Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by Mike » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:30 pm

MjM wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:16 pm
Wigan apparently only bid for a quarter final, not group games.

Given the proximity of Bolton and that stadium's more welcoming owners the presumably better overall package, financial, commercial and operational, was taken for the one game that may otherwise have come to the DW.
They didn't say that when given the opportunity though did they? They said bolton's close anyway so why are you complaining. They'd have gone to Bolton even if it meant paying them!

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by ddtftf » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:23 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: once again admin in RL haven't got a bloody clue about promoting business & it looks personal to me against IL

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by ddtftf » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:28 pm

Its like missing out Manchester United for a cup final and holding it at Accrington Stanley would never happen in Football so you know now why RL crowds are falling , its not the game its the administration

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by ddtftf » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:36 pm

Just a demo of raising money

1st game Wigan RL ( NO GAME ) times by 3
capacity 21,000
£20 per ticket

Money banked £42, 000 times 3 games £126 ,000

2nd game Leigh
crowd 6000
£20 per ticket £12, 000 3 games £36,000

looks like we have lost out on £90.000

mmmmmmmmmmmm Pathetic :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by The booze hound » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:41 pm

ddtftf wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:36 pm
Just a demo of raising money

1st game Wigan RL ( NO GAME ) times by 3
capacity 21,000
£20 per ticket

Money banked £42, 000 times 3 games £126 ,000

2nd game Leigh
crowd 6000
£20 per ticket £12, 000 3 games £36,000

looks like we have lost out on £90.000

mmmmmmmmmmmm Pathetic :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by moto748 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:45 pm

Disgraceful. I'd say, 'unbelievable', but sadly, the way our sport is run, it isn't.

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by moto748 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:53 pm

Boycotting games would be a futile and pointless gesture. As said up thread, if you feel strongly, fire off letters or emails.

I'd like to see a statement from the club. If it's true that they only bid for the q/fs, personally I think that's pretty poor in itself, but I'd like to see it in writing.

Looks like I could actually watch games more easily in the last World Cup than this one! I was working in Bristol back then, and watched Cook Islands (including Gells) play the US one evening after work.

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by Wintergreen » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:17 pm

Joke decision by a joke administration.

Get rid or watch the game go further down the drain.

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by ancientnloyal » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:22 am

No qualms with the LSV and Bolton they have shown in the past they are good venues at hosting such games and the “Reebok” is a very good location regardless of the team currently playing in it.

Boycotting Wigan is a disgrace and a financial hit for the RFL. We could get 24,000 or 25,000 on easily with the correct marketing even for a round robin game... Aus v NZ?!

The sooner the RFL change the better.

As Medlocke says... #SLEXIT

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by SJ » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:27 am

RU. Laughing their socks off.
RU looking more appealing by the minute.
P. S. We could always convert to Union with Enwards coming back. Recall Lydon, the Farells et. al has coaches😇 Joking? Yes and No

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