Why do other clubs like Manly, Sharks and Dragons all manage playing on their traditional home grounds, yet we are told we can’t afford to do this. Bankwest is not a home ground. The past 3 games there have been owned by the opposition supporters. On Friday night the Tigers members seating area was filled with Roosters fans. This week will be even worse. We have six home games a year now. The 3 at Leichhardt and Campbelltown. The rest can all be considered away games.
Do you see those clubs as the benchmark NRL clubs?
probably not - but of the benchmarks only melbourne has a stable home ground. I would hardly call the SCG an NRL standard ground. As we are a sydney team you can really only compare us to other sydney teams. parra are the big winners in being gifted a taxpayer funded stadium. the rest of the sydney clubs play out suburban grounds or AFL monstrosities.
In a few years there will be 3 modern rectangular stadiums available. I’ll bet you now that when sydney clubs relocate or die it will be a club playing out of the suburban grounds.
Or playing at 4 home grounds a year - of course if they moved a sydney club they would be from a suburban ground. realistically the only candidates are us, manly, saints and cronulla. the other have too much power and say on what happens.
The others have money, they dont bleed money by playing at suburban grounds.