There were over 50,000+ people in attendance at the Australia vs Team USA game, but that doesn’t mean all were able to have a good view. You may be thinking that meant the people in the nosebleeds, but those folks probably had a better view than the people who paid to be on the floor close to courtside. Unlike American stadiums that actually have, ya know, stadium seating, the crew at Marvel Stadium just put up a ton of seats flat. Russell Crowe, the beautiful mind that he is, has the full report.
$1500 a ticket for this view. AUS v USA .— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) August 22, 2019
Jokes on me.
If you weren’t among 50,000 there and you chose to watch it on tv at home, good decision . pic.twitter.com/VlNuXWp6iI
He then started RT’ing others’ frustrations.
HERES A TIP ....— (@W8INTHEQ) August 22, 2019
#BoomersUSA #usabasketball #ausvusa #AUSVS #usavaus #BOOMER #BoomersUSA #Melbourne #marvelstadium @russellcrowe @TEG_Live pic.twitter.com/brt3noTvCH
Does the price seat include a periscope?— sixtyfour (@sixtyfo16744883) August 22, 2019
The only thing achieved tonight by @BasketballAus was enjoining with the promoters in ripping off well meaning lovers of the sport. It was a farce. https://t.co/M04iiL26Xm— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) August 22, 2019
Lots of talk already about the view from ground level at Marvel Stadium where ticket holders paid hundreds of dollars to see #BoomersUSA. This is the view... https://t.co/KUpXuYFahM pic.twitter.com/m8Zh3mMPxa— Rohan Smith (@Ro_Smith) August 22, 2019
That’s definitely not optimal seating for ground level at a basketball game. This looks more like seating for an LDS stake conference rather than an actual ball game. While getting 50,000+ people to see a game in Australia is extremely noteworthy, it’s important to make sure it’s a memorable experience—for the right reasons—for all involved.
For those who missed the game, Team USA won after pulling away in the second half behind strong efforts from Donovan Mitchell and Kemba Walker.