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The Game 2023 Crowd Watch

RedVee_8

Juniors
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Not really. The areas around Moore Park, especially around Anzac Parade, have too many tunnels due to the Eastern Distributor extensions.

Not saying its impossible, just very unlikely.
Just had a look for options for Allianz. My usual is to walk up from Central or Museum, might try the light rail next time I’m heading in.
The google map reckons Kings Cross and Edgecliff Stations are just as close as Central for a walk though. Might be an option for some?
 

Valheru

Coach
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As much as some like to whinge about the SFS rebuild, in 2019 it was 30 years old which is abut the lifetime of such a stadium and it was number one on the list of major Australian stadiums that had the longest time since being built and/or any major work on it

Suncorp - 2003
Townsville - 2020
Robina - 2008
Gabba - 2005
Newcastle - 2010
SCG - 2013
Accor - 2003
Commbank - 2019
AAMI - 2010
MCG - 2005
Marvel - 2000 (ongoing re-development now)
Geelong - 2017 (ongoing re-development now)
Adelaide Oval - 2014
Optus - 2018
Bellrive - 2015

The old SFS in contrast had no major work since opening in 1988

I can accept some people don't think a full re-build was necessary, or it should have been bigger or the cost was too much but it has been a raging success so far crowds wise and will get used approx 50 times a year. The light rail also makes it more accessible from various parts of the CBD.
 

Iamback

Coach
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As much as some like to whinge about the SFS rebuild, in 2019 it was 30 years old which is abut the lifetime of such a stadium and it was number one on the list of major Australian stadiums that had the longest time since being built and/or any major work on it

Suncorp - 2003
Townsville - 2020
Robina - 2008
Gabba - 2005
Newcastle - 2010
SCG - 2013
Accor - 2003
Commbank - 2019
AAMI - 2010
MCG - 2005
Marvel - 2000 (ongoing re-development now)
Geelong - 2017 (ongoing re-development now)
Adelaide Oval - 2014
Optus - 2018
Bellrive - 2015

The old SFS in contrast had no major work since opening in 1988

I can accept some people don't think a full re-build was necessary, or it should have been bigger or the cost was too much but it has been a raging success so far crowds wise and will get used approx 50 times a year. The light rail also makes it more accessible from various parts of the CBD.

Lack of parking is a huge issue, As not everyone lives on trainlines
 

Valheru

Coach
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Lack of parking is a huge issue, As not everyone lives on trainlines
At the actual ground?

There is plenty of parking in surrounding suburbs and at inner city train stations like Sydenham.

It is a CBD (or close to) major stadium in a city of 5 million. It is quite common for public transport to be the main transport method in such a situation.

Appreciate it might be inconvenient for people from Penrith but realistically you're looking at those people being interested in a handful (at most) events there a year which would probably be premium ones and IMO driving to the stadium for those is madness. The fan bases of the primary tenants of the precinct (Roosters, Swans, Sydney FC, Waratahs) seem to have no issue with public transport.
 
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