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44 minutes ago, scotchy1 said:

7-10 internationals is the bare minimum that should be being played before we can say we have a functioning international game 

Just to clarify, do you mean that you want England to play 7-10 internationals every year?

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30 minutes ago, bentleyman said:

Still not rcvd my Ticket ordered on the 30th phone Line goes to answering machine im not happy

 

30 minutes ago, bentleyman said:

Still not rcvd my Ticket ordered on the 30th phone Line goes to answering machine im not happy

I tried phoning them this morning and kept getting cut off.  Try emailing ticketing@rfl.co.uk - they were extremely helpful and have sorted my issue out quickly.

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So the geniuses still can't seem to figure out how to sell tickets, bay 38 is down to single seats but 36 & 37 have barely sold. You would of thought even the biggest idiot could work out people want seats in the middle, why wouldn't they have started with bays 40 & 41 when they opened the upper level.

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36 minutes ago, Balmain1969 said:

So the geniuses still can't seem to figure out how to sell tickets, bay 38 is down to single seats but 36 & 37 have barely sold. You would of thought even the biggest idiot could work out people want seats in the middle, why wouldn't they have started with bays 40 & 41 when they opened the upper level.

Maybe it costs less in terms of stewarding etc just to open just one end of the stand. I expect people will simply spread out into the empty middle sections.

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Sorry to harp on about lack of marketing but I was out with 2 ardent sports fans last night (they went to London for the NFL game, just for the experience). They both live near Formby a short merseyrail journey to Anfield.  Had they known the game was on at Anfield they would have gone ! Perhaps they didn't look hard enough lol 

 

 

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how many went? what was the crowd



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and a big London crowd was the difference



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I think, whilst Elland Rd isn't the greatest facility, it should become the default option for Yorkshire tests.  It’s bang in the heartlands in a rugby league city and will almost guarantee a decent crowd.

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8 minutes ago, Odsal Outlaw said:

I think, whilst Elland Rd isn't the greatest facility, it should become the default option for Yorkshire tests.  It’s bang in the heartlands in a rugby league city and will almost guarantee a decent crowd.

Sucha a shame the game was one sided, the crowd was really up for it, had it been a clise game the atmosphere would have been outstanding. I’m no fan of Elland Road but it does seem a good venue for these games

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5 minutes ago, Chrispmartha said:

Sucha a shame the game was one sided, the crowd was really up for it, had it been a clise game the atmosphere would have been outstanding. I’m no fan of Elland Road but it does seem a good venue for these games

It was up for it in the 2004, 2009 and 2011 4N/Tri Nations finals too ? plus the Ashes deciders in 1990, 1994 and 1997. Not a happy venue for home tests 

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7 minutes ago, Chrispmartha said:

Sucha a shame the game was one sided, the crowd was really up for it, had it been a clise game the atmosphere would have been outstanding. I’m no fan of Elland Road but it does seem a good venue for these games

I tend to agree. I used the shuttle bus, it was excellent. The stadium is tired, but it is a decent size, holds the sound in well and because you are crammed in the atmosphere is better. It feels like a bigger event there than Hudds or Wigan too.

A big problem though is Eng/GBs shocking record there !!!!

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If the RFL/SL are smart they will be looking to Elland Road as the national RL stadium. The old girl is due for an upgrade and almost certainly will be probably almost completely rebuilt within the next 10-15 years, especially if LUFC get promoted.

Radrizzanni has been very amenable to RL, this is the third RL match there this year. If the RFL could make a contribution to the rebuild costs in exchange for say a 10% ownership stake that sees them able to stage 10 events a year there it would be absolutely ideal. In a big city, right in the heartlands, proven good crowds and probably around the right size for us.

It would be perfect place to take things like the CC semi-final, maybe even SL semi final, obviously internationals, you could then look at creating new properties like 9s, a replay of the GF to kick off a new season, a Yorkshire day double header anything really. 

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3 minutes ago, scotchy1 said:

If the RFL/SL are smart they will be looking to Elland Road as the national RL stadium. The old girl is due for an upgrade and almost certainly will be probably almost completely rebuilt within the next 10-15 years, especially if LUFC get promoted.

Radrizzanni has been very amenable to RL, this is the third RL match there this year. If the RFL could make a contribution to the rebuild costs in exchange for say a 10% ownership stake that sees them able to stage 10 events a year there it would be absolutely ideal. In a big city, right in the heartlands, proven good crowds and probably around the right size for us.

It would be perfect place to take things like the CC semi-final, maybe even SL semi final, obviously internationals, you could then look at creating new properties like 9s, a replay of the GF to kick off a new season, a Yorkshire day double header anything really. 

10% ownership in today's rebuild costs would be something like £20-25m

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1 minute ago, Scubby said:

10% ownership in today's rebuild costs would be something like £20-25m

Maybe, possibly a little cheaper as there would be no additional infrastructure needed there because there is a tonne of land around it where they would put a new stadium rather than rebuild on the same position it is now (which they would probably do because there is nowhere LUFC could really play in the meantime if the stadium was out of use for any length of time)

But its about half of what the headingley rebuild is going to cost and Im sure a similar deal could be worked out with the council/financiers.

