General NQ Cowboys new Stadium

snake77

snake77

Most NZ stadiums historically have usually had minor upgrades if you Lancaster Park adding the Hadlee stand or the bigger stand, same with Eden Park before the world cup upgrades. A lot of other countries may have historically done the same but they probably had better stadiums to start with, then the stadium experience sports are looking to provide or fans are wanting increased. Now if you look at the NZ stadiums they don't match up.

The no strategy around it is a key point. It seems to be the NZ way to look after the now instead of build towards the future. Look at the harbor bridge with the clip on lanes.

We have had a lot of debate about where sport should be played in Auckland and a push for a down town stadium. The people responsible for stadiums in Auckland and the people pushing for the down town stadium need to monitor this project closely and make some trips over to North Queensland to talk with the people involved.
 
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Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

All this reminds me of how the Cowboys got their name. Apparently there are neither Cowboys nor a beef industry in Townsville, so how did they get that name?

When (the same time as the Auckland bid) the locals set up a campaign to get the Winfield Cup to Townsville they employed a former Kangaroo player Kerry Bousted as promotions manager for the bid. He later became CEO but resigned when they changed to Super League.

Apparently Bousted used to complain about the way things were done in Townsville. He used to say they were just a bunch of "Cowboys". The name stuck and was included in the public vote for the name.

A bunch of Cowboys they might be, but they have a bloody good stadium on the way.

How the Hell did we not get that monika???
 
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