I can't help but sympathize with the motocross promoters , wonder what the bill was that they had to pick up?Link: http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/sport/football-soccer/jets-freeforall-gates-thrown-open-for-port-macquarie-game/1982359.aspx (sent via Shareaholic) Newcastle's loss will be the mid-North Coast's gain after Jets management announced free entry to Sunday's A-League match against Melbourne Heart at Port Macquarie Regional Stadium.
The Jets have been forced to relocate the match after the motocross fiasco that has rendered the turf at EnergyAustralia Stadium unusable and in need of replacement. Sunday was to have been the club's first "community day" under new owner Nathan Tinkler, at which the distribution of 10,000 free tickets would have guaranteed a bumper crowd at EAS. Instead, Jets officials have decided to extend the same generosity to Port Macquarie residents by opening the gates and opting not to charge for admission. The promotion will cost the club an estimated $100,000 in lost gate-takings.