Well said wendy. the problem we have I think is some of the fans that we have shed won't come back even in the new stadium.
I'll give my daughter as an example. She is a huge football person - plays at a pretty good level, refs, coaches an under 8's team, goes to matilda's games etc etc - she is the type of person that the ffa/club should want to get and keep as a member.
she was a wsw member until last season. her words after a season at SOP 'it is horrible. they don't want us here' and she refuses to go to games any more. it got so bad at spotless/anz that I was having to bring her high school library card to show the grub security guards so they wouldn't try to pat her down. she is lost forever to the club now - she won't be back.
can understand with the police but security? the club is the client at SOP - surely these things would have been discussed as part of the process of signing a contract to be there for 3 years. even aside from that the club (and ffa) fuel this stuff with their 'zero tolerance' rhetoric, shutting active etc. I don't for a second believe that the club can pass the buck on this - I know this is what members have been told (me included) by JT and co but I don't believe it.