Thats fair enough and i take your point. But if the reports ive heard are true and 10-15% of all ticket sales are from the North East for this weekend then i think we should be able to fill the Thunder stadium for a test match if promoted correctly, which i presume has a capacity similar to the LSV. It just bothers me that, like the World Cup, we will make big gains in new areas but then not follow it up until it is too late.
If that's the case and the reported figure of 60,000 is accurate, they tend to give the total figure for the weekend so it's prudent to halve that figure to 30,000 15% is 45000. I'm not sure I'm happy that's enough native support for a test match. Although I agree with the need to build momentum and keep things going. I just don't want to devalue an England match by having an attendance of less that 5k (really I think England should always be aiming for at least 15k and preferably 20K but I'm aware I'm probably too high on that)