@Snake said in Home Ground situation needs to change:
@WT2K There is no need for a poll … the club has to decide where our home ground will be! They are the ones that have caused this situation ,for 20 yrs they have divided the supporter base while sweeping this issue under the rug ! The one variable is neither Leichhardt or Campbelltown are viable for this purpose moving forward . So this leaves 3 options BankWest stadium but in an undesirable suburb for many …or a revamped ANZ stadium the coliseum of no atmosphere for club games that from day one has been rubbished by our supporters as soulless but still in the Parramatta (opps there’s that word again) LGA. Then of course there is the new stadium in Moore Park now for a person living in the inner west of Sydney this could be an option except for one reason … travelling into the city and for supporters living further south W/ north W and West this is an issue and of course we will have the garbage like Parramatta it will always be the Roosters home ground just will not feel right. So unless someone has the millions to build a stadium in the inner west there are the 3 options .
This situation needs to be rectified quickly as the club has stretched itself to thinly, consolidation needs to happen immediately, after 20 yrs our club needs a home …Our team needs a home and us supporters need one home . Enough is enough time for some leadership and positive actions from the West’s group . Not everybody will be happy but that’s life , this IMO
is the most crucial decision the club needs to make to cement itself in the Sydney basin once and for all !
Doesn’t matter where you live in outer Sydney, all transport seems based on the aim of moving masses of people in and out of the city.
The Roosters leagues club is a few kms from the SFS, not right on the doorstep (and the beneficiary of the cost of parking at the ground). Surrry Hills and the CBD have food and beverage experiences equal to or better than Parramatta. The only downside of the new city stadium is the limited connection to our club.
Homebush (both the ground and surrounding area) lacks any form of atmosphere.
Bankwest is another teams home ground, with our club the only one dumb enough to use it as a regular homebase while there are other options available. It is also designed for television by having one side of the ground dedicated to corporates & TV cameras, thus forcing the general public into the other side of the ground to make a good TV backdrop, eben when numbers are down. This flipside is that this limits the seats available to the punters and so whenever there is a decent crowd, more of them are forced into the corners and behind the posts.
I look forward to seeing what the new SFS looks like, but at this stage would prefer to be playing out of homebush.