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Edmonton has a solid turnout. 4K minimum if I had to guess. Canadian footy fans just suck at showing up on time haha. Stands haven’t been filling out in these games till 15-20th minute.

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1 hour ago, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

Think yesterday's number in Winnipeg was probably also tickets distributed rather than actual.

I'm pretty sure that the attendance numbers given are always paid attendance = tickets sold.

It was a good sized crowd in Winnipeg yesterday. If it was overstated by paid attendance, I'd be surprised if the difference was very much. People do seem to take their time finding their seats once the match has started.

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2 hours ago, Lofty said:

I'm pretty sure that the attendance numbers given are always paid attendance = tickets sold.

It was a good sized crowd in Winnipeg yesterday. If it was overstated by paid attendance, I'd be surprised if the difference was very much. People do seem to take their time finding their seats once the match has started.

The empty seats in the stands lined up pretty closely to the unsold seats I was seeing online on Friday night, so I agree with you.  I think tickets sold and bums in seats were probably pretty close in Winnipeg yesterday.

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3 hours ago, Ansem said:

Not sure that playing during mother's day was wise for a new league. Should have had a triple header on Saturday instead.

Outside of the yellow paint (WTF), Clarke Stadium looks better than I expected on TV

There have been a few things I've been like this move does not make sense, kinda 50/50 on including this one

Agree on at least a double header for Saturday

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15 minutes ago, MM3/MM2/MM said:

In their last NASL season (2017) FCE averaged 3408 with a season high attendance of 4096.

All CanPL games this weekend beat the Fury attendance for their game today.

yes and their weekday game beat all cpl games this week. i know they had deals for tix, but that still counts lol

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5 hours ago, Lofty said:

I'm pretty sure that the attendance numbers given are always paid attendance = tickets sold.

It was a good sized crowd in Winnipeg yesterday. If it was overstated by paid attendance, I'd be surprised if the difference was very much. People do seem to take their time finding their seats once the match has started.

I'll admit I was a bit later than I'd like.  Was in line for beers during the anthem but made the stand before kickoff, but WTF?  Seriously, the 1st half was half done before the concorse started to clear.  

Attendance sounds about right.  I'd have guessed 5-5 1/2. 

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6 hours ago, Ansem said:

Outside of the yellow paint (WTF), Clarke Stadium looks better than I expected on TV

I didn't quite understand the yellow paint myself.

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2 hours ago, MM3/MM2/MM said:

In their last NASL season (2017) FCE averaged 3408 with a season high attendance of 4096.

And on Sundays they averaged 3,079 with a season high of 3,549. Their season opener was a Sunday and they drew 3,472. Edmonton never did Sundays in the NASL.

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11 hours ago, Winnipeg Fury said:

Looks like ticket sales for Valour's Thursday night clash with Forge are doing well.  Should be another 5000 plus crowd.

Last match, home or away, until June, so this is good to hear.

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One day we will have good weather in Hamilton but Sunday was definitely not that day about 5 degrees and then is started to rain and continued all day, nature hates CPL!!😰

 

I also would like to remind people its May 13th today and the weather is still **** in Ontario WTF!!

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I was thinking the Forge would be doing well to get 3000 to 3500 in the house on a day like yesterday, as Hybrid says it was brutal! I was looking forward to this match up and was not going to miss it no matter what, I was dressed in full rain gear as I hate being cold and wet, by the time the second half kicked off it was just nasty in the stands and even some of the diehards who had shown up were fleeing for the exits, I think those are the worst conditions I've watched a match in and I have been to many winter matches in Britain! They still announced almost 6K, I'm sceptical about that number, our Battalion section was rocking though, as I mentioned in the match thread I hope the terrible weather and disappointing results don't kill the early season buzz around this team!

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20 hours ago, grasshopper1917 said:

Wow no one in the stands at Edmonton for their home opener. Now im starting to panic  lol

It did fill in as the game went on. Anyone know if they had parking issues like Calgary a their first match?

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1 hour ago, gator said:

I was thinking the Forge would be doing well to get 3000 to 3500 in the house on a day like yesterday, as Hybrid says it was brutal! I was looking forward to this match up and was not going to miss it no matter what, I was dressed in full rain gear as I hate being cold and wet, by the time the second half kicked off it was just nasty in the stands and even some of the diehards who had shown up were fleeing for the exits, I think those are the worst conditions I've watched a match in and I have been to many winter matches in Britain! They still announced almost 6K, I'm sceptical about that number, our Battalion section was rocking though, as I mentioned in the match thread I hope the terrible weather and disappointing results don't kill the early season buzz around this team!

I left in the 65th. My attendance guess was 2500 in the stands and 1000 in the concourses. It was a miserable day for sure. 

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14 hours ago, matty said:

yes and their weekday game beat all cpl games this week. i know they had deals for tix, but that still counts lol

Sure, but that school day match last year had more than 8000 in attendance vs this year with 6800.  15% drop year over year.

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1 hour ago, ted said:

It did fill in as the game went on. Anyone know if they had parking issues like Calgary a their first match?

Yes. There were apparently some issues in Edmonton.

Besides some of these initial stadium hiccups, we have seen a regular trend of late arriving crowds. I think much of the 'blame' has to go to the CPL start time. Why is there an insistence with having kickoff take place right on the hour as opposed to 5 or 8 minutes past? I can understand that there may be some TV considerations when the matches are on CBC, but when they aren't, why not delay kickoff a few minutes so the fans at the gates can get it?

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2 hours ago, masster said:

.Why is there an insistence with having kickoff take place right on the hour as opposed to 5 or 8 minutes past? I can understand that there may be some TV considerations when the matches are on CBC, but when they aren't, why not delay kickoff a few minutes so the fans at the gates can get it?

"5 or 8 minutes" is not the kind so delays we are talking about. Watching the Edmonton game on TV on Sunday it looked like the stands were still only half-full 15 - 20 minutes or more into the match.

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32 minutes ago, ted said:

"5 or 8 minutes" is not the kind so delays we are talking about. Watching the Edmonton game on TV on Sunday it looked like the stands were still only half-full 15 - 20 minutes or more into the match.

I agree. But the 5 or 8 minutes is better than nothing. In addition, it is a standard that the Canadian ticket buying public is already used to.

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4 hours ago, Gopherbashi said:

Sure, but that school day match last year had more than 8000 in attendance vs this year with 6800.  15% drop year over year.

true but that really doesn't change it was the #1 attended game.

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4 hours ago, masster said:

Yes. There were apparently some issues in Edmonton.

Besides some of these initial stadium hiccups, we have seen a regular trend of late arriving crowds. I think much of the 'blame' has to go to the CPL start time. Why is there an insistence with having kickoff take place right on the hour as opposed to 5 or 8 minutes past? I can understand that there may be some TV considerations when the matches are on CBC, but when they aren't, why not delay kickoff a few minutes so the fans at the gates can get it?

As you know that is the world standard, the only place in the world where any sport does not start at the hour, is North America. In Europe, everything starts on time, basketball, handball, futsal, all team sports. I guess MediaPro, or someone, decided they should just do the same, and I agree: your tv time is precise that way, and all things related to it, the time of possible half-time and ads, your postgame. 

People also tend to get to games tight in Europe, stands can have huge holes in them 2 minutes before a match starts, then you can top up 25% in a minute. People who arrive late and block the play get hassled. 

That said, if they want to start later, fine, but all that means is that people will arrive later and get in to games later as is. I find it depressing to think Canadians cannot arrive on time for things, what are we coming to?

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