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Not quite a sellout in Halifax with 6055 but the numbers showing up are close to that announced and this demonstrates again that weeknights can work when fan interest is strong locally and the stadium is located centrally:

https://ca.soccerway.com/matches/2019/10/10/canada/canadian-premier-league/hfx-wanderers/canada-pacific-fc/2991911/

Not too many people appear to have taken the hill and got a $10 ticket in Calgary by the looks of things:

https://ca.soccerway.com/matches/2019/10/10/canada/canadian-premier-league/cavalry/forge/2991870/

1938 can't be much higher than the number of season tickets sold and judging from the highlights actual attendance may have been under 1000. Given it was -10 degrees Celsius when the game ended this sort of weather and turnout explains the rumour that a May-Sept season is being considered.

Edited by Ozzie_the_parrot

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20 hours ago, Ansem said:

The league is like 5 months old. There's cause to panic if by 2025-2026 the numbers remains the same when the league should be peaking due to the 2026 hype.

Too early to be writing all this unsupported nonsense

The 6000-8000 numbers was quoted ad nauseam as being the target for CanPL by people employed by the league, so that is hardly unsupported nonsense. At no point did I suggest that the investors expected to get there straight away, but they are unlikely to be happy about what's happening when actual tickets scanned crowds dip below 2000.

Edited by Ozzie_the_parrot

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2 hours ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

The 6000-8000 numbers was quoted ad nauseam as being the target for CanPL by people employed by the league, so that is hardly unsupported nonsense.

That was pre-MediaPro deal IIRC. Also, the problem is you repeating yourself over and over and over and over again.

We got the memo loud and clear the 1st time.

2 hours ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

At no point did I suggest that the investors expected to get there straight away, but they are unlikely to be happy about what's happening when actual tickets scanned crowds dip below 2000.

Duh...we know. Are you done writing the same crap every time? Post the attendance but your nitpicking on the numbers if Fn annoying.

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On 10/8/2019 at 7:45 PM, Lofty said:

Valour can eventually get to 10k IMHO. 5.5k already and Winnipeg barely knows they exist. The league is still percieved as a novelty rather that bona fide professional sports but with the right approach, that will change and I think the crowds will balloon. CPL has a lot going for it and the very reasonable price point is definitely one of those things.

I feel as though the Winnipeg weather was actually pretty good overall. My take is that Valour's determination to not win at home in the first two thirds of the season really hurt the attendance...

Shoot me now.

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2 minutes ago, sting said:

I would like to help you but until the plows come, I can't get out.

^^^ this.  Where are these goobers that think if we have a short season the CPL will be a joke.  This is canada...you have 7 months, maybe u can wangle 8 in some parts of the country for soccer.  I can just see Mr parrots comments if WPG draws 2000 because every highway in every direction is closed for 2 days and there are 30inches of snow.  

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I know im gonna get flack for this BUT..... The CFL regular season runs into November and they have teams in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Calgary  :P

 

However in all fairness I think the CPL could run a season 2-4 games shorter and save a couple weeks. Especially if we keep this format. 

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This week's snowstorm in Winnipeg is as much of a freak event as it would be if it happened anywhere else other than Calgary. In general, if you played until the end of October you'd have a high probability of no snow on the ground and above-zero game temps. Not pleasant, exactly, but playable.

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3 minutes ago, grasshopper1917 said:

I know im gonna get flack for this BUT..... The CFL regular season runs into November and they have teams in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Calgary  :P

...

 

Bombers have an 85 year head start on Valour.  The DNA of the generational Bomber supporters has be mutated into accepting abusive October/November weather.

Now if you'll excuse me got to help the brother-in-law get his P.O.S. chainsaw started so we can get the 85 year old elm branches out of his bay window and put up some plywood.

What a country.

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2 hours ago, grasshopper1917 said:

I know im gonna get flack for this BUT..... The CFL regular season runs into November and they have teams in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Calgary  :P

 

However in all fairness I think the CPL could run a season 2-4 games shorter and save a couple weeks. Especially if we keep this format. 

Playing a shorter season is a good thought, but what happens to the player contracts?

If they stay at their current value, then that expense remains the same, while teams lose a few extra home games of revenue.

If they get pro-rated, then that represents a 7-15% pay cut for the players - one which might tip the scales into soccer being "not worth it" from an income-earning point of view.

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We have a full 6 months in Winnipeg. Last week of April through third week of October inclusive. Freak weather like today is always possible but rare; we can't schedule based on that.

Comment above by @grasshopper1917 about the Bombers is absolutely correct. As the CPL gains traction, and it needs to in order to survive, the number of dedicated fans who come out rain or shine will steadily increase. In the meantime, the odd match where paid attendance is limited to season tickets and mini-packs will not do much damage to the season average and in fact is to be expected once or maybe twice a year.

Which just goes to emphasize the importance of getting a good sized season ticket base.

Edited by Lofty

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Will drop the link as a placeholder for the official Y9 number:

https://ca.soccerway.com/matches/2019/10/12/canada/canadian-premier-league/york-9/forge/2991887/

They have a running update on soccerway on possession and game incidents this week, which I've never seen before for a CanPL game.

Edit: announced as 2314 but probably closer to 500 actual.

For it to be around 2300 actual you would need the main stand to be around two-thirds full and it clearly isn't even close to that.

Edited by Ozzie_the_parrot

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Judging by the blue dots on TM for Valour's final home match on Wed, any announced attendance above 2k will be a parrot's wet dream.

Bit of a shame that the season is ending with barely a whimper. They should have given all STH's free tickets to get some of those seats filled. Always thinking short term, unfortunately.

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12 hours ago, Lofty said:

Judging by the blue dots on TM for Valour's final home match on Wed, any announced attendance above 2k will be a parrot's wet dream.

Bit of a shame that the season is ending with barely a whimper. They should have given all STH's free tickets to get some of those seats filled. Always thinking short term, unfortunately.

That would have been even better news for the parrot.

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We'll see.  Going to be thin in the grandstand.

Speaking of complimentary tickets to the STHs, didn't we get a voucher you could redeem for one of the matches?  We never used ours as I have it in my head that they were for the cheaper sections only and anyone who came with us wanted to watch with us so no good.  Not a bad idea to repeat next year.  

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It looks to me like tickets sold for tonight's game are about 3500.  With a temperature around 1 at kick off, on a Wednesday night, I doubt we'll see much walk up traffic, and there will surely be no shows.  Unfortunately, it's going to be a sparse crowd tonight.  I expect 144 to have a good turnout however, so we'll be bringing the noise to see the season out in Winnipeg 😉

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17 hours ago, MrsC said:

It looks to me like tickets sold for tonight's game are about 3500.  With a temperature around 1 at kick off, on a Wednesday night, I doubt we'll see much walk up traffic, and there will surely be no shows.  Unfortunately, it's going to be a sparse crowd tonight.  I expect 144 to have a good turnout however, so we'll be bringing the noise to see the season out in Winnipeg 😉

Seemed like a decent crowd, all things considered. And we were rewarded with another shameful debacle.

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