And the Swans with much less success over the last 20 years than the Storm ave about 34.000 at the SCG!cam smith
I know i know, he retired this year. But how many people in Sydney will know a GWS/Sydney player if Buddy wasn't around. I wouldn't know, as I am not from NSW but my point still stands......
And they get 18K(ish) average and as Wookie said, great numbers for both crowd and members for the NRL. quite a long-lasting, successful novelty.
The Melbourne Victory soccer club also easily out draw the Storm in Melbourne when they are winning
We are not talking about NRL teams in Sydney but a very successful on the field NRL team in Melbourne - a big city that has a reputation that it is sports mad.
Victorians tend to go for the bigger sports/events like the Australian Open Tennis,F1GP,Melbourne Cup Carnival and Moto GP and even turn up in large numbers to RLs SOO(that don't translate into higher Storm crowds) many of these people are theatre goers there for the "event" not so much the sport.