Monday, May 24, 2010
Length of the Season
The American Football season consists of 17 weeks and their final series starting on the 9th September and concluding with Super Bowl in February. A total of five months. Our season starts in early March and concludes in the first week of October.7 months. I think we have TOO MUCH football. I reckon we can shorten the season, reduce the game AND bring more money into the game. Games then become a rarer commodity and gives the fans more reason to attend every game. In all likelihood, less chance to attend you become more likely to attend. Every game would become an event. Just ask those fans that wait for Leichardt games, or Kogarah games. These games are rarer and thus becomes an event to be there.
By having fewer games, but selling them out more, clubs stand to pocket more from gate receipts. The sponsoring of match days also becomes a greater opportunity for companies as they are limited. Advertising spots become less, so demand for places grow. Increasing the revenue.
Just my thoughts, and I reckon it would work.