1. Bigger crowd - North Sydney is in a 'heartland' area and much more likely to pick up casual rugby fans. Concord tends to only get die-hards and the club-affiliated.
2. Better atmosphere - The crowd is spread around the ground, with blokes standing on the hill. It's a lot of fun, and looks great on TV....... unlike Concord.
3. Event precinct - Nearby pubs mean the party can continue nearby, and people don't feel obliged to get straight in their cars and leave.
4. More child-friendly - with a big grassy hill there were so many kids, and they all ran onto the ground at half and full time to have a kick around. Combined with the close location to many fans and it's much easier to bring the kids.
5. Quality of field - after a week of rain the North Sydney turf was immaculate.
So they are the main five. I suppose it's not so much about the death of Concord, rather the birth of North Sydney Oval as the home of the SS Final. Though I have to mention the only point where NS Oval was a massive let-down.......
1. Shortness of goal posts - at only 23m high the North Sydney Oval goalposts were a whopping 48m shorter than those at Concord.