Giant leap: GWS fans clinch deal to buy stadium naming rights

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Try address the point please Terry. Sheesh.

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So... the Giants put in place sponsorship deals regarding the stadium naming right in the past (ie: Skoda Stadium and Spotless Stadium) that resulted in all events there being under that name, however according to you and a tweet that you’ve finally referenced, history will not repeat itself? This of course, despite the official Sydney Showgrounds website and Royal Agricultural Society of NSW referencing the stadium as GIANTS Stadium?


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Beaussie wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:00 pm Try address the point please Terry. Sheesh.

Again ](*,)
So... the Giants put in place sponsorship deals regarding the stadium naming right in the past (ie: Skoda Stadium and Spotless Stadium) that resulted in all events there being under that name, however according to you and a tweet that you’ve finally referenced, history will not repeat itself? This of course, despite the official Sydney Showgrounds website and Royal Agricultural Society of NSW referencing the stadium as GIANTS Stadium?
Pal, I know what these bodies said. I also know what Sydney Thunder said. So the answer is it looks like this 'deal' will not replicate past ones.

I suspect that is because it is a BS mickey mouse propaganda arrangement. No names given. No money amount given. No details given.

Apparently supporters and 'premium partners' are just giving money away for no material return. And just like hush money, MOU's with Police & drug testing we will never know the true answer............because it's all a secret!!!!!!!

Fair dinkum pal...... spend a little time outta the bubble.........they've got ya bad!!!!!!!!!!!


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Beaussie, you made a decent point there however, and it’s a fairly big however....Terrence has found some fairly compelling evidence against your claim.

To appear as though you possess a pair of nuts...to appear more than simply a toddler in tantrum, to appear as though you possess a pair of shorts that aren’t as tight as such

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To appear as tho you are not firmly cemented inside the bubble... beaussie...

You need to, you simply must .... respond to Terrence’s reference more maturely than just squawking like a distressed bilby and repeating your own initial reference.

Terrence has thrown a deft counterpunch here beaussie and you’re coming across quite dishevelled...you have to respond in kind without providing such a one dimensional attack.

Please, continue on...

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Your ill informed contribution similar to Terry is noted KE, however I prefer to stick to what we know as fact. That being, the official statements from the Sydney Showgrounds and Royal Agricultural Society of NSW who have both clearly indicated the stadium will be known as GIANTS Stadium going forward.

Choosing to disregard these statements of fact just goes to demonstrate yet again how RL supporters refuse to accept reality when the facts and reality relate to anything AFL. Me thinks it’s purely jealousy and ultimately frustration at how the AFL and it’s clubs continue to be so innovative and marketing leaders in Australia. But hey, that’s just my opinion.

Meanwhile back to that reality I was talking about.
Giants Stadium

Giants Stadium is the new name for the Sydney Showground Stadium (previously known as Spotless Stadium) - a venue located within the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct which is the home ground of the GWS Giants (AFL) and Sydney Thunder (BBL). It hosts a number of diverse events including concerts, music festivals and sports events.

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Its not all that cut and dried.

The RAS wants it to be year round and apparently negotiated the deal on that basis. Thunder dont believe theres enough money in the deal for them to promote a rival code.

So for once, in a way, you are all right.



Giants Stadium has been hit by a Thunderclap.
Cricket’s rivalry with the AFL is normally over drop-in wickets but now a turf war is erupting in Western Sydney over a drop-in name.

GWS’s landmark announcement last week that they’d secured the naming rights for the Sydney Showground Stadium has hit a roadblock, with co-tenants the Sydney Thunder giving every indication they’ll refuse to acknowledge the title Giants Stadium as their home ground during the Big Bash summer.

The Royal Agricultural Society, which runs the venue at Sydney Olympic Park, said the Thunder stand to make more money from the Giants deal than they did under former venue sponsors Spotless, and remain confident of ultimately convincing the BBL franchise to play out of an AFL-branded stadium.

But behind the scenes the Thunder are adamant that won’t be the case.

Cricket NSW, who lead the Thunder’s negotiations, feel blindsided by the Giants’ arrangement with the RAS and argue the current financial cut being offered to them is not enough for them to give a rival code a free kick.

The Giants are determined for their name to be up in lights for 365 days a year and believe the Thunder have an inflated view of what their cut in the deal should be given the BBL lasts two months.

Unless the Thunder backflip on their staunch position the ground will revert to its clean name of The Sydney Showground Stadium for the BBL. But the RAS believe cricket will see the sense in agreeing to a deal.

“I’m pretty sure that a deal will get done it’s really just a matter of working out what that is in terms of dollars,” said Darryl Jeffrey, chief operating officer at the RAS.

“… A few weeks ago the Giants came to me and said how would we feel if the Giants were to take the brand rather than selling it to a commercial entity. We discussed that internally and ultimately were pretty happy with it.

“The (Thunder) would be giving up revenue (by not accepting) because they can’t go and sell it to anyone else.

“It’s a tricky thing because Cricket Australia, who ultimately are a partner in that deal, whether they are happy for a Big Bash team to be playing out of a stadium called Giants Stadium … but in the end I think a deal will get done because if they want to give up a bunch of cash out of principle it would be a bit silly I would think.”

It’s understood RAS are very much pushing the merits of the Giants’ case and are desperate to avoid the hassle of changing their signage and inventory between winter and summer. One of the appeals of Giants Stadium was it wasn’t a sponsor who could potentially conflict with partners involved with the annual Easter Show.

