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#421 saintspete83

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:24 PM

heres a link that shows a section of the millenium with 45k in http://en.wikipedia....iff_GP_2008.JPG



#422 GeordieSaint

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:31 PM

are there any promo codes for the opening games.

 

Try 'dance'.


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#423 GeordieSaint

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:33 PM

heres a link that shows a section of the millenium with 45k in http://en.wikipedia....iff_GP_2008.JPG

 

Good picture; difference with the Opener will be the bottom tier will be full, behind the posts will be full (incl top tier) whilst there will be nobody in the top tier along the side line (Upper West Stand).


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#424 saintspete83

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:53 PM

this link shows 57,565 at a wales v barbarians in 2012 and looks really good i think so if we hit 50k it will look fine on tv 



#425 Southerner

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:13 PM

Why oh why didn't we have the opening ceremony at a large venue in England with a guaranteed sellout and hence a great start to the tournament. Honestly can anyone tell me please?

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:33 PM

Why oh why didn't we have the opening ceremony at a large venue in England with a guaranteed sellout and hence a great start to the tournament. Honestly can anyone tell me please?

Where do you recommend?

 

This opening ceremony is expected to have a larger crowd than the last three, at Wembley, Twickenham and Sydney Football Stadium. That sounds ok to me.

 

Nowhere in England guarantees a sellout when it comes to RL, we don't get sellouts when we play at places like Hudds, Wigan and Hull in Four Nations games in many instances.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:35 PM

Why oh why didn't we have the opening ceremony at a large venue in England with a guaranteed sellout and hence a great start to the tournament. Honestly can anyone tell me please?

 Who is going to guarantee a sellout and where? Honestly can anyone tell me please?



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:59 AM

I am taking my 7yr old and 5yr old to to Wembley for the semis. Their first taste of Rugby League.

I also also mentioned it to my colleague at work in London and he rounded up a group of 9 friends in 24 hrs none of whom have been to a Rugby League game...

Am sure it it will be a great day out!

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:10 AM

Why oh why didn't we have the opening ceremony at a large venue in England with a guaranteed sellout and hence a great start to the tournament. Honestly can anyone tell me please?


Because the milleniumn stadium has a roof.

#430 BBR

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:34 AM

Those people who didn't go to the last home England games in the North have no right to complain. And anyone who just plucks stadiums out of thin air are in cloud cuckoo land. Arsenal have never offered the Emirates for this tournament nor did Man City. For all we know, Cardiff was the only big stadium available. Maybe it was much cheaper to hire which is needed since the rfl had to sell many tournament tickets for just 5 quid. Until fans turn out and support these games we have to put up with games being where we can afford to host them

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 05:35 AM

50k for Cardiff would be great. However let's not forget that it could be as low as 25k for each game. Our even 40k for one and much less for the other. Look at how many fans only bother with one game as magic weekends

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:08 AM

50k for Cardiff would be great. However let's not forget that it could be as low as 25k for each game. Our even 40k for one and much less for the other. Look at how many fans only bother with one game as magic weekends


That's true but I reckon that if everyone is in their seat at the OC, there will be less tendency to wander around. It should be much more of a 'formal' scenario compared with MW, where it is much more casual. Plus Wales are on second so hopefully most will stay for that too.

I am no fan of SCD at all but if it gets more punters enjoying it then great. I can't actually remember liking any act I have ever seen at a big game but I can live with it if others are encouraged to attend because of it.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:59 AM

Crowd figures are looking good and we need to remember that this is about more than full stadia. The Welsh Govt put in a big chunk of money to co-host the tournament and they quite rightly wanted a big game at the Millennium Stadium. I'd much rather we took the big sums on offer from the Welsh Govt and have the opening ceremony and a great double header under the roof in Cardiff in front of 40k plus people than to say, sod the money, we'll have it at a much smaller stadium in the north, to suit a bunch of people who have no intention of going to the game anyway.

As a league fan, in the north, I prefer, to watch England at places like Wembley and the Millennium Stadium, rather than be restricted to venues I visit regularly dusting the normal season.

This tournament should be a great experience, should present a very good image of the game and should make a nice little profit. Sounds good to me.

