The REAL reasons we don't get finals at GMHBA Stadium

Turbocat

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Hmmm... I'm thinking the discussion at AFL House yesterday about where to host our final was like:

P1: How many people can we realistically expect on Friday night? Are WCE fans likely to fly over in masses on a work day when they may have to repeat the trip next week?

P2: One way we can make sure it looks like GMHBA is too small to host is by allowing multiple tickets purchased per membership. Fill up the crowd with non-members to bulk out the numbers

P1: Perfect, let's do it

And that's how we ended up with this:

Limit of eight (8) tickets per membership

You can purchase a maximum of eight (8) tickets in one transaction.
yeah sort of.. I think they knew historically the numbers that may go... and if the numbers drop ..they have Fri night , weather and transport disruptions ..a range of things they can blurr the result with ...but lets not stop anyone wanting to come for that. I dont think the 8 thing will do anything other than let people who normally go together the same ability in a final.

There are Northern ground that are finals destinations but in Vic ..will it ever be considered a finals venue?
I wonder if we we look back to when we started to do up KP and wonder if we have made a fatal error not widening it..spending all the money that has been spent and the game has trended towards the standard of the MCG sized grounds... we might be playing at a ground that puts us under MCG pressure for the next 20 years... maybe longer.
 

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jc12

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It's bs, you guys deserve the home final, should of got the home final against pies.
No doubt if you beat eagles next week you'll play us at the G when it's meant to be at gmhba as you guys are the higher finishing team
 

JohnZ

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It's bs, you guys deserve the home final, should of got the home final against pies.
No doubt if you beat eagles next week you'll play us at the G when it's meant to be at gmhba as you guys are the higher finishing team
1) Just the pies, or Richmond too in 2017?
2) Finishing top 2 gives you 2 home finals. We got ours Weeks 1+2 because we lost in Week 1. That game is your home final that you earn by finishing 3rd or 4th. Because you won in Week 1 away, that puts it in Week 3.
 

jc12

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1) Just the pies, or Richmond too in 2017?
2) Finishing top 2 gives you 2 home finals. We got ours Weeks 1+2 because we lost in Week 1. That game is your home final that you earn by finishing 3rd or 4th. Because you won in Week 1 away, that puts it in Week 3.
Ohh Na but you finished first and we finished third , so you should get the home final , bloody gil
 

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