Sorry what I actually meant to post was maybe you could take some time off your paid employment and do some mock ups of possible stadiums to open up the discussion.
Kingsland only has a handful of bars. I know I did the walk during the RWC. Waste of time that. Eden Park is a dinosaur. The All Blacks have two tests a year there at most. The Blues crowds aren't much better than the Warriors. The rail link is a small suburban rail stop."A stadium should be near bars etc like in Kingsland and Eden Park already has the trains directed to it, we have a hard enough time getting people in and out of a city on a week day".
Yes there are, but there are hardly any there anyway, it is a small suburban shopping centre that used to be a dry area, so no large hotels. The money was wasted on that stadium for the RWC because they didn't have the time to do a proper job in the city. It still doesn't change the fact that is was wasted, and should have no more wasted on it. It also doesn't change that finding a suitable site in the city is going to be a problem, all due to poor long term planning when Carlaw Park was available.After big events aren't there usually a few articles about all of the bars and restaurants in Kingsland being full. Sounds like they can't accommodate the number of people coming through. Not a problem in the city.
JD must have really worked hard on that because as you say it is not the Warriors problem anymore. My guess is that he must have provided some really good strategies to the council to get his way. He must have done that before as well so it could not have been easy.If Eden Park crumbles and North Harbour loses the council millions each year it's not the Warriors problem.
Who said that?Makes me laugh when people say that the CBD couldn't cope with having cars and public transport to get fans in for a game of footy at a new CBD based stadium.
I think the Eden Park Trust Board own the stadium in name only. They are in serious debt after the upgrade for the RWC. From the council concerns it must be them who are owed the money. The same would go for QBE.If Eden Park can't pay for its own upkeep why don't they just up their lease charges when it's due for renegotiation?
Same goes for North Harbour?