West Coast sets new AFL/VFL record & 80K members

Walshawk

Club Legend
Mar 24, 2017
1,212
1,092
Blackburn
AFL Club
Hawthorn
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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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.
 

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Kwality

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
19,390
6,666
Tootgarook
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Renault F1
Most people wouldnt be going to 7 games in 8 weeks. So if youre looking at the fixture, games against bottom interstate sides like Brisbane and Freo are the ones youre going to skip and stay at home to watch.
Succinct argument that supply of footy in Melbourne exceeds demand despite moving games to NQ, Darwin, Launceston, Ballarat, what did I miss, NZ gave AFL footy a miss ....
 

99cents

Club Legend
Dec 4, 2011
2,789
2,051
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Geelong Cats
This calls for a celebratory fishburger!

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Each fishstick represents an Eagle flag. (One has been eaten by a hungry seagull.)
The lettuce represents the 2015 GF performance.
The bun is the body of the 80k members
 

TiggerMan22

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2012
11,652
19,977
AFL Club
Richmond
Too great a step for you 22 , they are the latest available financials, and there is one club that does not report membership dollars, only one, why is that, something to hide or the dollars dont increase at the same rate.
In case you didn't realize I don't actually work for the club.
The point is who gives a shit about last year's numbered when you can just look at this year's membership numbers.
 

TiggerMan22

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2012
11,652
19,977
AFL Club
Richmond
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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Whatever way you spin it, Richmond has the best attendance numbers in the league.
 

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Coaster2012

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 10, 2012
6,159
6,890
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Manchester City, Lakers
Ill just get right on that. Next game I go to Ill ask each person at the game who they support.

97k members v 80k. That says it all bud. Sorry.
Wow, what a cop out reply. Can't actually reply with a valid argument so resorts to sarcasm then resorts to a members comparison that is on par with "but but my dad is stronger than your dad."

Pathetic.
 

TiggerMan22

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2012
11,652
19,977
AFL Club
Richmond
Wow, what a cop out reply. Can't actually reply with a valid argument so resorts to sarcasm then resorts to a members comparison that is on par with "but but my dad is stronger than your dad."

Pathetic.
Lol. So year old membership revenue is a totally relevant argument yet membership numbers of this year are not??
Interesting logic there, mate.

Your argument seems to boil down "I cant accept that valid argument because it shows I'm wrong".
Grow up.
 

kranky al

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 30, 2009
15,846
19,404
Greenough
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
east perth www.pixelpac.com.au
Lol. So year old membership revenue is a totally relevant argument yet membership numbers of this year are not??
Interesting logic there, mate.

Your argument seems to boil down "I cant accept that valid argument because it shows I'm wrong".
Grow up.
Actually its a very valid point.

If its a $5 nothing membership used to inflate numbers it will show up in the financials at the end of the year - as will a full season ticket show an entirely different result.
 

HolyRioli

Norm Smith Medallist
May 17, 2009
7,409
4,241
Perth
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Leeds Utd
For Perth based members- what’s the difference between WC and Freo numbers in WA?

Would you say 6 out of every 10 people support WC compared to Freo?
My best guess would be Eagles 5/10, Dockers 4/10, everyone else 1/10.
 

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