The proposed WIN Stadium western stand development has been talked about on here before, i just wanted to illustrate my thoughts.
I think that it would be a real shame for the Hotel Stand to go ahead as is currently planned. For Rugby League and soccer, it would be a shame for the best seats in the house to be hotel rooms rather than a good sized stand.
I think the Hotel idea would be better suited at the back of the southern stand with the roof removed. With rooms looking into the ground and back ones facing south to the practice field (which would be moved roughly 10-20ms back). A replay screen could be incorporated into it. All rooms would have ocean views and more importantly, the Western side could have a major Grandstand.
The Northern Stand which could be continued right around the Western side of the ground
(Red markings give a rough idea of new stand, road could become one way with angle parking).
Ideally the hotel concept should have been used at the northern end so it could also be attached to the entertainment centre. The current northern stand would of been better on the western side. Anyway, just my thoughts. It'd be a real shame to see the Western side reduced to a concourse and hotel rooms.