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2018 AFL, NRL Members at July 31st

AFL The AFL cutoff for membership is July 31. The AFL confirmed in 2016 that it had tightened membership regulations and to be counted as a member an individual must have a name, contact details, have contributed $50 to the club and received a membership pack. The official counts also…

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Notes regarding TV Ratings

As stated some time back, Footyindustry.com may NOT post the raw tabulated data – ie. the round match by match tables we still use for crowds and capacity. We can publish analysis based off that and the data over the years, which we try to do each week on twitter….


Brief History of Docklands Stadium naming rights

Initially the rights to Docklands were sold to Colonial Mutual for 32.5 million over ten years. When Colonial was bought by the Commonwealth Bank, those rights were sold to Telstra for $50 million. Colonial Stadium became Telstra Dome. In 2009, Etihad Airways paid $25 million for the naming rights to the stadium, triggering legal…


Victorian Government Stadium Funding Deal

On Thursday evening, the AFL advised the clubs of an impending deal with the Victorian Government which would included funding for its Etihad Stadium proposal, and funding for a number of facilities across the state for Womens football. In a $225 million deal with the AFL, the grand final will…


Why are we worried about attendances?

Periodically we see some concern over the state of certain attendance figures in Australia’s various football codes, and its time some of these critics had a good look at the figures and their place in the big picture. Here in Australia we are blessed with four codes of football, two…


Easter Weekend Crowds and Ratings

TV Ratings AFL Fox ratings are down 5.63% after two rounds to 3.45m at an average of 181,000 per match. AFL metro ratings are holding firm, up slightly 0.23% to 4.881m, at an average of 271,000 per match, with all 18 matches so far broadcast in at least one market….


The billion dollar world of AFL Club land

Its that time of the year when all the results are in, all clubs have lodged Annual Reports and we can finally get a handle on what they’ve been up to for the last year or so off the field. AFL club revenues in 2017 narrowly missed the billion dollar…



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2017 AFL Participation Figures released

WA   QLD http://www.aflq.com.au/queensland-participation-tops-250000/ NSW/ACT http://aflnswact.com.au/participation-numbers-2017/ The popularity of AFL in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory continues to rise with AFL NSW/ACT today announcing Club participation grew 8.2%. This comes off the back of a phenomenal 78% increase in the number of female participants playing in registered…


AFl Womens 2018 Pay Structure

Total player payments will increase by $500,000 next year under a revised tiered payment system that sees the minimum wage of a senior listed player rise from $8,500 to $10,500. Tier 1 players have received an 17.6 per cent bump, from $17,000 to $20,000, Tier 2 rises from $12,000 to…


Perth Stadium – Details so far

Background In June 2011, the Western Australian Government committed to deliver a new major stadium for Perth. After reviewing the work of the Major Stadia Taskforce (published in its June 2007 final report) and considering the views of a wide range of stakeholders, the State nominated the Burswood Peninsula option…


2017 AFL Home and Away Season TV Summary

2017 AFL Metro tv ratings finished down -1.49% in total to 45.9m and -0.93% on ave to 262,000 per game. Fox down -0.12% on both (37.4m, 189k). AFL Fox Audience shares – Syd 10%, Melb 53%, Bris 7%, Adel 13%, Per 17%. In Sydney, AFL FTA ratings were up 5.73%…




2017 Official AFL Membership Numbers released

The AFL yesterday released the audited 2017 numbers for all AFL clubs. This years numbers included more than 7,000 AFLW members (although not all clubs, and not even all AFLW clubs had womens memberships), which comfortably puts the AFL membership tally at over 900,000.   The AFL confirmed in 2016…


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Industry News – Monday. July 24th, 2017

AFL and AFLW THE gloves are off in Sydney’s AFL rivalry with the Giants set to use their women’s team to push into territory traditionally dominated by the Swans. PR crisis management expert Gerry McCusker (pictured below) explains why a slow comment in a crisis is becoming the next worst…


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Weekend Crowds – AFL R18, NRL R19, Super Rugby Qtr Final

AFL After 18 rounds of the 2017 AFL season, Crowds remain up 5.71% to 5.2 million at an average of 34,110. pic.twitter.com/VAgTPHGyzh — Footyindustry (@footyindustryAU) July 23, 2017 NRL After 20 rounds of the 2017 NRL season, crowds have narrowly become positive – up 0.23% to 2.205 million at an…



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Saturday AFL Crowds and Ratings – Round 17, 2017

Sat AFL – Cats v Hawks – Official crowd: 70,345 at the MCG https://t.co/A4zDGmHISw — Footyindustry (@footyindustryAU) July 15, 2017 70k+ at the MCG today makes the 8th game this year to top the 70k mark compared to 4 in all of 2016. plus 4 games between 60-70 (3 in…


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Friday Crowds and Ratings – AFL R17, NRl R19, Super Rugby

Fri NRL – Warriors v Panthers – Crowd: 13,076 at Mt Smart https://t.co/e7LjOw1Rz4 — Footyindustry (@footyindustryAU) July 14, 2017 Fri STV #NRL #FoxLeague #NRLWarriorsPanthers National 194k: Metro 143k (Syd 78k Mel 14k Bri 48k Ade 1k Per 2k) pic.twitter.com/9L4XoJq8PI — Mediaweek (@MediaweekAUS) July 15, 2017 Fri NRL – Raiders v…