It might have a few other venues where there will be some training take place.

[quote=footyman]What happened to "rent a crowd" - didnt they turn up???[/quote]

There's always a few problems with a fixture such as yesterday:

* Saturday competes with local footy
* Televised coverage reduces crowds
* Frankston supporters don't travel far from the Frankston Oval.

Add in the cold, windy, conditions and its a recipe for a very low crowd.

Always was expected.

[quote=footyman]Why didnt you consider any wind protection in the design of those shelters? They're very open. [/quote]

They are reasonably open, but the weather isn't always as cold and windy as yesterday. I went to Frankston earlier in the year. It was very windy, and it was hard to find a spot out of the gale. But no-one complained. You take each place as you find it. If you can't cope, don't go back until it reaches your standards.

When the trees in the area gow, and the urban area envelopes Casey Fields, it will be a completely different setting.

[quote=footyman]Oh let me guess - Rome wasnt built in a day???[/quote]

Correct - it's taken a while, but you're getting there.

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I saw a photo the new "Shelter" at Casey Fields on the Railway line side.

If what I see is right.... that the shelter has no protection from behind, well then that's very very dumb!

I'll take the TBBO, Cramer Street or Northport Oval anyday :)

Pete.

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What happened to "rent a crowd" - didnt they turn up???

There's always a few problems with a fixture such as yesterday:

* Saturday competes with local footy
* Televised coverage reduces crowds
* Frankston supporters don't travel far from the Frankston Oval.

Add in the cold, windy, conditions and its a recipe for a very low crowd.

Always was expected.

NO not always as expected! The Carlton v Richmond game at the MCG got over 50,000 and the weather was the same.
If an event is appealing enough to the public they will turn up regardless of the conditions.

Apart from the occiasional pre season AFL game Casey Fields will NEVER pull a big crowd for VFL matches no matter what day of the week they are played.

I bet the real "local" games in the area had bigger and more enthusiastic crowds than the Springvale/Casey/Cranbourne Scorpians got yesterday.

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[quote=BrekkyDJ] that the shelter has no protection from behind, well then that's very very dumb!
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Go and have a chat to Rob Gell about wind direction in winter!

[quote=billythekid]
NO not always as expected! The Carlton v Richmond game at the MCG got over 50,000 and the weather was the same.
If an event is appealing enough to the public they will turn up regardless of the conditions.[/quote]

Yes, that's right, but VFL footy is at the bottom of the foodchain when it comes to crowds. It doesn't matter how good the facilities are, or the football is, VFL footy just won't currently attract a big crowd. The exception is when AFL stars are making a comeback through the VFL.

[quote=billythekid]Apart from the occiasional pre season AFL game Casey Fields will NEVER pull a big crowd for VFL matches no matter what day of the week they are played.

I bet the real "local" games in the area had bigger and more enthusiastic crowds than the Springvale/Casey/Cranbourne Scorpians got yesterday.[/quote]

I bet they did too. BTW Cranbourne FC, as an example, just celebrated its 120 years as a local club. Given that it is entrenched in local life, with local players and local supporters and relationships, you would expect a traditional local club to pull a bigger crowd than a team which has been in the community for only 4 years and was viewed with concern by local clubs when it first arrived (fear of potential loss of players, sponsors, profile etc).

Give the Scorps a few years, and you'll begin to see a difference, particularly given how well the MFC alignment and community program is starting to work already.

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Out of interest, local games in the Casey/Frankston area are the MPNFL, which has an average crowd of 350 for home and away games. Some teams do better than that, but some are lucky to crack 200 people on a good day.

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[quote=vfa]
Other big news for Casey will be the Grand Prix will move from Albert Park to run the side streets of Cranbourne East.[/quote]I've heard there are motor races in the sides streets of Cranbourne every Saturday night!! :bigsmile:

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[quote]Give the Scorps a few years, and you'll begin to see a difference, particularly given how well the MFC alignment and community program is starting to work already.[/quote]

I dont think you will have many years of the current VFL structure to participate in as the old VFA workers and supporters that are still the backbone of the current comp slowly die off or find something more enjoyable to do with their time.

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[quote=billythekid]I dont think you will have many years of the current VFL structure to participate in as the old VFA workers and supporters that are still the backbone of the current comp slowly die off or find something more enjoyable to do with their time.[/quote]

You may well be right, but if a structure which supports elite level statewide competition disappears it will be a very sad day for Victorian football and all of us as supporters.

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CS with the Scorpions now obviously not getting a home final, are the building works ready to go? Last i heard, we also got the all clear for one more room on the end of the extensions which is great news.

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