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#1 Wendall

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:34 AM

THE Carnegie Challenge Cup final between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves is a sell out with the last remaining tickets for the Wembley showpiece final being sold earlier today.

In a recent survey, developed by leading UK Sports researcher SportsWise, the Carnegie Challenge Cup final came out on top as the best major sports event to attend - beating off competition from other major sporting finals.

“It is very satisfying that the Carnegie Challenge Cup final is seen as one of the ‘must watch’ events in the British sporting calendar,” added Williams.

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Please don't merge this one!

I think its fantastic that RL has sold out Wembley for the 1st time since it was rebuilt and we must thank both Leeds and Wire fans for doing so.

Thoughts?






#2 JWAD

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:36 AM

Thoughts? Where are all these spectators during the rest of the season?

#3 Wendall

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE (JWAD @ Aug 20 2010, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thoughts? Where are all these spectators during the rest of the season?


If you look at big events such as the FA Cup, Heineken Cup, Six Nations and Champions League Final etc these are dominated by bandwagon jumpers.

RL is no different it seems.



#4 brooza

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:40 AM

######, tube's gonna be packed
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:40 AM

Excellent news that it has sold out all of the available tickets. However what will be interesting to see again is that this does not unfortunately include the club Wembley middle tier, so that is likely to create gaps as a number of corporates only utilise these tickets for the big football games there and they do not get resold if they are not going to be used.

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#6 brooza

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE (JWAD @ Aug 20 2010, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thoughts? Where are all these spectators during the rest of the season?

Personally, 150 miles away. I've made it to a couple of matches this season, but with a house to redecorate, and 3 hours travel time, it makes it tricky to get to too many matches.

There's 10 of us that have bought tickets through St Albans Centurions, and I imagine the other 9 haven't been to many SL matches
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#7 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:49 AM

QUOTE (JWAD @ Aug 20 2010, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thoughts? Where are all these spectators during the rest of the season?


Of course people are more likely to attend finals. In RL a final is a family day out that everybody wants to get to.

No matter what this is great news for the sport and shows that the Challenge Cup still has a great pull.

Club Wembley will always be the same problem but a sellout between 2 genuinely big teams should guarantee a good take up.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:51 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 20 2010, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think its fantastic that RL has sold out Wembley for the 1st time since it was rebuilt and we must thank both Leeds and Wire fans along with the rugby league community accross the country and wider afield for doing so.


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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:59 AM

We attend every year regardless of who is in the final. Lots of people do. It's a great weekend away close to the end of what has been a long hard season for some of us.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:09 AM

QUOTE (JWAD @ Aug 20 2010, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thoughts? Where are all these spectators during the rest of the season?

Watching their respective clubs.
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#11 Dave T

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE (JWAD @ Aug 20 2010, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thoughts? Where are all these spectators during the rest of the season?

Don't think there was any need for this comment tbh. The only sport that will attract fewer fans from each team for a final than a regular game is football, and that is down to Wembley's capacity if a couple of big teams get there.

I'm not going to turn this into a Union thread, but that sport is exactly the same.

#12 Dave T

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 20 2010, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In a recent survey, developed by leading UK Sports researcher SportsWise, the Carnegie Challenge Cup final came out on top as the best major sports event to attend - beating off competition from other major sporting finals.

“It is very satisfying that the Carnegie Challenge Cup final is seen as one of the ‘must watch’ events in the British sporting calendar,” added Williams.
Why can't they really play this piece of research up?

I'm sure some other sports would have this all over the media by now.


#13 Dave T

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE (XIII @ Aug 20 2010, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Excellent news that it has sold out all of the available tickets. However what will be interesting to see again is that this does not unfortunately include the club Wembley middle tier, so that is likely to create gaps as a number of corporates only utilise these tickets for the big football games there and they do not get resold if they are not going to be used.
They can be resold, although think you may have to go through official channels (although they do just appear on ebay).

I would think that this game would be pretty attractive to neutrals, and would hope that take up on these seats will be pretty high.

Can't wait now, ages since I've been to a live match, can't even make tonight's last home one of the season!


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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:18 AM

Of course the the rugby league community accross the country always supports the cup final and what makes it a unique sporting event in my opinion.

But imagine if Saints v Catalans would have been the final, nowhere near as many tickets would have been sold and it would not have been a great showpiece final that RL deserves.



#15 Dave T

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:21 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 20 2010, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Of course the the rugby league community accross the country always supports the cup final and what makes it a unique sporting event in my opinion.

But imagine if Saints v Catalans would have been the final, nowhere near as many tickets would have been sold and it would not have been a great showpiece final that RL deserves.
That was proved last year. The simple fact is that Hudds took fewer than Leeds will, and I reckon there will have been fewer neutrals for a game between two clubs not known for appearing in finals.


#16 Wendall

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:24 AM


Quote from RFL:

“The match has really captured the public’s imagination with many in the game expecting an all-time classic final between two of Rugby League’s form teams.

“Both clubs have tremendous support and that has been endorsed with them selling out their ticket allocations in a matter of days after their respective semi-final successes. We now hope that the Club Wembley members that receive tickets from Wembley will turn out in force and be part of this great sporting occasion. We have worked closely with Wembley, throughout the past year, developing a number of initiatives to encourage Club Wembley members to attend the match.”

Lets hope that these corporate/tory types will turn out, I wonder what they have done to try to make them attend besides mailshotting them?



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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:29 AM

Good to hear of the sell out, but where were the supporters for the cup ties? Terrible attendances, despite many give away inducements. We couldn't even get 20K attendancies for the semis, somehow we have to induce more support for the ties.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:32 AM

QUOTE (indomitable @ Aug 20 2010, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good to hear of the sell out, but where were the supporters for the cup ties? Terrible attendances, despite many give away inducements. We couldn't even get 20K attendancies for the semis, somehow we have to induce more support for the ties.

There is a huge difference between a regular game against a lower league team in an early round, or even a Semi at somewhere as lacklustre as Widnes or Hudds.

Both Leeds and Wire had good followings at their respective semi finals, but this will always double/treble when it comes to a final.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

Its great news and something to be proud of and to be exploited for maximum media coverage.

You can see the press headlines now.

" Another David and Goliath clash at Wembley!

Can a low-budget team from small town on the banks of the Mersey do what Sheffield did all those years ago and beat one of the leagues heartlands glamour clubs...etc. rolleyes.gif


No, but it IS good news and its great to see the Final still up there as the one to watch.




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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE (Dave T @ Aug 20 2010, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why can't they really play this piece of research up?

I'm sure some other sports would have this all over the media by now.


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