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Your views: on city stadiums and Kapunda Irish

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Today, readers comment on a mooted second stadium on Adelaide park lands, and remember a lost Irish settlement.

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Commenting on the story: Park lands authority flags “concerns” about city stadium impact

The last thing Adelaide needs is a second stadium complex.

We can’t successfully support Adelaide Oval, that’s why they are building a pub there, isn’t it? – Rick Drewer

Greater Adelaide does not need another city stadium.

Rather, we need to copy Brisbane with its unguided busway to the ‘Gabba, 42,000 capacity.

Located near the CBD, with no elaborate car parking installations. Lines of buses can quickly deliver and remove large numbers of patrons because the buses have exclusive use of their own road. No waiting at intersections for a green traffic light. 

The ‘Gabba busway joins onto the South Eastern busway, which goes under under the freeways and under the railway lines to one of two underground bus stations in the Brisbane CBD.   

Our O-Bahn guided busway has the disadvantage of requiring buses of a fixed width. Brisbane’s busways can take buses of any width.

Adelaide Oval with 50,000 seats is slightly larger than the ‘Gabba. One or more underground bus stations in Adelaide CBD and at Adelaide Oval with busways under the streets of the city of Adelaide and the inner suburbs would be used 7 days a week. – Neil Hamilton

Commenting on the story: Unearthing a traditional Irish village in a Kapunda field

I lived in Kapunda and I always enjoyed reading all about the local history.

In one of the small local booklets I read an article that made me laugh. It was about the Irish settlement out of town, and it said that the locals disliked the lrish and one day when the men where working at the mine the local police went to the settlement to move them on, but the funny bit was that the police were chased off and set on by the women and children, who defended themselves with sticks and frypans, how wonderful.

I could just see it in my mind, hope you enjoyed it too. – Margaret Eadon

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