Rabbitohs and Storm are owned by strong figures who have connections with the big end of town.
We'll have to wait five or ten years after Brisbane 2 enters the competition to know how viable they will be in the long-term. There's no guarantee that the new club will pull 20k from day one, or
ever, regardless of whether it's in the middle of a heartland city with a neutral brand or based in the other suburbs.
The norm for professional RL-RU clubs around the world is to average well under 20k.
Brisbane isnt the norm though is it, there isnt another RL city of 3million with just two clubs in it. It would be very dissapointing if the new club cant draw 20k plus given all we have been hearing for years is of all the latent RL fanbase that refuses to follow the Broncos but that would jump on board a new club. I mean if we end up with yet another 13k club only surviving because of pokie machines whats the point on spending $13mill a year of NRL money, and avery valuable license spot, on it?