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The New Perth Stadium

Discussion in 'AFL Stadiums' started by HaroCant, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. frenchconnection

    frenchconnection Norm Smith Medallist

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    Speak for yourself - I go to every game to support the Club I love no matter where they sit on the ladder, ie 2010 when they came stone motherless last! There are a few fine weather supporters though unfortunately in all Clubs.
     

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  2. Le Grille

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    Of course, but many people wouldn't. That said, had the dockers been up and about they'd probably got a few more in
     
  3. JimDocker

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    My son had basketball yesterday so we were going to the game late. The bus stop that we normally catch at Melville Plaza had the last bus leave at 2.04 for a 2.40 game. We could have been ready to leave just after the game started, but instead had to drive to Burswood, park, then walk to the stadium. We ended up getting there 2 minutes before half time. If a stadium is designed for public transport, which I am ok with, surely, public transport has to take into account that not everybody can get there before the game starts. There needs to be some flexibility.
     
  4. hitthepost

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    For me, if a game only goes for three hours, I'm there from the start or not at all. Though I guess if you've paid a full season's membership there'd be more incentive to go for part of a game.
     
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  5. Billy ray

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    we have that issue at Metricon. no parking at stadium (and also no train or tram, basically have to park at designated spots and get buses in - amazing we get the crowds we do!) - anyway, on topic, I have had times I have had to leave early (eg sick children) and the buses don't start until end of game, so had to taxi from ground to park'n'rideā€¦ not good enough
     
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  6. JimDocker

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    There is the point. I'm a member, my son is a member but he has made a commitment to play basketball so he is not going to miss a session. Do we not pay for a membership next year if it is suddenly so hard to get to the ground. I fully support the maximization of public transport, but there is no flexibility. When we arrived, we saw an old couple sitting at the bus stand to leave with no buses due for another 90 minutes.
     
  7. Cleric

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    Whats the average attendances for both Freo and West Coast so far at Optus? Would be interesting to compare it to the first year at AO for Crows and Port.
     
  8. Shoei

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    Cool story, now back in the real world....

    30k-40k is where the Eagles will sit when we get a bit lower on the ladder and that's pretty healthy.

    Dockers @ 33k is good enough considering the football they are playing and the weather.
     
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  9. Shoei

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    Eagles are averaging 54k

    Lowest 50k v Port
    highest 57k v Richmond

    Dockers 45k

    Lowest 33k v Crows
    Highest v Eagles 56k
     
  10. Cleric

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    54ks pretty good. Are there still waiting lists for season tickets with the Eagles now?
     
  11. Shoei

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    Yep.

    There were roughly 15k "in the wings" members, that is, people paying on a waiting list to be members when it/if seats became available for the new stadium.

    Moving to the new stadium they sold out the 60k seated "11 game memberships". 6K people were offered 5 & 3 game memberships and they've all sold out.

    There are still about 9k "in the wings members" waiting for any kind of memberships.

     

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  12. Cleric

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    Damm, thats not a bad position to be in. Doesnt WC charge money each year to the "in the wings members"?
     
  13. jatz14

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    Cannot see Eagles ever averaging below mid 40s. If you were right, and it got to 35, that would be 20k off a good average., That would be like mid to high teens at Subi. Not going to happen.

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  14. Shoei

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    Costs $70 a year https://membership.westcoasteagles.com.au/wings

    You can't be offered any memberships without going through the wings waiting list.

    I was one of the 6k that accepted 4 x 5 game memberships ($680)

    Depends on how bad, the Eagles have never really had a sustained period of being at the bottom of the ladder so the fan numbers have never really been tested.

    Really wouldn't be surprised to see attendances drop below 40k.
     
  15. AstonSouffle

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    Throwing out there, because if you've got something to with junior footy whether player, parent, coach or even umpire. You'll find that Sunday games flat out get right in the way, wouldn't be surprised if this rules out hundreds(im being conservative here ) of people each week going forward since most of Freo games will be on the sunday going forward.
     
  16. Mattpolick18

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    jetty at the stadium now opened
     
  17. Righteo

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    Perth people are highly averse to wet weather, it's pretty soft tbh but that's just how it is. Not sure how many other teams would have pulled better in the circumstances tho, WC and Adel and that's about it. Anyone who thinks 33k is "embarrassing" is either living in a fantasy land or they're just trolling.
     
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    Yep, no "gin palaces" allowed.

    Displacement cruisers or small yachts only.

    Seriously, I think it will have more clearance than the Causeway, and similar to Windan / Bunbury Bridge.
     
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    33k, geez if only the Dees, Roos, Saints & Dogs got that in mid winter.

    Me, the footies on, I turn up. Unfortunately the AFL is now crowded with " theatre goers ".
     
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  20. Mattpolick18

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    $30 for a ferry to perth city is a bit rich ngl
     
  21. BartBart

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    Supposed to be same clearance as the Causeway
     
  22. PintSzedSlasher

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    Next 4 dockers home games in a row on a sunday, last one prob depends on where pies finish. After the eagles thurs night match against Essendon last 4 home games are sunday afternoon also.

    Worst time slot ever and not sure why they have been scheduled at the end of the season when the bridge was meant to be finished.
     
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  23. BartBart

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    Because Vic people don't like the Sun slot for live footy so they had to find other supporters to take it.
     
  24. Cuzz09

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    Id rather we play Sunday than Thurs or Fri night. Hate those games.

    Would love every eagles game either Saturday day or Sunday day.

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  25. Billy ray

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    what start time do you consider day?
    I ask because many perth folks don't like the 240pm starts (which are called twilight due to tv coverage east coast time, but if it was 240 start on east coast it would be considered day games)
     
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