Norm Smith Medallist
- Sep 10, 2010
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
Melbourne is about 550k per team. You would expect this figure to keep increasing in short order though, as Melbourne had the highest growth rate of any city in Australia before Covid. Even taking out international migration, Melbourne was a net gainer from internal migration whereas Sydney was losing people to it.good point, i knew perth had more people per team but i didnt realise adelaide was similar to melbourne already (melbourne is around 600k/team).
As has been discussed in this thread before, Geelong has plenty of supporters living in Melbourne also.id say the 600k/team is a reasonable number to aim for in terms of sustainability. then again, geelong is sustainable with less than half of that, because theres nothing else to do thats not alcohol or illegal.
In Adelaide? A million things. Perth 3 or Canberra would be better options for the AFL.surely adelaide could sustain a higher density of teams, what else is there to do?