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2010 Crowd Watch

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  1. Tom155

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    what is the total capacity of bluetongue stadium?
     
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    Bluetongue capacity- 20,059
     
  3. Dr Crane

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    13,895 at anz
     
  4. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Actually, that figure isn't included, you f**kwit.

    Stats for all bar last nights game from: http://203.166.101.37/NRL/index.html

    Suncorp is not included, it is a standalone double header game.
     
  5. Red Bear

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    Great crowd at Gosford!
     
  6. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    20,059.

    Thanks for playing fellas.

    I did ask you to bookmark me...
     
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    Great work Gosford.

    Keep it up please.
     
  8. fourplay

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    Today just goes to show you, you can build a $700million dollar stadium in pretty much the most ideal spot in all of Australia, almost in the geographic centre of Sydney, have all major highways connected directly to it, have a train station sitting right on it's step, but make it a sh*tty oval with no soul where the crowd has to sit 30m away from the action and people will simply say **** off and not turn up. Crowd 13k.

    Contrast that to Blue Tongue stadium today...A beautiful rectangular ground where the fans can sit up close. Crowd: A capacity 20k.
     
  9. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    To be fair, ANZ got 34,662 with fantastic atmosphere on Friday night... and will likely crack 25-30k Friday next.
     
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    I went out to ANZ today, sat in the usual X seat spot when it's a non Saints game, and I have to tell you, this is the biggest problem with ANZ. Any seat between the try lines on the lower bowl is damn good, it's only when you head into the ingoal, or around behind the posts or up too high that it's sh*t, and guess who never has to sit up there? The people who run the game. All the media and people in power have the ultimate seats at this stadium, and for them it's a bloody great spot.

    I hate going to a regular season match at ANZ with less than 30K, but it does have it's advantages.:
    Arrived at 1.50pm, easy to park in P1
    Left with 5 mins to go as it was not my team involved, nil traffic. Out very easilly.
    Multiple events on in the precinct (car show and some religious gathering of muslim people).
    Shops had no line up, toilets the same.

    If today's game was at Redfern, I wouldn't have gone. This is the advantages of such a multi-purpose stadium and the corporate dollar. People won't invest their dollars just in a RL stadium for their clents, it needs to be multifunctional.
     
  11. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    And Macca, that's part of the beauty of a stadium like Bluetongue. There is ample parking nearby, and it's well run. It's a great tragedy there's no team playing out of this stadium.
     
  12. Timmah

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    And Macca, that's part of the beauty of a stadium like Bluetongue. There is ample parking nearby, and it's well run. It's a great tragedy there's no team playing out of this stadium.
     
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    Ended up being a good decision to move the Manly game up to Bluetongue.
     
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    actually... you gave a vote of no confidence... you even predicted 16k - a fact you can't possibly deny timmaaaaaaahhh :lol:

    w8, what was that timmah? i'll reiterate your post again for the slower ones..
    nonetheless, great effort :D
     
  15. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    That was based on the report from the ground staff predicting 10-12k.

    I was questioned yesterday and this morning on todays crowd based on my initial prediction which indeed came true. No amount of highlight, bold, sizing or colouring will change the fact that Bluetongue was standing room only today.
     
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    How comes Gosford can get crap crowds sometimes and god ones other times.
     
  17. adamkungl

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    is that a serious question...
     
  18. Timmah

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    I would think the teams playing, along with the publicity the game generates and largely the timeslot has a lot to do with it.

    Night crowds are generally low while most day games crack 14-15k from memory.
     
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    Thank you.
    So it's sunday afternoon that gets them in.
    The NRL needs to raise the bar as looking at the crowds from rd 1 there have been some will poor turn outs.
     
  20. Timmah

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    It is painfully obvious the NRL needs to investigate increasing the number of games on Sundays, and during daytime in general.
     
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