- Nov 8, 2000
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Back in 2011, when St Kilda were still a finals team, St Kilda is set to post a loss this season of between $1.5 million and $2m because of its unsatisfactory deal at Etihad and has requested that all home matches next season be played at the MCG.
The Melbourne based clubs have been shafted for decades during H&A, all because of sh*te stadium deals.
That needs to be fixed well before any movement with the GF...but you don't have WA or SA wowsers sooking about that as they have been benefiting from the H&A fixture for decades.
I can't read your article because it's behind a paywall, but I will point out that St Kilda's average home crowd went from 38k in 2010 to 23k in 2014.
15,000 people per game @ $30 each is a whopping $5 million per year. If they charged normal (i.e non Victorian) prices it's going to be $50 per person so that's over $8 million per season. You reckon the problem is the stadium deal? Bullshit. Low crowds at low prices. The economics of that will never work.
But in any case, i'm not interested in arguing about that, because i'm proposing to solve the problem. Let clubs negotiate their own deals. No more complaining about poor stadium deals, because whatever stadium deal you've got is what you agreed to. Like I asked a few posts ago, are you actually disagreeing with me here? It sounds like you're on my side.