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Postby HumphreyBBear » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:08 am


Can somebody explain to me why the Cats will play the Swans at the MCG (with a capacity of 100,000+), whilst the Giants will play the Bulldogs at Spotless Stadium (with a capacity of only 24,000)?

60,000 people watched the Giants play the Swans, and the Bulldogs have over 40,000 fans! If tickets were issued evenly only about 1 Bulldog fan in 4 would get a ticket, and only 12,000 tickets would be left for a city of over 4 million people. I'm not sure how many Giants fans/Sydney-siders would turn up, but surely the game should be held at the SCG or ANZ Stadium. Don't the AFL want to expand the game in NSW? :scratch:

Makes no fuckin' sense to me. :roll:


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Postby der Meister » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:50 pm


They should either both be at the home team's Ground (Simonds and Spotless) or both at venues with highest capacity (MCG and ANZ/SCG), having one and not the other makes no sense, as you said.

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Postby djmenow » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:41 pm


The Giants deserved their home final.
The Cats should have it at Simonds.
The AFL have an agreement where 1 final per round needs to be played at the G.


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Postby HumphreyBBear » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:01 am


djmenow wrote:
The AFL have an agreement where 1 final per round needs to be played at the G.


Ok, I can understand that to a degree; but having a final at a ground that only has 24K capacity is absolutely stupid.
It makes me think that the AFL couldn't give a fuck about the teams involved, or growing the game, they only care about the money they will make from the TV rights.


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Postby phunkyfeelone » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:33 pm


HumphreyBBear wrote:
djmenow wrote:
The AFL have an agreement where 1 final per round needs to be played at the G.


Ok, I can understand that to a degree; but having a final at a ground that only has 24K capacity is absolutely stupid.
It makes me think that the AFL couldn't give a fuck about the teams involved, or growing the game, they only care about the money they will make from the TV rights.


TV rights and advertising make a lot more money than gate receipts and food sales.
I like the idea of Spotless Stadium, will basically be a huge game played at a local footy ground - awesome atmosphere!
For the AFL, it's also about having an even crowd for their little lovechild, 24,000 capacity, 8000 Bulldogs, 8000 GWS, 8000 Corporates


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Postby HIPPYD » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:27 pm


I was under the impression that it wasn't played at simmonds due to renovations taking place at the moment


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