United owner Clive Palmer opened the gates for free for yesterdayâ€™s clash with Central Coast Mariners, which was rained out after 20 minutes, and around 10,000 showed up despite the horrible weather conditions.
It was by far Gold Coastâ€™s best A-League crowd but Gorman does not want it to be a one-off and hopes the locals return to show that there is a future for the club.
"There's still a bit of oxygen up here," Gorman said of the state of football on the Gold Coast.
"They [the fans] have got to come and prove that. There's a January 3 game and then a January 14 game [North Queensland Fury].
â€œThey are telling games where they've got to come back and just really show Clive Palmer that it's worthwhile from his point of view."
Before yesterdayâ€™s match, Gold Coast had averaged about 2,700 to their home games and although the tickets were free, a crowd of over 10,000 in inclement conditions shows that there is some life regarding support for the football club in the area.