Tis the season for Footy Finals Madness! Fans are already researching the best Sydney and Canberra venues to watch the final, it’s time to make sure your venue is on the radar. The Rugby League Grand final is one of those shining dates on the calendar where hometown venues look forward to a full house of raving fans. So, as Sydney and Canberra gear up for a mega 6th October footy finals event, here are our top tips for venues to ensure a full house.
Take to the Streets
Use the week to hit the local streets and get your message out there. Decorate your venue inside and out, making it clear you’re planning a grand final bash. Distribute flyers and take to social media frequently during the week. Brand ambassadors and promotional staff can help you create a buzz about your venue – without all the expense of traditional advertising.
Arrange Transport to and From Your Venue
Ease of transport is a big factor for people looking to sit back, relax and enjoy a few beverages. A courtesy bus will be a huge drawcard for your patrons. You might want to organise a few buses if you’re expecting a very large crowd.
Put on Footy Food
Having provision for a ‘footy food snacks’ station will help keep the pressure off your kitchen, while you enjoy good profit margin with classic footy game staples. Serve up Cups of chips & gravy, hotdogs, sausage rolls, nacho’s and good old meat pies. Your venue will be the next best thing to being there…maybe even better!
Break out the Big Screens
The bigger the better! Patrons will choose big screen venues over TV’s any day. If it’s necessary to hire screens for the event, it’s well worth the investment. If you’re lucky enough to have a beer garden or outdoor area at your disposal, arrange a big screen for outside as well – weather permitting of course.
Hold a Competition or Giveaway
Everyone loves a chance to win! They’ll come in their droves if you offer a major prize. How does two tickets to the 2020 State of Origin in Adelaide sound? The NRL offers some excellent NRL Travel Packages which include match tickets, accommodation and food & beverage package at the Pre-Game Party, where fans can rub shoulders with NRL legends! You might want to sell raffle tickets to help cover the expense of the prize.
Hire Amazing Promotional Staff
You’re going to want to staff up for this wild weekend of excitement. Invite professional promotional staff to your crew to help promote and run your event like clockwork. Mascot performers and brand ambassadors can take to the streets with offers too good to refuse. Fundraise during the event with a monster raffle and stunning promotional models to woo your eager crowd. Beers, babes and footy food, what else could fans wish for?
Arrange Killer Entertainment
Nothing helps kick off a fantastic final’s night like live entertainment. Choose entertainers who love a bit of banter with the crowd and know how to set the mood. Pre-match, half-time and post-game entertainment will ensure your punters arrive earlier and stay longer to enjoy the atmosphere long after the final siren (hopefully with a win under their belt!). Remember your footy crowd is probably going to be pretty lary, so a rock band with some oommf will get their attention.
Sell VIP Tickets and Food & Beverage Packages
Do you have booths, tables or sections of your venue with a birds-eye view of all the action? Make the most of it by selling VIP tickets to secure these winning spots for the final. You might offer table service and food and beverage packages as part of the deal, and to maximise your profitability.
Enjoy the Game Sydney & Canberra Venues!
Whatever the outcome of the game, we hope Canberra and Sydney venues have a lucrative and rewarding Final’s Footy event. You might apply our tips for each home game through the 2020 season if Sun 6th is a roaring success! If footy fans consider your venue ‘the place to be’ to watch the game, why not capitalize on the whole season?
Serve and drink responsibly and enjoy the big game!
Ps. Go the Roosters!
AMS Promotions is a team of Account Managers, Marketers and Promotions specialists. Operating nationally with a pool of over 6,000 beautiful and talented promotional staff and models, we’re driven by exceeding your promotional goals and celebrating your success. Get in touch.
1300 368 969