- Aug 22, 2009
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
And who pays for this?I disagree. A 3rd stadium for Dogs/Saints/North would be ideal, none of those clubs need a stadium larger than 30 to 35k. Unfair to GWS, Suns and Freo, but imagine if clubs could move low drawing games to a cheaper venue, allowing the MCG to host more VIC derbies that will fill the venue. Need to right size the capacity so that fans don't miss out, and simultaenously clubs don't go bankrupt (the breakeven crowd at Docklands is about 30,000 bums on seats, if you draw less you lose money, you have to pay MSL money per seat not filled).
Fewer games at Marvel makes that a less profitable venue for the AFL, meaning the costs will have to increase to the existing tenants.
And as for your new pipedream, who's funding it? The AFL is tapped out thanks to covid and it's redevelopment plans for marvel. And why would the govt spend on an unnecessary luxury at a time when the budget has been blown to sh*t?
No sh*t a small stadium would be ideal for those small clubs, but only as long as someone else pays for it, and someone else wears the ongoing costs