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#141 Dave T

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:49 AM

What is interesting is the buzz that seems to be created about the 2 play-off games this week (Wire v Hudds and Wigan v Leeds). This gives a sense that the play-offs themselves have appeal but it really needs to have that edge of importance. I predict 16-18k at Wigan and 12k at Wire which will be good going.

i hope you're right Scubby, but I'm not sure why that Wigan v Leeds crowd would grow by 100% in a year.

#142 Mistress_Marlowe

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:54 AM

Hull's regular season home attendances do in 2013 were only 1.7% down on last year. Only Leeds and Widnes generated an increase.


Interesting, but this thread is about playoff crowds! Finding the extra cash for games at a time when season pass renewal is imminent (see Hull thread for a thorough explanation of why this is a problem) has been a problem for many.

Season pass sales were down by about 20% to just under 8000, so gates being only 1.7% down on last season is good in that context.

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#143 Pete M

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

Interesting, but this thread is about playoff crowds!

Correct, the thread is about playoff crowds! However, you specifically responded to my quote about the overall 10.4% reduction in regular season SL attendances with reasons why you thought Hull's had suffered such a significant dip - hence why I responded with the fact they were only 1.4% down.

 

Finding the extra cash for games at a time when season pass renewal is imminent (see Hull thread for a thorough explanation of why this is a problem) has been a problem for many. 
Indeed, the financial desperation of SL clubs to cash in on next years season ticket sales as early as possible - to the detriment of play-off attendances this season - is an issue which needs to be looked at. It's not a good image for the game when the more important business-end-of-the-season fixtures are defined by half-empty and quarter-empty stadia. What kind of image does that portray about the sport? 
 
Season pass sales were down by about 20% to just under 8000, so gates being only 1.7% down on last season is good in that context.
Perhaps the financial gains of a higher percentage of spectators paying at the turnstiles was cancelled out by the sundry cheap ticket deals that Hull (and other SL clubs) had on sale?  

Edited by Pete M, 23 September 2013 - 10:42 AM.


#144 sweaty craiq

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

Those figures are shocking, taking to 2009 to get cumulative attendances back to pre Sky numbers despite the hype and cash to the elite. It shows how SL's gain has been at the expense of the rest.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:41 PM

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#146 Scubby

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

The impact of the World Cup on play-off crowds can't be underestimated. There will be 100s of fans who are planning to spend £100-£200 on additional tickets over the next two months. For many, there has to be  a compromise somewhere and fans are picking games for sure.



#147 TheBinman

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 04:24 PM

The whole league and playoff formatt I believe is a main reason why crowds are down hopefully with the change happening hopefully we'll see a rise again because its vital we improve, also I see Wigan haven't done there usual big one game this year any reasons?, I'd love to see everyteam do this and show some ambition even the possibility of taking games on the road double headers thoughts?

#148 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

I haven't read the whole thread, but I don't see why clubs don't give you the option when you buy your season tickets to buy play off tickets as part of the deal, with the money only be paid if your team has a game and you don't subsequently opt it? I subscribe to Wigan TV and the quarterly payments work on a renew unless you say no approach. Be a combination of cheese and peas to do that.

#149 Mumby Magic

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:25 PM

Oh for gods sake

Its not his fault


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#150 ELBOWSEYE

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:44 PM

The games I saw or watched on sky it was mainly home fans who failed to turn out in normal numbers, both leeds and Giants had good numbers and an increase on league games. The pattern seamed to be happening at other games (not Dragons of course)

It was not just prices because all juniors were only  £5. wires failure to promote games this year has contributed to the decrease in league games when economic factors are hitting home so results alone will not drag fans in.