Peter FitzSimons Starts Petition To Stop Sydney Stadium Upgrades

Grassroots over Sports Big Business

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Controversial journalist Peter FitzSimons has started a petition to stop the NSW Government from "wasting" $2 Billion rebuilding both ANZ and Allianz Stadiums. 

Instead, FitzSimons has asked NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to reconsider the spending and potentially use the mass amount of money on grassroots sports. 

"We are tired of taxpayer dollars being lavished on building facilities for Sports Big Business, while community sport withers on the vine for lack of facilities and resources," the petition says. 

"We believe some of the money could be used to lower registration fees for kids playing a variety of sports, to remove the obstacles that prevent so many from participating.

"This would still allow nearly a billion dollars left over to refurbish the current stadiums, and put much-needed money into other community resources, like schools, hospitals, theatres, galleries, homeless shelters and the like."

You can see the full petition here

 

 

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