Atmosphere at DW Stadium "suffers from the football rules", says St Helens boss

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Atmosphere at DW Stadium "suffers from the football rules", says St Helens boss

Post by josie andrews » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:28 am

St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus believes the atmosphere at Wigan home games suffers because the DW Stadium is an all-seater.

McManus said he was glad St Helens have terracing to ensure their ground isn’t “soul-less”.

“I think some of the new stadiums have lost a little of that atmosphere,” McManus told this week's League Express.

“I know when we designed the Totally Wicked Stadium we stressed that standing areas were incorporated and it’s the same at Warrington.

“When you build a new ground it’s important that it isn’t a soul-less void. People want to come to a game and enjoy meeting other people and sharing the experience.

When you look at Wigan’s DW Stadium, it’s a huge cavernous stadium and it suffers from the football rules where people have to sit down and it can affect the atmosphere of a game.”

St Helens visit Wigan on Good Friday with Warriors officials hoping for a bumper attendance.

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Re: Atmosphere at DW Stadium "suffers from the football rules", says St Helens boss

Post by ancientnloyal » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:41 am

Agree with him although Hull FC manage when they’re on form.

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Re: Atmosphere at DW Stadium "suffers from the football rules", says St Helens boss

Post by Caboosegg » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:09 pm

I agree, the dw is also to big for the sport.
RL's biggest issue is the constant negativity of its own fans.

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Re: Atmosphere at DW Stadium "suffers from the football rules", says St Helens boss

Post by pedro » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:27 pm

ancientnloyal wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:41 am
Agree with him although Hull FC manage when they’re on form.
no they dont, even their coach has called it souless
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Re: Atmosphere at DW Stadium "suffers from the football rules", says St Helens boss

Post by medlocke » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:47 pm

Couldn't the ground next to the DW be turned into a decent rugby stadium, Is there enough space to add stands and terraces?, Surely it would cost a fraction of what a new stadium would and it would be a money making asset .

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Re: Atmosphere at DW Stadium "suffers from the football rules", says St Helens boss

Post by Wiganer Ted » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:11 pm

So McManus reckons there's a lack of atmosphere when Saints visit the DW does he?
Yeah Ok, if you say so!!!!!

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Re: Atmosphere at DW Stadium "suffers from the football rules", says St Helens boss

Post by fozzieskem » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:35 pm

Wiganer Ted wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:11 pm
So McManus reckons there's a lack of atmosphere when Saints visit the DW does he?
Yeah Ok, if you say so!!!!!
No I think he means in general and he’s right,the DW is far to big and cavonous ground for RL,when the Halliwell Jones,for instance is even half full there’s a hell of an atmosphere.

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