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THE NAKED CITY – WILL THE STADIUMS ROCK AGAIN?

The sight of large crowd numbers at the recent football grand finals in Sydney and Brisbane drew mixed reactions. Admittedly capacity was reduced to around half and COVID protocols observed, however, there was some concern to see so many people gathered together in such close proximity. On the other hand others welcomed it as a […]

Stadium Stomp

Typically when you head to the Sydney Cricket Ground you’d be sitting in your seat watching the athletes out on the field exert themselves. This weekend though Sydnysiders have been given the challenge to stomp their way up, down and around the stadium during the 6,700 stair challenge known as Stadium Stomp! Stadium Stomp Marketing […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE SYDNEY FOOTBALL STADIUM DEMOLITION SPECTACULAR!

You have to feel for architect Philip Cox, as despite a temporary legal injunction, the wrecking ball hovers ominously over his Sydney Football Stadium – a mere 30 years since his innovative design was first realised. It’s almost akin to watching an innocent man on death row, waiting in vain until the final day of […]

Stadium may be headed for court

By Wendy Bacon  Waverley Council voted to take legal action to stop demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium unless the Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, informs it about what action he will take to address concerns about the validity of his project approval by 10am on Monday January 14. Council passed this motion on Monday […]

WestConnex delivers less park

OPINION BY WENDY BACON The NSW Gladys Berejiklian government announced last week that it plans to tear down Sydney Cricket Ground Allianz stadium and rebuild it to blend with Moore Park and connect to a massive intersection and widened roads, all the way from the massive WestConnex interchange at St Peters. With this announcement, the […]

Finding refuge in sporting glory

Aliir Aliir sits in the stands of the Sydney Cricket Ground, clad in the red and white of the Sydney Swans, and looks across to the posts where he dreams of scoring goals. "I’ve been still playing reserves, [as] I’m still developing, hopefully my opportunity comes," the 19-year-old Kenyan-born Sudanese refugee said. Aliir will be […]