Allianz blows budget
WE’RE hearing the cost of knocking down and rebuilding the death trap Allianz Stadium at Moore Park will be a whopping $900 million, $200 million more than Sports Minister Stuart Ayres originally told us. Thank goodness he’s not managing salary caps.
That’s $900 million for a venue that hosts only 10 NRL games a year for the Sydney Roosters and their paltry average crowd of 13,500. No other NRL club will play there. The obvious solution for Premier Gladys Berejiklian is to build a 30,000-seater, which would still be only half full for most games but would at least save hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.
It would also leave enough money to properly rebuild ANZ Stadium as our majorevent venue.