Articles by Chris Egan

Perth Stadium expandable to 70k 14/02/17
The new Perth Stadium has been designed to allow easy modification of the venue to 70,000 seats. Full Story

NIB Stadium turf could be completed earlier 01/08/13
The turf reconstruction at NIB Stadium could be completed in a shorter timeframe than the government has scheduled and a more flexible 'handover' date should be adopted according to leading turf scientist Bernie Proctor. Full Story

Subiaco could host Glory 08/07/13
The home of football in Western Australia is on track to once again host Perth Glory due to the unavailability of NIB Stadium for the round one clash against Adelaide United. Full Story

Suncorp Stadium flood may need an 'open chequebook' 13/01/11
The devastating images of floodwaters at Suncorp Stadium may require an open chequebook according to Turf Research Scientist Bernie Proctor. Full Story

It's all about turf 27/10/10
In the international sporting world, turf is important. Very important. Venues around Australia are increasingly under the pump for delivering poor grass surfaces. Full Story

Rushton Park Redevelopment to start in Feb 2010 25/10/09
The long awaited for Rushton Park redevelopment will commence in 2010 with demolition tenders going out next week for the old stand. The 8 million dollar project will be the best in the WAFL. Full Story

Grandstand under threat at Eftel Oval 10/02/09
The grandstand is under threat at Eftel Oval (formerly Lathlain Park) with the Town of Victoria Park presenting its preferred option of demolition for a new facility at Eftel Oval. Full Story

WARL warn Perth: Jim Beam Cup support is crucial for NRL bid 02/04/08
Bill Nosworthy has a sound warning for the people of Perth, support the Reds in the Jim Beam Cup and the likelihood of NRL games increases, don't and the foundations of WA Rugby League are in jeopardy. Full Story

Members Equity a venue worth fighting for 17/03/08
Members Equity Stadium is a beacon of history in a diverse and buzzing part of the Western Australian capital, which continues to be subject to consideration of stadium development. Full Story

Allia and League seek to bring International action to Perth 03/11/07
Allia Venue Management and Rugby League WA are committed to bringing Rugby League to Members Equity Stadium, despite the failure of securing a Rugby World Cup game, losing out to Townsville. Full Story

Allia holding out hope for MES redevelopment 24/10/07
Allia Holding CEO Peter Bauchop has claimed the figures used to state that a 35,000 seat rectangular stadium is unviable from the major stadia taskforce, does not hold weight. Full Story

WA Baseball continues to be the flagship entity of Australian Baseball 04/09/07
WA Baseball did not want to confirm the new Australian Baseball League, but you can suggest that the new membership package on the way really confirms its intention for the future. Full Story

Australian Baseball League crucial for New South Wales Baseball 21/08/07
The CEO of NSW Baseball, Glen Willot, says it's crucial for the future of Baseball in his state that the new Australian Baseball League becomes a success. Full Story

Geelong or Melbourne for Baseball team 27/07/07
The two competing powerhouses of Victorian baseball have outlined their cases for the new ABL license, with the CEO of Victorian Baseball Stephen Nash explaining that they were awaiting final documentation before launching into analysing which city would hold the ABL license. Full Story

QRU expecting the ARC to revitalise Queensland Rugby 24/07/07
The Queensland Rugby Union are expecting the new Australian Rugby Championship to develop into a momentum swing that will bring fans back to the code. Full Story

08/06/07 - WA Rugby set for strong growth
30/03/07 - Athletics still hopeful of a venue for the southern corridor of Perth
23/02/07 - Which Stadium for Perth Glory?
22/02/07 - Swan Districts a club with a bright future
23/01/07 - Feasibility Studies investigate possible home of the V-League
22/01/07 - Perth Wildcats aim for 10,000 by 2012
03/01/07 - Two Athletics tracks in Western Australia, not nearly enough
05/12/06 - Sporting Codes unite for Members Equity to 35,000
05/12/06 - WARL still hopeful of an NRL match in Perth in 2007
01/12/06 - WA Hockey forging ahead, despite the challenges
23/10/06 - South Australian Baseball bids for new complex
23/10/06 - Nurrabandah Baseball Facility to be revamped
17/10/06 - Perth Heat going from strength to strength
10/10/06 - Rushton Park back to the drawing board
14/08/06 - WAFC prepared to discuss 'Super Stadium' management issue with Taskforce
28/06/06 - Shed safe from the bulldozers
26/06/06 - Members Equity Stadium will be redeveloped to 25,000
21/06/06 - Rising costs, could be the start of a new plan for Rushton Park
20/06/06 - State Government unlikely to increase funding for Rushton Park
19/04/06 - Rushton Park's start date delayed
12/02/06 - MES should not hold 25,000 - WARL
10/02/06 - WARL right on schedule for new NRL team
08/02/06 - Force not to blame for MES Delay - Baldwin
11/11/05 - The Changing Face of Sporting Venues through time
10/11/05 - Members Equity Stadium Funding Indefinite
05/10/05 - The ever-changing face of the WACA
22/09/05 - Western Force outline new plan for Members Equity Stadium
27/05/05 - Perth Stadiums gain small increase in funding
28/04/05 - Perth's Indoor Stadium could host major Cycling Events
12/04/05 - Stage 2 to begin at Members Equity Stadium in February 2006
03/02/05 - Members Equity Stadium to undertake redevelopment in October
25/11/04 - MCG to hold 100,000
23/11/04 - Bushrangers to stay a tenant at the MCG
11/11/04 - A Grand Plan for Subiaco
01/11/04 - The WACA maintains cricket, but lose Rugby
25/10/04 - Cockburn to unleash all its powers to gain 70,000 seat stadium
22/10/04 - Perry Lakes to be demolished in 2006
18/10/04 - Tigers feel at home at State Hockey and Netball Centre
08/10/04 - Members Equity Stadium to be upgraded for proposed Super 14 team
11/07/04 - Rushton Park - A new future beckons
24/12/03 - Members Equity Stadium set for Glory