Advanced  

Latest Result

Grand Final MCG
Sat, 29 Sep 2018 • 12:00 WST
West Coast Collingwood
11.13 (79) 11.8 (74)
Game Focus



The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Discussion of all things Eagles
(the "EaglesFlyingHigh" board)

Moderators: Mead, Streaker, Mr Q

Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby WC Aquila on Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:58 pm

Regarding the stadium I absolutely love it, great world class facility, pretty setting, awesome atmosphere and vibe. The only gripe is that the food is crap and the inadequate public transport to weekday events, I don’t care if it clashes with peak hour traffic but when you make a social contract to encourage use of public transport and we are paying for it in our ticket price then bloody provide the service.
WC Aquila
Regular
 
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:36 pm

Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby Fat Side on Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:00 pm

WC Aquila wrote:Regarding the stadium I absolutely love it, great world class facility, pretty setting, awesome atmosphere and vibe. The only gripe is that the food is crap and the inadequate public transport to weekday events, I don’t care if it clashes with peak hour traffic but when you make a social contract to encourage use of public transport and we are paying for it in our ticket price then bloody provide the service.


Or don't schedule weeknight games. Although I think it's okay and better since the bridge opened.
Make the switch now
User avatar
Fat Side
EFH Hall of Fame
 
Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:52 pm

Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby WC Aquila on Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:02 pm

Fat Side wrote:
WC Aquila wrote:Regarding the stadium I absolutely love it, great world class facility, pretty setting, awesome atmosphere and vibe. The only gripe is that the food is crap and the inadequate public transport to weekday events, I don’t care if it clashes with peak hour traffic but when you make a social contract to encourage use of public transport and we are paying for it in our ticket price then bloody provide the service.


Or don't schedule weeknight games. Although I think it's okay and better since the bridge opened.

I agree about the scheduling but there are other events like cricket and concerts.
WC Aquila
Regular
 
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:36 pm

Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby Mr Q on Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:10 pm

WC Aquila wrote:Regarding the stadium I absolutely love it, great world class facility, pretty setting, awesome atmosphere and vibe. The only gripe is that the food is crap and the inadequate public transport to weekday events, I don’t care if it clashes with peak hour traffic but when you make a social contract to encourage use of public transport and we are paying for it in our ticket price then bloody provide the service.


There's a simple issue with weekday matches : there aren't any more trains or buses that they *could* use. The PTA warned them of this a long time ago. Even if there were more buses and trains, there aren't more bus drivers and train drivers.

There is an even bigger social contract that the PTA have to abide by - their timetable. They say they're going to run certain services, they have to do their utmost to get them to run. The AFL coming along and shovelling a footy match in somewhere is secondary to that, not the priority.

The biggest problem we have is that because people over east don't want to stay up late, our night games are played much earlier than they are in Melbourne. If they were scheduled for 7.50 like in Melbourne, we'd have few problems.
"I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilisation" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Alternative facts, alternative facts, pants on fire....
User avatar
Mr Q
EFH Posting Lunatic
 
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:59 pm
Location: Block 331

Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby MrWoollie on Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:18 pm

Mr Q wrote:The biggest problem we have is that because people over east don't want to stay up late, our night games are played much earlier than they are in Melbourne. If they were scheduled for 7.50 like in Melbourne, we'd have few problems.

I can actually understand that one. A 1930 start in Perth wouldn't finish until after midnight. Only the hardest core supporters of involved clubs would watch that. Ratings = near zero.
2017 sponsor of #6 - Elliot Yeo. 2017 B&F, 2017 EFH POTY.
User avatar
MrWoollie
EFH Hall of Fame
 
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:53 am
Location: Peak District National Park

Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby Mr Q on Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:47 pm

MrWoollie wrote:
Mr Q wrote:The biggest problem we have is that because people over east don't want to stay up late, our night games are played much earlier than they are in Melbourne. If they were scheduled for 7.50 like in Melbourne, we'd have few problems.

I can actually understand that one. A 1930 start in Perth wouldn't finish until after midnight. Only the hardest core supporters of involved clubs would watch that. Ratings = near zero.


But we did actually have that for a long time. Night games at the WACA commonly had start times of 19.40 and even 20.40. And that included Fridays. I remember them being very late, and as a result sometimes extremely cold.

I've even found a couple of Saturday games in the late 90s at Subiaco with start times as late as 21:00.
"I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilisation" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Alternative facts, alternative facts, pants on fire....
User avatar
Mr Q
EFH Posting Lunatic
 
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:59 pm
Location: Block 331

Re: The Everlasting Stadium Thread.

Postby MrWoollie on Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:53 pm

Mr Q wrote:
MrWoollie wrote:
Mr Q wrote:The biggest problem we have is that because people over east don't want to stay up late, our night games are played much earlier than they are in Melbourne. If they were scheduled for 7.50 like in Melbourne, we'd have few problems.

I can actually understand that one. A 1930 start in Perth wouldn't finish until after midnight. Only the hardest core supporters of involved clubs would watch that. Ratings = near zero.


But we did actually have that for a long time. Night games at the WACA commonly had start times of 19.40 and even 20.40. And that included Fridays. I remember them being very late, and as a result sometimes extremely cold.

I've even found a couple of Saturday games in the late 90s at Subiaco with start times as late as 21:00.

I actually remember some of those. I was living in Sydney and then Melbourne ('91-'92) and then Sydney at the time and everyone basically found out the result the next morning. It was like a foreign match where a local team happened to be playing.
And in Melbourne no-one except fans of the involved club (and us few Eagles fans) gave a toss. In Sydney they didn't even bother televising it.
2017 sponsor of #6 - Elliot Yeo. 2017 B&F, 2017 EFH POTY.
User avatar
MrWoollie
EFH Hall of Fame
 
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:53 am
Location: Peak District National Park

Previous

Return to West Coast Eagles

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest