The AFL should bite the bullet and put a team in Tassy and Canberra, the extra game TV rights would go a long way to pay for both.Beaussie wrote: ↑Sun Sep 04, 2022 12:46 pmQuolls2019 wrote: ↑Sat Sep 03, 2022 10:00 amNot sure that AFL Sydney fans would travel for a Titans game or did you mean an NRL combined fan group?Fred wrote: ↑Sat Sep 03, 2022 9:26 am
True. I am not too sure what is so controversial about a team who plays a game in Canberra draws more tourist and generates more tourist income than a local Canberra team? I mean if people are having to travel to the game the need accommodation, somewhere to eat, may take time to take in some tourist things whilst there etc. But you have two teams from outside the region as opposed to one. As yes, AFL team supporters do tend to travel although there is a team from Sydney that has made it a tradition that their supporters travel up for the titans game. I remember a few years ago the Titans promoting the game by almost begging supporters to come so as to hopefully outnumber the local supporters.
However the giants want to extend their canberra agreement for another 10 years up to 3 games a year.
Might be good for canberra but does nothing in their attempt to establish their “home” supporter base.
They have made some odd decisions.
Yeah money might be good but I’m with you, odd decision from the Giants who should be focusing on Western Sydney. That said, the Swans played games in Canberra too, prior to the Giants entry to the competition. I remember going down for games at Bruce Stadium and Manuka Oval. Was always a lot of travelling fans from Sydney and lots of coaches outside grounds from Wagga and the Riverina districts.
And I know that Canberra with the Raiders and the Brumbies would provide stiff opposition…..at first.