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An argument for suburban grounds

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    The tools claiming fans want to watch matches at large, comfortable stadia need only look at the crowd numbers this round:
    Brookie: 13,432 and Remondis 17,242
    Yet the state-of-the-art stadia = Cbus Super Stadium 10,574 and AAMI Park 13,149

    The Melbourne and Gold Coast stadia are great, yet they don't draw crowds. For fans it's not about comfort - we used to get 27,000 at Brookie when people stood. It's about atmosphere, tribalism and location.
    If the NRL takes Manly or Cronulla from their homeland it will be the death knell of both clubs.
     
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    • BOZO

      BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Cronulla may die but nothing can kill us feathered friend !!!
       
    • ManlyArmy

      ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Too many teams will be playing out of stadiums. There will be:
      Bulldogs
      Souths
      Roosters
      Manly
      Dragons
      Sharks
      Eels
      Tigers
      Panthers

      Then we've got;
      Swans
      Waratahs
      Sydney FC
       
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member

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      I seriously doubt that the NSW Government is dumb enough to try to centralise rugby league in Sydney, especially when the two most powerful politicians, Mike Baird and Brad Hazzard are from the Manly Warringah area, supported of course by their Federal colleagues, Tony and Bronnie.
      Let's put it down to newspaper kite-flying.
       
    • Jethro

      Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Maybe that is what they are trying to achieve. :dodgy:
       
    • Shoe1

      Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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      Maybe there should be 8 generic teams playing in red, and 8 generic teams playing in blue, all playing at a stadium Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. That would make the nrl happy surely.
       
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      • globaleagle

        globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        It's just annoying that these politicians keep using 'crowd numbers' and 'patron comfort' and their reasoning, when it is anything but.

        Money.

        Both making it, and minimising costs are the only true reasons for their misguided strategy.

        Though it'd be too much to ask any pollie to stop lying and tell us the real reasons publicly.
         
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