Carlton stuns north melbourne at docklands
This has been the most impressive display of Sydney’s Docklands night-time crowds this year.
With 10,000 fans in the stands, the final fixture of the weekend’s round of 24 matches has seen more than 40,000 spectators turn out at Darling Harbour.
At 1pm, more than 11,000 people cram광주출장샵med Sydney’s dockside park to catch a glimpse of David Gower and his team of young lads from the Gold Coast.
That was followed by Sydney FC’s first of two meetings with Geelong in the heart of one of the City’s busiest entertainment areas.
At 4:30pm, another 6,000 came down from a nearby pub for the first-ever Sydney Derby-Round 3.
“We’ve had about 15,000 here for derby matches this year, but that’s been a really strong sell,” said Mark Martin from Sydney FC.
“A derby against Adelaide was a big sell.”
With a few hundred spectators for each of Sydney FC’s four matches, the derby was more than six times the number of people who attended last year’s Round 23 match against Adelaide, which saw 1,050, a third less.
Tackling Adelaide was also an impressive draw at Adelaide Oval, with 4,400 fans turning out for Friday night’s derby match with Gold Coast.
“It was the most sold match last year, probably with a little more support this year, particularly in that section,” Mr Martin said.
“Adelaide was a little more crowded around the ground, and with the stadium becoming a little wider and the stadium seating more people, so it wasn’t quite as much crowd crush.”
A small sell at last year’s round was not a problem when Gold Coast hosts Carlton in the finals on Sunday night.
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