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Future NRL Stadiums part II

Discussion in 'NRL' started by insert.pause, May 8, 2015.

  1. T-Boon

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    The arguments that the problem is within the game itself are more compelling. The clubs themselves are historically lazy and slow. Eg, membership. They had to be slapped in the face 15 years ago by the NRL itself to wake up to the membership push. They have become lazy again about membership since the NRL left it to the clubs. There are other examples of the clubs laziness that increase the suspicion that crowds could be better if the clubs were not lazy about it.
    The game also has a culture of ignoring big segments of the community such as anyone other than the working or poor class. Solution: As a code try to get the game into universities and private schools etc etc.

    I've only been to one AFL game and in my opinion it looked garbage off the ball. Trainers everywhere attending to dudes who look like they arent going to be involved for next 5 minutes etc.
    NRL could be better off the ball by insisting the coaching staff be on the side line and other such things.
    Also as I said the game is great off the ball from behind the goal posts. Growing behind the goal post crowds should be a stated micro goal of the NRL.
     
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  2. T-Boon

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    At the very least the TV vision from scrums should always be wide and above and showing the whole field.
    Even when the scrum is in the wrong half because the fans can then get to see the opportunity to spread it in bad field position that conservative coaches refuse to take advantage of.
     
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  3. mongoose

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    I'm not sure League needs private schools. It should just focus on development within more public schools maybe. Around Brisbane you got Wavell heights, Marsden and of course Keebra Park that have specialized Rugby league programs, i'm sure there's others.
     
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  4. baselinepanther

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    hahahaha

    any stats to back this up chicken little ?
    or is it just a hunch ?
     
  5. baselinepanther

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    AFL average crowd in 2009
    36996

    AFL average crowd in 2019
    35122

    hmmmmmm
    but yea they're exploding in popularity eh
    hahaha

    AFL Tables - Crowds 1921-2021
     
  6. baselinepanther

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    576K people watched each & every AFL match on TV in 2009
    it was 517K in 2019

    hmmmmmm
     
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  7. T-Boon

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    AFL averages are brought down by their 2 expansion clubs. In their traditional cities the crowds seem to keep improving.
     
  8. baselinepanther

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    um
    i don't care what brings it down
    we had a clown on here claiming it was booming & unstoppable everywhere in the known universe
     
  9. Perth Red

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    take out the two expansion clubs and what’s it look like? When you your getting 40-60k crowds your probably hitting saturation I’d have thought?
     
  10. baselinepanther

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    ahhh

    read the post above yours
     
  11. T-Boon

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    The competitions that do well around the world are doing well in private schools and public schools and all the classes of people. I think going off the poor crowds RL (and RU) gets it absolutely does need private schools and more to the point needs all the classes (poor, working, middle, snob) to feel wanted and invited to the game. RL is too proud of being seen as just the working class game never makes much effort with the middle class.
     
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  12. Steel Saints

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    Hey guys, this is a Future NRL stadiums thread, not AFL average crowds thread, or NRL crowds thread. .

    Whenever I see the NRL stadiums thread, I look to see if there's any updates on future venues being built or progress images on the new SFS, , not AFL crowds crap FFS.
     
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  13. baselinepanther

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    phhhtt
    the new SFS

    just another venue sydneysiders won't go to
     
  14. Steel Saints

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    Cool! Talk about it in the crowds thread
     
  15. baselinepanther

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    okey dokey : )
     
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    Taken today, cannot wait for the new SFS.

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    Does NRL have a fixture plan for new SFS?

    How awesome would it be to have the first season have a game either every Thursday night or Friday night at SFS for 26 weeks straight..

    NRL should be working with clubs and broadcasters now to set something up

    Not just leave it to channel 9
     
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    Lets have a magic round there.
     
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