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The Game 2020 Crowd Watch

undertaker

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Any reason why Parramatta vs South Sydney next week is at Bankwest Stadium instead of ANZ? ANZ would've attracted a larger crowd.
 

Jamberoo

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Any reason why Parramatta vs South Sydney next week is at Bankwest Stadium instead of ANZ? ANZ would've attracted a larger crowd.
Strange call. Parra is the home team but usually second week of finals are at the main venues. So max is 15k, surely would have got at least double that at ANZ?
 

The_Frog

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Any reason why Parramatta vs South Sydney next week is at Bankwest Stadium instead of ANZ? ANZ would've attracted a larger crowd.
Bankwest is listed as one of the grounds suitable for hosting finals beyond week 1, and its a Parramatta home final. The NRL could have changed its rules for this year only if it had wanted.
 

Jamberoo

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Yep NRL just doesn’t care about crowds this year, which is fair enough
PVL loves to throw barbs at the AFL, but, aside from re-starting a week earlier, he actually hasn’t had a win. NRL has been absolutely smashed in the ratings so I thought that the chance to knock off the AFL for bigger crowds across the finals series for the first time in history might have had some appeal? Still 50/50 to do so, but 30k+ at ANZ this weekend would have made it a near certainty.
 

Pole

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PVL loves to throw barbs at the AFL, but, aside from re-starting a week earlier, he actually hasn’t had a win. NRL has been absolutely smashed in the ratings so I thought that the chance to knock off the AFL for bigger crowds across the finals series for the first time in history might have had some appeal? Still 50/50 to do so, but 30k+ at ANZ this weekend would have made it a near certainty.
It's Parra's home game and they should have the right to host it in their home stadium, regardless of capacity and as long as it fits the criteria. Why would you want to give away home ground advantage in such a crucial game?
 

Timmah

LeagueUnlimited News Editor
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PVL loves to throw barbs at the AFL, but, aside from re-starting a week earlier, he actually hasn’t had a win. NRL has been absolutely smashed in the ratings so I thought that the chance to knock off the AFL for bigger crowds across the finals series for the first time in history might have had some appeal? Still 50/50 to do so, but 30k+ at ANZ this weekend would have made it a near certainty.
buT hE gOt ThE cOmP rEsTaRtEd
 

Jamberoo

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It's Parra's home game and they should have the right to host it in their home stadium, regardless of capacity and as long as it fits the criteria. Why would you want to give away home ground advantage in such a crucial game?
My point is that the NRL should not have made a stadium that holds only 15k one of the options for a game that could draw double that. If Penrith had lost, they would not have been able to choose Penrith.
 
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franklin2323

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My point is that the NRL should not have made a stadium that holds only 15k one of the options for a game that could draw double that. If Penrith had lost, they would not have been able to choose Penrith.

No but we would of got the choice between SCG, ANZ and Bankwest... Shouldn't let the clubs decide
 

Perth Red

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How many were at Suncorp for Storm game? I thought it was 75% available but didnt look like top tier was open at all? Just not enough tickets sold?
 

Kamara

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How many were at Suncorp for Storm game? I thought it was 75% available but didnt look like top tier was open at all? Just not enough tickets sold?

Not sure but the atmosphere was good. Players said it took a while to adjust to.
 

T-Boon

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It's Parra's home game and they should have the right to host it in their home stadium, regardless of capacity and as long as it fits the criteria. Why would you want to give away home ground advantage in such a crucial game?

The NRL should just change that it is home ground advantage that you earn if you are a Sydney team to you earn the right for your supporters to get the first crack at seats at ANZ.
Parra's greatest win of the last 30 years (v Dogs 09) was at ANZ in front of 45k Eels fans and 25k Dogs fans.
 

Jamberoo

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Parra v South sold out quickly - around 14k. Guessing from availability around half of 23k sold for Roosters game.
 

siv

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Lots of free tickets now being offered to the Easts game. And you will have the SCG members of 10k
 

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