Whatever happened to rugby league stadiums with proper names?
Teams used to play at great venues like Lang Park or Kogarah Oval or the fortress that was Bruce Stadium. Now it’s just an unrecognizable list of insurance companies. Is there some ground breaking research out there that has clearly identified rugby league fans as the most likely sports fans to purchase insurance? Please send it through to us. We’d love to know.
Anyway, here at the Sportress we had some embarrassing mix ups with home venues last round in our footy tipping and so earlier this week we thought we’d sharpen our skills with a quick quiz.
Question 1: Name the Cronulla Sharks home ground
a. 13 11 14 Lifeline Stadium
b. GHRP – 6 Stadium
c. Remondis Stadium
Ben’s Tip – Whatever happened to Shark Park? Great name. Short and simple and it even rhymes! Perfect. GHRP – 6 Stadium sounds like a modern name to me. Targeting your fairly niche peptide market. But of course there are a lot more depressed fans at Sharks games than there are peptide fueled athletes. Lock in ‘A’!
Rob’s Tip – It’s Remondis Stadium. I don’t know what Remondis is…..but that’s the answer.
Question 2: Name the Melbourne Storm’s home ground.
a. Financial Solutions Stadium
b. Speed Boats R Us Stadium
c. AAMI Park
Ben’s Tip – Financial Solutions Stadium sounds sufficiently boring for a modern stadium.
Rob’s Tip – Insurance companies are a lock Ben. Switch on. Answer is ‘C’.
Question 3: Name the Sydney City Roosters home ground.
c. Allianz Stadium
Ben’s Tip – Lock in ‘B’! What else could it be? Fucking Roosters!
Rob’s Tip – Ben! What did I just say!
Question 4: Name the Canberra Raiders home ground.
a. Vodka Cruiser Stadium
b. Belconnen Stadium
c. GIO Stadium
Ben’s Tip – Is that Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson? That has got to be hint. So they’re drinking Vodka Cruisers. But are they drinking Vodka Cruisers in Belconnen? Hmmmmmmm……I’m going to go ‘A’.
Rob’s Tip – BENNNN!!! WHAT DID I JUST SAY!!!
Question 5: Name the Townsville Cowboys Stadium.
a. CGU Stadium
b. 100% Australian Beef Stadium
c. 1300 Smiles Stadium
Ben’s Tip – Alright I’ve got this. CGU is an insurance company right?
Rob’s Tip – HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO GET THE ONLY NON-INSURANCE ONE WRONG! WHY WOULD INSURANCE COMPANIES WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH NORTH QUEENSLAND! DO YOU EVEN WATCH THE NEWS! IT’S LIKE THE NATURAL DISASTER CAPITAL OF THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE! THE ANSWER IS C! IT’S ALWAYS FUCKING ‘C’!
Question 6: Name the Gold Coast Titans home ground
- Coke Stadium
- XXXX Stadium
- Cbus super stadium
Ben’s Tip – …….I watch the news………I think it’s ‘A’?
Rob’s Tip – You are the fucking worst at this. I don’t even know why I bother. I have no idea what Cbus Super is but that’s the answer. ‘C’.
Ben = 0/6
Rob = 6/6