Making the game free is a good choice because the ground was basically empty for the semi final.
About 6,000 there. They are all in one stand, so if the camera is on another stand it looks completely empty.
6k is not bad for the NPC. Many times more people than showed up for Waikato Northland
Why don't the use a smaller stadium though? 6000 in a 15'000 looks way better than 6'000 in a 60'000.
Because who gives a fuck what it looks like in TV? Eden Park is great stadium to watch rugby at, and I went to the harbour game and it had a good atmosphere.
Good for you.
It looked bloody awful on the highlights being empty everywhere. Hardly made me want to watch a heap of games. Less viewing audience = less marketable = less money = more players overseas = kirwan finally gives a fuck
Simple solution for people that like watching crowds instead of the actual rugby, they put the cameras on the other stand and show the thousands of people in the only stand they open.