If this has been raised before, apologies. Fast forward 10 - 15 years (call it vision?) Brookvale Oval has been abandoned, sold off or redeveloped for housing. The Manly Sea Eagles and Warringah Rats share a purpose designed, 25,000 seater, undercover parking, modern, comfortable stadium on the site on Pittwater Road. Local soccer and perhaps the occasional Sydney FC game can be played as a promotion for that code. It might feature retractable seats at ground level so a running track for athletics can be held. Schools in the area can use it for all manner of sports. There's a trining arena too. Nearby are tennis courts, gymnasium, open parking, accommodation, beaches and all the ammenities needed for a modern sporting precinct on the Northern Beaches. It's in a transport corridor, not overly congested with built up housing so the neighbours are on-side and the community get a first class venue, accessible and comfortable. Both sides of government support it because it's a win/win. Local government love it becuase they are thinking of the future. Voters love it. The Sea Eagles remain a focus of the northern beaches. We get a ground we can be proud of and most importantly. more importanlty, the next generation grow up with modern facilities rather than our quaint ground that we love now, but is riddled with problems. Is there a down side?