March 19th – Industry News – Fri Crowd, Thu TV, Etihad Stadium

Friday Nights NRL attracted 30,018 to ANZ Stadium to see Parramatta take on Canterbury. Details here.

Thursday Nights NRL pulled in 470k (Syd 274k Bri 159k Mel 15k Ade 9k Per 12k) Regional 206k and a further 223k on Foxtel.

News Limited reports that AFL CEO GILLON McLachlan says the league doesn’t need a third boutique stadium at Punt Rd, clearly favouring a future refurbishment of Etihad Stadium. Collingwood president Eddie McGuire and Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale have both put forward alternative stadium proposals in recent weeks.

McGuire wants a 60,000-seat stadium to replace the Docklands venue and the Tigers believe Punt Rd could be a 40,000-seat boutique third stadium.

 

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