Well, prior to the AFL owning Marvel, a club would usually need a crowd of about 28,000 to break even at the ground.
Tassie were paying us a mint to go down there, plus we took all the takings from caterings and other little add ons.
I was told back then that 15,000 at Tassie earned the club the same money as 70,000 at the MCG.
Now that the AFL owns Marvel, the stadium deal will be greatly improved. This might be one reason for coming back to Marvel for those games.
The stadium economics improved in 2010-11 when the AFL gave Melbourne based clubs a $100k cheque to play games in Melbourne.
We are a club with an NTA of $56m, $30m cash at bank and 85000 members.
Surely we can make 11 games work.
Play more games in Melbourne and our distribution from the AFL (currently 17th) will surely improve