This was taken just prior to kick off, but no more than around 8,000 fans attended the match at the 25,000+ stadium in Reading.
London Irish are a rugby club to watch, though. According to their CEO, the club has ambitions to become the Manchester United of club rugby (without the debt).
Whether achieving that goal, in perspective, will leave shareholders dispondent or elated, I’m not sure. It depends in large part on the growth of the sport as a whole, which is of course out of the hands of Irish alone.
They’re soon to release a new content offering, perhaps in the form of an app. I can’t say much more other than that it excited me a bit!
Smart. Very smart. Flipping the conventional model on its ear and now empty seats = opportunity.