#434 philipw

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:14 AM

Crowd figures are looking good and we need to remember that this is about more than full stadia. The Welsh Govt put in a big chunk of money to co-host the tournament and they quite rightly wanted a big game at the Millennium Stadium. I'd much rather we took the big sums on offer from the Welsh Govt and have the opening ceremony and a great double header under the roof in Cardiff in front of 40k plus people than to say, sod the money, we'll have it at a much smaller stadium in the north, to suit a bunch of people who have no intention of going to the game anyway.
As a league fan, in the north, I prefer, to watch England at places like Wembley and the Millennium Stadium, rather than be restricted to venues I visit regularly dusting the normal season.
This tournament should be a great experience, should present a very good image of the game and should make a nice little profit. Sounds good to me.


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#435 Saintslass

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:17 AM

Crowd figures are looking good and we need to remember that this is about more than full stadia. The Welsh Govt put in a big chunk of money to co-host the tournament and they quite rightly wanted a big game at the Millennium Stadium. I'd much rather we took the big sums on offer from the Welsh Govt and have the opening ceremony and a great double header under the roof in Cardiff in front of 40k plus people than to say, sod the money, we'll have it at a much smaller stadium in the north, to suit a bunch of people who have no intention of going to the game anyway.

As a league fan, in the north, I prefer, to watch England at places like Wembley and the Millennium Stadium, rather than be restricted to venues I visit regularly dusting the normal season.

This tournament should be a great experience, should present a very good image of the game and should make a nice little profit. Sounds good to me.

Well said.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:03 AM

Crowd figures are looking good and we need to remember that this is about more than full stadia. The Welsh Govt put in a big chunk of money to co-host the tournament and they quite rightly wanted a big game at the Millennium Stadium. I'd much rather we took the big sums on offer from the Welsh Govt and have the opening ceremony and a great double header under the roof in Cardiff in front of 40k plus people than to say, sod the money, we'll have it at a much smaller stadium in the north, to suit a bunch of people who have no intention of going to the game anyway.

As a league fan, in the north, I prefer, to watch England at places like Wembley and the Millennium Stadium, rather than be restricted to venues I visit regularly dusting the normal season.

This tournament should be a great experience, should present a very good image of the game and should make a nice little profit. Sounds good to me.

Well that summed up exactly what I was wanting to write perfectly. Well bloody said.



#437 Kenny Bania

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:04 AM

 Who is going to guarantee a sellout and where? Honestly can anyone tell me please?

 

Leigh Sports Village.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:47 AM

I have 3 tickets in section L22 for opener at face value (£30) if anybody is interested.

Please PM me.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:33 AM

According to my calendar we have over a week prior to the opening, surely we are going to sell more tickets? In Wales main publicity is about to start which surely should mean encouragement to go. Already more tickets sold for the game than any other previous RL international, and I note that according to the sellers 70% purchasers are new to rugby league, which is a very strong positive



#440 Southerner

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:35 AM

Where do you recommend?

 

This opening ceremony is expected to have a larger crowd than the last three, at Wembley, Twickenham and Sydney Football Stadium. That sounds ok to me.

 

Nowhere in England guarantees a sellout when it comes to RL, we don't get sellouts when we play at places like Hudds, Wigan and Hull in Four Nations games in many instances.

South Wales Sharks makes a good point regarding "The Welsh Govt put in a big chunk of money to co-host the tournament and they quite rightly wanted a big game at the Millennium Stadium". However, it would be interesting to know the exact sum and full thought process surrounding the decision. In my oppinion I think any large northern stadium would've sold out - I see Man Utd are playing at Old Trafford so my pick would be the City of Manchester stadium. This has a capacity of 60,000 and it would've sold out. It would've been a fantastic atmosphere and looked great on TV. Unfortunately it's all about perceptions and people tuning into the opening ceremony and seeing large empty tiers will look awful. Many people's perceptions of Rugby League is that it's not as popular as Union and therefore can't be as good, unfortunately the gaps will help confirm their wayward views.

 

This is the World Cup not the Four Nations and you can't compare the two, a world cup has a far bigger appeal.






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