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TecnoGenius
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« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2019, 04:58:59 AM »

Week 4 average attendance was less than 10k. One game only had 6k. Brutal. Carl's Jr. may have to lower the cost of their happy meals to give away their tickets. This league will not survive beyond a year.

Have to wonder how many Happy Meal tickets are included... do they count as "sold" seats?  Or are those numbers actual turnstile figures?

I'd almost guarantee the freebie tickets count as sold seats.  They probably sell them to the joints for 1c each or something token.  A sale's a sale.  And that's the only thing that can explain the higher week 5 numbers.

I watched both games I can PVR: 2 comments:

1. The caliber of play is improving.  QBs and WRs are doing better.  Games aren't just runs and underthrows anymore.  Lines are getting less sucky.  I found both games this weekend to be enjoyable.

2. Crowd size at some venues is still quite high.  The @San Diego game had at least as many people present as a BC game.  Maybe even a cold-weather WPG game.  Other venues it's crickets.

I think that was the game where one EZ was nearly full and the other EZ nearly empty.  I'll bet dollars to donuts that the full EZ seats were the meal freebies.  At least the Fleet gave them something to cheer about!

Bonus comment: That Fleet QB Bercovici reminded me so much of Streveler.  Not in physical size (Strev is much bigger), but in the throwing motion.  They both have this weird quick abbreviated throw, that I find quite odd.  Much more wrist action, and almost no follow through.  Yet it seems to work for them.  Maybe it's something in the new generation of QBs coming out of college?  Or maybe it's just them.
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« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2019, 08:11:14 PM »

the attendance isn't as bad as some think OVERALL, there are a couple of small markets, or not as much interest, in a couple of places but San Antonio is averaging over 28,000 fans per home game, 2 more teams are over 19,000 per, and only 1 team that has averaged less than 10,000 per game... Birmingham's attendance suffered 2 weeks in a row due to weather, tornado conditions one weekend plus cold and raining on both of those 2 dates, but they were getting over 17,000 before that...

what team besides the Riders in the CFL averages more than 28,000 per game?
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« Reply #62 on: March 18, 2019, 08:54:31 PM »

the attendance isn't as bad as some think OVERALL, there are a couple of small markets, or not as much interest, in a couple of places but San Antonio is averaging over 28,000 fans per home game, 2 more teams are over 19,000 per, and only 1 team that has averaged less than 10,000 per game... Birmingham's attendance suffered 2 weeks in a row due to weather, tornado conditions one weekend plus cold and raining on both of those 2 dates, but they were getting over 17,000 before that...

what team besides the Riders in the CFL averages more than 28,000 per game?

OK, only 5 home games to get your year's budget from.  Salary this year is going to be about $3.5mil US$, or about the same as the CFL.  No TV contract (which basically covers the CFL player salary)

Plus all those fancy perc's of health, education and pension they bragged about.

So, they need to average more than CFL teams to even have a chance of breaking even...   way more... no wonder they needed a bailout in week 2...

Take San Antonio out of the mix and attendance stinks...

Attendance

Announced attendance figures for each home game. In the weekly columns, dashes (?) indicate away games, while bold font indicates the highest attendance of each team.
Team / Week    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10    Total    Average
San Antonio Commanders    27,857    29,176    ?    ?    ?    ?             ?    57,033    28,517
Orlando Apollos    20,191    ?    20,394    ?    ?    18,358    ?    ?          58,943    19,648
San Diego Fleet    ?    20,019    14,789    ?    20,823    20,986    ?    ?    ?       76,617    19,154
Birmingham Iron    17,039    17,319    ?    6,539    13,310    ?    ?       ?    ?    54,207    13,552
Memphis Express    ?    11,980    ?    13,621    ?    ?          ?       25,601    12,801
Atlanta Legends    ?    ?    10,717    ?    10,829    10,619       ?       ?    32,165    10,722
Arizona Hotshots    11,751    ?    ?    8,865    9,351    ?       ?       ?    29,967    9,989
Salt Lake Stallions    ?    ?    10,412    9,302    ?    8,150    ?       ?       27,864    9,288
Total    76,838    78,494    56,312    38,327    54,313    58,113                        362,397    
Average    19,210    19,624    14,078    9,582    13,578    14,528                             15,100

Updated through games of March 17, 2019.
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« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2019, 03:43:45 PM »

The AAAAAAAAAAF has moved it's championship game from Las Vegas to Texas (Dallas area).

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001023685/article/aaf-moving-championship-game-from-vegas-to-the-star
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