The atmosphere that grounds like Brookvale & Leichhardt Oval produce are unique. I was at Parra Stadium last Saturday night with approx 18000 people & the only time the Parra fans could muster up a Parra chant was when the ground announcer would play a tape over the P.A system. More like a pantomine than a chant. Other clubs have experimented with loud mouth Americans like Rodney O , who is much better placed in a basketball stadium than a league ground.
I used to regularly attend Spirit games at NSO & the atmosphere was great , even with 8000 people. We used to stand over near the McCartney Terrace with all the Poms , who would sing non stop throughout the match & they would sing regular songs & engage in some friendly banter with other team supporters. Things were always a little tense , when Sydney Utd would come to visit . The flares & fists would be flying. Soccer crowd violence is a huge turn off for genuine fans & families . I'm sure there'll be more crowd troubles on Saturday at Parra Stadium when Sydney Utd & Bonnyrigg meet again after their recent fueds.
Very rarely is there any crowd problems at Brooky Oval . Sunday afternoons couldn't be spent in any better way. Hoping for 20,000 crowd on Mothers Day when the Eagles give the Tigers a touch up.