GWS announced last Friday that Giants Stadium would be recognised “throughout the year”, and privately feel the Thunder did no heavy lifting to find a naming rights sponsor themselves in the first place, and are now the Giants have a deal, are squabbling over as little as $50-80,000.

The Thunder say they would only change their minds if the financial incentive was drastically increased – which they don’t feel it will be.

“Discussions with the venue operators are ongoing but for now the home of the Thunder Nation is being referred to as Sydney Showground Stadium,” said Cricket NSW chief executive Lee Germon.

RAS are adamant that all parties – the Giants, Thunder and themselves – stand to make significantly more money out of the Giants deal spearheaded by anonymous private backers, than they have or would have out of a corporate sponsor.


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Well, well, well...…….who woulda known. On the facts I was 100% correct. Sydney Thunder are disputing the naming rights. On my opinion that GWS tried to turn a shit sandwich into a Lobster Thermidor I suspect I will also be proved correct.

The last paragraph of the article above is instructive: GWS "privately feel the Thunder did no heavy lifting to find a naming rights sponsor themselves in the first place, and now the Giants have a deal, are squabbling over as little as $50-80,000."

It is clear GWS were looking for a sponsor but couldn't get one. They were cranky Thunder didn't assist more. At the last minute to save face they worked out this secret deal with secret benefactors. I suspect one of their 'premium patrons' is in fact an organisation known as the AFL lololololol.

Whatever way you cut it, AFL propaganda 101 was in play as usual. Turn a negative into a positive. Tell a big lie. Wrap it all up in secrecy. The bubble dwellers nod in unison whilst the intelligent folk roll their eyes and roar with laughter!!!!
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Yep they are the masters of it .
Propaganda that N. Korea could learn from


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Time will tell i guess...

but i am confused.. is that the offer for naming rights of stadium $50-80K ??

that is all??

surely Cricket Australia could find someone better and trump this


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No. the offer is apparently 2.4m according to Footy Classified the other night. Apparently much more than the previous deal.

The Giants issue isnt that the Thunder couldnt assist more, its that they did nothing at all and are complaining they arent getting enough money out of a deal that the RAS and Giants have agreed to.

If the RAS have done the deal though, Im not sure why the Thunder even have a say in the matter.
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ok i see...


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The_Wookie wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:40 am No. the offer is apparently 2.4m according to Footy Classified the other night. Apparently much more than the previous deal.

The Giants issue isnt that the Thunder couldnt assist more, its that they did nothing at all and are complaining they arent getting enough money out of a deal that the RAS and Giants have agreed to.

If the RAS have done the deal though, Im not sure why the Thunder even have a say in the matter.
Who is paying the 2.4m Wookie. Why is it a secret?


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Lol Terry
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AFLcrap1 wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:43 pm Lol Terry
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That would be hilarious if it is the AFL paying for the sponsorship...


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AFLcrap1 wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:43 pm Lol Terry
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That's what I'm thinking. The whole thing is just smoke and mirrors BS. I wouldn't be surprised if the AFL has paid the vast bulk of the money and Tony Shepherd and some other nufty have chipped in $500 each with the AFL saying they don't want it advertised lolololololol.

Sydney Thunder must know whats going on, lets hope they stick to their guns.


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The deal is done. They've no leg to stand on. imo
And the Thunder, by having a hissy fit have virtually guaranteed the Giants and their wealthy supporters will throw an extra wedge of $heet$ at the ground signage. It'd cost 'em 50-80k just to cover it all up.

You were on the money Beau! nice one.


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GWS board member Jimmy Bartel has slammed BBL franchise Sydney Thunder over a naming rights dispute for the ground shared by the two organisations.

GWS announced last week they’d reached a deal with the Royal Agricultural Society to have the Sydney Showground known as Giants Stadium, in a deal that’s being funded by anonymous private donors.

But Sydney Thunder, who use the ground in December and January for the BBL, have reportedly baulked at playing at a ground named after an AFL club.

News Limited reports Cricket NSW, on behalf of the Thunder, are reluctant to embrace the Giants Stadium name, and would only change their minds if more money was on the table.

Speaking on Macquarie Sports Radio, Bartel said the Thunder are being shortsighted.

“They’ve got their nose out of joint because they feel like they’re giving a free kick to AFL,” Bartel said.

“This is a little bit of grandstanding on their behalf.

“I get you’re sticking up for your sporting franchise, but the fact is they did none of the legwork in raising this money.

“The Giants have gone above and beyond and done this.

Bartel pointed out that the ground’s operators, the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) had agreed to the name being in place all year round.

"The Royal Agricultural Society have ticked this off so the Thunder can't go and get another sponsor for their two months of the year.

“At the Giants, we’d be more than happy if you don’t want to accept the big fat cheque that we’re writing out for you.

“You can hand it back it you like, I’m sure we can spend it elsewhere.

The Brownlow Medalist accused the Thunder of childish behaviour, arguing that they weren’t going to be receiving additional money elsewhere.

“You’re just throwing the toys out of the cot here. You’re only there for two months of the year, now if you want to call it something else then go ahead, but any of the stadium naming is still going to remain Giants Stadium.

“If they’re going to squabble over an extra $50-$80K, they’re just being greedy. The amount of money we’ve been able to get for them, for two months of the year, is more than they were getting from Spotless or from any other corporate of business partner.

“And here’s the problem for them, they can’t go and sell it off for two months of the year anyway, because we’ve already got the deal.”
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