I have been a Hawthorn member for 40 years. I go to about 11 games a year, about the same as most WC members. The difference is that half my games would be home games and half away games. Lots of Tigers, Pies, etc would be similar. So our reserved seats might be empty every third home game, where as your’s is almost always occupied. Most people I know are members and on average might go to 8 - 12 game s a year - every second week. Very different attendance culture in Melbourne. I think that if WC had six away games in Perth, then yes, there would be more empty seats at the 11 home games. It is scarcity that creates the high demand.Does membership get you good away games? Because if not, 6 of those 17 games are 'extra' games. The majority of the crowd at an Eagles game are members attending one of the home games their membership gets them.
If Richmond members attended their alloted home games, crowds would be much larger against interstate teams.
If the Eagles had an extra, large away game held in Perth, do you think a lot of members would drop one of the home games? Or would they attend the 11, and the extra game?
Whatever way you spin it, a LOT of Richmond members are not attending some games.
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