News Giants want to play in LA

FootyJunkie

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Why LA though? Why not in New York or even in one of the southern states like Texas? LA is not a bad option if we were to do this, but apart from its potential social media pulling power, I don’t think it is the best option. Happy for my mind to be changed on this though.
I always figured LA has the most expat Aussies as it's usually the first port of entry from Oz... Aussie celebs in Hollywood can help promote it too
 

FootyJunkie

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The sport isn't even recognised. Most think it's rugby when they see it. No one gives a shit.

Avoid the suburban stuff and go with relatable names I reckon. The Magpies vs The Cats is just terrible.

GWSydney and West Coast sounds good to me. Giants vs Eagles. East vs West. Very relatable to the US market.

I would love to see this happen.
Maybe better to have it in NY or Philly, corresponding NFL fans can easily hang their hat on a side
 

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I always figured LA has the most expat Aussies as it's usually the first port of entry from Oz... Aussie celebs in Hollywood can help promote it too
Ah I see that perspective. Aussies would obviously be the most interested in Aussie rules. I just don’t see LA as the place to be for sports
 

Jaeger

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Ah I see that perspective. Aussies would obviously be the most interested in Aussie rules. I just don’t see LA as the place to be for sports
It's also one direct flight. Mind you they were happy to go to New York for whatever reason before playing gaelic in Ireland.
 

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Ok Boomer

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No chance West Coast would do it. I'd say no chance Fremantle would either. Neither have to do it for the money.

Travel burden is already too much, we would have an additional 5 or so hours each way too compared to the Giants.
 

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No one in America knows who Richmond are and aside from Martin aren't entertaining enough to watch. Collingwood are the most recognized club over there followed by Geelong and St Kilda
And the pies have the USA USA chant down pat
 

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Stupid idea to play such a game for points. Sydney to LA is about a 14 hour flight. Far too long to accommodate into the regular season. Long haul flights are not good for recovery, that much is known already, even for medium haul flights like Perth-Brisbane, or Melbourne Auckland.

The annual China game is silly. This is just plain stupid.

Not until it is possible to do these international trips on supersonic flights. Until then forget it.
 

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