Canberra sports crowds inflated in the past, Sports Minister

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ACT Sports Minister Andrew Barr claims crowd figures to Canberra's professional football codes have been inflated in previous years, leading to lower recorded numbers this year.
Officials from the Raiders and Brumbies are in agreement about the need for the proposed indoor stadium in Civic to go ahead to boost crowd numbers.
Attendances at the Brumbies and the Raiders at Canberra Stadium have come under the spotlight after the early part of the NRL and Super Rugby seasons.
Just 7129 fans watched the Brumbies beat the Auckland Blues 26-9 last Friday night in driving rain, the lowest crowd to a Canberra Stadium Super Rugby game since a tiny 4000 in 1999.
The Raiders attracted just 9636 fans against the Gold Coast Titans last month, however that was an increase of more than 1000 people on the corresponding fixture two years ago.
The Raiders are back at home this Saturday at 3pm against the Newcastle Knights, with the GWS Giants hosting the Western Bulldogs an hour and a half later at 4.40pm at Manuka Oval.
"I think they're actually more honest figures, I think the crowd figures have been inflated in previous years, often by 2000,'' Barr said.
"If you were to go back and look at what the actual numbers were before the inflation of numbers, it wouldn't reflect as much of a downward trend that people might think.
"Undoubtedly weather has been a major factor, as is who the local teams are playing against."
Raiders chief executive Don Furner said the discrepancy was more likely to be in the hundreds because of changes to how members and NRL junior pass holders were accounted for stemming from upgrades to the ticketing system at Canberra Stadium.
"In years gone by, the scanners didn't pick up the junior passes and the members are a sold seat, so there used to be a factor but no way [was it 2000],'' Furner said.
"The scanners now pick up everything, so we're more confident everything gets picked up.
"There's a lot less they allow us to put on top."
Barr admitted it wasn't ideal that the Raiders and Giants were playing on the same day, but said the government was using initiatives such as free public transport with a pre-purchased game ticket to entice patrons along.
The ACT government has raised the prospect of building an indoor stadium in Civic within the next decade, something Furner said was essential.
"We need a newer stadium undercover and with Wi-Fi capabilities so that the experience at the ground is better than the experience at home,'' Furner said.
"All sport faces a challenge for the entertainment dollar, that's why we would, along with the ACT government, push for an enclosed stadium.
''Out of all the cities in Australia, we have the toughest weather conditions to sell sport in.''
Interim Brumbies chief executive Doug Edwards hoped that still remained on the cards.
"It would have fixed everything,'' Edwards said.
"We would have had 12,000 or 15,000 if we had an indoor stadium.
"I know the minister's working on that, it's something he's quite passionate about and he's pushing forward with it."


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/act-sport/c ... z2yZCX4wtT

the article is a week to late :cry:
not sure if there are fans of the snot green raiders fans left on the TF :-k


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what is interesting in the article, is the AFL again stuffing up the fixture, by scheduling a game almost straight after the NRL game


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The question, Adamj1300, is who scheduled their game first? Was it the AFL or was it the NRL? Whoever was second were the ones who made the error.


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That's a new one for THE LIST.
"our current crowds aren't so bad because we inflated the previously poor crowds"


Nice try Cos.
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bump.
now that the special resident from canberra, has had his computer privileges reinstated, his mummy or nurse. he would be the perfect to comment about the fudging of crowd at the penny pinching raiders games & brumbies? games :(/


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bump, no bumsniffer going to reply :(


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Cracker wrote:The question, Adamj1300, is who scheduled their game first? Was it the AFL or was it the NRL? Whoever was second were the ones who made the error.
NRL fixture was out first this time, but the AFl very rarely takes what other codes are doing into account when running its business


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Well they should.


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Then nrl is in a load of trouble


Nice try Cos.
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cos789 wrote:Then nrl is in a load of trouble
Proof please.
besides the voices in your head.


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cos789 wrote:Then nrl is in a load of trouble
why should the AFL be worried about the NRL :lol:


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AFLcrap1 wrote:
cos789 wrote:Then nrl is in a load of trouble
Proof please.
besides the voices in your head.
we dont need proof, if obvious clear as day :wave:


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adamj1300 wrote:
AFLcrap1 wrote:
cos789 wrote:Then nrl is in a load of trouble
Proof please.
besides the voices in your head.
we dont need proof, if obvious clear as day :wave:
Must be getting close to SOO.
The jealousy is strong with this mob.


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Crappo...that,s really clasping at straws if that state vs state game is your highlight!


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AFLcrap1 wrote:
adamj1300 wrote:
AFLcrap1 wrote:
cos789 wrote:Then nrl is in a load of trouble
Proof please.
besides the voices in your head.
we dont need proof, if obvious clear as day :wave:
Must be getting close to SOO.
The jealousy is strong with this mob.
what is there to be jealous about of the NRL :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k :-k

by you attempting to quote some star wars on a football related internet forum, only more so proves you are a basement dwelling virgin.
dude seriously go out and get laid, it will change your little world


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