2010 Crowd Watch

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  1. Springs

    Springs First Grade

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    I don't think we should read too much into crowd figures just yet. A lot of it depends on the draw, scheduling and form. It was highlighted that Bulldogs-Souths drew 34,000 one year then only 21,000 the next. This is the same with Eels-Tigers this year that everyone was so disappointed about. Round 4 last year saw Broncos and Dragons play in front of 42,000 at Suncorp. This is because both teams were in form, Broncos were undefeated, and Bennett returning. This year however Broncos will likely be out of the top 8 while Dragons will be hot favourites.
    2008 saw the opening of Skilled Park, of course everyone wanted to go no matter what the ticket prices and the Titans average was over 20,000. The year before was the Titans first year and the crowd average was boosted by a few 40,000+ games at Suncorp. This year their crowds are lower (although they have only played Warriors and Raiders, both at silly times). Hopefully this year we will see something similar with the opening of AAMI Park.
    Also this year we have seen terrible scheduling and weather. A ton of 8.35 Friday kickoffs (there were none last year), 1pm games in searing heat, a cyclone in North Queensland and 35 degrees+ temperatures in Sydney. Also the NRL seemed to want all the blockbusters to happen in the first few weeks, leaving smaller teams like Sharks and Panthers with low drawing games against unpopular out of town teams. The 11,000 crowds were better than were expected against Raiders or Storm last year.

    Last year we were lucky at drawing some big crowds when teams in form met each other at the back end of last season. Tigers-Eels especially, if these two teams had continued their poor form probably would have seen a crowd of about 15,000. However they were the two form sides of the comp and there was a record crowd.
    Now who is to say that when the Rabbitohs and Tigers meet at ANZ in Round 22 they won't be 1 and 2 and attract 40,000+?

    The crowds will come, just be patient.
     
  2. SpaceMonkey

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    They won their last home game and followed it up with a record win at Suncorp, but you think the Warriors crowd will drop by 2.5K?! Auckland loves a bandwagon, I reckon 17K easily if the weather is okay (and considering the weather in the north of NZ has been fine and dry for months now I'd probably bet on that).
     
  3. Chook Norris

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    Round 4 predictions
    Fri 2:10: Storm v Dragons @ Etihad 24,000
    Fri 8:35: Roosters v Broncos @ SFS 17,250
    Sat 5:30: Sharks v Eels @ Toyota 10,500
    Sat 7:30: Cowboys v Titans @ DFS 18,000
    Sun 2:00: NZW v Manly @ Mt Smart 15,000
    Sun 3:00: Canb v W Tigers @ Canb 12,000
    Mon 4:00: Newc v Penrith @ EAS 14,000
    Mon 7:00: Souths v C'bury @ ANZ 25,000
     
  4. The Tank

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    Round 4 predictions
    Fri 2:10: Storm v Dragons @ Etihad 17,000
    Fri 8:35: Roosters v Broncos @ SFS 10,000
    Sat 5:30: Sharks v Eels @ Toyota 8,000
    Sat 7:30: Cowboys v Titans @ DFS 13,000
    Sun 2:00: NZW v Manly @ Mt Smart 17,000
    Sun 3:00: Canb v W Tigers @ Canb 11,000
    Mon 4:00: Newc v Penrith @ EAS 12,000
    Mon 7:00: Souths v C'bury @ ANZ 19,000
     
  5. flamin

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    2010 Crowd Totals as of Round 3

    Round 1

    18,293 PAR v STG @ PAR
    48,516 BRI v NQ @ SUN
    11,133 PEN v CAN @ CUA
    18,110 BUL v NEW @ ANZ
    11,820 CRO v MEL @ TOY
    23,149 SOU v SYD @ ANZ
    16,112 GCT v NZW @ SKI
    18,421 WES v MAN @ SFS


    Total: 165,554
    Avg: 20,694

    2009 - Total 168,483 Avg 21,060
    2008 - Total 183,627 Avg 22,953
    2007 - Total 185,051 Avg 23,131
    2006 - Total 161,713 Avg 23,101 (7 matches)
    2005 - Total 159,614 Avg 22,802 (7 matches)

    Round 2

    10,943 SOU v GCT @ ANZ
    16,177 STG v BUL @ WIN
    16,242 NEW v MEL @ EAS
    13,335 NQ v PEN @ DFS
    15,314 NZW v CRO @ MSS
    15,602 PAR v MAN @ PAR
    19,021 GCT v NZW @ SKI
    14,200 CAN v BRI @ SFS


    Total: 120,834
    Avg: 15,104


    2009 - Total 148,127 Avg 18,516
    2008 - Total 123,332 Avg 15,417
    2007 - Total 124,964 Avg 15,621
    2006 - Total 121,369 Avg 17,338 (7 matches)
    2005 - Total 110,428 Avg 15,775 (7 matches)


    Round 3

    21,318 WES v PAR @ SFS
    13,267 STG v NQ @ WIN
    11,521 GCT v CAN @ SP
    11,024 PEN v MEL @ CUA
    12,138 MAN v NEW @ BLU
    32,338 BRI v NZW @ SCS
    19,738 BUL v SYD @ ANZ
    10,741 CRO v SOU @ TOY


    Total: 132,085
    Avg: 16,510

    2009 - Total 135,364 Avg 16,921
    2008 - Total 153,486 Avg 19,186
    2007 - Total 123,456 Avg 15,428
    2006 - Total 126,039 Avg 18,005 (7 matches)
    2005 - Total 116,244 Avg 16,606 (7 matches)


    AGGREGATE as of ROUND 3: 418,473
    AVG:17,436


    2009
    Aggregate after 3 rounds: 451,974
    Avg: 18,832


    2008
    Aggregate after 3 rounds: 460,445
    Avg: 19,185


    2007
    Aggregate after 3 rounds: 433,441
    Avg: 18,060


    2006
    Aggregate after 3 rounds: 408,823
    Avg: 19,468


    2005
    Aggregate after 3 rounds: 386,286
    Avg: 18,395
     
  6. flamin

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    Feel free to correct me on those numbers. And thanks to those who've compiled previous years.

