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Turning the grand final into the Super Bowl.


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#1 walter sobchak

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:28 PM

Would it be a good idea taking the grand final on the road every year by having host cities bid for this showpiece, Just like in the US with the super bowl? You could have the grand final played in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff, London and maybe at potential new stadiums in Sheffield and Birmingham. It could create good publicity for our game by having host cities bid for the final and taking our showpiece event to new areas of the country.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:37 PM

Would it be a good idea taking the grand final on the road every year by having host cities bid for this showpiece, Just like in the US with the super bowl? You could have the grand final played in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff, London and maybe at potential new stadiums in Sheffield and Birmingham. It could create good publicity for our game by having host cities bid for the final and taking our showpiece event to new areas of the country.

Just like the magic weekend?
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#3 Scubby

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:38 PM

Or you could continue to play it at one of the most famous stadiums in the world and build up some tradition, prestige and anticipation.



#4 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:41 PM

Old Trafford is fine at this time of year ,handy for our fans and Man utd seem to have a good relationship with RL.
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#5 walter sobchak

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:54 PM

Just like the magic weekend?


But with more fans.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:00 PM

if it ain't broke etc etc ;)



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

The difference is that the Super Bowl has loads of potential host cities that have huge populations and huge stadiums all with a huge interest in the game.

We have Manchester. That's about it. Only Cardiff, Wembley and Twickenham could hold a crowd the size of a Grand Final.
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#8 bobbruce

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:06 PM

It also works well being at old Trafford because the two finalists are only known the week before.

#9 walter sobchak

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:28 PM

if it ain't broke etc etc ;)


Fair point but other than your diehard RL fans nobody really knows this game is taking place, maybe a different host city every year would just create a little outside interest with non rugby league fans and the media.

#10 walter sobchak

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:33 PM

The difference is that the Super Bowl has loads of potential host cities that have huge populations and huge stadiums all with a huge interest in the game.
We have Manchester. That's about it. Only Cardiff, Wembley and Twickenham could hold a crowd the size of a Grand Final.

Celtic park, Hampden, murrayfield, arsenal's ground and the Liverpool FC potential stadium or a revamped villa park.

#11 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:34 PM

But with more fans.

Hold your horses,because a lot of people will be holding their breath if Huddersfield get to Old Trafford this year


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#12 walter sobchak

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

Hold your horses,because a lot of people will be holding their breath if Huddersfield get to Old Trafford this year


If they did I can see maybe 5,000 hardcore giants fans going and maybe another 5,000 bandwagon(Huddersfield town fans) fans. The grand final is just like the challenge cup final with the majority of the crowd being made up of neutrals.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:21 PM

If they did I can see maybe 5,000 hardcore giants fans going and maybe another 5,000 bandwagon(Huddersfield town fans) fans. The grand final is just like the challenge cup final with the majority of the crowd being made up of neutrals.

 

No it isn't. Have you been to GFs? If you go on the ticket site half the stadium isn't even on sale yet until the finalists are confirmed.



#14 Dave T

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

Celtic park, Hampden, murrayfield, arsenal's ground and the Liverpool FC potential stadium or a revamped villa park.

none of them hold 70k

#15 deluded pom?

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:57 PM

No it isn't. Have you been to GFs? If you go on the ticket site half the stadium isn't even on sale yet until the finalists are confirmed.

I thought the RFL/ SL usually hold back ten thousand tickets for each finalist?

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#16 Southerner

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 07:59 PM

No problem with the venue, however I'd love to see the build up and media coverage to match that of the Superbowl. Any ideas on how we do that and the financials of TGG would be hugely improved.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:18 PM

No problem with the venue, however I'd love to see the build up and media coverage to match that of the Superbowl. Any ideas on how we do that and the financials of TGG would be hugely improved.


Super league grand final halftime show, complete with adverts for the tv.

#18 Southerner

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:34 PM

Super league grand final halftime show, complete with adverts for the tv.


I've never seen a Superbowl but I know the adverts are a big tradition each year. It would be great to have a similar situation for Rugby League, something like this idea of exclusive adverts to attract new supporters. I'm simply not sure if the sport and occasion would fit the bill for potential companies looking to advertise.

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:46 PM

I thought the RFL/ SL usually hold back ten thousand tickets for each finalist?

 

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#20 Padge

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:47 PM

Super league grand final halftime show, complete with adverts for the tv.

 

 

I've never seen a Superbowl but I know the adverts are a big tradition each year. It would be great to have a similar situation for Rugby League, something like this idea of exclusive adverts to attract new supporters. I'm simply not sure if the sport and occasion would fit the bill for potential companies looking to advertise.

 

Real world calling.

 

Fat chance.



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