My tip for Leichhardt is simple. Its the annoying things that are the best.
- Drive there by car and park down the bottom. Then wait 3 hours to get out after the game because especially after a win, its worth it.
- Wear thin soled shoes so you can get urine soaked socks when taking a leak in the toilets.
- Take a football. Playing football on the hill, even during a sellout game as you sidestep fat yobbos is worth a million bucks.
- Take some change so you can buy some peanuts. “Sugar coated or in the shell”
- Wear a thin shirt and don’t take a jacket. Half way through the second half when the planes are flying over, you cant hear sh** and you’re freezing…Id give anything to do that every week!
Im not joking when I say THESE are the best things about Leichhardt
Buy a hot dog from the guy out the front gate, best you will ever get.
Chant “Lolly Legs” if the Sharks attempt a conversion
Make sure you look up at the houses behind the hill and wave at everyone on the roof tops
Boo at everytime the Sharks make a tackle - we will get 2-3 penalties in fear of the refs cars being damaged
Take gloves if you go to the toilet blocks or scuba gear - DON’T WEAR THONGS!!!
My Tips, From the CBD.
If you’re near town hall the 500- 506 buses are frequent and very quick to get to Cnr of Darling St and Victoria rd. but from there is a bit of a walk to the ground from there. Luckily there are heaps of good pubs along that stretch ( so you won’t die of thirst) they will all be packed with Tigers fans. The Red Lion and the Garry Owen are the pick.
If you don’t want the pubs (with kids) and want a short cut from Victoria road. Walk through Callen Park to the Glover street entrance. Load up on the sausage sandwichs from the street stalls. Heaps better than the food inside the ground.
If you’re at Central then light rails is ok. It can be slow and infrequent on a Sunday.
Inside the ground- If you’re looking to buy beers from the beer caravans. Look for the one with the beer nazi yelling at punters to get their money ready and have their order decided before getting to the counter. Once at counter you have about 2 seconds to say your order and hand over cash otherwise she will boot you out.she is about 5’2 and has a very load voice. Her beer lines are the fastest moving in the country
Clap politely for any meat and potatoes hit up of 8 metres or more by a prop who lands on their front. Wingers need to beat a tackle for a clap. Halves, centres and second rowers earn an “oooh” if they poke their nose through.
Expect flat periods from the crowd, something that never used to happen pre 2005 but has become a thing since the ground has attracted more casual fans.
Here’s a tip: enter from the Glover st entrance. There’s something quite spiritual as you walk up the incline, over the rise, and there she is - the 8th wonder in all her glory!! Special moment imo.
Yeah, good call. It’s just appears before you at once.