How much did the Force make last year?
I don't think that is an issue . I assume they are still in a quite healthy position and comparissons to the AFL are quite meaningless as the turnovers involved at AFL clubs at huge these days .
The issue as I see it is the accelerated downward trend in home crowds .
I'd like to know what's happenning about MES too as MES was upgraded for the farce and now they could easily accomodate them .
The current upgrades to MES were done prior to the force coming in.
They were offered an additional upgrade to the stadium (around 25k capacity IIRC) on the grounds that they agree to play all their home games there in their 2nd season, to which they refused. AFAIK, the offer is now off the table.
The worry for the force is that they're going the way of the Wildcats, the Perth Heat and the Glory, which all went through periods of popularity for a few years only for support to diminish for no apparant reason other than the novelty simply wearing off. A move to MES should help them as it should encourage fans to get season tickets and hopefully for their sake they can sell 80% of the ground before the season.