- Jun 29, 2013
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
I agree that the crowd sizes might seem small but for four out of the five games held there so far, the ground has been at 80-97% capacity with exception of that seriously badly scheduled twillight game played in the dead of Winter on a Sunday in 2018 and 6,400 odd brave souls out of the 8000 bookings actually attended. The AFL and the club learned their lesson there. I maintain that it is the ground's artificially small capacity of 11,000 which means that all who attend must book to go as an artificial crowd control measure. There's presently no walk up general entry because of the 11,000 capacity limit. The capacity has been constrained at 11,000 because of the lack of permanent amenities and permanent ticketing entry facilities. There is sufficient room in the standing area to easily accommodate a further 2000 but the entire area has until now been serviced by portaloos and temporary food trucks. With construction presently underway of the two new permanent entry gates, partial concreting of about 50% of the hill, and new toilets they may revise the crowd limits for the standing areas later this year. Also later in the year new permanent food and beverage outlets will be added to the built areas of the ground.
Will these changes be enough to keep the Bulldogs interested and re-commiting beyond 2022? Personally I'd like to see the club make their stay in Ballarat beyond 2022 conditional on upgrades to the lighting and construction of a second stand. On the subject of WBFC advertising, one would have to be Stevie Wonder to miss all of the Western Bulldogs banners during the footy season that adorn flag poles on the Melbourne approaches, along the Midland Highway (from the North) and along Victoria and Sturt Streets as visitors enter and drive around the city. But ... oh well, some people walk around with their heads up their a*rse in life marvelling at the view
Oh so NOW they are up only footy season?
Near very word you have said in this thread is a falsehood or twisted truths.
I’ve driven up there during the footy season and not seen a single poster so I challenge you OR anyone to show us these so called everywhere posters?
You won’t do it and you will say it’s be used IM asking when in fact these “posters” go up just before the two games and that’s it.
We all know why you would personally want the games to stay as you have a vested interest you will not admit and want the money from the only two events at the joint all year that get a half decent crowd.
Oh and don’t mention the FACT even members have to pay more now for this absolute spud idea that hardly none of them are interested in. No Bums on seats prove that year after year