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Cricket Tas push for Bellerive upgrade | Austadiums
CT chairman Tony Harrison said that with major redevelopment plans in Perth, Melbourne and Canberra, and upgrades in progress or just completed in Adelaide and Sydney, the cricket market had never been more competitive.
"I think we would have a good chance of getting an Ashes Test," Harrison
Harrison said getting North Melbourne to Hobart for regular AFL premiership games would help the cause, and CT would continue discussions with the Kangaroos president James Brayshaw.
"I want to bid for an Ashes Test match but when I do that, Cricket Australia look at me and say, 'what's the return you are going to give us from your venue?"' Harrison
Blundstone upgrade unveiled | Austadiums
CT chairman Tony Harrison said he was confident of securing the rest of the funding but would not elaborate on possible sources.
Blundstone Arena Redevelopment underway | Austadiums
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Anthony Albanese, Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings and Member for Franklin Julie Collins along with Cricket Tasmania Chairman Tony Harrison announced the redevelopment of the ground, marking the occasion by turning the first sod.
Cricket Tasmanian Chairman Tony Harrison said today's announcement is a huge step forward for sport in Tasmania.
"The success of the KFC T20 Big Bash League
and the strong support of the North Melbourne AFL matches at Blundstone Arena suggests that the extra capacity is required to meet public demand."
"Increasingly sports fans now demand comfortable seating and protection from the elements.
If we are to cater to the demand and expand the product on the ground we must provide these facilities to enable people to enjoy cricket, football and other events in comfort," Mr Harrison