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Old 12-09-2010, 04:53 AM   #1
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360 stage not able to fit in Subiaco Oval, Perth

I have it from a reliable source, an event manager in Perth, that the U2360 stage is going to have to be significantly modified to be setup in Perth. Anyone heard anything about this??
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the only difficulty might be access to getting the equipment on field, but that may not be an issue. no height or space difficulties to speak of. subiaco will easily have the biggest pitch of all venues on this leg.
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The place was built in 1908 and doesn't hold that many concerts. Time to take out a concrete wall or get a big crane to lift all the CLAW bits over the stands. I think a crane was used to get gear into Fenway in Boston for the Stones or Police.

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The field itself is huge and will probably have close to 20,000 punters. Perhaps the biggest field of the entire tour(Nice France 2009 should be up there)
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the load in (and out) won't be fun, but that access tunnel in the southwest corner looks like it'll do the job.

i don't think you'll find a western australian who would complain about the stadium being torn down at all.
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But wouldn't it be cool if there's this whole other configuration that they built into it - the stage TRANSFORMS! - and just haven't had to use yet.

But yeah, an AFL pitch is an AFL pitch, and it's much bigger than a rugby or soccer pitch, and the Subiaco pitch is... massive. Perhaps they are aligning it differently, because of the sheer distance there between stage/stand?
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But wouldn't it be cool if there's this whole other configuration that they built into it - the stage TRANSFORMS! - and just haven't had to use yet.
maybe it's going to long jump into the stadium using the road from kalgoorlie as the runup?
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Looks to only be one entrance into the venue grounds for all the semitracks.
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oh, that entrance is twice as big as i thought.

that actually looks like a more comfortable configuration than brisbane and auckland.
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I highly doubt they would do ANYTHING to the claw, with so many shows still left on the tour.
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I highly doubt they would do ANYTHING to the claw, with so many shows still left on the tour.
I agree, though they dont' use all 3 claws until the US shows in 6 months.
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oh, that entrance is twice as big as i thought.

that actually looks like a more comfortable configuration than brisbane and auckland.
Auckland looks like it's open on one corner for direct access.
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Brisbane had 4 entrances. Can't tell if they are the same height/clearance.
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they played mt smart stadium in auckland.

the containers at mt smart were kept behind the west stand, which is diagonally opposite of the service entrance at mt smart.
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I have it from a reliable source, an event manager in Perth, that the U2360 stage is going to have to be significantly modified to be setup in Perth. Anyone heard anything about this??
This really doesn't make any sense. Fit wise there should be no problem, he's either talking about getting the structure in or orientation on the field.

The claw itself will not be modified.
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they played mt smart stadium in auckland.

the containers at mt smart were kept behind the west stand, which is diagonally opposite of the service entrance at mt smart.
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This has a really nice setup photo from the days before the show.

I think the issue with Perth is simply getting all the trucks into the stadium including CLAW legs and CLAW cranes. They had the same issue in Barcelona where a concrete wall had to be taken out.
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Wouldnt Jake Berry have been out to advance this stadium months before the actual show?
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