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Post by bayman on Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:11 pm

can the Grand Final crowd attract 40,000 ?


i reckon given a nice day like today it can certainly get to that magical figure, in the 50th anniversary of their meeting (albeit Port are in a different form) in 1967


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Post by Brucetiki on Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:25 pm

I reckon it will give 40k a decent shake. Sturt supporters will definitely come out in droves. Will enough Power supporters be able to brave Adelaide Oval 2 weeks after the AFL EF?

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Post by Big Phil on Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:25 pm

Early forecast for Sunday is 16 and showers.
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Re: can the Grand Final attract a crowd of 40,000 ?

Post by PhilH on Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:29 pm

Could but I predict it will fall short

Weather forecast is a shower or two with a max of 16c ... not great.

Port and Norwood came close in 2014 with 38,664. It was the 1st GF at Adelaide Oval in about 40 years, from memory was a warm day.

Port Power had played the night before but in Fremantle.

This year Adelaide Crows have a Friday Night game at Adelaide Oval.


I expect something around 35,000 with neutrals lower due to weather and AFL game in town.

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Post by Scrunch on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:12 pm

Power played Hawks at the G the day before mate
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Post by killer on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:24 pm

are there any PA supporters left?

probably get around 28,000-30,000 Sturt people
1,500 neutrals ,and, 1000 in "Adelaide Power" gear
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Post by PhilH on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:37 pm

No it was against Freo out West .... Gary Hocking Port Magpies coach went to Perth on AFL duties then caught the red eye back from Perth via Melbourne overnight. Got into Adelaide 9am for to coach his team that afternoon.

I know many coaches have sleepless nights before a Grand Final but that was something else.
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Post by saintal on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:43 pm

Scrunch is correct, the Power played Freo the night before the prelim v South. I remember it well.

36-37 would be a good result.
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Post by PhilH on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:50 pm

Ok I checked and stand corrected (0/3 for the day,should just quit now ) ... It was v Freo in a AFL First Semi Final (SANFL prelim week) ... and yes Power won, went onto lose to Hawthorn in AFL prelim GF week.

Lots of Power people did make road trip to Melb, not many got back into time for SANFL GF so maybe a few more Port people than 3 years ago.
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Post by Flag No.10 on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:52 pm

bayman wrote:can the Grand Final crowd attract 40,000 ?


If the crowd can attract 40,000 imagine what the Grand Final itself could attract.

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Post by bayman on Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:09 pm

Flag No.10 wrote:
bayman wrote:can the Grand Final crowd attract 40,000 ?


If the crowd can attract 40,000 imagine what the Grand Final itself could attract.

Ok, got me, typed it the wrong way round, however you knew what it really meant

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Post by Scrunch on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:58 am

I reckon it can get 40k - Sturt have a great following and Port supporter numbers will increase by plenty on 2014. Also a pretty attractive game for neutrals.
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Re: can the Grand Final attract a crowd of 40,000 ?

Post by Flag No.10 on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:59 am

Just having a lend bayman.

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Re: can the Grand Final attract a crowd of 40,000 ?

Post by bayman on Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:28 pm

Flag No.10 wrote:Just having a lend bayman.

No worries
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Post by Brucetiki on Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:43 pm

Reckon it’ll push 40k today. Already a heap in an hour pre-game.

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Re: can the Grand Final attract a crowd of 40,000 ?

Post by bayman on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Yep, halftime now & if it isn't past 40,000 it's pretty close to it
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Post by Brucetiki on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:35 pm

I think the public open area is just about full (level 5 of the Riverbank Stand is closed though)

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Re: can the Grand Final attract a crowd of 40,000 ?

Post by Brucetiki on Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:46 pm

Close enough

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Re: can the Grand Final attract a crowd of 40,000 ?

Post by RODH2 on Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:09 pm

Not really relevant, I suppose, but I got in for free and left after the Reserves final..... There would have been a lot of free tickets.
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Re: can the Grand Final attract a crowd of 40,000 ?

Post by bayman on Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:19 pm

RODH2 wrote:Not really relevant, I suppose, but I got in for free and left after the Reserves final..... There would have been a lot of free tickets.

does that really matter ? free or not the match attracted nearly 40,000 people

without knowing i'd suggest the VFL & WAFL grand finals wouldn't have got close to that & perhaps combined they might have got there............

does anyone know the crowd figures for those two grand finals please ?
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:24 pm

Thought I heard about 18K for wafl
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Re: can the Grand Final attract a crowd of 40,000 ?

Post by RODH2 on Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:21 pm

Pedantic, I know, but the match didn't attract all of those people, some left after the Reserves final. I'm pleased to see 40,000 at the Final, but some went for the early game, and lots had free tickets.
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Post by bayman on Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:42 pm

RODH2 wrote:Pedantic, I know, but the match didn't attract all of those people, some left after the Reserves final. I'm pleased to see 40,000 at the Final, but some went for the early game, and lots had free tickets.


pedantic is the right word Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Post by rocket_rooster on Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:58 pm

I have had free tickets to at least the last 10 Grand Finals and none of them have been as big a crowd.
Norwood vs North and Norwood vs Port in 2013 and 2014 were very good crowds above 36,000 but to attract virtually 40,000 to a SANFL Grand Final is fantastic. And as for leaving before the main game, I would doubt that more than 100 people would have done that.
More than twice as many attended the SANFL Grand Final compared to the WAFL. People still love their SANFL clubs which is something that doesn't seem to happen nearly as often in the other major competitions.
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Post by firstblood on Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:07 am

A bit off subject....
I wonder if whoever controls the food outlets is making a killing ...all i wanted was a pie during the reserves, went to an outlet only to find i had to put money on a card , then use that card to buy a pie...So if i put $10 on a card, bought a pie for lets say $5.50, can i get my $4.50 that i haven't spent back? Anyway, i said no thanks and had a hotdog instead, i don't like the idea of a cashless system.
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