Docklands Stadium (Marvel Stadium) - Discussion

(Log in to remove this ad.)

hitthepost

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 26, 2010
6,926
4,981
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Actually pretty neutral
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?!
 

Ian Dunross

Premiership Player
Mar 18, 2013
4,638
6,800
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Glenelg Tigers
Injecting some soul into the interior and surrounds would improve the place no end. Hopefully that's on the cards.
 

Kwality

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
17,282
5,612
Tootgarook
AFL Club
West Coast
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?!
Excess supply in Melbourne, too many games in that fair city.
 

Ian Dunross

Premiership Player
Mar 18, 2013
4,638
6,800
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
Glenelg Tigers
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.
 

RobRocket

Debutant
Apr 6, 2014
97
70
AFL Club
St Kilda
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 !


On iPhone using BigFooty.com mobile app
 

rfctiger74

Premium Platinum
Aug 22, 2009
45,771
84,857
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
76'ers
What exactly are you looking for?
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
 

Strebi3

Debutant
Jan 9, 2019
135
182
AFL Club
Hawthorn
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
 

its been done

Team Captain
Oct 5, 2017
359
259
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Port Melbourne, Norwood, St George
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)
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Blackhawk42

Club Legend
Feb 5, 2018
2,794
4,452
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Chicago Blackhawks Melb Renegades
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.
 

Rob

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 8, 2000
27,465
13,061
South of the river
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Peel Thunder
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?
 

Kwality

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
17,282
5,612
Tootgarook
AFL Club
West Coast
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.
 
Top Bottom