I Hate You
- Jul 22, 2013
- AFL Club
Higher stands and/or roof over pretty much every stadium used for the big dance. Doesn’t impact the game as much.
We play cricket on the MCG in twighlight with a ball moving at 150kph. In fact we have always played cricket at the MCG in circumstances where not only half the ground, but half the pitch is on the sun/shade boundary. That seems to go alright too.
Even more. Cricket is a summer sport played in longer days. Sunset in Melbourne on GF day is 6:20PM. The sun moves at 15 degrees per hour, so at 5:20 the sun is 15 degrees above the horizon, which is well below the MCG stands. The whole ground is in shade.
People want a later start for their own reasons, that's fine. But the sun argument is factually incorrect and just plain silly. The truth is that the "traditional' start time is and always has been sun/shade affected. A twilight start would not be, because the whole ground is in shade.
Think of a better reason.