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2024 Crowd Watch

yakstorm

First Grade
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Before they threaten, Bulldogs and Souths could have discussions with the state gov and see what the future looks like at Homebush. It's a 25 year old stadium, whose current shape/ configuration doesn't suit any sport.

How long is old Stadium Australia going to be in it's present state?
I unfortunately think it will be until it either is unable to attract events or it starts showing safety issues.

The venue doesn't suit anyone and trying to fix that in its current shell, especially for the levels off the ground, is very expensive and possibly more expensive than just tearing it down & rebuilding.

The only real other options are, is they try and fix the lower bowl and don't care about higher up or they start breaking apart the ground, picking one grandstand first and rebuilding that and then slowly make their way around converting it into something more resembling a bigger Suncorp.
 

Dark Corner

Juniors
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1,380
I unfortunately think it will be until it either is unable to attract events or it starts showing safety issues.

The venue doesn't suit anyone and trying to fix that in its current shell, especially for the levels off the ground, is very expensive and possibly more expensive than just tearing it down & rebuilding.

The only real other options are, is they try and fix the lower bowl and don't care about higher up or they start breaking apart the ground, picking one grandstand first and rebuilding that and then slowly make their way around converting it into something more resembling a bigger Suncorp.
So what would happen to the grand final ?
 

Penrith fan

Juniors
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586
Perth from a timeframe perspective is perfect for TV as you can roll into a 9.30-11.30pm on the East Coast game every Saturday night giving more television time to the broadcaster. The crowd figures are less important but I am sure they can get 15,000 with a competitive team.

West Aussies love their sport and support it because other than going to the beach, there isn't a lot else to do in Perth than go to live sport.
 

Perth Red

Post Whore
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66,655
Just like the Warriors are helping with the Friday 6pm timeslot? In the latest round, Dogs and the Roosters played at Friday 6pm, whilst the Warriors at home were on at Saturday 3pm, AEST.
It makes no sense why the Warriors only have 5/12 of their fixtures in that time slot. Such is NRL.
 

Penrith fan

Juniors
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586
The NRL does not fixturing is frustrating as most games seem to be random rather than flowing into each other to create momentum across each time zone.
 

Lidcombe Bull

Juniors
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Perth from a timeframe perspective is perfect for TV as you can roll into a 9.30-11.30pm on the East Coast game every Saturday night giving more television time to the broadcaster. The crowd figures are less important but I am sure they can get 15,000 with a competitive team.

West Aussies love their sport and support it because other than going to the beach, there isn't a lot else to do in Perth than go to live sport.
Perth's attendances have been great for Origins and the double headers held there. From a perspective of potential new team locations Perth has the best attendances by far for games played there compared to other potentials:

2023 Double Header: 45,814
2022 Origin: 59,358
2019 Origin: 59,721
2028 Double Header: 38,824
 

Lidcombe Bull

Juniors
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Yuk. That is Perth's major football stadium?

Backwater.
Perth Oval isn't too bad, it fits 20,500, has good corporate facilities and about 35% undercover, with the potential for bigger games to be held at the big round stadium.

Compared to PNG bid, Perth is better:
Moresby National Football Stadium - 14,800 (20% undercover)
Barlow Park, Cairns - 16,700 (not rectangular and less than 10% undercover)

That being said though, the South Island bid is the best option stadium-wise
Rugby League Park (current) - 18,000 (70% undercover)
Te Kaha (TBC mid 2026) - up to 30,000 (100% undercover)
 
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