When you talk about alienating their base how many are alienating as it's not like AFL with double the crowds...how many fans are the Waratahs alienating just playing at the SFS and not North Sydney and Manly....1 ground 1 team apart from derbies and on the road games to smaller population areas and country teams.Is it me or you don't see the NFL doing this with it's 32 teams and massive population apart from the oversea games.
You see, that's the thing. Have the Wests Tigers/Balmain/Wests Ashfield done any cost-benefit analysis about the pros and cons of moving fully or mostly to Campbelltown?
I know they'd lose some support here & gain some support there.. but do they know what the tradeoff is?
We also have to factor in the point made previously that the Campbelltown Leagues club is a separate thing.. so if the money goes to them from game day patronage, where's the incentive for Wests Tigers?
Again, it sounds like something that maybe needs restructuring so that a team that covers the south-west plays there, and has good incentive to play there.
Comparisons with NSW Waratahs are invalid as it's a 1-city team, so needs to be in the best & most central stadium.