No the market situation won’t change, but the on field benefits that accrue from it could change, hence this threadThat is not going to change. In Melbourne there are reasons trotted out over club memberships based on the same notion - was it Hawthorn that was the latest team into the VFL ? 100th years in 1924.
No argument about the location of clubs that simply reflect the economic state of the game in both WA & Vic in the '80s.
Membership of the Eagles is in WA, what the MCC is to Melbourne - you dont let it lapse, because there are plenty on the waiting list.
Fortunately the Eagles & Freo both contribute to running WA footy.