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2010 Crowd Watch

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  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Time to get this show on the road, just 8 days til kickoff.

    I will be putting a crowd watch stats thread into Game Day Spoilers and will keep it updated as we go through the season, this one here will be for discussion, predictions etc.

    Now, let's get the ball rolling.

    Some very good trial crowds to start. Ones I've been able to source so far:
    TRIAL CROWDS 2010
    NZL v SYD @ Rotorua 9,600
    BRI v MEL @ Rockhamption 4,000
    All Stars Match @ Skilled 26,687
    STG v PAR @ Perth 9,450
    NQL v NZW @ Cairns 10,000 (approx)
    SOU v GCO @ Coffs 5,500
    PEN v PAR @ CUA 11,113
    SYD v WES @ SFS 10,281
    NZW v MAN @ Nth Hbr 17,362
    WST v CRO & PAR v SYD @ Bluetongue 18,511 (double header)
    PEN v NWC @ Port Macq 6,423
    NQL v GCO @ Darwin 9,879
    CBY v CAN @ Dubbo 8,050
    SOU v STG @ ANZ 27,221

    Some good figures in amongst those IMO.


    Now onto R1 predictions:
    Eels v Dragons @ Parramatta - 21,200
    Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp - 49,900
    Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ - 22,000
    Sharks v Storm @ Toyota - 16,500
    Panthers v Raiders @ CUA - 15,200
    Titans v Warriors @ Skilled - 22,000
    Rabbitohs v Roosters @ ANZ - 32,000
    Tigers v Sea Eagles @ SFS - 18,000
    Total: 196,800
    Average: 24,600 (record)
     
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    Eels v Dragons @ Parramatta - 20,300
    Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp - 46,500
    Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ - 19,500
    Sharks v Storm @ Toyota - 12,500
    Panthers v Raiders @ CUA - 13,500
    Titans v Warriors @ Skilled - 16,500
    Rabbitohs v Roosters @ ANZ - 28,000
    Tigers v Sea Eagles @ SFS - 16,500

    Avg: 21,500

    What a shame Eels dragons couldnt be moved from an averages POV.
     
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    sharkies will depend solely on the weather.

    nice night...15-17k
    sh*t night 8-12k
     
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    Eels vs Dragons, Parramatta: 20,000
    Broncos vs Cowboys, Suncorp: 48,500
    Bulldogs vs Knights, ANZ: 25,600
    Sharks vs Storm, Toyota: 13,200
    Panthers vs Raiders, CUA: 14,100
    Titans vs Warriors, Skilled: 19,300
    Rabbitohs vs Roosters, ANZ: 34,400
    Tigers vs Sea Eagles, SFS: 21,000

    And with the trial crowds i think NZ, Central Coast and Perth definetly helped their chances more than any Queensland bid.
     
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    Eels v Dragons @ Parramatta - 20 000
    Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp - 50 000
    Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ - 25 000
    Sharks v Storm @ Toyota - 10 000
    Panthers v Raiders @ CUA - 12 000
    Titans v Warriors @ Skilled - 18 000
    Rabbitohs v Roosters @ ANZ - 30 000
    Tigers v Sea Eagles @ SFS - 15 000

    Average 22.5k
     
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    Eels v Dragons @ Parramatta - 21,000
    Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp - 48,000
    Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ - 26 000 [maybe 23k]
    Sharks v Storm @ Toyota - 12,000
    Panthers v Raiders @ CUA - 14 000
    Titans v Warriors @ Skilled - 20,000
    Rabbitohs v Roosters @ ANZ - 31,000
    Tigers v Sea Eagles @ SFS - 19,000

    Avg: 23,875
     
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    Eels v Dragons @ Parramatta - 20,500
    Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp - 44,000
    Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ - 20,000
    Sharks v Storm @ Toyota - 8,500
    Panthers v Raiders @ CUA - 11,000
    Titans v Warriors @ Skilled - 15,500
    Rabbitohs v Roosters @ ANZ - 33,000
    Tigers v Sea Eagles @ SFS - 17,000
     
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    Eels v Dragons @ Parramatta - 21,000
    Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp - 48,000
    Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ - 25,000
    Sharks v Storm @ Toyota - 11,000
    Panthers v Raiders @ CUA - 15,000
    Titans v Warriors @ Skilled - 15,000
    Rabbitohs v Roosters @ ANZ - 30,000
    Tigers v Sea Eagles @ SFS - 20,000

    Avg: ~23,000
     
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    Eels v Dragons @ Parramatta - 21,000 (capacity)
    Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp - 46,000
    Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ - 24,000
    Sharks v Storm @ Toyota - 14,000
    Panthers v Raiders @ CUA - 16,000
    Titans v Warriors @ Skilled - 20,000
    Rabbitohs v Roosters @ ANZ - 28,000
    Tigers v Sea Eagles @ SFS - 22,000

    Avg: 23, 875
     
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    Was waiting for one of these threads you know the season is so close.

    Eels v Dragons @ Parramatta - 20,830 > should be a sellout with a few not turning up with tickets.

    Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp - 44,000 > A little bit down from last year i fear.

    Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ - 17850 > It may be boosted by a large travelling group of Newcastle fans so Im thinking has the potential to crack the 20k mark.

    Sharks v Storm @ Toyota - 16,000 > I think the Sharkies supporters be pumped up for this one.

    Panthers v Raiders @ CUA - 16,500 > Penrith have to raise their game in terms of crowds no excuses not to turn up for this game.

    Titans v Warriors @ Skilled - 14,500 > I hope im wrong but I reckon with the kick off time this could be the only real disappointing crowd of the weekend, once again I hope im wrong.

