- Sep 21, 2017
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
Here in lies the issue with membership numbers.
it is not clear what is counted and what is not.
We have 50k members but we get around 20k to a home game. So we have 30k members who either frequently don';t go or when tallying memberships we have some sort of special calculator that you plug 20k into and it spits out 50k.
you can say that Tassie members would be unlikely to attend Melbourne games but even then you are only looking at 6k, and if you bump the attendance figure up by that we're still missing half our memberships attending games.
this is a long way of saying, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if the parameters for counting a membership was:
- issued by the club
- grants access to a game
I'd guess a fair chunk of that 50k don't live within an hour or two of Docklands. If over 10% of our members are Tasmanian, I don't think it's crazy to suggest another 20% could be in regional Vic and probably another 10-20% interstate.