Last year, every Swans game I watched or went to was plagued with the sight of a half-finished grand stand in the background. But I said nothing and just waited for the day where it was finished and I could sit in the shiny, new stands (and, okay, drink at the shiny, new bar and eat at the shiny, new food stands).
I have been to two Swans games this year and sat in the stands both times. And you know what? There are no cup holders.
I was really excited the other day when I read a headline for ‘The World’s Most Functional Stadium.’ I thought: great. Very cool. Stadiums in Australia could use a facelift (or two). See, there’s this project (the NSW Stadia Strategy) that is meant to fund stadium building and improvements in NSW in order to improve patron experience. They’re also a bit jealous of Victoria and want to be the new home of international sporting events.
So when I read the details about it I had to ask… who thought this was a good idea?