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Re: Ashes test to be held in London
Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:53 pm
Posted by RfE on Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:53 pm
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jaybs wrote:
I'm not convinced the Tour should be against England, we lose good talent this way, should it not be Great Britain? It's a big stadium, just hope if we are not 2 - 0 up in the series by then, that we are at least 1 - 1 to get a reasonable crowd.


Hopefully 25-30,000 tickets will sell in advance.
From a commercial point of view the series at 1-1 will be the best case scenario for a full house.
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Re: Ashes test to be held in London
Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:24 pm
Posted by northernbloke on Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:24 pm
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Cant see the problem with it going to spurs, it's a brand new stadium and state of the art. Personally I thought the Olympic stadium was a poor venue in location and venue layout.
Wembley is fine but it's probably driven by cost as much as anything. What sort of interest they can generate will be a reasonable indicator of the state of the game! With CC and GF numbers down another big event that requires travel for the core supporters of the game might effect total ticket sales.
As for the turf suffering, RL tends to do less damage to the grass than football
Re: Ashes test to be held in London
Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Posted by Deadcowboys1 on Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:41 pm
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Which ever way you look at it, playing game 1 in 28,000 stadium then game 2 in a 38,000 stadium before heading to a 62,000 stadium for game 3 when series could be over is just plan daft.

Without knowing costs or availability are we saying northern crowds can't/won't fill Old Trafford, Anfield etc.
Re: Ashes test to be held in London
Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:49 pm
Posted by RfE on Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:49 pm
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northernbloke wrote:
Cant see the problem with it going to spurs, it's a brand new stadium and state of the art. Personally I thought the Olympic stadium was a poor venue in location and venue layout.
Wembley is fine but it's probably driven by cost as much as anything. What sort of interest they can generate will be a reasonable indicator of the state of the game! With CC and GF numbers down another big event that requires travel for the core supporters of the game might effect total ticket sales.
As for the turf suffering, RL tends to do less damage to the grass than football


My point was why don’t the RFL choose a stadium in London as it’s ‘base’ and stick with it? So visiting fans get used to it, can meet up in the same pubs, cafes etc...
And as far as London grounds go White Hart Lane is a bit of a pig to get to.
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Re: Ashes test to be held in London
Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Posted by Bostwick on Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:04 pm
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Tottenham is not the nicest part of London either. No matter how grand the stadium is.
Re: Ashes test to be held in London
Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:51 pm
Posted by northernbloke on Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:51 pm
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By that logic the internationals should always be played in the same stadiums.
Why not try somewhere new? The logic of fans getting used to it and going to the same pubs not really an issue when it's only one game every couple of years.
Re: Ashes test to be held in London
Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Posted by northernbloke on Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:55 pm
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As for which stadiums up north, thank goodness they are not using Anfield again, footy fans might like it but strewth it's a poor venue.
Not been to elland road in a while so not sure what it's like.
Look on the other side, had they brought it to a stadium in london with a 40k capacity we would have been whinging about lack of ambition.
Re: Ashes test to be held in London
Post Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:13 pm
Posted by Deadcowboys1 on Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:13 pm
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northernbloke wrote:
As for which stadiums up north, thank goodness they are not using Anfield again, footy fans might like it but strewth it's a poor venue.
Not been to elland road in a while so not sure what it's like.
Look on the other side, had they brought it to a stadium in london with a 40k capacity we would have been whinging about lack of ambition.


Doubt it NB, not sure I can remember a time when RL has shown any ambition.

Of course there is nothing wrong in trying other venues but Spuds really? Perhaps they got a good deal as Levy desperate to get money in. But it is a bit grim on the old Tottenham High Road.
Re: Ashes test to be held in London
Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:07 pm
Posted by northernbloke on Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:07 pm
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It's a bit grim around wembley so not sure what the difference is! Maybe the new shops round wembley and Westfield near Olympic stadium make them more inviting for families and couples on game day, but if folk who come down stay overnight I suspect very few stay close to whatever stadium. So it's down to the facilities at the stadium itself that's important, and no doubt the deal they have got.
Re: Ashes test to be held in London
Post Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Posted by northernbloke on Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:09 pm
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Has anyone been to the stadium? If so what's the thoughts on it?
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