Late Season Attendance Update Etc.

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Late Season Attendance Update Etc.

Post by Josh1985 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:52 pm

Here is a great article from the London Free Press. Lot's of good info in it:

-Expansion to Ottawa, Kitchener and Windsor

-Salary Cap raise in 2012/13

-All 7 teams coming back next season

http://www.lfpress.com/sports/columnist ... 11926.html

Attendance averages:

1. Halifax - 2,888
2. London - 2,451
3. Summerside - 2,395
4. Saint John - 2,037
5. Oshawa - 1,188
6. Moncton - 1,167
7. Quebec City - 669
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Post by misenern » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:08 am

I think Halifax's number is from earlier in the season. I could be wrong.

It would be good to see all the teams return.

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Post by LR Lightning » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:30 pm

Halifax leads the league in attendance.
Quebec is last in the league in attendance.

Halifax only fills 28% of their venue.
Quebec fills 50% of their venue.

Im happy to hear the salary cap is gonna rise.That'll attract more high flying,action packed players to the league.I see good things in the future for basketball in Canada.
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Post by wasteland » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:45 pm

I remember Halifax had a reported 8,422 fans in the stands for a preseason game so I figured they would average well over 3k a game. Was that preseason game heavily papered with free tickets (or even reduced price tickets) to give the locals a taste of the action?

Just wondering, attendance figures are always a fun subject in minor league sports. :-)

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Post by Josh1985 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:16 pm

I'm not sure if that Halifax preseason game was a paper house, but I know that Oshawa had a game a few weeks back where Rogers had purchased all tickets and gave them away....bringing their season average up to 1,188... :eek:
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Post by CHris902 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:27 pm

[quote=""wasteland""]I remember Halifax had a reported 8,422 fans in the stands for a preseason game so I figured they would average well over 3k a game. Was that preseason game heavily papered with free tickets (or even reduced price tickets) to give the locals a taste of the action?

Just wondering, attendance figures are always a fun subject in minor league sports. :-) [/quote]

That game was a free ticket give away from Rogers, but wasn't counted in the attendance numbers since it was pre-season. I am surprised that Halifax's average isn't in the 3200-3500 range this year, but Halifax has always had an uphill battle when it comes to attendance and I can't ever imagine more than a 4,000 person per game average (and even that is unlikely and far away).

Are Oshawa counting the ticket give away as part of these attendance numbers? If so are they counting attendance or tickets bought? (I.e. Rogers bought all the tickets even if only 15% were given away to customers who showed up?)

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Post by wasteland » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:45 pm

[quote=""CHris902""]That game was a free ticket give away from Rogers, but wasn't counted in the attendance numbers since it was pre-season. [/quote]

I know its not counted, had people actually paid for the game then I would of expected a higher attendance, now it makes more sense to me.

And I have always said "official" attendance should be "paid" tickets. Regardless if they are used or not.

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Post by Josh1985 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:06 am

I think Oshawa counted the Rogers game towards their total attendance/average. Technically it was a sell out, I guess. Pretty weak on the part of the fans in Oshawa though.

Summerside had 4,017 last Monday night against Quebec City. No gimmicks or promotions that i'm aware of.
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Post by Josh1985 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:00 am

On Friday night, London had a franchise record 3,733. Summerside also had a franchise record of 4,064 for their final home game of the season.

Word is to expect a very large crowd at tomorrow afternoon's Lighting game against Summerside. I'll be there. :-P
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Final Attendance Stats

Post by misenern » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:22 am

Halifax - 3274
London - 2553
Moncton - 1362
Oshawa - 1188
Quebec - 957 (670 for 16 games at PEPS; 3261 for 2 games at Pavillion de la Jeunesse)
Saint John - 2123
Summerside Storm 2,488

Taken from NBL Canada's Facebook page. Looks like a successful first season with room for improvement.

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