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Averages attendances for Super League and other divisions.

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#41 Dave T

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:02 AM

We're doing ok, but clearly there are some issues and I do think that finances are the biggest thing.


Times are hard, and whilst we are a cheap sport, our market probably reflects that. 


I know I am not the norm for a Wire fan, but I have only been to one game this year, and the GF will be my second - my lowest haul ever, and I had to think long and hard about whether I could go to that.


I have however invested a fair bit in the World Cup, and I hope I am not on my own in that. Hopefully the WC will give the sport a boost for next season.

#42 audois

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 12:25 PM

Yes disappointing at Catalan with their drop after a record in 2012. Their total was 118,000 at all games. In their debut season 2006 it was 93,000 with the novelty factor and impressive support across the Channel. They had particular bad weather too for Leeds Easter Monday and for Wire fixtures which didn't help. The away support seems to have dropped off some what with the recession.

Also I think that the comps attractiveness has been reduced by the problems at Crusaders, Trinity, Salford, Bradford & London. The latter pulled 8-9000 in seasons 2007-8 to Brutus.

Locally the arrival of Bein Sport has to my mind reduced French support from outside the Catalan region. Some putting money (€11 a month for SL,NRL & now WC) in the television companies pocket rather than the clubs. And why a rights deal with Bein Sport is so important.

Edited by audois, 30 September 2013 - 12:38 PM.

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#43 dhw

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:04 PM

There's an obvious causal link. Many RL fans are of working class origins and suffering badly in the current economic climate. No cash = drop in attendances.


Sorry that I can't present this with pie charts etc but it ain't rocket science.

It is easy to take that point of view but there is little evidence to support that analysis. The economy and consumer confidence is as good as it has been for five years so if anything you would expect attendances to have increased this season.