IIRC before nationalisation of VFL & NSWRL a Brisbane finals with Brothers regularly got 25,000. SANFL & WAFL always got about double that - which is why Westlakes was built & Subiaco had to be increased. As for weekly H&A attendances, PAFC regularly got 12,000 at Alberton - & over 20,000 for big games (EG Norwood). I doubt BRL got more than 3,000 for average games, but I stand to be corrected.
You'll actually find it was only in the AFL era that they actually expanded Subiaco Oval. You know we haven't built venues in any part of our history.
We spent a truckload on Perry Lakes in 62, spent a bit on a three tier stand in 69, but the Members Stand and Two Tier Stand had been built, with terracing behind the goals at the city end and on the northern end of the ground was just a grass bank.
Redevelopments in 95 and 99 added to the stands that were built in 69 (Three tier and Two Tier Stands)and destroyed the old Members stand.
The three tier stand was built in 1969 and is called the Orr-Simmons-Hill stand (never knew that.Everyone just calls it the three tier stand).
The two tier stand on the northern side was completed in 1981 and the terracing was on the southern wing.The grass bank was behind the goals at the eastern end (or city end) and that was turned into terracing in 1995 when the stands were finished along the southern side.It was all finished in 1999 and remains a useless piece of crap.
Congrats to Claremont for smashing the Northern Bullants tonight.I watched The Bullants beat the Collingwood reserves in Melbourne last week and I thought Claremont might struggle but they made The Bullants look second rate.Its been 2 from 3 by WAFL sides over VFL teams and two WAFL teams in the semi finals.Not bad for a third rate competition.And Peel beat West Perth today