You expect ESPN/Fox to pick up the tab for this jolly?I think this is a great idea. Especially around the byes and Thursday games etc they can really maximise the break.
If they were serious though, they should almost pay ESPN/Fox as an "advert" to televise games into the USA for the season
As much as it would make economic sense to sent the Suns to Tassie it won't happen.WOW Would never have thought they’d shunt the Giants to California before moving the Suns to Tasmania.
TO be fair,. the Chargers fans are in San Diego. LA is not their market and Spanos family only moved for $$LA makes straight up zero sense. I know its a massive market, but outside basketball the sports fanbase is extremely fairweather. Just look at the LA Chargers games, there's no LA fans to be seen.
If the AFL wants to have a crack at an overseas market, they should be looking at London, Toronto or Vancouver, places with big expat communities.
If you are looking at the US, its gotta be New York, but the main issue with that would be finding a venue.
I agree it's more relatable, but I feel like the Greater Western Sydney and West Coast would confuse them if it was billed as an east Vs west. Yeah the marketing WOUKD probably have GWS instead of the long form, but never underestimate the average Americans stupidity.GWSydney and West Coast sounds good to me. Giants vs Eagles. East vs West. Very relatable to the US market.