2018 Crowd Watch

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  1. Brutus

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    I was talking 6 or 7 years ago though. Not 24 years ago. I am aware there were many 22k plus crowds in the 70's 80's and 90's. I think there was a 27k one against Parra as well.
     
  2. OldPanther

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    There was a lot of Eels fans.

    Take a few k off for them.

    Also there was definitely 20k against the Eels. Western side and out the back was absolutely packed.
     
  3. beave

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    Brisbane only single tickets available and the standing room ones underneath each big screen. If the weather holds out should be a cracking crowd.
     
  4. Warriors Fever

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    Was thinking the same, thing most people especially those who had ga tickets would have remained in the shade. The only free grass visible was in the sunshine and on the family (non drinking) hill. Naturally most people of Penrith wouldn’t be adverse to a few bev-an Frenchs.
     
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  5. Warriors Fever

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    Those dividers they have at brookie for ohs has probably limited the amount of ga tickets they can sell, so I’d be surprised if they could ever fit more than 18,000 in. Correct me if I’m wrong seagull fans.
     
  6. Clifferd

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    Fair enough.

    Never been to that ground so not of the logistics to it
     
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  7. OldPanther

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    All good. I don't think the Souths game will come close just because of the rivalry we have with the Eels.
     
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  8. Clifferd

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    Yep. Parra love a bandwagon


    But but but souffs have 30k members?
     
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  9. Timmah

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    For mine, R2 (completely uneducated guesses lol):

    Sharks v Dragons 13k
    Roosters v Bulldogs 12k
    Broncos v Cowboys 41k
    Warriors v Titans 15k
    Panthers v Souths 14k
    Storm v Tigers 19k
    Manly v Eels 15k
    Raiders v Knights 10k
     
  10. franklin2323

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    But no jobs...So purchasing tickets is hard. IMO it will pull 17k.
     
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  11. Stallion

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    Conservative but probably on the money! Think Penrith game is low. Crossing fingers the rest are above your guesses.
     
  12. Billythekid

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    I think most of these will be close to the money though I hope a few can draw a little higher than those predictions.

    RL fans really are a soft bunch. I know Thursday is an average timeslot but you'd think fans could get out for a big rivalry like dragons v sharks.
     
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  13. Timmah

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    Diehard RL fans aren't the soft ones - they're the ones who'll turn up on a Thursday for this game.

    It's the families and casual fans that are put off by shit timeslots. The Dragons' good crowd last Thursday gives me hope but I'm not holding my breath.
     
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  14. Perth Red

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    Double header factor, not everyone was in their seats at one time. It holds 63k ish with the drop in seats so Id say 2/3rds full about right. Bottom two tiers were around 80% full and a reasonable smattering on the top tier.

    Only minor complaint I have is lack of food and bars outside the ground, couldn't get in the big brewery and nothing else on offer pre game. Fortunately Crown are smart and set up pop up bars and food vans a few minutes walk away on the lawns of the river which was lovely. Obviously not many knew about them as it was very quiet whilst there was a massive que to get in brewery.
     
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    Broncs v Cowboys is all but sold out
     
  16. beave

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    All the standing room tickets are gone for Suncorp. The only ones left say ‘restricted viewing, behind glass’......... sounds like a great spot.......
     
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  17. OldPanther

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    38 degrees forcast for Penrith on Saturday. Good thing it's 5:30pm kickoff.
     
  18. Perth Red

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    Thank goodness for Brisbane.
     
  19. OldPanther

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    Can someone explain the benifit of the steep grandstands?

    Also if ANZ gets re-done I for one will make more effort to go from the central coast. Will definitely try the new one at Parra.
     
  20. Perth Red

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    It means if you are sat higher up that you are still close to the pitch. The steeper the rake the closer you remain to the action. In older stadiums like ANZ where pitch of stands is low you end up a long way from the sideline by time you move up to higher levels. It might not seem like much but makes a massive difference to the experience.
     
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