Crowd Watch 2013

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  1. LeagueXIII

    LeagueXIII First Grade

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    Good Storm crowd considering a long weekend in Melbourne and it has been 30 degrees plus for over week.
     
  2. SLRBRONCOS

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  3. Clarke

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    Parramatta Stadium is been like that for a number of years. I don't think the real capacity is anywhere near 20,000.

    I even switch on the Western Sydney Wanderers match at the ground in-between the Melbourne/St George Illawarra and Cronulla/Gold Coast matches. The figure for that game was 15,809. I struggled to find 5,000 empty seats.

    The real capacity must be around 17,000-18,000
     
  4. Clarke

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    For what it's worth my take on the figures from round 1, so far.

    Thursday Night Football
    Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium
    Crowd: 35,952
    A little disappointing but the figure probably reflects the number of Sydney Cricket Ground trust members that didn't show up. 3,000 below par.

    Friday Night Football
    Brisbane Broncos v Manly Sea Eagles at Suncorp Stadium.
    Crowd: 31,139
    Admittedly it was a little disappointing, however I am not about to demand or attack people who may have not showed up after another terrible flood season in and around Brisbane.

    Saturday Night Football
    Parramatta Eels v New Zealand Warriors at Parramatta Stadium.
    Crowd: 13,351
    Looked good on the TV, a solid start to the season for a club whose been at the bottom of the ladder for the past few years up against the NZ team. If they continue to play more football like that this number will be sure to grow.

    Canterbury Bulldogs v North Queensland Cowboys at Bluetongue Stadium.
    Crowd: 11,627
    Terrible effort. Canterbury are probably thinking moving the game to the Central Coast wasn't worth it. The Bulldogs may have performed better and pulled a bigger ground at home for this match.

    Sunday Football
    Penrith Panthers v Canberra Raiders at Centrebet Stadium.
    Crowd: 10,882
    After watching the game I was just happy that the crowd figure was announced over 10,000. Would have been embarrassing to get a sub 10,000 ground in round 1.

    Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons at AAMI Park.
    Crowd: 16,251
    Very hot day in Melbourne may have kept a few away but overall a solid crowd that was par for this match up.

    Sunday Night Football
    Cronulla Sharks v Gold Coast Titans at Sharks Stadium.
    Crowd: 17,541
    Little disappointing that the game wasn't a full house after all that's happened but it's a fantastic crowd for this match up and the emotion of the entire day was amazing.
     
  5. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Uhm, is that why the last two Origins have sold out, including the 2012 match where they had to install 1,000 more seats to cater for the interest? :?

    Even the lowest Sydney Origin crowd of the last 10 years (61k in 2010) was 9k higher than anything Queensland can get... and the only reason the crowd was so low was that it was a dead rubber.

    For the record, Origin matches at ANZ since 1999 average 73,320. A full 21,000 more than fit into Suncorp.
     
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  6. elbusto

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    I was there and I agree. It was not a day for football. It was stinking hot. My wife and I upgraded to category 1 seats to keep out of the heat.

    I thought the crowd was great and absolutely into it.

    If it was cooler 20000 would have been a given.

    There was a lot on in Melbourne - a big weekend with lots to do.

    Got a lot of queries walking back to the hotel from people wanting to know the result.

    Anybody in AFL gear just glares at you though :lol::lol:
     
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  8. CC_Roosters

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    Will be a good crowd tonight stunning day and everyone pumpedup for the footy
     
  9. Chicken_Hunter

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    crowd building nicely.. should be 20k easy
     
  10. nko11

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    21,935 at Hunter Stadium
     
  11. CowboyFuriousFury

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    Nice for a Monday Night.
     
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    Largest Monday night home crowd for the Knights since MNF was introduced in 2007.
     
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    Not bad at all
     
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    What a crock of shit.

    So your saying I'm not a Storm fan because i cant make games.

    Weeknights are out for me due to work.
    Sundays (and some Saturday Nights) were out due to me still playing.
    Saturday nights i spend time with my kids (3 under the age of 4) due to not getting to see them much during the week.
     
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    So did we crack 160. ... .
     
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    Dogs v Eels should be a cracker on Thursday...should really break 30k but without barba, kasiano, pritchard, graham and being on a Thurs night will see some people stay away...

    Shame the warriors played so badly...that shoulda been looking at 30k + as well but I think they will struggle to even get 20k.
     
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