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    Wanderers To Play At Olympic Park


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    The Western Sydney Wanderers have confirmed playing matches at Sydney Olympic Park during the demolition and rebuilding of Parramatta Stadium.

     

    While their home stadium is being rebuilt, the Wanderers have confirmed they will play approximately 8 matches at Spotless Stadium, with 4 matches at ANZ Stadium including both Sydney Derby matches. It is likely that matches against Melbourne Victory will be the other games to be played at ANZ, although it may include a match against NSW rivals in the Central Coast Mariners & Newcastle Jets.

     

    The move will allow a much greater number of ticketed memberships to be sold, and also beckons a record breaking crowd for an A-League match with an expected Sydney Derby crowd over 55,000 patrons. The ANZ Stadium Twitter account has posted that the 2016/17 A-League season will be kicked off with a Sydney Derby match.

     

    Parramatta Stadium is expected to take three Wanderers seasons to be built, with the new stadium opening sometime in 2019.

     

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    So we currently have members that only show up for the derbies and we all complain about it ( and rightly so). If people are going to renew just for the sake of not losing their membership (after we move back) the crowds are going to be even smaller than they have been recently.

    The club needs to seriously think on the pricing and membership types. I will still be there even if we played all our games at Gosford but fans are made up all sorts and the club need to look after all sorts.

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    So we currently have members that only show up for the derbies and we all complain about it ( and rightly so). If people are going to renew just for the sake of not losing their membership (after we move back) the crowds are going to be even smaller than they have been recently.

    The club needs to seriously think on the pricing and membership types. I will still be there even if we played all our games at Gosford but fans are made up all sorts and the club need to look after all sorts.

    You're right. My preference is for the part timers not to renew = everyone's happy.

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    So we currently have members that only show up for the derbies and we all complain about it ( and rightly so). If people are going to renew just for the sake of not losing their membership (after we move back) the crowds are going to be even smaller than they have been recently.

    The club needs to seriously think on the pricing and membership types. I will still be there even if we played all our games at Gosford but fans are made up all sorts and the club need to look after all sorts.

    The club doesn't care, they've already taken the money. What you're talking about is basically available with the supporter membership already. Supporter members are lower on the pecking order than ticketed members are (but above the general public).

     

    As has also been discussed ad nauseam, an easy to use and well publicised buy back scheme (perhaps with genuine benefits for those who use it) is more affective for those members who can't, or don't want to, attend.

     

    In every sport in this country there is a percentage of members who don't turn up to each game, it cannot be avoided.

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    I know of a few people that are thinking twice about renewing membership for the next 2years. As we will not be filling the stands (apart from Derby day) it will be wise for the club to issue a membership retainer for a low cost. This will give people priority for public tickets and full membership when we go back to Parra.

    Also the tickets at homebush should be cheaper than Parra....I'm sure they will pump up the prices when we get the new stadium.

     

     

    let them not renew, it will put me closer to the best seats when we move back to parra and they are at the end of the queue.

     

    Im sure the people bleating about the move really want to stay at pirtek they way it is, forever, or what, go to Allianz for two years because realistically its only either homebush stadium or Allianz in order to take the membership base.

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    Parking at Olympic Park.

    Smurfs pay that at Allianz $25 and I can be half way home before half the people are still trying to get out of carpark. Once you're in there and pay your money they don't give a **** about getting you out....IMO anyone that drives to Allianz or Homebush instead of Public transpost deserve to be reamed by parking fees....  :ninja:

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    Its amazing that we have over 18000 members, but when asked to complete a survey only 3000 replied.

     

    Now i know why there are so many empty seats at Wanderland for all our home games.

    Exactly and I guarantee you that those 15,000 people are the ones on Facebook right now bitching and moaning about the decision. I've seen some glorious conspiracy theories too, it's embarrassing.

     

    Membership category:

    WSW = We're Still Whinging.

     

    The club could hand out $100 notes as we pass through the gates into the stadium and people would still be complaining.

     

    There was never going to be a perfect option in moving away temporarily. If there was then we'd be moving there and wouldn't need a new stadium. The sooner people get this through their thick heads the better.

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    Having 4 games at ANZ will make those games feel special.  If all the games were at ANZ it would not have the same feel in my opinion.  Spotless I'm sure is the right option. The facilities are good, the stadium is a good size to fit us all in, and some. The RBB will be able to generate one hell of an atmosphere there.

     

    If the biggest issue according to some is the fact that fans will be too far away from the pitch at our TEMPORARY ground then I'm perfectly sure the club have made the correct decision.  I've seen an A-League game at an AFL ground and the distance to the pitch was not an issue for me.

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    The facilities at Spotless are 193843732003 times better than what they are at Parramatta. Get over that we're going to be a little bit further away than normal.

    I've told you a million times don't exaggerate... :ninja:  

     

    Its amazing that we have over 18000 members, but when asked to complete a survey only 3000 replied.

     

    Now i know why there are so many empty seats at Wanderland for all our home games.

