Rubbish. That is absurd. It is a multipurpose stadium, not an AFL stadium.Eagles have over 10,000 on the waiting list that can't get in! It's ludicrous and good grounds should cater for walk ins.... like the G
The crowds have "dwindled" at Adelaide Oval ?Nope, I’m from Victoria, but I’d guess that the situation is similar to Adelaide Oval having huge crowds at first, and then dwindling after a few years as the stadium wasn’t as new any more.
Yes, the government of the time ignored advice on cheaper locations and only taxpayers of W.A. are paying for it.This is a taxpayer funded stadium,
Hello, Australian Football games are easily the major revenue source.not an AFL stadium.
You have AFL H&A, AFL finals, AFLW and WAFL G.F. not just W.C.E.West Coast only have a dozen or so across the year.
You could add that Melbourne has 9 AFL teams as against Perth's 2 AFL teams.Melbourne have more than double the population of Perth.
4.6m compared to 2m.
100,000 seat stadium is 2.1% of Melbourne's population.
60,000 seat Stadium is 3% of Perth population.
Simplistically the stadium fits with our population.
West Coast also want to keep supply low so they can charge the highest membership prices.
It would be really interesting to see a breakdown of event coasts.Thing is, if you make the stadium any bigger, the break-even number per event increases also because of the higher operating and maintenance costs. Make it too big and you risk turning lots of smaller drawing (not AFL Finals) events into making a loss. The whole idea of having the stadium is for maximum public benefit drawing as many events as poissible - I think next big event at the stadium is Taylor Swift.
The seating allocated to the Eagles is 50k, the capacity is 60k .... the other 10k includes general admittance.West Coast membership might be full but there still seems to be a significant amount of empty seats for most games during the home and away part of the season.
Unless it's a big game or a final how often and many of these extra mostly nose bleed seats going to be filled, is it worth it for the extra capital $ outlay and continuing maintenance of these areas?
Break even attendance to turn a profit will be higher, and how does it effect the atmosphere of the place when it will often be half full?
People use logic to come up with the wrong conclusions.& where would the players come from ???
IF you know give Carlton &/or Gold Coast a call cos they cant find them .....
So there is no reason at all the stadium shouldn't be full every eagles game then. All the ITW members should be buying up the spare 10k each game but they aren't.The seating allocated to the Eagles is 50k, the capacity is 60k .... the other 10k includes general admittance.
Yep, SOS is asleep, has been for the past couple of years - the distribution of the duds (i.e 2nd tier players) elevated to AFL status via the addition of the AFL orchestrated development clubs has near on completely permeated all clubs playing lists. Its the final 100 ranked players that are in question, not the others, see the churn at seasons end.People use logic to come up with the wrong conclusions.
The attractiveness of football is down so the standard must be down.
No, the attractiveness of football is down because the competitiveness is up.
Teams are down because their list is less competitive.
That is, the distribution is imbalanced not that there is any scarcity of good players.
Wow, people have lives - you might be a little more realistic addressing why the Dogs cant fill Mars Stadium @ Ballarat:So there is no reason at all the stadium shouldn't be full every eagles game then. All the ITW members should be buying up the spare 10k each game but they aren't.