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NRC Crowd Watch

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by TOCC, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    Continuing ...

    Rd 6
    NSW v QLC: ?
    NHR v UCV: 3,000
    PER v MEL: 1,000 to 1,200 (Thanks Delphy)
    SYD v GSR: 800

    Rd 7
    GSR v NHR: ?
    UCV v MEL: ?
    SYD v BRI: : ~400
    PER v NSW: ~600

    Anyone who attended (or found an online source, etc) able to provide crowd estimates to fill in the gaps?
  2. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    Was apparently a good turnout for the Eagles at Newcastle in the wet in Rd 6. -- Any guesstimate?

  3. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    2175 at Vikings v Brisbane City
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  4. TOCC Guest

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    2014/2015
    Rd 1: 8,000/7,598
    Rd 2: 6,300/5,873
    Rd 3: 9,482/6,332
    Rd 4: 6,730/5,700
    Rd 5: 6,734/5,519
    ??

    Its only a small sample, not sure about the later rounds but overall crowds down around 15-20% from 2014..

    A large reason is the Melbourne Rising, they were averaging over 2,000 in 2014, since moving their games to the suburban grounds the crowds dropped to 500-750. Perth Spirit crowds were also down from 2,000 to around 1,200.

    Rays, Eagles, City and Stars all maintained similar levels from 2014, QLD Country, Vikings and Rams looked to have improved marginally.
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  5. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    I actually suspect the Rams crowds have been a bit poor, but that's only going on estimates not official figures. (The Rams are a "must have" IMO for the NRC. The GWS area has to be in it).

    The final collection (just one game missing if anyone from Canberra has an estimate):

    Rd 6
    NSW v QLC: ~800
    NHR v UCV: 3,000
    PER v MEL: 1,000 to 1,200
    SYD v GSR: 800
    Rd 7
    GSR v NHR: ~400
    UCV v MEL: ?
    SYD v BRI: : ~400
    PER v NSW: ~600
    Rd 8
    MEL v NSW: 500
    UCV v BRI: 2,175
    NHR v QLC: ~800
    GSR v PER: ~300
    Rd 9
    QLC v UCV: 1,151
    NSW v NHR: 1,200
    BRI v GSR: 2,250
    MEL v SYD 1,140

    Round 7 seems to have taken a big RWC hit, but things seemed to recover for Round 9.
  6. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Consolidation of previous figures:

    Rd 1
    BRI vs PER: 2698
    NHR vs SYD: 2000
    GSR vs NSW: 1200
    QLD vs MEL: 1700

    Rd 2
    SYD vs QLD: 500?
    MEL vs BRI: 750
    NSW vs CAN: 2623
    PER vs NHR: 2000?

    Rd 3
    NHR vs MEL: 1,200
    CAN vs GSR: 2,178
    SYD vs PER: 750
    QLC vs BRI: 2,204

    Rd 4
    BRI vs NHR: 2,000
    NSW vs SYD: 1,500
    GSR vs QLC: 1,000
    PER vs CAN: 1,200

    Rd 5
    CAN vs SYD: 1,223
    MEL vs GSR: 480
    QLC vs PER: 2,000+
    BRI vs NSW: 1,816

    Rd 6
    NSW v QLC: ~800
    NHR v UCV: 3,000
    PER v MEL: 1,000 to 1,200
    SYD v GSR: 800

    Rd 7
    GSR v NHR: ~400
    UCV v MEL: ?
    SYD v BRI: : ~400
    PER v NSW: ~600

    Rd 8
    MEL v NSW: 500
    UCV v BRI: 2,175
    NHR v QLC: ~800
    GSR v PER: ~300

    Rd 9
    QLC v UCV: 1,151
    NSW v NHR: 1,200
    BRI v GSR: 2,250
    MEL v SYD 1,140

    SF
    UCV v MEL: 1500
    BRI v SYD: 2432 + 4 Spur Winged Plovers

    GF
    BRI v UCV: 4327

    Average crowd for a TV Game: 1328
    Average crowd for a Streamed Game: 1433
    Average Crowd for all games: 1479

    Brisbane City: Average Home Gate, 2587; Total Home Gate, 15523
    Canberra Vikings: Average Home Gate, 1769; Total Home Gate, 7076
    Greater Sydney Rams: Average Home Gate, 725; Total Home Gate, 2900
    Melbourne Rising: Average Home Gate, 717.5; Total Home Gate, 2870
    North Harbour Rays: Average Home Gate, 1750; Total Home Gate, 7000
    NSW Country Eagles: Average Home Gate, 1580.75; Total Home Gate, 6323
    Perth Spirit: Average Home Gate, 1250; Total Home Gate, 5000
    Queensland Country: Average Home Gate, 1763.75; Total Home Gate, 7055
    Sydney Stars: Average Home Gate, 612.5; Total Home Gate, 2450

    All Teams: Average Gate, 1417; Total Gate, 56197

    Apart from Brisbane City (15%) and Qld Country (19%), all other home gates were significantly lower (>30%) for the Thursday Night Televised Games compared to their Weekend Day time games.
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  7. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    Are the attendance figures for the UCV semi final official? I was there, and my estimation was closer to 2500. I have been pretty close with my guesses in other games.
  8. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    Pretty much anything that ends in 00 will be unofficial (but still supplied by someone who was there).

    "Upwards of 1500" I think was the call on it, so it could be a bit more.

    BR, did you go to the earlier UCV v Rising game in Rd 7 - and if so, what was the crowd like?

    -- Usually when there's a good crowd, a club will tend report it. But you won't hear much of turnouts in the low hundreds. Funny that ...
  9. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    Sorry - was in the USof A at that time. Very disappointed that my Foxsports subscription didn't work while I was there.
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  10. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    If anyone is able to add to the list below with a crowd estimate, please post.

    Rd 1
    PER vs MEL: 400 to 600
    NSWC vs BRI: ?
    SYD vs WSR: ?
    QLDC vs CAN: ?

    Rd 2
    SYD vs PER: under 300
    BRI vs WSR: perhaps 1000 max
    MEL vs QLDC: ?
    CAN vs NSWC: ?
  11. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    There was a huge crowd at the Vikings/Eagles game just before it commenced, thanks to a series of Schoolboy finals taking place at the same ground. With two fields in operation, must have been upwards of 10,000 at the ground judging by the numbers of vehicles that had parked out the surrounding suburb as well as the ground car park itself.

    My guess, though, of the numbers who stayed on for the match would have been more like 2000 - 3000, still not bad. Such a pity that all the players and supporters of the earlier games didn't stay around.

    EDIT : Or maybe not a pity given the thrashing the Vikings sustained at the hands of the Eagles.
  12. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    I wonder how many going to schoolboy finals even would have known about NRC game.

    As seriously you almost have to come across about it by accident as main stream press not even mentioning anything about NRC and see nothing advertised even on foxsports.
  13. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    I would be very surprised if even one person attending these finals matches wasn't aware of the NRC game to follow. The whole weekend seemed to be put on as a package.
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  14. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    Well that I am pleased to hear as got to find ways to package with other events to promote


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  15. GunnerDownUnder Jim Clark (26)

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    The Rams have the Girls 7's grand finals at concord on Saturday, so hopefully a decent crowd turns up, 7's semis start at 8.45 with the Rams Spirit game is on at 1 with the 7's finals after.
  16. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    Smart - attending Saturday's game so yes hope a decent crowd which should be as Fiji 7's player and other Fijian Albert I think playing this weekend for the Rams


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