the crow wrote:
it would be no worse than MCG / Etihad / Cararra / ANZ / WAAAAhhhhh
It certainly would not be worse than the MCG as it is now.
As for the others the design that has been made public is wider than Carrara in athletics track/football configuration. Unless it has retractable seating, which is not mentioned anywhere in the press release, it will have a significantly wider infield than Etihad, ANZ and WAAAAhhhh. EDIT: Unless WAAAhhh is Subiaco souped up.
Of course it would be better than all of them if they went to a rectangular venue.
I know Lowy said at that business lunch in Melbourne a few months ago that multipurpose venues is the way to go but I cannot believe that the FFA would adopt a 6 ovals, 6 rectangular venue strategy. Can't imagine that it would get past the first vote. In fact I think it is an insult to the world football community. Football fans world wide expect the World Cup to be played on quality football stadiums not large cow paddocks. There is still great mirth in football circles in South Africa and England about using cricket grounds. I can't imagine how they will react if we put 6 of them forward.