i hope you're right Scubby, but I'm not sure why that Wigan v Leeds crowd would grow by 100% in a year.
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.
Posted 23 September 2013 - 07:49 AM
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.
Edited by Mistress_Marlowe, 23 September 2013 - 07:54 AM.
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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.
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.
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.
Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:41 PM
Predictions for the future -
Crusaders RL to get a franchise for 2012 onwards -WRONG
Widnes Vikings also to get a franchise - RIGHT
Crusaders RL to do the double over Widnes and finish five places ahead of them -WRONG
Widnes Vikings NOT to dominate rugby league in years to come! STILL TO COME
I promise to pay �10 to the charity of Bomb Jacks choice if Widnes Millionaires finish above the battling underdogs Crusaders RL. I OWE A TENNER!
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.
Posted 29 September 2013 - 04:24 PM
Posted 29 September 2013 - 04:25 PM
Posted 29 September 2013 - 05:25 PM
Oh for gods sake
Its not his fault
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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.