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  1. According to the ever reliable wiki, the record is Leeds v South Sydney (12.5k) that's slightly above the state of origin game in 1987. I can't think of anything else that might surpass those.
  2. Cowardly Fan

    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    That's an interesting question. They stated 40k target, but I suspect that was partially to make it seem like a big event. They may also be more forgiving given their reduced time to sell, waiting for the game to be confirmed.
  3. Cowardly Fan

    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    No, that was in reply to selling every ticket in the stadium at the same price.
  4. Cowardly Fan

    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    Don't you think the fact it's not tried is a sign it wouldn't work? I'm pretty confident it was tried, but hasn't been for a long time as promoters evolved to maximise revenue and attendance. I'd suggest it would be a bad time to try something different, that goes against current sports marketing wisdom (as you yourself state). This game can't afford to be fail.
  5. Cowardly Fan

    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    They've sold by far the most tickets at the highest and lowest price points. One standard price would limit your revenue and even if you priced it 25 dollars that's still above the minimum at the moment, hence you are almost certain to have reduced revenue and a risk of a reduced attendance. My experience is that you would only be appeasing a vocal minority as well. Most people once they've booked won't check later for deals, even if it did bother them.
  6. Cowardly Fan

    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    I'm not aware of a sport that doesn't. When I was still working for a football club we used to offer closed group offers e.g. to doctors, army, police. So it wasn't public knowledge, but was still goingg on, that's the closest I can think of.
  7. Cowardly Fan

    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    Ok, so that's you and Allora against the vast majority of the sporting world. Back to Denver.
  8. Cowardly Fan

    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    Yep, we fundamentally disagree. As I said I pay at a price and seat I'm happy with at the time. I've zero interest in what they do with the rest of the tickets. Your changing attitude is fine, it comes with some pros and cons. It's not a failing of the organisers. The strategy you seem to be advocating would decrease attendances and revenue. Just curious. I don't agree with your issue, so wondered how far it extended.
  9. Cowardly Fan

    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    Does this bother you in other areas of life? For example when you buy a shirt and the store subsequently has a sale?
  10. Cowardly Fan

    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    There's a lot of unknowns, so it's much harder to extrapolate sales than an England home game for example. I think 30k is unlikely though, I'd guess 18-20k.
  11. Cowardly Fan

    Lamport Stadium

    Fair enough, I really don't know enough to argue. Just wondering if there was a like-for-like comparison. I wonder if we could get a TV deal.
  12. Cowardly Fan

    Denver Test - Ticket Sales

    I don't understand the mentality, I buy early for a game if I want to choose my seat and/or think it may sell quickly, or I leave it later and risk a worse seat/sell-out and a change in price. What they do with the rest of the tickets after I buy my tickets I couldn't care less, there is no 'cost' to me - I paid a price I was happy with at the time. As Dave T mentioned this is very common business practice not just in sports, flight/train tickets fluctuate, every store will have sales and I suspect the same people complaining don't moan when Next have a sale.
  13. Cowardly Fan

    RL Viewing figures

    I believe we do under use our players in particular, Toronto seem to be doing a better job of this with their crowd interaction. I remember hospitality entertainment at Warrington being Rhys Evans speaking a little nervously on a dodgy mic! By comparison when I was a kid Martin Johnson took pictures with all the children without needing a prompt, pressed me above his head too, although that might not pass health and safety!
  14. Cowardly Fan

    Lamport Stadium

    Have they played under NFL rules? Otherwise it would be difficult to judge, US players may just be much better athletes. To take an extreme example I play squash, but I'm pretty sure Roger Federer would beat me easily, even if he'd never played it and it's a very different game to tennis.
  15. Cowardly Fan

    RL Viewing figures

    I'd agree with most of that. I think Hearn probably over emphasised the importance of this, but in my experience people struggle to name a RL player and RU I think has a similar issue given their profile. Compare with say NFL and I think they do rightly or wrongly build up their stars more, with the focus on the quarterback.