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Petition: Demand an end to the Melbourne Football Club playing at Etihad Stadium



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13 minutes ago, JTR said:

What was the crowd figure to break even on gate takings?  17,000 or something like that?

Good luck not having to send a cheque to Etihad if we play home games there vs interstate teams. 

I thought it was actually much higher than that.

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The question has to be asked, when the AFL inevitably take over the stadium sometime in the next few years, and it ceases to be a venue that watches every dollar by hiring less gate/catering/ticketing staff, will things improve any without a private sector bottom line to protect? Will the AFL bring an end to the 'minimum number of scheduled games at the ground per year' ruling that forces each Vic club to play a home game there? Will they reduce the price of parking under the stadium? WIll the reduce the size of the Medallion Club and the like so more fans can actually go and afford to sit on level 2?

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In the early days under the old moniker of Colonial Stadium we enjoyed the clear second best record behind Essendon  the almost invincible home tenant . As long as the roof is closed and  i'm therefore not squinting into the low late afternoon sun I don't have an issue with the place . The first ten rows or so of the top deck are cheap , and offer excellent viewing . A  front row seat on the  Level 2 wing matches the SCG as the best viewing spot in the AFL .  Our horror record there over the last decade has nothing to do with the venue and all to do with poor appointments and abysmal recruiting .              

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On 2 May 2016 at 8:40 PM, Coat of Harmes said:

Ladies and gentlemen,

This dire situation must be brought to the AFL's attention, so please sign the petition and get behind the cause.

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/171/915/467/demand-an-end-to-the-melbourne-football-club-playing-at-etihad-stadium/

I have signed the petition and added the following comment:  We started out as the MCC Football Club and the MCG is our historic home. We shouldn't play any "home" games at Etihad, particularly against Victorian Clubs who are based there!

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On May 2, 2016 at 5:40 PM, Coat of Harmes said:

Ladies and gentlemen,

This dire situation must be brought to the AFL's attention, so please sign the petition and get behind the cause.

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/171/915/467/demand-an-end-to-the-melbourne-football-club-playing-at-etihad-stadium/

We play about 5 away games at the G. 

Get over it.

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I think Richmond got a smaller crowd at the "G" hosting a loss to Port (funny). I think we would have got about 35,000 at the "G" hosting St Kilda so I would be upset if the AFL themselves didn't regard the situation as a mistake. A mistake that was hard to see at the start of the season.

So, what we do hope to see is more opportunities to make money next year and the year after. Better opportunities than Richmond if they stay in the bottom four.

Also with these "event" matches everyone is carrying on about I'm more [censored] off with us losing the "pink" game (probably our greatest marketing success) as a fixed game against the dogs at the "G". Or is that because we had the girls game as a curtain raiser. I'm not sure. I probably should get my facts right before being [censored] off. Who do we play in the Pink game? Is there an exhibition girls game again this year? These are great opportunities for us.

Incidentally I think the home game against Richmond was a good crowd and I'm pretty sure we had bigger numbers than the Toiges, so if we can drag ourselves out off our ten year journey down the S bend maybe we will get a better fixture. Lets make sure we finish above Richmond, Carlton, Collingwood, St Kilda and Essendon and give Action Jackson some ammunition to go to the AFL.

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Yes I am [censored] off at having to play a home game there against a club whose home ground that is....if that is your petition I would sign it.  It actually defies logic, and supports my premise that the AFL should fund the staging of all games, and distribute the takings now that few clubs actually have home grounds.   To nominate us playing Saints, NM or Foitscray, or EssUndone or Carlton there is as absurd as us playing away games v EssUndone at the G. 

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