Brumbies frozen out by fans
The Brumbies were hoping to stay in contention for a sixth consecutive finals, but their hopes took a hit after they blew a 24-10 lead with 20 minutes to play against the Melbourne Rebels to lose 24-27.
Coach Dan McKellar described the low turnout as "really sad" and said an indoor stadium was desperately needed.
"Our form is playing a part of that and I've got to front up and take ownership of that 100 percent," he said.
"I want our boys playing in front of 15 000 people – people I know care about them."
The Australian Capital Territory government has been investigating options to build an indoor stadium but so far nothing has come of it.
"The fact it was about three degrees and the wind chill took it even lower is never great," Brumbies Chief Executive Michael Thomson told reporters. "So an indoor stadium would help."