Is it time for Matchroom to go to smaller venues?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Mazza, Nov 13, 2023.

It is time for Matchroom to go to smaller venues?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. ZiggerZagger

    ZiggerZagger Active Member Full Member

    Mar 13, 2012
    Doesn't make much difference when even if in sold out venues / Premier League stadiums you have still done your conkers several times over.
  2. chrisfinch

    chrisfinch Boxing Addict Full Member

    Mar 21, 2009
    Yep, even with the Sky platform, it’s just as easy (if not easier) to get freebies to Boxxer shows.

    Wasn’t it originally an edict from Sky when they went exclusive with Matchroom in 2011/12 (whenever it was) that they couldn’t use ‘small halls’ or anything like that and they all had to be the full works in fancy arenas? Definitely a Hearn ego thing these days though. Can’t be making any money from the bottom tiers at the O2 when hardly anyone has paid to be there.
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  3. unfriendlyorchid

    unfriendlyorchid Probably moaning about Sky Sports Full Member

    Jul 20, 2021
    Short answer: of course it is. A full 3-4k capacity arena is much better for all parties than a half full Manchester / O2 / Echo Arena.

    Long answer: there's no way they will do this. Everything Matchroom do needs to be seen through the lens of Hearn's desire to float the company.

    Shows in small halls don't sound as sexy as the big city venues and won't attract investors. Not being seen to diminish their "brand" is key here.
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  4. Bfcad

    Bfcad Active Member Full Member

    Dec 10, 2022
    Awesome, thanks for the excellent business insight. Just going to email my CEO now on my lunch break 'look, I know we're a long established global organisation making millions, but you've got it all wrong. please shut down all activities in the marketing department now - advertisment doesn't work apparently.

    Thanks again, with all the savings we will make from this suggestion I reckon I might get employee of the month. To think we have been spending time and money on raising our product awareness to our target consumer base - absolute madness!
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  5. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Drama go, and don't come back Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Great views for every seat too
  6. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Drama go, and don't come back Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Well, they only have themselves to blame for that
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  7. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Try reading first.
  8. Beale

    Beale Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 13, 2023
    Keech more than niche these days.
  9. Mazza

    Mazza New Member banned Full Member

    Nov 11, 2023
    Only 2 votes for No, and 1 of the 2 is DramaShow (who's basically a voluntary Matchroom employee) what a surprise:risas3:
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  10. DramaShow

    DramaShow 19 banned Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    Katie Taylor sold out 3 Arena twice by giving tickets away for free? Lol.
  11. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Drama go, and don't come back Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Your an absolute bell end ain't ya
  12. subzero_cold

    subzero_cold Boxing Enthusiast banned Full Member

    Nov 23, 2023
    Matchroom should do more shows in Ireland and sign more fighters from there. They can sell out that arena, and it's a cracking atmosphere.

    But England yeah they need to take it back to 2,000-4,000 venues.
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