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    Canberra A-League bid still on the radar? With Tassie or Wollongong?

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    Canberra A-League bid still on the radar? With Tassie or Wollongong?

    Post by Admin_Capital Punishment on Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:23 pm

    FFA have written to Canberra A-League Bid Leader (Friday last)stating if/when Canberra can raise the $6 million start-up fund ($3.5 mill currently) and all other requirements being fulfilled the FFA are very interested in a team from the Capital.

    Hmmmm maybe so - but once bitten twice shy. The FFA need to work with Canberra to ensure it happens for the good and growth of the game.

    Alternatively if Canberra stumps up the money - pressure should be placed to ensure the team is accepted.

    Would be better to start with a Youth team - if the FFA are serious about the growth and development of the game - and the A-League bid should seriously consider the long-term financial viability of a Canberra team in the current A-League and Canberra sporting team environment.

    If AFL has to play four of it's GWS games in Canberra - surely Canberra playing four A-League games in Tassie and/or Wollongong would make the team more viable going forward.

    We could get good crowds to 8 home games a year, 8 games much much easier to sell - whereas straight into 14 home games, given the size of the city, the rest of the league crowds currently - large home crowds over the first three seasons are most unlikely.

    Time to look at a different strategy - one that brings in more fans in total, more dollars from more sources.

    When we're stronger - then we could build our own, one city, team. And maybe Wollongong in time could similarly advance the game in their region.

    We can have a team in Canberra. Union and League and now AFL can so football can to. But getting the financials right is crucial.

    We can learn from every other A-League Franchise - so we are sustainable. It requires a different model from the current one - $6million and we're in.

    That will end in tears and a waste of six million in my view - much the same as money has been wasted in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Townsville, Perth, Auckland by many previous owners!
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    Re: Canberra A-League bid still on the radar? With Tassie or Wollongong?

    Post by pete on Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:38 pm

    Your right 14 home games is alot in comparison to the other codes. However unless these "Canberra home games interstate" are under-written by local council etc they could cost more than playing at home.

    The A-League's next TV deal with be crucial and FFA are talking about covering all clubs entire salary cap each year. This combined with a good contribution from the ACT Govt with some decent sponsorships should get us close to break even each year provided the club is well run. I just hope the club has a range of ticket pricing to suit all fans. For me behind the goals seats (Supporters section) should start from $15 until we build a fanbase as surviving the first few years as above will be the most difficult
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    Re: Canberra A-League bid still on the radar? With Tassie or Wollongong?

    Post by JohnLovesCanberraUnited on Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:55 am

    dont know where the extra money will come from though, seeing that businesses will be very cautious when it comes to a-league clubs because of the demise of fury and the instability of others
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    Re: Canberra A-League bid still on the radar? With Tassie or Wollongong?

    Post by Toby on Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:10 pm

    Yeah Canberra unfortunately doesn't seem to have the money any time soon.

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    Re: Canberra A-League bid still on the radar? With Tassie or Wollongong?

    Post by xiong on Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:43 am

    either have a very rich owner or the team to be supported by lots of due paying members who will attend the games faithfully throughout the season. like any other sports, when you have fans/crowds then sponsors will want to jump on the bandwagon--their objective is exposures of their products/services, and hopefully someone will buy those goods.
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    Post by JohnLovesCanberraUnited on Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:11 am

    there are definantly families and businesses in canberra with enough money, all they need is a little nudge

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