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U20 World Cup - Why aren't YOU going

Hard News
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Hey folks,

We have a decent band of NZ football fans here and I suspect most are attending games wherever they are in the country but some aren't.  I'm really concerened about the crouds in Wellington so I'd like to know from people not going why they are not attending these games.  

Last nights late game at the stadium was an astonishingly good game of football and while it was up against the Junior AWs Ghana vs Argentina should have been enough to resonate with football and non-football people.

I just don't get the apathy here and would love some enlightenment if people could.

Reason 1: All Whites clash

Reason 2: Weather

Reason 3: (for the pubbies - Fairfax media's blanking of the tournament) - a Disgrace.

Reason 4. Stadium (not new)

Reason 5: Cost of consumables

Reason 6: Stadium lock in.

Edited by Hard News June 03, 2015 12:03
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Not enough immigrants? There were LOADS of Asians at both Nth Harbour games. Most were waving NZ flags.

Edited by Jerzy Merino June 03, 2015 11:50

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I'll take my chance because luck is on my side or something...

Her name is Rio, she don't need to understand...

Oh Rio, Rio, hear them shout across the land..."

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Went along last night and it was bloody good. A group of work mates and other mates did the typical Wellington sports fan thing and waited to see what the weather was like before buying tickets and then didn't end up going leaving me and my brother as the only 2 out of 10 that went.
For the next lot of games 4/10 of us have tickets already and the rest are waiting on the weather.

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The novelty of verticl rain was worth the price of entry last night.  Particularly when it stopped as the 2nd game started.

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Weather would be a major factor into why people aren't attending...well crouds have been ok, but yea Wellington has been low although the weather there has been shocking from all accounts...just need a nice fine day there for Friday and you might get up to 15,000, with Argentina and NZ playing games.  Low crouds in Dunedin which is disappointing since there is no excuse for weather there....if only Wellington had an indoor stadium as well...I guess that's another thread 😁

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It was the all whites clash for me, I would have been there with bells on otherwise.
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Fitzy wrote:
It was the all whites clash for me, I would have been there with bells on otherwise.

Yeah. Wonder how many will turn up at Nth Harbour for Ukraine v USA. I've got a ticket. But I might not go if it's pissing down - after all there's another game on TV at the same time.

"At the end of the drive the lawmen arrive...

I'll take my chance because luck is on my side or something...

Her name is Rio, she don't need to understand...

Oh Rio, Rio, hear them shout across the land..."

Ren
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Pity Australia didnt quality.....

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Jerzy Merino wrote:

Fitzy wrote:
It was the all whites clash for me, I would have been there with bells on otherwise.

Yeah. Wonder how many will turn up at Nth Harbour for Ukraine v USA. I've got a ticket. But I might not go if it's pissing down - after all there's another game on TV at the same time.

I'll be there for both Friday games. Can't pass up the chance to watch these games live. We may never get another chance.

Three for me, and two for them.

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Ren wrote:

Pity Australia didnt quality.....

and China, South Korea, Japan. Those 4 countries definitely would have helped crouds.

Winter tournament must be an issue for some, especially those with young kids. Chch temperature at 8pm on Thursday is forecast to be 5 degrees after a day of rain.

Edited by Global Game June 03, 2015 13:02

Kotahitanga. We are one.

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Buffon II wrote:

Jerzy Merino wrote:

Fitzy wrote:
It was the all whites clash for me, I would have been there with bells on otherwise.

Yeah. Wonder how many will turn up at Nth Harbour for Ukraine v USA. I've got a ticket. But I might not go if it's pissing down - after all there's another game on TV at the same time.

I'll be there for both Friday games. Can't pass up the chance to watch these games live. We may never get another chance.

We won't if the attendance numbers remain this poor. No excuse is good enough for the pathetic turnout in Chch Monday.

E's Flat Ah's Flat Too

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It's been noticeable in Wgtn on both days the large numbers of Nix scarves, caps, hats, jackets in the croud.

But I do know a few people who are going because it is a one-off event and don't regularly/frequently go to Nix games.

However still very disappointing numbers.  

"Phoenix till they lose"

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I think a lot of people went to the weekend games but the rainy cold Tuesday was a step too far. Tickets are cheap but when you add in food and drinks it starts to add up. Plus people have other commitments like families to work around, so at a guess I'd say a combo of all of these might contribute to the poor croud last night. I know a few guys who are into football and come to Nix games at least semi-regularly but when can only make it to a couple of the match days here because they have young families and financial considerations. If you have to prioritise then you pick games that involve NZ, games on the weekend, or knockout games.

Also, how well advertised have the individual games been here? A lot of people have been surprised at how cheap tickets are when I've told them, so maybe that could have been better advertised too. Finally, the lack of coverage on Stuff/in the Dom Post probably hasn't helped in keeping the games in people's minds here.

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can't trust people.

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time to move the nix to North Harbour Stadium?

Warning: Troll Alert...

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"Tickets are cheap but when you add in food and drinks it starts to add up."


Seriously disagree with this assertion.  Food and drink no more overpriced than usual and can still bring in non-commercially prepared food.

"Phoenix till they lose"

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Planning on going to the Dunedin games this afternoon, but may not if I need to swim there. Covered stadium is all well and good for keeping the rain out of the ground but doesn't do much to stop the Leith flooding.

You know we belong together...

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chopah wrote:

time to move the nix to North Harbour Stadium Hutt Rec?

Warning: Troll Alert...

"Phoenix till they lose"

Posting 97% bollox, 8% lies and 3.658% genuine opinion. 

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chopah wrote:

time to move the nix to North Harbour Stadium?

Warning: Troll Alert...

The A-league record of 597 says no.

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Wet suit and flippers Osky.  Man up.

I'll add another reason.  Fairfax's petty and myopic fudgewittery.

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Junior82 wrote:

"Tickets are cheap but when you add in food and drinks it starts to add up."


Seriously disagree with this assertion.  Food and drink no more overpriced than usual and can still bring in non-commercially prepared food.

I get what you are saying but i still think people think this way. Also, on a cold night you want something warm for dinner and you can't do that if you bring your own food in. Again, no one is saying you have to but say I spend $20 on a ticket plus $20 on food and drink, and I go to all 5 match days in Wellington. That's a couple of hundred bucks in the space of two weeks on attending football games - and that's just for one person

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can't trust people.

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