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2010 Crowd Watch

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Timmah, Mar 4, 2010.

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  1. Marshall_magic

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    Hopefully big crowds in the 2 other Sydney games this week, as well as a good one on the GC tomorrow can keep us over the 20k average for the round.
     
  2. Teddyboy

    Teddyboy First Grade

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    I think your crowds stats are the nearest.
     
  3. RockWheel

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    Didn't the Gold Coast get a pretty disappointing crowd this time last year? People going to the beach on a Sunday arvo and all that.
     
  4. jc155776

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    And the fact that you pay through the nose to go to a Coast game.
     
  5. Panther_Daz

    Panther_Daz Moderator Staff Member

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    Considering the last 3 times Canberra has played at Penrith we have got 7 or 8K it isn't too bad. Club was hoping for 13K though.
     
  6. Brutus

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    Roosters v Souths will get a bigger crowd than Parra v Dragons but that's only because of the venue.

    Put both games on at ANZ and Parra v Dragons would've won easily.
     
  7. Jason_(Is_our_King)_Smith

    Jason_(Is_our_King)_Smith Juniors

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    By any measure that's a terrible crowd at penrith. What's going on out there, Panther fans?
     
  8. Dakink

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    I would be interesting to see what the average crowds are as a pecentage of the home grounds capacity.

    If we have a number of Sydney clubs running close to 90% capacity regularlyl then it is time to move the bigger games to bigger grounds.

    Would also be interesting to see those stats compared to the AFL, if they average 35k in a 55k or 100k stadium then they are running at 35-55% capacity.

    If a number of clubs are running close to 90% capacity regularly then where do they grow from there? (Dragons, Eels??)
     
  9. m0nty

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    Comparison of last year to this year:

    2009: Storm v Dragons @ Olympic: 14,870
    2010: Panthers v Raiders @ CUA: 11,133

    2009: Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp: 45,022
    2010: Broncos v Cowboys @ Suncorp: 48,516

    2009: Warriors v Eels @ Mt Smart: 20,102
    2010: Eels v Dragons @ Parramatta: 18,293

    2009: Bulldogs v Sea Eagles @ ANZ: 19,791
    2010: Bulldogs v Knights @ ANZ: 18,110

    2009: Sharks vs Panthers @ Toyota: 10,617
    2010: Sharks v Storm @ Toyota: 11,820

    2009: Titans v Knights @ Skilled: 16,203
    2010: Titans v Warriors @ Skilled:

    2009: Roosters v Rabbitohs @ SFS: 24,486
    2010: Rabbitohs v Roosters @ ANZ:

    2009: Tigers v Raiders @ Campbelltown: 17,392
    2010: Tigers v Sea Eagles @ SFS:

    If you take those games as equivalents, crowds are actually down 2,530 on round 1 last year. The last two games are at bigger grounds in '10, though, so the total should be higher after tomorrow.
     
  10. Billythekid

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    Both the sharks and panthers crowds were pathetic really. After waiting for so long for the footy to come back, all the hype around memberships and the game in general and this is what we get.

    We talk about how the new AFL team is going to flop and than we get 11,000 to a game in league heartland.

    The bulldogs crowd i thought was ok though. The knights are an out of town team and it didn't look like there was many Knights fans there. If the dogs can get around this many for the smaller games and than get bumber crowds against the big Sydney clubs they could really get their average up.

    Overall though it has been disappointing. Firstly the Parra Dragons match, 2 of the big Sydney clubs facing each other in a hugely hyped up match with both teams in great form and we only get 18,000. This is partly due to the ground but surely that isn't doing our game justice.

    Than that is followed up today with a terrible crowd from the Sharks and Panthers.

    I guess the good thing about this is that 2 of our lowest drawing games for the season are out of the way without going sub 10,000.

    I am still totally confident we will have the best year ew have ever had for crowds but i was hoping for a better start.

    Yes i know i am being overly negative but after watching our game sold short for so long i want to see it flourish like it should.
     
  11. Cumberland Throw

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    So last year was 168483

    And we are at 107812 so far

    Say GC -19000
    SFS - 26000
    SFS - 19000

    We get 171812...... its realistic we will beat last year... the Roosters v Bunnies is gaining a bit of an event feel in the sydney media so i reckon we will beat it
     
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    saying that and studying NRL crowds for a while now, I have come to terms with often being dissapointed..
     
  13. m0nty

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    Maybe those huge trial crowds were a bad thing? Some people might have got their NRL fix for a while at a reduced price, and didn't feel the need to see a home & away game weeks later.
     
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    the trials are all 7.30 pm on a Sat night though, have a trial on a monday nite at 7pm and see how u go
     
  15. Teddyboy

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    Following the NRL is like following a team as you get highs,lows and hype talk etc but i love it.
     
  16. lockyno1

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    Personally and this is the issue, I am having to pick and choose games. I can't afford to spend $100-150 a game going to an NRL game when I can watch the thing on TV on IQ where I can fast forward the rubbish. Normally I would go to the Cowboys-Brisbane game, but I was busy watching a movie instead. The prices to games is too much. I remember back in the days the Dogs used to have $10 GA seats.
     
  17. Red Bear

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    how the f**k do you spend 100=150 going to the footy?
     
  18. mave

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    $90 for a perm before he can leave the house.
     
  19. bobmar28

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    Do you mean Sydney NRL crowds?
     
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    We enjoy a drink us QLDer's. I've done that easy. Gee, you should see the bill after the cricket!

    How else can we maintain the yobbo reputation. Speaking of which, i've heard that the crowd friday night was rather 'rowdy', with lots of crowd involvement and a few fights. :D

    Hopefully we wont have used it all up by the time the dragons come here late in the season. Last years semi was awesome.

    As for low crowds...i wouldnt get to worried about them honestly. The usual offenders arent really gunna turn things around are they? But i would be worried if the Dogs and Tigers numbers go backwards.
     
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