Who ? Just looked it up and it was 90-99
That is a huge crowd for a minority sport in Australia. Never realised they were that strong. Really is a shame it all folded. Basketball was going ok at that time as well. Now top level Basketball is dead in the water.
Rugby is next with the ARU and the franchises broke. Rebels will move out of Melbourne in the next couple of years. The ARU is thick enough to believe they could be relocated to the coast.
In its pomp, baseball was the fastest growing sport in Australia. Then David Nelson bought the league and ruined it.
There is room for sport on the coast, Titans stuffed up and M Searle basically p#ssed 75% of the supporter base off by ripping them off. They're getting back to where they were but then coming 2nd last last year did them no favours.
Suns will survive purely on the back of AFL money, that and they'll have a new stadium after the comm games.
Rugby will have no hope
Edited by Matt_C, 12 January 2015 - 08:02 PM.