    Exactly and I guarantee you that those 15,000 people are the ones on Facebook right now bitching and moaning about the decision. I've seen some glorious conspiracy theories too, it's embarrassing.

     

    Membership category:

    WSW = We're Still Whinging.

     

    The club could hand out $100 notes as we pass through the gates into the stadium and people would still be complaining.

     

    There was never going to be a perfect option in moving away temporarily. If there was then we'd be moving there and wouldn't need a new stadium. The sooner people get this through their thick heads the better.

     

    Of course, typical Western Sydney, they 'd be counterfeit...   :ninja:

    i aint giving up on my membership. i will never relinquish that foundation membership! 

    Maaaaatteeeee...Waited 40 years for my team to represent me...Fukkd if I'm gonna let a little inconvenience of a BRAND NEW FUKKING STADIUM get in the way of my Foundation membership....  :woah:  :woah:  :woah:

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    I don't get the complaining.

     

    In two seasons, you'll have a 30-25k brand-new purpose-built football stadium with a high chance of rail seating.

     

    Surely that's worth playing 25-30 games at ANZ/Spotless for a few years.

     

    You'll break 60k for the opening derby next season and make a HUGE statement.

    Please stop talking sense!

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    I don't get the complaining.

     

    In two seasons, you'll have a 30-25k brand-new purpose-built football stadium with a high chance of rail seating.

     

    Surely that's worth playing 25-30 games at ANZ/Spotless for a few years.

     

    You'll break 60k for the opening derby next season and make a HUGE statement.

     

    Some people just like to bitch and moan as a hobby, they were born that way and will never change.

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    Have just seen some of the whinging on social media. Fmd we have some 'special' people in our fanbase. I hope some of those threatening not to renew don't.

     

    Seems to me to be a pretty good solution I think. Will be interesting to see how they manipulate the draw around other events at spotless. Thinking we might get a run of pseudo home games (esfc, newy, ccm) during bbl to keep us happy.

     

    Hope the big crowds we will get for derbies won't end up with the owners eyes lighting up with dollar signs and us at anz permanently.

     

    Re: transport - won't everyone just meet in parra still and then just catch the train together to op?

     

    Given the situation I think the club have done the best they can.

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    It's for 3 seasons not 2.

     

    There seems to be a misconception for most people that it is for 2 seasons, the current plan for the new stadium is it will take 2.5 years or 3 a-league seasons to complete.

    The plan is for work to start after the 2016 rugby league season and be ready for the 2019 rugby league season(NSW state election). But I'll believe it when I see it.

     

    So it's 2 rugby league seasons:
    2017
    2018
     
    and 3 a-league seasons:

    2016-17

    2017-18
    2018-19

     

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    So we currently have members that only show up for the derbies and we all complain about it ( and rightly so). If people are going to renew just for the sake of not losing their membership (after we move back) the crowds are going to be even smaller than they have been recently.

    The club needs to seriously think on the pricing and membership types. I will still be there even if we played all our games at Gosford but fans are made up all sorts and the club need to look after all sorts.

    The club doesn't care, they've already taken the money. What you're talking about is basically available with the supporter membership already. Supporter members are lower on the pecking order than ticketed members are (but above the general public).

     

    As has also been discussed ad nauseam, an easy to use and well publicised buy back scheme (perhaps with genuine benefits for those who use it) is more affective for those members who can't, or don't want to, attend.

     

    In every sport in this country there is a percentage of members who don't turn up to each game, it cannot be avoided.

    I doubt the Sold out but heaps of empty space thing will be that Much of an issue. The Big 4 games will be ANZ so no issue there While we get an extra 4000 seats for all the other games.

     

    Added that some who only buy memberships for the big games won't bother (as they can seat at ANZ). So buy back won't really be needed.

     

    It's pretty much the best outcome we could have got really. If there was a stadium that met all out needs.

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    I genuinely do not see why anyone could be whinging about this, I mean seriously what's the alternative? No new stadium?

    The club have made the nest decision possible given the situation.

    A lot of people don't have the foresight to think long term. It's just give me, give me now, or I'll take my toys and go home.

    Derby day: the mingling of fans in car parks and inside, and on the way to, the train station should be interesting.

    Hasn't that always been the case. 'Mingle' is a nice word to use though ;) .

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    I don't think the decision is a) surprising or b) anything to complain about.

    It will definitely be 3 seasons at least though, certainly not two.

    Not sure why Victory games are classed as 'blockbusters' and need to be played at ANZ though. Derbies yes but the Mexico games get a few more away fans but I wouldn't think this fixture adds more than 1-2k onto the overall usual matchday average does it?

     

    PS Hope they don't find one of those yellow bellied tree frogs when construction commences!

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    Not sure why Victory games are classed as 'blockbusters' and need to be played at ANZ though. Derbies yes but the Mexico games get a few more away fans but I wouldn't think this fixture adds more than 1-2k onto the overall usual matchday average does it?

    Probably because Spotless isn't available all season long and we have to move a certain number of games. Better to be a bigger draw card like Victory rather than the Nux/Glory.

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