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Train
Two years ago

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Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

From Twitter @NBL: Just announced. Weather permitting, @MelbUnitedHQ's clash against the @PerthWildcats on December 27 will be an open air game (no roof)

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Train
Two years ago
22:06 16 Dec 15

Reply #571156

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Interesting as this was discussed on this forum recently. Hope the weather holds up.


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ChairmanOfTheBored
Two years ago
22:21 16 Dec 15

Reply #571161

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Hope it rains so we can experience Basketball On Ice.


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Dazz
Two years ago
22:29 16 Dec 15

Reply #571163

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Why?
What can it possibly add to the game?
WTF happens if the sun happens to be visible, and therefore potentially players get sun in their eyes.
Even footy players complain about Docklands because of the sharp transition from from shade to light.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:11 16 Dec 15

Reply #571167

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

There is already enough air in Demopoulus' head, why let more in?

Aight


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
23:41 16 Dec 15

Reply #571169

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

LK saw United's shooting percentages tonight and thought swirling winds will only improve their FG%.


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.
Two years ago
23:55 16 Dec 15

Reply #571173

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

i like the concept - but requires perfect weather.



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Anonymous
Two years ago
08:50 17 Dec 15

Reply #571184

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Good thing they aint playing at Docklands eh. Better not tell the tennis players either.


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paul
Two years ago
08:51 17 Dec 15

Reply #571187

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

It's been done before and usually attracts a big crowd so why not?


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Matthew
Two years ago
10:47 17 Dec 15

Reply #571194

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Lets say it does rain. Does the game get called off /rescheduled?


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Train
Two years ago
11:09 17 Dec 15

Reply #571198

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

I would say if the forecast conditions are not suitable and the weatherman is predicting any chance of rain or extreme temperatures then they would not open the roof and the game would be played as per usual.


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Big Sexy
Two years ago
11:10 17 Dec 15

Reply #571199

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

They just don't open the roof Matthew


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Anon
Two years ago
11:34 17 Dec 15

Reply #571201

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
12:07 17 Dec 15

Reply #571206

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

It was done back in either 1997, 98 or 99 with the Magic or Titans (can't remember which) playing Adelaide with the roof open at the Tennis Centre.

Nothing wrong with it and if it attracts interest for the NRL and draws a close on capacity crowd then why not?

Where is it written that NBL games must be played indoors?


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
12:08 17 Dec 15

Reply #571207

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Edit that above. If it attracts interest for the NBL, not the NRL.

Wrong game lol


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Matthew
Two years ago
12:18 17 Dec 15

Reply #571212

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Oh well Ill tune in as its my team. (Im assuming they are capitalising on the increased viewers/ people turning up to watch because my Wildcats are involved?)

Ive never seen an open roof game before so should be interesting


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Baller#3
Two years ago
13:36 17 Dec 15

Reply #571222

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Weather permitting, why not. Only thing is late December could be a scorcher. I think a night game could be better to try this out for rather than an arvo game.


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paul
Two years ago
13:51 17 Dec 15

Reply #571225

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

"Im assuming they are capitalising on the increased viewers/ people turning up to watch because my Wildcats are involved?"

I suspect it will be because they can leave the roof open afterwards for the tennis, hence not incurring costs to open and close it??


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Haz
Two years ago
13:51 17 Dec 15

Reply #571227

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

I don't mind the concept. Its good that new things are being tried out (i know its been done once before but that was 15 years ago).

My only question is are they doing it to get more people in? United have been getting near capacity crowds for most of their games so far, so I don't see why they would need to do this if its purely a stunt to get more fans. If they were struggling, then sure a one off game like this would give them a nice boost.

It seems like it would only be a spectacle for the crowd to enjoy as I don't see how the TV experience would benefit much other than the commentators going bananas over it. The players probably don't care either way.

I think its a 7pm tip off isn't it? As long as there's no rain, it should be fine timewise.


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paul
Two years ago
14:17 17 Dec 15

Reply #571230

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

They've only had one near sellout, so plenty of reason for something that brings more people in.


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Matthew
Two years ago
14:19 17 Dec 15

Reply #571231

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

More people attending is always better. I saw the game earlier this year when I came over from Perth before PAX as United beat my Wildcats. Crowd there looked pretty big and pumped.. but those damn Hand Clapper things nearly killed my mind.


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Haz
Two years ago
14:34 17 Dec 15

Reply #571235

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Aren't they averaging something like 6500+ this season? They had a couple of games get over 9000. Fantastic results so far in Melbourne without the open air concept added in.

Hey if it gets a sell-out (or close to it) for an open air game, then I'm all for it. I would have thought they would get that anyway on a Sunday with or without the roof.


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LV
Two years ago
14:54 17 Dec 15

Reply #571236

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

It's a great idea.

How it's interpreted might vary from "Innovative and engaging" to "useless gimmick" but the bottom line is that it's got people talking and adds a bit of buzz. So go right ahead.


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paul
Two years ago
15:09 17 Dec 15

Reply #571237

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Spot on, if it can turn an 8000 crowd into a 10,000 crowd and generate more media coverage of the game why not do it?


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Hansi
Two years ago
15:21 17 Dec 15

Reply #571241

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Good they can blame the roof being open after getting a good old fashion beatdown from perth....


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Train
Two years ago
15:32 17 Dec 15

Reply #571243

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

You would have to think that an Open Air game would benefit Perth more. United live by the 3 point line where as Perth have enough bigs to go inside and take shots that wont be affected by a slight breeze.


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paul
Two years ago
15:41 17 Dec 15

Reply #571244

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

On the flipside, maybe they're hoping the breeze will mean they can pack it in without worrying about the three-ball!


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Bear
Two years ago
18:33 17 Dec 15

Reply #571274

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Yeah, I like the idea, why not give it crack!

This season has already been nothing short of fantastic, no need to go back into our shell...


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Sirjump
Two years ago
21:46 17 Dec 15

Reply #571343

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

I went to the game (Magic?) v Adelaide back in the 1990s, which was touted at the time as being the first open air game for a professional basketball league (although that may have been a marketing ploy).

I remember it being an unusual spectacle, watching the game and being able to look up and see the sky. I also recall the crowd numbers were quite good. Can't remember who won, though!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:52 17 Dec 15

Reply #571344

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Hansi the typical Perth troll.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:02 17 Dec 15

Reply #571345

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

"Rod Laver Arena was also the site of the first ever "outdoor" pro basketball game in Australia when the Magic hosted the Adelaide 36ers on 31 December 1997 with the roof open."


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Dazz
Two years ago
01:19 18 Dec 15

Reply #571363

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Tennis is often played in doors, but most of the big tournaments and all the Grand Slams are outdoors. I' sure it does effect people, and of course rain can play havoc, but that's part of the game. Furthermore every match in the tournaments runs the same risks.
When I grew up, we played basketball in the winter, outdoors, on bitumen courts. You played in the wind, sun, rain, whatever, but again everyone had the same risks.

If its really going to attract big crowds, maybe ok, but what's the attraction?
It's not like you can throw a picnic rug on the hill and spreadout, its still the same venue, just no roof.


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.
Two years ago
01:29 18 Dec 15

Reply #571364

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

I am still working out who had to go and get the ball when it went over the edge in that aircraft carrier game between UNC and Mich state :-)


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:13 24 Dec 15

Reply #571922

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

Great idea, bravo.


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paul
Two years ago
19:50 24 Dec 15

Reply #571938

re: Melbourne vs Perth Dec 27 to be open air game.

"If its really going to attract big crowds, maybe ok, but what's the attraction?"

The attraction is the extra publicity it receives.


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