So basically it wont happen, and the NRL will be stuck in run-down suburban grounds talking about how good it would be if we had nice ones.
Sounds like a great plan....
If its impossible for people to get out of Manly then why is it meant to be easier for people to get into Manly for the game??
At least when the game is somewhere else, the congestion is limited to thepeople who actually live there. Not the thousands of fans trying to get in.
If its fine to leave entire states without a team (WA, SA) and entire cities with only one (Brisbane, Melbourne), i dont know why we think every suburn in Syndey needs its own team....
Ok, so some fans are dont come to the games and just go to the local Leagues Club instead (literally describing what happens now)....
Every location will inconvenience someone. The question is: how do we maximise crowds? Answer: its ok to piss off 1, if you can gain 10 somewhere else.
You said it won't happen,so you must be right.Think the Sharks have a differing view to you.
The current great plan is having two major (centralised0 stadiums few attend, and look empty .For many reasons scheduling, transport infrastructure.Yeah a great look LOL.
Ac far as you comments re Manly,I again refer to the current two centralised stadiums ,and their "acceptance" by fans.And the poor 10,000 crowd at Manly against Souths on a fine Saturday afternoon, would have hardly been any better at the ANZ.10,000 in a 83,000 seat stadium please.
Look at the poor crowd at the SFS when the Panthers were involved in a semi.
People continue to relate the situation to Melbourne.They have SFA idea of the geographics,transport situation in Sydney.Ever thought how a direct rail service to either the SFS or ANZ would assist crowds.
People go to Adele,G/F one offs in huge numbers, but even then it's a pain to get there.
The congestion, is the bloody pathetic transport system and roads in this city.Regardless of where the stadiums are situated.
Show me where I've suggested there should be no new Interstate teams? I'd love two Brisbane teams, and a Perth side to stop PR's whinging.
My point has always been that I'm all for expansion, but not at the expense of current NRL clubs.The SL war with turfing and merging has been a tactical blunder and a huge boon for fumbleball.So your analogy of pissing off 1 and gaining 10 is way off.Look what happened pissing off Souths.Look what happened to Nth sydney and their juniors.People who lose clubs are not going to follow another, rare if it happens.I've seen it first hand.
You squirt off as Sydney club averaging 13,000 plus now, and gain an Intersate club with the same numbers.Who gains? The new club and the crowds remain the same and fumble ball in Sydney rubs their hands with glee.
Whilst Leagues Licenced clubs nearby benefit , it has to do with one more time, scheduling,transport,weather and infrastructure.You can have a Taj Mahal club, that has zero to do with
people who will attend a game mainly to do with scheduling and access to the ground.
To maximise crowds
1) Scheduling to encourage more families
2)the new Parramatta Stadium and a reconfigured ANZ with cover will help.I can't see the refurbished SFS helping TBH.
3)with the extras 30% money the NRL provides to the clubs, some of that money for suburban clubs should be allocated to new stands with cover .
4) yes expansion will assist.Turfing clubs will not.