    Rabbitohs v Roosters @ ANZ - 31,000 > Should get over 30k the only worry for me is how many Easts supporters make the trip over, if not many could get around the 26k mark which is sad but also a good reflection of how far we have come to be disapointed with a crowd of 26k.

    Tigers v Sea Eagles @ SFS - 22,000 > I think this will surprise a few people with Lote back and the Tigers expecting a big year, I think a big walk up crowd can be expected even it being on a monday night.
     
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    Round 1 crowds from last year for comparison:

    Storm vs Dragons @ Olympic: 14,870
    Broncos vs Cowboys @ Suncorp: 45,022
    Warriors vs Eels @ Mt Smart: 20,102
    Bulldogs vs Sea Eagles @ ANZ: 19,791
    Sharks vs Panthers @ Toyota: 10,617
    Titans vs Knights @ Skilled: 16,203
    Roosters vs Rabbitohs @ SFS: 24,486
    Tigers vs Raiders @ Campbelltown: 17,392

    Average: 21,060
     
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    I have heard that there will be a fair bit of rain in Sydney next weekend...
     
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    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Let's hope they're wrong! The weather last year for the Bulldogs V Manly game was a shocker! We still got almost 20,000 (It was the game El Masri broke the record)... Everyone got drenched!


    Eels v Dragons @ Parramatta - 20,000
    Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp - 48,000 (In the paper today they said 34,000 have been sold already)
    Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ - 20,000
    Sharks v Storm @ Toyota - 14,000
    Panthers v Raiders @ CUA - 15,500
    Titans v Warriors @ Skilled - 19,500
    Rabbitohs v Roosters @ ANZ - 24,800
    Tigers v Sea Eagles @ SFS - 19,500

    Total - 181,300
    Average - 22,662 (Based on fine weather for all games).
     
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    Great to see this thread back. One week to go.
     
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    Eels vs Dragons, Parramatta: 20,500- To much hype to be anything less than 20k
    Broncos vs Cowboys, Suncorp: 45,000- i dont think either side will be up to much this year but regular fixture so people may go out of habit anyway?
    Bulldogs vs Knights, ANZ: 21,600- clear night should see this break 20k easily
    Sharks vs Storm, Toyota: 15,000- weather permitting
    Panthers vs Raiders, CUA: 12,700- just cant see it being any bigger
    Titans vs Warriors, Skilled: 16,400- some disappointing crowds in early rounds last season, and i suspect same again this time round
    Rabbitohs vs Roosters, ANZ: 30,800- sunday footy, foundation rivalry, no excuse for under 30k
    Tigers vs Sea Eagles, SFS: 20,300- Lote factor

    av = 22,788

    it is a pity the eels v dragons wasnt moved, it would likely have moved the average close to 25k. despite this im going to stick my head in the block and say the league will average over 17k this year
     
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    PEels vs Dragons, Parramatta: 20, 000
    Broncos vs Cowboys, Suncorp: 49, 000
    Bulldogs vs Knights, ANZ: 22, 000
    Sharks vs Storm, Toyota: 16, 000
    Panthers vs Raiders, CUA: 16, 000
    Titans vs Warriors, Skilled: 22, 000
    Rabbitohs vs Roosters, ANZ: 30, 000
    Tigers vs Sea Eagles, SFS: 22, 000

    Avg = 24,625 would mean biggest opening weekend in the comp ever.. IMO anything less is a disgrace, Rugby league fans need too support their teams this season. Lets make sure this year all teams Averages are up,
    Im predicting
    Broncos 35k
    Bulldogs 23k
    Canberra 12.5k
    Cronulla 12.k
    Gold Coast 21k
    Manly 14k
    Melbourne 23k is the tricky one but im going to say 23k because of the new stadium
    New Zealand 18k
    Newcastle 18k
    North Queensland 20k
    Parramatta 17k
    Penrith 15k
    Souths 18k
    St George 17k
    Roosters 15k
    Wests Tigers 18k

    AVG= 18.5 k

    There should be no reason teams cant achieve this, the hype around this season imo is superb and fans should be flocking too games this year
     
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    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Would love to see our proud club get averages to be second again this year. Plenty of support for the blue and whites :D

    Round 1 Averages so far this decade:
    2000 - seven games Att: 143,483 Avg: 20,498
    2001 - seven games Att: 139,729 Avg: 19,961
    2002 - seven games Att: 115,390 Avg: 16,484
    2003 - seven games Att: 123,405 Avg: 17,629
    2004 - seven games Att: 138,304 Avg: 19,758
    2005 - seven games Att: 159,614 Avg: 22,802
    2006 - seven games Att: 161,713 Avg: 23,102
    2007 - eight games Att: 185,051 Avg: 23,131
    2008 - eight games Att: 183,627 Avg: 22,953
    2009 - eight games Att: 168,483 Avg: 21,060

    Stats courtesy of http://nrl.has.it
     
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    Eels v Dragons @ Parramatta - 21,000
    Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp - 42,000
    Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ - 21,000
    Sharks v Storm @ Toyota - 16,000 (If it is pissing down expect maybe 9,000)
    Panthers v Raiders @ CUA - 14,000
    Titans v Warriors @ Skilled - 16,000
    Rabbitohs v Roosters @ ANZ - 34,000
    Tigers v Sea Eagles @ SFS - 19,500

    Rain is going to the big issue.

    Last years conditions at Shark Park round 1 were the worst I have seen viewing Television wise. It was sheeting, there was lightning. Wind blowing a gale and freezing cold.

    Come on mother nature! Do us a favour!!

    Would love to see record round one crowds.
     
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