Agreed on the creatures of habit point. The move to Nolan Park last year cut our support in half compared to the previous years opening match. Granted NP couldnt take the 34k that attended the Dublin Longford game in 2015 but considering only 17k went along it was 10k under capacity. Its also obvious Spawell is in Dublin and not KK but I don’t think thats important. Its what brings people to Croker that’s key.
Croke Park is devoid of atmosphere in the league but it still gets a lot more people in. The truth is we have a core support of about 10k or less in the league for home games. Strip the novelty of Croker away and that’s what your reduced to.
I’m not for a moment saying it shouldn’t be built but just don’t expect similar attendances.