Docklands Stadium (Marvel Stadium) - Discussion

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Yes,it will be interesting to see what happens once the AFL take ownership.It has good viewing but it has no character and has too much advertising all over the joint.I only go there for important games.
That'd be every game worth 4 points, yes? :p
Melb teams get extra games their supporters can access in some form or another compared to interstate teams but they say no thanks coz there's too much advertising?!
 

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What exactly are you looking for?
Even Saints fans went whren Ross was steering the ship.
You're a passive aggressive sad man.

Your argument is that the stadium is fine because Saints fans turned up when their team was 19 and zip and Riewoldt and co were running riot. Compelling argument.

Anything that provides character and that isn't inserted for commercial reasons would be a dramatic improvement.
 
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You're a passive aggressive sad man.

Your argument is that the stadium is fine because Saints fans turned up when their team was 19 and zip and Riewoldt and co were running riot. Compelling argument.

Anything that provides character and that isn't inserted for commercial reasons would be a dramatic improvement.
Great memories those indeed. I remember the round 14 Geelong clash, and the atmosphere there was electric . Had you played it at the MCG, it would of been dull and not reached the same atmosphere.

On a side note, I think the roof policy needs to change. Unless it’s raining the roof should be open. It’s the closed roof that really makes games feel depressing and boring. That being said outside of cricket and concerts on warm days, I think for AFL it’s one of the most comfortable stadiums.

There having basketball there this year, and I think the atmosphere for that will be insane !


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Even Saints fans went whren Ross was steering the ship.
A big issue for me is all the GA and reg peeps being stuck on LVL 3. Even at quiet games at the g, the bottom deck is usually full which gives the game some atmosphere and emotion.

If the corps and premiums don't show (as often happens for low interest games), you have this massive gap between the crowd and the action. It just makes you feel more disconnected from the game tbh
 
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A big issue for me is all the GA and reg peeps being stuck on LVL 3. Even at quiet games at the g, the bottom deck is usually full which gives the game some atmosphere and emotion.

If the corps and premiums don't show (as often happens for low interest games), you have this massive gap between the crowd and the action. It just makes you feel more disconnected from the game tbh
Couldn't agree more, they need to free up some of level 2
 
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The AFL really need to make a deal with the MCC giving their members reciprocal access to the Medallion Club year round to fill that area up more often (they already can access the Centre Wing club but only during the AFL h&a season). It would be a good way to get more patronage into the Medallion Club to cricket games and Dees games especially if the AFL want to get limited overs international cricket back at Docklands again (against low drawing sides like the West Indies and Pakistan for example)
 

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Sunday at the BBL grand final was the best atmosphere I have ever experienced by far at a sporting event at Docklands. My wife even mentioned it as Harris and Finch came out to bat with the fireworks and red flashing everywhere. While that may just seem like the quirk of Big Bash, having the roof open on a day where it wasn't super sunny during the afternoon in summer just flat out worked. The sea of red and green looked amazing and the noise as 7/19 started to eventuate created a super special day for me.
I've previously never cared for the stadium all that much but Sunday changed all that.
 

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The AFL really need to make a deal with the MCC giving their members reciprocal access to the Medallion Club year round to fill that area up more often (they already can access the Centre Wing club but only during the AFL h&a season). It would be a good way to get more patronage into the Medallion Club to cricket games and Dees games especially if the AFL want to get limited overs international cricket back at Docklands again (against low drawing sides like the West Indies and Pakistan for example)
Medallion club is entirely reserved isn't it? So how do you give anyone else access to those seats unless you know whether any given seatholder is going to show up?
 

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A big issue for me is all the GA and reg peeps being stuck on LVL 3. Even at quiet games at the g, the bottom deck is usually full which gives the game some atmosphere and emotion.

If the corps and premiums don't show (as often happens for low interest games), you have this massive gap between the crowd and the action. It just makes you feel more disconnected from the game tbh
Spot on.
 
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