The Adelaide Bite were formed as a part of the relaunched Australian Baseball League in 2010. Like the other founding clubs (Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney), the Bite were centrally owned until the 2018/19 season when a private ownership model was adopted across the league. In somewhat of a coup for baseball in South Australia, the Bite were bought by the Adelaide Crows AFL club.
The NSW State Government has released the first images of the new Sydney Football Stadium to replace Allianz Stadium at Moore Park. Currently home to the Sydney Roosters (NRL), NSW Waratahs (Super Rugby), and Sydney FC (A-League), the thirty-year old stadium is set to be torn down early next year. The new stadium will be designed by renowned Australian architectural firm Cox Richardson, who in a serendipitous quirk of fate also designed Allianz Stadium. More recently Cox Richardson designed the hugely popular new Perth stadium, Optus Stadium.
A NSW Upper House committee into Sydney has recommended the proposal to demolish and rebuild Allianz Stadium at Moore Park should proceed as planned. The parliamentary inquiry, established in April of this year, has also called for ANZ Stadium to remain operational until the re-build of Allianz is complete.
In the seemingly never-ending Sydney stadium saga, architectural firm Bates Smart has submitted an unsolicited plan to build a new football stadium on top of Sydney’s Central Station. While it may sound far-fetched, it is perhaps just the solution the people of NSW have been looking for.
Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane is arguably one of the best football-only stadiums worldwide. Better known as Lang Park, the venue opened in 1914 on the site of a former cemetery, but didn’t become the home of rugby league in Queensland until the 1950s. The stadium gained traction in Australian sporting folklore with the rise of the State of Origin concept which began in 1980, a three-game series between NSW and QLD that has evolved into the premiere event on the annual rugby league calendar. Lang Park was nicknamed “The Cauldron,” and was renowned for local fans euphemistically described as boisterous and parochial.