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Posted by Call Me God on Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:25 am
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http://www.lindependant.fr/2018/02/07/super-league-un-match-salford-dragons-catalans-a-new-york-en-juin,3093717.php
The Salford-Dragons match of Friday, March 30 (Easter weekend) may be moved to Sunday, June 24 at ... New York. Specifically at the Red Bull Arena, a 26,000-seat stadium, home of the New York Red Bull Football Club.

I really can't see there being any point to this..........2 totally unknown and very average sides being "bribed" to give some credence to the NYC bid methinx........costs covered would be the airfares....5,000 tickets at a score and a sweetener, so about 75k to prove it can be done....it's pound-shop marketing and makes me think the PE teacher from Huddersfield is out of his depth!
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£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Wakefield is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Posted by Someday on Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:00 am
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If true they might has well have 2 championship teams who will do a better job they will not be many fans from they teams
Posted by shinymcshine on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:26 pm
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Its probably easier to get to than the AJ Bell Stadium, and quicker to get out of the car park too.
Posted by caslad75 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:30 pm
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shinymcshine wrote:
Its probably easier to get to than the AJ Bell Stadium, and quicker to get out of the car park too.


Harsh but fair! :lol: :lol:
Posted by RoyBoy29 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:48 pm
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A great outing for both sets of away fans.....Oh wait
Posted by PrinterThe on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:51 pm
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So they'd only have to play 1 game over Easter weekend instead of 2 like the others. Hmmm, dubious.
Posted by homme vaste on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:58 pm
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I have heard on the grapevine that the Kingston Press National Conference League - Division 2 fixture between lowly Leigh East and terrific Thornhill Trojans this season is set to take place at the Zayed Sports City Stadium located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:39 pm
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I have heard on the grapevine that the Kingston Press National Conference League - Division 2 fixture between lowly Leigh East and terrific Thornhill Trojans this season is set to take place at the Zayed Sports City Stadium located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


Poor attempt at humour. Catalans will attract thousands to the stadium in New York because everyone has heard of Catalonia in Spain..
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
Poor attempt at humour. Catalans will attract thousands to the stadium in New York because everyone has heard of Catalonia in Spain..

Ha ha you are kidding
Posted by little wayne69 on Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:52 pm
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Aren't the Catalan Dragons from France?
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