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schmuttt

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 12, 2014
20,912
32,583
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
West Ham United
We're on 36,070 atm according to the website. Last year on this exact day we were 32,075

Also i have no idea what the exact final tally is for last year
It was around 45k, I think the club fluffed the numbers like they all do at the end to hit right on 45k (Although no club fluffs more than the Saints).

Club is apparently setting its sights very high on 60k this year, would be extremely difficult unless we start the year like 9-2 or something at the bye, including an unbeaten run to start the season (We've started the last two seasons 2-3 with some super frustrating losses in there, the first month is so important for building membership).
 

Bluelegs

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 13, 2012
20,677
33,757
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Axiom, Greenbay Packers
It was around 45k, I think the club fluffed the numbers like they all do at the end to hit right on 45k (Although no club fluffs more than the Saints).

Club is apparently setting its sights very high on 60k this year, would be extremely difficult unless we start the year like 9-2 or something at the bye, including an unbeaten run to start the season (We've started the last two seasons 2-3 with some super frustrating losses in there, the first month is so important for building membership).
We won't get to 60k and the club in all likelihood knows it. We had 40k as our target for about 7 years before we hit it. If we have a great season we might get to 50k. 60k is a long term goal.
 

harry000

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 9, 2015
10,759
16,212
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Coney Island Warriors
We won't get to 60k and the club in all likelihood knows it. We had 40k as our target for about 7 years before we hit it. If we have a great season we might get to 50k. 60k is a long term goal.
Definitely, I think we are currently the highest club (or one of) for supporter to member conversion. To get to 60k we will need to expand the supporter base.
 

Bluelegs

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 13, 2012
20,677
33,757
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Axiom, Greenbay Packers
I expect they took account of the crowds at last year's finals, especially the Geelong game where the crowd was predominantly Melbourne. Probably got a rough estimate of 60k Melbourne supporters at that game.

The MCC is the other Avenue. The club is campaigning hard for MCC members to sign up for a dual membership. I do wonder how many of our MCC base has actually signed up to that.
 

harry000

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 9, 2015
10,759
16,212
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Coney Island Warriors
I expect they took account of the crowds at last year's finals, especially the Geelong game where the crowd was predominantly Melbourne. Probably got a rough estimate of 60k Melbourne supporters at that game.

The MCC is the other Avenue. The club is campaigning hard for MCC members to sign up for a dual membership. I do wonder how many of our MCC base has actually signed up to that.
May be generalising but youd think most of them have the means to sling a few extra dollars the clubs way :p
 

saj_21

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 30, 2007
7,966
5,014
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Warney's IPL team!
It was around 45k, I think the club fluffed the numbers like they all do at the end to hit right on 45k (Although no club fluffs more than the Saints).

Club is apparently setting its sights very high on 60k this year, would be extremely difficult unless we start the year like 9-2 or something at the bye, including an unbeaten run to start the season (We've started the last two seasons 2-3 with some super frustrating losses in there, the first month is so important for building membership).
The crows have a membership you can buy which ONLY gives you a 10% discount to their online store. They count as memberships
 

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Tulip

Hall of Famer
May 3, 2009
32,293
26,408
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Tottenham
May be generalising but youd think most of them have the means to sling a few extra dollars the clubs way :p
Can't comment bc I'm not a member, but read in an article today that they only pay about $700 p/y and that includes MCC rights for all eligible sports. A Trident membership isn't much less than that.
 

Bluelegs

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 13, 2012
20,677
33,757
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Axiom, Greenbay Packers
Can't comment bc I'm not a member, but read in an article today that they only pay about $700 p/y and that includes MCC rights for all eligible sports. A Trident membership isn't much less than that.
It's a good deal. The premium MCC/MFC membership is about $220 on top of your annual membership payments. Since you already have access to all the MCC games you only end up getting a scarf, a pen and a guest pass to three games (Blockbusters not included). So it's essentially a donation to the club. I would be interested in knowing exactly how much the club retains from a regular membership and how much goes to the MCG and the AFL as well.
 

Gysberts2Bate

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 12, 2013
16,919
20,052
AFL Club
Melbourne
It was around 45k, I think the club fluffed the numbers like they all do at the end to hit right on 45k (Although no club fluffs more than the Saints).

Club is apparently setting its sights very high on 60k this year, would be extremely difficult unless we start the year like 9-2 or something at the bye, including an unbeaten run to start the season (We've started the last two seasons 2-3 with some super frustrating losses in there, the first month is so important for building membership).
Beats the Cats on a Saturday night at Kardinia, beat Essendon on a Friday night, Swans on a Thursday, and we could see a huge boost going into ANZAC Eve. A lot of blockbusters for us early.
 

schmuttt

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 12, 2014
20,912
32,583
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
West Ham United
Beats the Cats on a Saturday night at Kardinia, beat Essendon on a Friday night, Swans on a Thursday, and we could see a huge boost going into ANZAC Eve. A lot of blockbusters for us early.
Agree, last two years we've f’ed it up bad when we could have built momentum though.
 

pjfairbairn

Club Legend
Feb 21, 2011
1,784
1,965
AFL Club
Melbourne
It's a good deal. The premium MCC/MFC membership is about $220 on top of your annual membership payments. Since you already have access to all the MCC games you only end up getting a scarf, a pen and a guest pass to three games (Blockbusters not included). So it's essentially a donation to the club. I would be interested in knowing exactly how much the club retains from a regular membership and how much goes to the MCG and the AFL as well.
This is it. I'm an MCC member and I live interstate, I can't justify it - when I lived in Melbourne I did, but I only get to about 3 or 4 games a year and that's already at a pretty big personal expense..
 

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