There are 2 questions yet to be answered:
1. Are the SACA prepared to hand over control to SANFL for 6 months?
2. Will SACA members be allowed their privilge during the football season?
If the answer is "yes", then we have the same problems which led to SANFL building Fotball Park. And if SANFL & SACA members are catered for, that leaves just 10,000 seats for ordinary footy supporters!
Other issues yet to be addressed:
1. 50,000 is too small for future AFL needs.
2. Parking is hopeless.
3. If it is a venue for soccer WC they won't be able to use Westlakes for AFL according to the FIFA rules.
In answer to your questions:
1- The ground will be controlled by a trust, so no problems with handover of control every year.
2- Yet to be determined- most likely there will be different tiers of membership to include just cricket, or just football, just crows or port, or the full range
1- Agreed, think it needs to be closer to 60, hopefully this will occur as they design is finalised
2- Talk of a new underground park as part of the redevelopment, plus it would be expected that most will now use public transport as everything leads to the city. remember Skilled Stadium on GC has no parking whatsoever.
3- During WC the AFL will continue and it could be at West Lakes. FIFA rules dont apply to a domestic competition like AFL, only major events like internationals etc
Also gyfox, there has been no talk of retractable seating and I doubt there will be. Govt is seeking $100m of Federal funds to make sure stadium is FIFA compliant so perhaps there is a chance there? Either way this will
be the Adelaide Stadium put forward in the bid so someone needs to make it work somehow.....ill leave that to the experts!