By James Phelps
10 July 2020 - The Daily Telegraph
IT'S the block of land that is the Bulldogs' back-up plan should their bid to build a Bankwest at Belmore fail.
The Daily Telegraph can reveal the Bulldogs have commissioned the architectural firm behind Wembley Stadium to design a Bankwest-style stadium for both Belmore and also another for a club-owned site at Liverpool.
With confirmation coming on Thursday that Belmore is big enough to fit a new 25,000-seat stadium, the Bulldogs have also asked world-renowned architects Populous to draw up plans for a larger 35,000-seat stadium in Liverpool.
Determined to be part of the NSW government's suburban stadium plan should the NRL win $800 million in state funding, the Bulldogs are hopeful of providing two viable stadium options.
The 35,000sq/m block is just 16km from both Campbelltown and Parramatta in what would be an ideal location for a second Western Sydney stadium.
Canterbury CEO Andrew Hill was reluctant to divulge details of the plan but confirmed the club was exploring multiple stadium options. Hill made it clear the Bulldogs' preference was to make a full-time return to Belmore.