SYDNEY’s new AFL team, GWS, proposes to base itself at a redeveloped Sydney Showground with plans to double the venue’s spectator capacity to 25,000.
It is believed that Blacktown Olympic Park would not be big enough to house the new teams fans.
The stadium built in western Sydney in partnership between the NSW AFL and Cricket NSW, attracted a capacity crowd of 10,000 fans at the Sydney Swans and Carlton game last month.
Hoping to draw crowds of at least 25,000 to be successful it needs a bigger facility than Blacktown and would probably play even bigger sell out matches at ANZ Stadium.
Decisions must also be made on the teams name and strip .
Both difficult decisions as choices are limited because most popular animals and colours are already in use by other AFL clubs.
It will be interesting to see what the teams name , colour and mascot of their jumper , jersey , guernsey will be.
The AFL has appealed to the public to offer suggestions for team names.
The jumper , jersey , guernsey will also need to be distinctive and original in design so as to avoid colour and mascot clash with other long established afl clubs .