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Fremantle Oval Redevelopment & Renewal 5 months 1 week ago #203334

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Also capacity of 16K - why not make it a perfect 20K.

I presume the Victoria Pavilion is heritage listed so it can't be demolished.


 

Of course it is heritage listed its an iconic 1899 structure , it wont be going anywhere and will be a major feature of the ground, fully renovated and with the oval much closer will be great.

To get the capacity from 16k to 20 you certainly would not have to demolish the Vic Pav.

Once that montrosity dockers thing is gone and the hospital end totally cleared and with talk of the wall on the prison side being removed there is ample room. Obviously the current SFFC members will go and I would say the old press box as well.
 A modern stand and facility could easily stretch from the Vic Pav all the way around behind the goals at the hospital end.




 

Bazza I did not suggest that it should or would be demolished particularly given Basso has the Bill Walker and Macca stands.  I simply pointed out in response to your query about the ground's capacity that it might have an impact on the capacity of the ground.  

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Yep - it may well be that the only things to remain are the grand old girl and the Gerovich gates
Don't rule out some form of upper scale housing to an extent depending on FCC approvals even office quarters mate
Do have fears we could lose our old manual scoreboard in the scheme of things 

Very much tongue in cheek Southerner (as I like our manual scoreboards) Perth may have a second hand electronic scoreboard going cheap for sale.

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Fremantle Oval Redevelopment & Renewal 5 months 1 week ago #203350

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The jailhouse side of Fremantle Oval and the stretch to the giant Moretons is the unknown quantity - it has the potential to be anything from housing to office complexes even Medical Facilities
If that was to be undertaken the scoreboard would be under threat - it is one of , if not the , best "see-able"  ones in the league
The Moretons are another almost untouchable come to think of it - I believe they are protected in some kind too

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The Reilly complex has long been earmarked for redevelopment and it will occur for certain - the frontage to the terrace is a sought after commodity
Chance of some underground parking in all of this too

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Fremantle Oval Redevelopment & Renewal 5 months 1 week ago #203434

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Yep the Morton Bay Figs are heritage listed.

Was just thinking other day how many trees Claremont lost in the change, a lot of green townscape cover gone.

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Oh great....another facility like Lathlain and Claremont. No outer bank.....no atmosphere....capacity down to less than 10 thousand. Yuck! Fremantle is great.....only needs a few deft touches...not a reduction...the 2020 grand final proved that

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I think you'll still have the outer scoreboard side in all reality mate - it's the Port side of the ground and Hospital end that is in the barrel and sought after
Hoping there is some works to spruce up the Scoreboard flank there's good opportunity to get some public amenities fitted - it has great potential for even better viewing perches
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I think you'll still have the outer scoreboard side in all reality mate - it's the Port side of the ground and Hospital end that is in the barrel and sought after
Hoping there is some works to spruce up the Scoreboard flank there's good opportunity to get some public amenities fitted - it has great potential for even better viewing perches

I hope so mate. Sometimes when I hear redevelopment - since Lathlain - I worry. For me, that "redevelopment" has been an eyesore and a disaster. They didn't need to do it that way.

That scoreboard and outer bank was an iconic part of WA football.

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In fact, if i was in charge and a millionaire....all i would do would be to bring the classic old stand right to the boundary....get rid of the parking spaces....bring the george grijlusich box forward as well. Apart from that Fremantle is perfect

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Some proper seating on the outer would be fantastic and keeping the scoreboard - also like to see some work done to the Town Hall end stand behind the goals to bring it up to a gold standard facility
The clubrooms are going and the rest is up for redeveloping - possibly we'll see a brand new Media room as part of the new buildings and ones for the coaches
Won't be a Claremont or Perth setup from info - it's an amphitheatre for footy with opportunities for multi-use
Getting rid of the council carpark is a must do - it's just an eyesore & we don't need at the footy with kids around mate
 
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