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In a development area, would you say its more important to concentrate on one place rather than spread games out across that development area if you want to grow the game at any other level than SL where the massive financial backing is needed. Even in the case of the Broncos would moving across 3/4 venues each season be good ?

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In a development area, would you say its more important to concentrate on one place rather than spread games out across that development area if you want to grow the game at any other level than SL where the massive financial backing is needed. Even in the case of the Broncos would moving across 3/4 venues each season be good ?

I think that if you can make the games an "event" then you can move around. If it is simply a match, then same place, same time is better.

London & South Wales are the two most obvious candidates. If either of them could work with partners, there is no reason why you couldn't move games around. In the World Cup, we sold out Bristol because it was an event. It was a one off event on your doorstep. Many of those people wouldn't go week in, week out, but they'll go for an "event".

It helps spread the financial burden around too.

In an ideal world, you'd replicate the World Cup model, where venues were bidding to host matches, and then worked their socks off to try and make it a success.

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Might be worth a try but without a world cup marketing budget would London v wakey at Millwall have the same event appeal

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You could always put it out to tender and see what interest you get, kind of like what they did for the WC. You never know, you might get several good offers for hosting one or two games a season with plans on how they'd make it a success.

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quote name="Wellsy4HullFC" post="2852342" timestamp="1387020406"]You could always put it out to tender and see what interest you get, kind of like what they did for the WC. You never know, you might get several good offers for hosting one or two games a season with plans on how they'd make it a success.

That's the issue though. AFAIK, only one venue has detailed plans already drawn up and is offering an amazing deal. Other venues I don't know about but other than the basic finances I can't see there being anything on the table.

For the sport here in S Wales - this year at least following a poor RLWC showing - I, and others think we need to establish a foothold in one area and build outwards from there.

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for a one off event  you can organise the advertising to get in people who have not seen the game before or just like the thought of an event and of course the diehards will travel to it  .

 

for regular club games then apart from the odd game played  at a different venue then you need an established base to grow regular support  .

how many people would buy a season ticket for a club that could be playing in 6 or 7 different venues  miles apart  during the season

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for a one off event you can organise the advertising to get in people who have not seen the game before or just like the thought of an event and of course the diehards will travel to it .

for regular club games then apart from the odd game played at a different venue then you need an established base to grow regular support .

how many people would buy a season ticket for a club that could be playing in 6 or 7 different venues miles apart during the season

How many season ticket holders do the Broncos get? What's the most they've had?

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they had quite a few at both Charlton and Brentford  take a look at there att figures

 

there a classic case of a club moving around so not building  a core long term  local support

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