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https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/a-...leaving-the-wests-tigers-20220329-p5a906.html

Sharks Stadium in line for windfall​

The NSW State Government is close to finalising its strategy regarding the NRL’s suburban grounds investment.

While Penrith has been confirmed and Manly tipped to get another cash injection for Brookvale Oval, momentum is gathering for Cronulla’s privately-owned stadium to get a significant makeover.
Funds were originally put aside for a major renovation at Jubilee Oval. The Sharks can thank the Dragons, who showed little interest in playing more than half of their games at Kogarah each year given their ties to the South Coast.
 
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How was the tucka and beer lines/times the last game ?
Cans ?
 
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How was the tucka and beer lines/times the last game ?
Cans ?

Yeah wasn't bad but I didn't make the Eels game. Crowd figures suggest it was about 4 or 5k less so that would have made a difference.

And yeah they were doing cans, atleast for all the pre mixes. Need to do it for all beers and move away from the Kegs. Would drastically speed up things.

Food trucks seemed mostly on the Peter Burns side, probably should put a few on the ET side if possible.
 

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Thanks for that Tiger
Yeah , beers in cans a No Brainer , especially whilst re-developing
 

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Southern comfort, Northern (mid and full), Blonde (maybe only members bar?) all available as cracked cans, though it depended on the bar you went to as to what was available. Prices do seem to vary around the ground. Northern also available on tap. Crowd was 2K less but I didn't have to line up for more than 3 people all night, not an issue at all! Bars had 3 x the staff than the Eels game.
 
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Just saw this from a couple of weeks ago:


We often debate the need for suburban grounds in the NRL and if the politicians weighing up whether to upgrade and invest in these venues needed proof of their importance, look no further than PointsBet Stadium on Saturday and McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday.

I was at Shark Park with 2GB's Continuous Call Team as Cronulla returned home for the first time in 930 days and wow, didn't they put on an incredible show.

In my 15 years covering rugby league, it's one of the best days I've had at the footy.

Sitting in the broadcast box and watching the sea of light-blue Sharks jerseys make their way down from Woolooware Train Station and across Captain Cook Drive, reminded me of my childhood walking to the footy with my late dad.

On the way to the ground, you'd be debating whether your team would come away with the two competition points and on the way home, you'd either be celebrating or commiserating with your fellow supporters.

Throw in the sledging, light-hearted banter with the opposing fans and that's where the tribalism is built in our game.

Thankfully we've got an ARLC chairman who's determined to protect and grow that tribalism because Peter V'landys understands what the game has thrived on since 1908.

V'landys declared last year, "the fans want to be able to walk to their facility, they want to be tribal and we're not going to give up until we've got all teams playing out of suburban grounds in Sydney."

"You need to do it for Manly, you need to do it for the Tigers and the Bulldogs, you need to do it for the Panthers and that's going to be one of the main objectives of the commission, to get these suburban grounds (updated) and go back to the good old days of tribalism."

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That is music to the ears of just about everyone in rugby league. Thank you Peter.

If you were at Shark Park or watching it on television, when Nicho Hynes slotted the match winning conversion attempt, you would have thought the Sharks had won another premiership.

2016 winning captain Paul Gallen was jumping up and down on the touchline, Toby Rudolph jumped the fence and celebrated with the fans at the southern end of the ground and 'Up Up Cronulla' was played on repeat as the Sharks celebrated their return home.

It was the hottest ticket in town and the crowd of 11,400 walked away buzzing.

In fact, veteran commentator David Morrow became quite emotional when declaring it "one of the most fabulous club games of footy I've ever called" and that's coming from a man who's been broadcasting rugby league for 50 years.
 
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Great article but I'll be having a word with Levy on getting Toby's name spelled correctly. :p
 
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Southern comfort, Northern (mid and full), Blonde (maybe only members bar?) all available as cracked cans, though it depended on the bar you went to as to what was available. Prices do seem to vary around the ground. Northern also available on tap. Crowd was 2K less but I didn't have to line up for more than 3 people all night, not an issue at all! Bars had 3 x the staff than the Eels game.
They need to do cans at the small pop up bar in the ET Stand on the mezzanine. Just cans everywhere.

One thing I did like about Kogarah was the beer selection.

One thing I noticed, from where I sit in the ET Lower the sound from the crowds seems to be better with the development boxing in the sound a bit. Once it's all done should create an even better atmosphere.
 

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They need to do cans at the small pop up bar in the ET Stand on the mezzanine. Just cans everywhere.

One thing I did like about Kogarah was the beer selection.

One thing I noticed, from where I sit in the ET Lower the sound from the crowds seems to be better with the development boxing in the sound a bit. Once it's all done should create an even better atmosphere.
What's the beer selection like now?
 

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They need to do cans at the small pop up bar in the ET Stand on the mezzanine. Just cans everywhere.

One thing I did like about Kogarah was the beer selection.

One thing I noticed, from where I sit in the ET Lower the sound from the crowds seems to be better with the development boxing in the sound a bit. Once it's all done should create an even better atmosphere.
Certainly haven't found any positive impact on the atmosphere from the development in the upper ET . The sound system continues to be terrible & it gets even worst when two people are interacting on separate mics such as the two announcers pre game ( seems to be two different time delays coming through ) .
 

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Going to be there for the Rabbits game at the end of July. Taking the young fella as well for his first game at Shark Park.
Thanks to Covid, haven't been home in four bloody years and absolutely cannot wait.
 
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Certainly haven't found any positive impact on the atmosphere from the development in the upper ET . The sound system continues to be terrible & it gets even worst when two people are interacting on separate mics such as the two announcers pre game ( seems to be two different time delays coming through ) .
I’m not taking about the sound system. That’s still terrible
 
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Yeah has always been shithouse, going back to the early 80s.
It was better when we had the ground announcer who would just simply announce who scored each try, kicked each goal and gave the half time score. He'd also tell you who was in and who was out right before the players ran out. And then he'd announce the runners in the Click 2000. Ah, those were the days!
 

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I really liked the whole 'Shark Alarm' thing they did against Eels as we we're running out - much like the Raiders 'Viking clap'.
But we didnt do it on Friday against Newcastle.
Think things like that plus the Jaws theme can really add to gameday atmosphere
 
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I really liked the whole 'Shark Alarm' thing they did against Eels as we we're running out - much like the Raiders 'Viking clap'.
But we didnt do it on Friday against Newcastle.
Think things like that plus the Jaws theme can really add to gameday atmosphere
Not the Jaws theme please mate. It's cringeworthy. And we always seem to **** up whenever it's played.
 

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Not the Jaws theme please mate. It's cringeworthy. And we always seem to **** up whenever it's played.
Dont get me wrong i dont want it playing during the game, as i agree its cringeworthy and tskes something out if atmosphere when we're on the attack, but maybe once a tey has been confirmed and were getting ready to re-start the game
 
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