Crowd listed as 7,108 on western bulldogs website which is no surprise at all, was personally and electronically counted as I entered the ground. Compared all my pics plus vid on their site to Roys v Freo there in 1996 which is listed at 5,083, and I'm sure the AFL weren't bulking up the Roys numbers at the time! What time did you drive past ;)
I drove past during the second quarter and if it was 7000 the ground would still hold its now official capacity of 15,000 easily as the outer area way barely 1/4 full
Dont forget when Fitzroy played there the spectator area was way bigger with massive hills each end and the Gorgon Street stand that would have been able to hold 5000 on its own.
I'm assuming the photo top right is of the Roys game (Micky Dwyer?) & the other two are from Sunday. I was at that game against Freo (Fitzroy's last victory in the AFL) and i would say there was about 2,000 in attendance at the start of the game but the crowd grew larger as the possibility of a Roys win loomed, and the figure of 5,000 was probably correct at the end of the game.
This is really good, even though it is naturally focused on the Dogs, but u can see the size of the crowd, how good would this have looked on TV compared to Werribee v Roosters?
You don't need to turn on sound for this video. It is just noise!
I couldn't see any fence along Gordon Street boundary.
How was paid entry to the match enforced?
There was fencing right around the ground with three entry points only with lots of security, but i couldn't buy a record.
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