SCG needs updating, says Cricket NSW chief
The SCG redevelopment push is supported by Tom Harley, CEO of Swans.
“We are very proud of the SCG and want it to be shown in the best possible light,” said Harley. “The obvious extension to that is that our fans have the best possible facilities.
“With facilities evolving across the country and the gabba being next when the Olympics are coming up, you don’t want the SCG to really just have nostalgia as a differentiator.”
During the Sydney Test last January, then-Venues NSW chairman Tony Shepherd and Cricket Australia chairman Lachlan Henderson both supported the redevelopment of SCG.
“The Churchill Brewongle and O’Reilly stands were built in the 1980s, a few years before the old Sydney Football Stadium that we have now replaced,” said Shepherd.
“The Members’ and Ladies’ Pavilions are the defining features of this site and require investment to preserve them for future generations.
“It’s a tall order, but if the success of the new alliance proves anything, it proves that investing in major public utilities is worth every penny.”
Germon claimed that investing in grassroots sport and investing in elite sport are not mutually exclusive as many young players are inspired by today’s stars.
At the other end of the scale, Cricket NSW plans to invest in over 170 local community cricket projects across the state over the next four years to double participation by children aged five to 12.
“This investment will help increase participation in cricket across NSW, resulting in significant health, well-being and social benefits for the community.”
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https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/bring-the-community-together-beyond-the-stadium-wars-20230405-p5cy7o.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_sport SCG needs updating, says Cricket NSW chief