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On 11/10/2018 at 2:18 PM, parklandswolf said:

Sorry to harp on about lack of marketing but I was out with 2 ardent sports fans last night (they went to London for the NFL game, just for the experience). They both live near Formby a short merseyrail journey to Anfield.  Had they known the game was on at Anfield they would have gone ! Perhaps they didn't look hard enough lol 

 

 

Yeah some on here will certainly tell you it's the customers fault.

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A new West Stand could add 10k to the capacity and, at a stroke, could provide all the fancy corporate and media stuff LUFC are likely to need until they become Champions League regulars. New roofs at the N&S sides would make it World Cup ready (with other tweaks like a new SW corner, removal of the SS boxes, refurbish and extend some concourses and so on). It's not a massive, or massively expensive job to create a really good 45k seat stadium. Although if they were redoing the roof of the Kop they'd probably expand it at the time, as per the World Cup 2018 plans. The South Stand and Elland Road -the road itself - is the only issue (and a "bypass" round the back of the Kop has just been approved)

If this Ashes 2020 thing is true I hope they play safe and choose Leeds, Manchester and Wembley. Expansion is vital, but feed the fans you already have too. It's not as if Leeds is hard to get to , or a bad destination. You don't always have to take the mountain to Mohammed. Maybe folk in Newcastle and Coventry could be tempted to a day out in Leeds. Between Leeds, Bradford, Wakey ,Cas and all the smaller clubs, you have tens of thousands of passionate, knowledgeable and matchgoing fans on your doorstep. Makes the whole thing a bigger deal if the fans are really engaged, rather than rugby-bi-curious-voyeur Geordies!

 

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2 hours ago, scotchy1 said:

If the RFL/SL are smart they will be looking to Elland Road as the national RL stadium. The old girl is due for an upgrade and almost certainly will be probably almost completely rebuilt within the next 10-15 years, especially if LUFC get promoted.

Radrizzanni has been very amenable to RL, this is the third RL match there this year. If the RFL could make a contribution to the rebuild costs in exchange for say a 10% ownership stake that sees them able to stage 10 events a year there it would be absolutely ideal. In a big city, right in the heartlands, proven good crowds and probably around the right size for us.

It would be perfect place to take things like the CC semi-final, maybe even SL semi final, obviously internationals, you could then look at creating new properties like 9s, a replay of the GF to kick off a new season, a Yorkshire day double header anything really. 

You're always so ambitious and optimistic! 

I wouldn't know if a formal partnership would be feasible or possible, but with Wembley having the CC, OT having the GF and SJP proving a good home for MW, it would be nice if a place could be found for ER to be another of RL's homes-from-home, based on the national team. A major international every Autumn, an annual event, some stability

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4 minutes ago, 17 stone giant said:

That would be great. 1st test Wembley, 2nd test Old Trafford, 3rd test Elland Road.

Guarantee tickets would be changing hands for £300 if it was a decider in 2020 and it would be a bearpit atmosphere. Play it at 5pm on a football international weekend (maybe play at half 7 if RU is on) and you've got all the ingredients for a blockbuster event

It doesn't look half bad now on TV to be honest. You get more angles with RL coverage and even the crappier bits of the WS looked alright because they were full

The more I think about it and drink this wine, the more I feel that Leeds and Elland Rd should be crucial to promoting the game, along with Manchester. These are the two natural heartland capitals and both are very smart and cosmopolitan cities/metropolises. 

For every Wigan, Leigh and Salford fan, how many regularly work, drink, socialise, watch gigs or even support a football team in Manchester proper? Likewise with Cas, Wakey, Bradford and Huddersfield with Leeds? Not to mention Fev, Batley, Oldham, Dewsbury, Rochdale and so on. The rest of the heartlands are in spitting distance (St Helens, Warrington and at a pinch Hull)

Expansion is vital still, but Manchester is a major "city", Leeds is getting there, and RL is already thoroughly established and embedded (in enclaves) within these cities. I guess I'm saying there's still a lot of potential in the heartlands and sometimes we ignore that.

 

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3 Test Series's should always be played in Lancs, Yorks and London. Etihad, Elland Road and Olympic St should probably be first choice, with a bit of variation (Anfield, St James, Wembley etc.).

Internationals need to be events, let's now move on from regular SL grounds for good.

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I'd say in future, England tests against oz or Nz, or any tournament games, should not be staged at grounds with capacities less than 30,000. We do need to be aiming higher than hoping to get 20,000 at Hull or Huddersfield but not being too ambitious cos things like anfield can happen. Increase average attendances steadily. If we can get 40,000 average for the oz series that would be fantastic and so much higher than any recent series or tournament. I think given the desire to see this series and excitement that is already building at just the potential of it happening then that is definitely achievable. 

My picks for venues would probably be something like St James Park, etihad/elland road and Olympic. If we can get 40,000 for magic at Newcastle we can get 50,000 for an ashes test. Similarly, if there was only 1 game in the heartland we should be looking at 50,000 easy in Manchester or absolutely no doubt a full elland road. Even around 45,000 or so at Olympic would be great and if the ground was sold cleverly, like they have been for Wembley, so it is full where the cameras point, then great! Don't get me wrong, we could realistically get 50,000 there though. 

Steadily increasing attendances without going wild and 3 potential 50,000s would almost be the highest attendances England has ever had a d the highest international attendances since the 2013 World Cup. Momentum built in 2020, then go for a 20-25,000 average in the world Cup, again, achievable and still thousands higher than any world cup for decades. 

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