P.S. The MCC don't own the MCG either they only entrusted to run it through the MCC .
Glad to see you finally admit to that one.
If you had a brain you would absorb what I have said. The WACA ownership structure is UNIQUE in Australian Sport.
They own (I have a different context of 999 year lease) the land , the venue and they run the venue. Adelaide Oval, MCC, SCG, GABBA are all facilities where the government owns the land.
It is also why the Gallop Government refused to contribute any money to the last WACA redevelopment. Compare that to State Governments in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
I have spoken to WARL officials who would have played NRL matches scheduled at MES at the WACA a few years back in a perfect world, because they believed they would get a bigger crowd. But didn't because they believe they would be disadvantaged at supporting a non government owned venue and would cause conflict with government officials. What other venue in the country has this relationship - None. Because the WACA is a unique sports management case Australia wide and is more like the English EPL structure of clubs owning their land and ground. Eg Leeds were able to sell parts of Elland Road to finance debt. Just as the WACA did in the 30s and 50s.
Subiaco Oval is owned by the Government through the WAFC and it is on Crown Land. WACA is exactly like the SANFL owning the land at Football Park. They won't move unless they get a better offer. The WAFC controlling them is not a better offer at all, especially with the way they have pissed off the Western Force. No sporting team in Perth wants a bar of the WAFC. The only difference between Football Park and the WACA is one is inner city, the other is a suburban ground that takes an hour to get to the city when crowds head northwards of 40,000. Thus the WACA have no intentions or need to ever leave, unless they get duly compensated...They don't ever want to move. Its the leading motto of all Presidents and CEO's. Maintain WACA as the home of WA Cricket. SACA's is - We must do all we can to attract major sporting events and we will do whatever we can to get them. Two different ideologies that dominate the culture of the different organisations. Which is why what can be achieved in Adelaide can not be in Perth. Not that Nines will absorb anything I say...
Eg if they decided to put a freeway through the middle of the WACA, it would be the same as providing compensation to houses being demolished for a major freeway in Auckland. If they did it at other cricket grounds in the country, they would recieve no compensation, other than maybe Adelaide City Council who own the Parklands and Adelaide Oval.
I hope Nines looks at the UNIQUE aspect of the WACA management scheme before he thinks anything like the Adelaide situation can happen in Perth. Its like comparing apples with banana's.
The WACA can get more money out of the non sporting sector. Eg Apartments/Office building where they collect lease money in return for the contruction of these facilities on WACA land as well as financing the redevelopment that will commence at the end of the next Ashes series in WA in 2011...