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  1. But does Brisbane need one? In 1992, they proposed to use the 1982 Commonwealth Games Pool for Aquatics at an 8,000 seater capacity when the diving pool is replaced with a temporary grandstand. Then they offered Fortitude Valley Pool for Waterpolo preliminaries. Diving would have been held at a new "aquatics" centre in the Boondal cluster.
  2. But Brisbane needs a much needed modern arena. Not a swimming pool with 15,000 seater spectator capacity.
  3. They're not obliged to host anything prior to the Olympics. It's events like World Championships that prove they can host. But warm up events like what London did in 2012 a year prior to the Olympics helps, even if it's not an official Championship.
  4. But the organisers are still proposing 2 other "arenas". Are they really necessary?
  5. Why don't they just propose the same site a QEII Stadium, but build a new stadium on this site? You place a new athletics track on an East-West axis, with the 50,000+ stands there. The new main grandstand will have a view of Brisbane's CBD. People would need to go there for Boxing at Nissan Arena anyways. If they could move people back and forth in 1982, without the need for heavy rail, they can do it again.
  6. It doesn't need to be a retractable roof (though it has been proven in various other stadiums in the past), it could be a temporary one. A legacy for Lang Park as it indeed could use a renovation come 2032.
  7. They held the 2000 Preliminaries there. Plus, Sydney used its Olympic Stadium while in its athletics configuration for Football finals. Brisbane could do the same. By all means build the new arena, but not necessarily for use for Swimming. It could host Volleyball. Coomera Indoor Sports Centre now gets Basketball Preliminaries, maybe shared with the proposed Sunshine Coast Convention Centre. Brisbane Indoor Sports Centre becomes redundant, with the proposed replacement for Chandler Arena still being offered for Gymnastics. By the looks of it, the bid is proposing 3 new arenas to
  8. There's other venues for that. You can have Rugby 7's at Robina Stadium in Gold Coast and Soccer could be held at the main stadium or Gabba. It's not needed, merely proposed. Being used as an indoor venue is so much more versatile.
  9. No chance of Lang Park having either a retractable roof or temporary one so it could be divided for use as 2 "indoor" arenas like the Georgia Dome was used in Atlanta 1996? Yes, Brisbane could use a new arena, but this might solve their Aquatics Centre (main pool) problem, as well as add another option for one of the indoor team sports (most likely the site of Basketball, as that's the most popular).
  10. Try eBay. But don't expect it to for the prices some Summer/Winter Olympic torches are going for.
  11. So Tokyo/Japan doesn't want 2022, because Beijing will be hosting the Winter Olympics and taking credit for you know what?
  12. Yes I've got an Atlanta 1996 set too. Most recently it was Vancouver 2010 (but not in the wooden presentation case). Incidentally, as part of the Agon buy, I got an Albertville 1992 set, but in French.
  13. Anyone got any new acquisitions? I've got this on the way from Agon Sportsworld.
  14. Remember that Eurovision stage design contest from ages ago? Well I made a proper one for a Lego Ideas competition. https://ideas.lego.com/challenges/8e778633-2524-42d0-b3f8-3b1921b2dbdc/application/97253478-2070-4851-b829-116d950b6765
  15. QSAC Is too old for such a thing. They proposed to expand it to 90,000 for the 1992 bid, but how that was ever going to achieved was questionable (though I'm sure the bid team would have made a scale model on how they were going to achieve this). I'd expect a new stadium, somewhere near public transport and easy accessibility. It can be downsized post Olympics if need be, provided that no one wants to become a tenant. That's the Achilles heel of the bid. The main stadium is going to take a huge chunk of the budget, even if you get privatize the construction of the Athletes' Village a
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