Keep The New Zealand Warriors At Mt. Smart Stadium
The Auckland Council have almost decided that they are going to stop funding Mount. Smart Stadium, due to it only being used by one sport (Rugby League). There is still time to stop the council in it's tracks, but we need as many signatures as possible to do so. Although the Warriors plan to move away from Mt. Smart if the council funding cuts go through, this is not a good move for the intentions of the club. The main contender to move to is Eden Park, in which the Warriors have a terrible record at. They have NEVER won at Eden Park in the 3 games they have played there. Meanwhile, they have a 64% win record at Mt. Smart! The current season has followed the pattern: six games at Mt Smart, five wins; nine games away from Mt Smart, including the match at Eden Park, just three wins. It shows how much the Mt. Smart crowd helps. Part of this reason is that I believe that at Eden Park, the fans sit too far away from the field to make any difference to the game. Because the field is primarily a cricket oval, there are HUGE gaps between the supporters and team, which isn't good for either party. However, at Mount Smart, the closest seats are 5 meters away from the action, meaning everything you say, the players can hear. Lastly, and probably the most annoying thing, is the Warriors have just spent a large amount of money on a new gym, and to think that gym would not be used anymore, means it was a total waste of money. I think the above speaks for itself, KEEP THE WARRIORS AT MT SMART! WHERE THEY BELONG!