News on the Bledisloe Cup Melbourne

News on the Bledisloe Cup Melbourne

Post by Brett Gibso » Wed, 21 May 1997 04:00:00


Apparently as quoted on T.V. on Sunday, ARU officials are set to
announce further ticket sales to the Bledisloe cup in Melbourne. Due to
the fact that the oval is round (i.e. for cricket and AFL), The ARU has
decided to let spectactors onto the unused sections of the field.

That will enable up 106,000 fans, apparently.  More than two and a half
times the size of The Sydney Football Stadium and Eden Park.

 
 
 

News on the Bledisloe Cup Melbourne

Post by Deon Naick » Wed, 21 May 1997 04:00:00

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: decided to let spectactors onto the unused sections of the field.

Hmm, then on what are the extra spectators going to sit ?? On the ground ??

Cheers
Deon
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News on the Bledisloe Cup Melbourne

Post by Gordon Web » Thu, 22 May 1997 04:00:00

Gawd, all those Aussies.

 
 
 

News on the Bledisloe Cup Melbourne

Post by Deon Naick » Thu, 22 May 1997 04:00:00

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: No, on their complimentary sheep :-)

Knew there had to be a way of packing them in (the spectators I mean)

Deon
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News on the Bledisloe Cup Melbourne

Post by Tim Scriven » Fri, 23 May 1997 04:00:00

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> : decided to let spectactors onto the unused sections of the field.

> Hmm, then on what are the extra spectators going to sit ?? On the ground ??

> Cheers
> Deon

No, on their complimentary sheep :-)
 
 
 

News on the Bledisloe Cup Melbourne

Post by Geoff Muldo » Fri, 23 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Apparently as quoted on T.V. on Sunday, ARU officials are set to
>announce further ticket sales to the Bledisloe cup in Melbourne. Due to
>the fact that the oval is round (i.e. for cricket and AFL), The ARU has
>decided to let spectactors onto the unused sections of the field.
>That will enable up 106,000 fans, apparently.  More than two and a half
>times the size of The Sydney Football Stadium and Eden Park.

Strange, I just heard the opposite,  that a decision has been made to
NOT allow spectators onto the unused ground sections (apparently on
the basis that it would be likely to impede the view for the bottom
few rows of the stands).

This will reduce the maximum capacity to about 96,000.

 
 
 

News on the Bledisloe Cup Melbourne

Post by rick boy » Sat, 24 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Apparently as quoted on T.V. on Sunday, ARU officials are set to
> announce further ticket sales to the Bledisloe cup in Melbourne.

Unfortunately not. A press statement has been issued saying that
temporary seating will not be installed as it might block the view of
people in the first ten rows who have already bought tickets.

This means the game will not be a world record of 105,000 as was
thought, but a relatively paltry crowd of 97,000.

- Rick Boyd

 
 
 

News on the Bledisloe Cup Melbourne

Post by Scott McGuir » Sat, 24 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> Unfortunately not. A press statement has been issued saying that
> temporary seating will not be installed as it might block the view of
> people in the first ten rows who have already bought tickets.

> This means the game will not be a world record of 105,000 as was
> thought, but a relatively paltry crowd of 97,000.

> - Rick Boyd

Without hearing anything else I'll take your word for it, doesn't worry
me anyway what's a few thousand people here or there :-), it would of
been good to crack the 100,000 at a Rugby match though wouldn't it?

Brett