Should Townsville host an Origin game?

Should Townsville host an Origin game?

  • Yes

    Votes: 6 25.0%
  • No

    Votes: 18 75.0%

  • Total voters
    24

1910

State of Origin Rep
7,324
4,103
What 20 years ago?
More than 20 years ago, but doesn't change the fact that it wasn't insulting and still wouldn't be now. Financially may not be smart but I don't think it would be insulting.

It's no different to cricket, we don't play every Test at the MCG because it is the biggest. Tasmania or Queensland still get a Test with smaller capacity.

If the CA said 'Gabba doesn't hold 100,000 you can't have it. Queenslanders would go nuts.
 

Super Freak

International Captain
Staff
25,342
12,706
Brisbane
Doesn't the Gabba have a 42k capacity?

If we're going to take it somewhere different, I don't see what's wrong with the SCG.
 

Porthoz

International Captain
Staff
More than 20 years ago, but doesn't change the fact that it wasn't insulting and still wouldn't be now. Financially may not be smart but I don't think it would be insulting.

It's no different to cricket, we don't play every Test at the MCG because it is the biggest. Tasmania or Queensland still get a Test with smaller capacity.

If the CA said 'Gabba doesn't hold 100,000 you can't have it. Queenslanders would go nuts.
Not insulting, but silly.

Over 20 years ago, suburban grounds were the in thing. Now they've been rightfully (IMO) banned from hosting finals games!

Townsville does not and will not have the capacity to host an Origin game. It's as simple as that!

And if we start arguing about NQ people being able to go to a game, are we going to start planning for a game in Mt Isa, Roma, or what about those poor guys in Birdsville?
 

1910

State of Origin Rep
7,324
4,103
It's not accurate. Just like saying Origin is ok to be broadcast in black and white because Sports used to be.
That's not the same comparison. Old mate said 25,000 at an Origin would be insulting. I just pointed out then 16,000 must have been super insulting.

I didn't say move it or have it in NQ. It is accurate and you're wrong to say it's not. Crowd figures are there.

You're way off track.
 

Renegade

NRL Captain
4,000
3,099
That's not the same comparison. Old mate said 25,000 at an Origin would be insulting. I just pointed out then 16,000 must have been super insulting.

I didn't say move it or have it in NQ. It is accurate and you're wrong to say it's not. Crowd figures are there.

You're way off track.
So are you gonna have your say or just continue getting splinters?
 

1910

State of Origin Rep
7,324
4,103
So are you gonna have your say or just continue getting splinters?
I don't really care, I get to go anyway. Like I said we take cricket Tests to smaller grounds and it has no impact. The only impact would be financial. If you're prepared to take the hit then move it around.
 

Allo

NRL Captain
3,846
2,172
Besides the 50-70k fans that turn up to watch it and pay good money to do so
This is why it'll never happen. They will lose too much money from the already-exorbitant prices for normal tickets but also a shitload from corporate boxes and everything that goes along with them.

Especially due to the capacity being much smaller. And it's Townsville.
 

mitch222

State of Origin Rep
5,752
3,181
Because Townsville will have a State of the art stadium by 2020 and it has a major airport.
A state of the art stadium that only fits 25k. You are locking out an extra 25k people minimum. At $200 a pop for tickets that's an extra 5 million from gate takings alone.
 

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