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2007 FC Dallas PHP Attendance, 95.9% games played.

Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by FC Uptown, Oct 18, 2007.

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  1. FC Uptown

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    [I][U][COLOR="Red"]Team             GP       2007 AVG       2006 AVG       VAR[/COLOR][/U][/I]
    Galaxy           14        24,056         20,814     +3,242
    DC United        14        20,811         18,215     +2,596
    TFC              14        20,112            N/A        N/A
    Revs             15        16,787         11,786     +5,001
    Red Bulls        15        16,530         14,570     +1,960
    Fire             14        16,142         14,111     +2,031
    RSL              14        16,058         16,366       -308
    Dynamo           15        15,883         18,935     -3,052
    Crew             15        15,230         13,294     +1,936
    [B]FC Dallas        14        14,763         14,982       -219[/B]
    Rapids           14        14,747         12,056     +2,691
    Chivas           14        14,123         19,840     -5,717
    Wizards          15        11,586         11,083       +503
    MLS TOTALS      187        16,640         15,504     +1,136
    
    With 95.9% of the season now played, MLS' average attendance is now up 7.33% from last year, although Dallas is slightly down.

    Thoughts? Reasons? Explanations?
     


  2. boomersooner027

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    We'll be up after tomorrow nights game. We didn't get a bump from Beckham like a lot of these teams did. Check most of these teams for how many 15k+ games they had and FCD will be right there in the middle.
     
  3. Dr. Foosball™

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    wow. The Dynamigos average goes down over 3K a game after a championship season. What's up with that?
     
  4. texgator

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    The better number is the Median, not the mean. Although Dallas has less big game numbers that screw up the average, so maybe not as big of a deal here. Last year was the first full year of PHP-ness. No surprise they weren't able to 100% replicate the numbers there.
     


  5. texgator

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    People tired of being vandalized and beat up in the parking lot.
     
  6. fcd_noob

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    Check it out: Half of all MLS/FCD fans were above the median age.

    But half were BELOW the median age!

    I propose a blue-ribbon task force.
     
  7. FC Uptown

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    Dynamo had a game before the Barcelona vs Club America (I think) 2006 game at Reliant Stadium - that was about 60k - and that padded last year's numbers.

    New England's numbers are up significantly this year, but that may be the result of an international friendly as well.

    Overall, I am surprised (despite MLS cooked numbers, etc) that attendance is down slightly. Seems like there are more people there this year.
     
  8. The Gribbler

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    We had more day games this year. Way more. At least that's how I recall things.
     
  9. wcharriscpa

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    My guess is it's a result of more accurate reporting of the numbers this year over prior years.

    Remember that story that came out showing teams and the numbers of freebie tickets given out? Dallas was one of the (if not the) highest.

    So perhaps now there's not so many freebies, but more actual butts in seats, resulting in slightly lower (but more accurate) numbers being reported.

    I know at the start of the season I found myself coming away from a game thinking "Wow...that really felt like more than 12k. Weird." And other fans across the League have been saying similar things all year long.
     
  10. texgator

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    Which is why median attendance is the better barometer....like I said.
     
  11. texgator

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    More day games, and, thanks to the TV contracts, more Sunday and Thursday games.
     
  12. ElJefe

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    And we were the one team that didn't have a Beckham game in our league schedule.
     
  13. FCD Hoops

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    i went into a sports shop in the galleria this week & asked the guy if he had any fc dallas merchandise. the guy said, "what's fc dallas?" that's pretty sad. :mad:

    #s will jump up now that the tollway is opened up & once the restaurants & whatnot get filled in around PHP. hope the area turns into a shops on legacy & draws folks to the area for entertainment.

    pubs like legends & lochran's will help, too.

    originally we bought the smart circle card (4 free home game tix, 12 buy one/get one tix), then decided to buy seats outright & give the BOGO tix to friends & co-workers to get more folks to the stadium.

    would like to see more fc dallas bumper stickers. any press is good.

    the biggest surprise to me was how low chivas' # are
     
  14. Dre00

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    It was 70K but you're right. If you take that out of the 2006 average, our average went up about 400 I believe from 2006 to 2007.

    I think our median went down about 1000.
     
  15. markspence02

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    I agree - Thursday night games do not help attendence numbers. It makes it difficult for anyone outside Dallas/Frisco area to come to a game.
     
  16. FC Uptown

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    The day games, the Thursday games, the no real Beckham game on the calender - none of those things helped with attendance. I thought there were some great promotions this year - Toja Wig Night and the opening of the stage area being the greatest. I am always interested in the business of promotion and getting fans out to the games and I sometimes wonder what other ideas can be tried to increase numbers. Of course, winning always helps get people out too.
     
  17. Parrish

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    What? How dare you suggest such a thing! Are you suggesting that Hispanics have poor memories? It's rascist accusations like this that make Dallas fans hated by the rest of the league.
     
  18. texgator

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    No, no, no....you've got it all wrong, Parrish...he's saying that Hispanics can't count.
     
  19. Dr. Foosball™

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    Actually, you're both right. I was saying they have poor memories, can't count, AND after years of their national team losing to the Great White EE UU, they don't understand the concept of being winners. :D
     
  20. FC Uptown

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    ....this is chum in the water for the Amigo fans.....countdown until they arrive.....
     
  21. fcd_noob

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    Yeah, but if the lead-off comment is from Likker20 we won't know what he was blathering about anyway. :rolleyes:
     
  22. Pegasus

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    With tonight's announced attendance of 20500 the year total is 15145.
     
  23. Dr. Foosball™

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    With that announced attendance, it is official that they have not completely let go of the attendance inflating. It was a really good crowd, but defenitely not 20,500.
     
  24. Pegasus

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    BIS was around 15k but a lot of folks's tickets may have counted for this game if they hadn't used them up to this point - last game and all.
     
  25. Dr. Foosball™

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    I would be willing to bet it was higher than 15K. The thing is, they electronically scan the tickets when the fans enter = The know exactly how many people "attend" the game. No need to lie, it is obvious when there are empty seats that 20,500 is not the correct attendance.
     
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