WELCOME to The Cattery's 'Good News' desk. This focuses on everything going well for the team, in particularly the largely good work being done off the field down at Skilled Stadium. We hope to bring you more good news as the year continues.
At times we only focus on the negatives and forget that there's a hell of a lot of good coming out of the club.
STADIUM CONSTRUCTION ON TIME
Northern Stand Elevation, as seen from the Brownlow Stand (Architect's impression)
The redevelopment of Skilled Stadium is on track, and in fact ahead of budget. As a result, an additional million odd dollars are being spent on renovations to other parts of the ground (Ross Drew 'Stand') and (finally) building a room for the membership team and a merchandise shop. Capacity this year has been less than 22,000, and it's been packed nearly every game, with fans being turned away. In years to come we should see crowds approaching 27,000 pumping dollars into the club and community's coffers, and doing so in comfort. The Geelong Football Club has confirmed to The Cattery that there will be about 2,000 seats available 'free' to general admission ticket holders at every match, as well as a further 6,000 patrons in a standing area. Unfortunately there won't be a 'big screen', only an electronic scoreboard.
Northern Stand Elevation, as seen from Moorabool Street (Architect's impression)
Timelapse of construction
JETSTAR, flying out of Geelong's own Avalon Airport are the latest corporation to sign up with the Cats. Jetstar will be the ball sponsor for all Geelong home games, starting with this Saturday night's clash with Richmond at Telstra Dome.
Importantly, the deal means there will be more football clinics aimed at junior players and clubs within the greater Geelong region.
March 6 2004 GEELONG THROUGH TO WIZARD CUP FINAL
February 29 2004 CATS DEFEAT BLUES; INTO SEMI FINAL
February 22 2004 GEELONG KNOCK OFF PORT AGAIN
January 29 2004 TOM HARLEY RE-SIGNS WITH THE CATS
January 16 2004 CONTRACTOR APPOINTED FOR SKILLED RECONSTRUCTION
January 4 2004 SKILLED TAKES SHAPE - THE CATTERY HERE FOR ANOTHER SEASON
December 17 2003 SCARLETT RE-SIGNS
November 1 2003 MORE CATS COME HOME
October 24 2003 RICCARDI RE-SIGNS, BUT CATS MAKE CUTS TO LIST
October 10 2003 JAMES BARTEL SIGNS
October 5 2003 MATTHEW SCARLETT TAKES HOME HIS FIRST CARJI GREEVES MEDAL
September 11 2003 MATTHEW SCARLETT ALL AUSTRALIAN
September 4 2003 SKILLED SPONSORSHIP EXTENDED UNTIL 2008
August 31 2003 GEELONG FINISHES 2003 IN STYLE
July 11 2003 GRAHAM LONG BOMB SAVES DAY
December 27 GFC Memberships
October 21 Buddha gets a job at last!
September 22 Geelong win VFL Premiership!
July 28 Kardinia Park 2005?