    So atm we haven't had any big crowds outside of Brisbane so that's hurting our average.

    But I don't know how much we can read into these figures at this stage. Comfortingly, 2005 and 2009 were also not spectacular after round 3, but they were our highest and 2nd highest crowds respectively. The key is going through the origin period without losing the crowds - something which will hopefully be helped with the membership drive.
     
  7. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    I actually compiled the same stats about 15 posts back without the previous year comparisons.
     
  8. flamin

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    Ah sorry. I was thinking someone should put them all up last night but never actually checked if someone had today.
     
  9. Perth Red

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    The majority looked pretty deflated to me!:D
     
  10. CC_Roosters

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    Round 4 predictions
    Fri 2:10: Storm v Dragons @ Etihad 22,000
    Fri 8:35: Roosters v Broncos @ SFS 17,800
    Sat 5:30: Sharks v Eels @ Toyota 12,400
    Sat 7:30: Cowboys v Titans @ DFS 18,200
    Sun 2:00: NZW v Manly @ Mt Smart 16,200
    Sun 3:00: Canb v W Tigers @ Canb 12,100
    Mon 4:00: Newc v Penrith @ EAS 16,400
    Mon 7:00: Souths v C'bury @ ANZ 20,400

    TOTAL= 135,500
    AV= 16,938
     
  11. bobmar28

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    Thanks for doing it by the way.
     
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    Round 4 predictions
    Fri 2:10: Storm v Dragons @ Etihad 75,000
    Fri 8:35: Roosters v Broncos @ SFS 37,000
    Sat 5:30: Sharks v Eels @ Toyota 18,000
    Sat 7:30: Cowboys v Titans @ DFS 23,000
    Sun 2:00: NZW v Manly @ Mt Smart 27,000
    Sun 3:00: Canb v W Tigers @ Canb 27,000
    Mon 4:00: Newc v Penrith @ EAS 28,000
    Mon 7:00: Souths v C'bury @ ANZ 49,000
     
  13. Goddo

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    I don't think they will get 75k to 55k Etihad Teddy, but I do think that game may draw a big crowd. Apparently there is a telethon being run on Good Friday in Melbourne just outside Etihad, so may get a large walk up.

    Also, no competing sport on a public holiday, Storm v Dragons could go as high as 30k I think. I really hope they do.

    Round 4 predictions
    Fri 2:10: Storm v Dragons @ Etihad 27 000 actual: 25 480
    Fri 8:35: Roosters v Broncos @ SFS 17 000 actual: 17 200
    Sat 5:30: Sharks v Eels @ Toyota 11 000 actual: 13 213
    Sat 7:30: Cowboys v Titans @ DFS 18 000
    Sun 2:00: NZW v Manly @ Mt Smart 17 000
    Sun 3:00: Canb v W Tigers @ Canb 14 000
    Mon 4:00: Newc v Penrith @ EAS 15 800
    Mon 7:00: Souths v C'bury @ ANZ 22 000

    Average: 17 725
     
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  14. user_nat

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    I love how some of these are above Stadium capacity.
     
  15. Panfas

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    A bit optimistic, but here goes...

    Round 4 predictions
    Fri 2:10: Storm v Dragons @ Etihad 30,100
    Fri 8:35: Roosters v Broncos @ SFS 21,500
    Sat 5:30: Sharks v Eels @ Toyota 12,500
    Sat 7:30: Cowboys v Titans @ DFS 18,900
    Sun 2:00: NZW v Manly @ Mt Smart 16,950
    Sun 3:00: Canb v W Tigers @ Canb 13,500
    Mon 4:00: Newc v Penrith @ EAS 16,700
    Mon 7:00: Souths v C'bury @ ANZ 36,400

    Total: 166,550
    Average: 20,818
     
  16. Jankuloski

    Jankuloski Juniors

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    Thank you for this very useful post. This topic should be about this, not predictions. Or separate the topics.
     
  17. Panther_Daz

    Panther_Daz Moderator Staff Member

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    Do Dogs Members get in for free on Monday? If so, there is pretty much 20000 members combined between Souths and Dogs.
     
  18. Frailty

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    Fri 2:10: Storm v Dragons @ Etihad 25,000
    Fri 8:35: Roosters v Broncos @ SFS 18,000
    Sat 5:30: Sharks v Eels @ Toyota 9000
    Sat 7:30: Cowboys v Titans @ DFS 19,000
    Sun 2:00: NZW v Manly @ Mt Smart 17,000
    Sun 3:00: Canb v W Tigers @ Canb 15,000
    Mon 4:00: Newc v Penrith @ EAS 14,000
    Mon 7:00: Souths v C'bury @ ANZ 30,000
     
  19. ouwet

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    Yeah we do... The Bulldogs should bring atleast 15,000 supporters to the game (pending weather).
     
  20. Bodsy

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    Round 4 predictions
    Fri 2:10: Storm v Dragons @ Etihad 27,200
    Fri 8:35: Roosters v Broncos @ SFS 16,300
    Sat 5:30: Sharks v Eels @ Toyota 10,203
    Sat 7:30: Cowboys v Titans @ DFS 16,620
    Sun 2:00: NZW v Manly @ Mt Smart 18,300
    Sun 3:00: Canb v W Tigers @ Canb 14,202
    Mon 4:00: Newc v Penrith @ EAS 15,104
    Mon 7:00: Souths v C'bury @ ANZ 337,509
     
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