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    Northern Irish League Cup final attendance?

    Cliftonville beat Crusaders in a penalty shoot-out and it looked like a bumper crowd at the game.

    Has anyone got an attendance figure, I reckon about 4,000 from the highlights on TV?



    
    

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    Bumper crowd...lol.

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    It is in Irish League terms as the average crowds at league games is only about 500 or less and a top of the table league clash attracts about 2000+ at best.

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    Decent crowd for a league cup final north or south it's a minor cup in either league.

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    I read about this, as Windsor Park is so big and atmosphere can be lost, they arranged to toss a coin to hold home advantage.

    I dont think the grounds are that far apart, maybe less than 5 miles, so it would have suited both, good idea really as that is a quite a good crowd to be fair .

    Re general crowds, only Linfield/Glentoran games will get anything decent, I think they got close to 5k on 26/12, but both were back under 1.5k for their next respective games.

    The avg last year in the IL PD was 800-850 I think, not exact but not far off.
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    Solitude safe-capacity is only around 2,600 as far as I know. They're not allowed to go above that. The ground itself only holds around 5,000 aside from the safe capacity.

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    They had a temporary stand put in and the game was a sell out, good crowd for a league cup final.
    Here on a technicality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oriel View Post
    The avg last year in the IL PD was 800-850 I think, not exact but not far off.
    828 to be precise. While the PD average down south was 1566 - almost twice as many - but then you do have almost 3 times the population we do.

    Thought having the final at Solitude was an excellent idea, dont think Seaview could cope if the fixture was ever reversed though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Solitude safe-capacity is only around 2,600 as far as I know. They're not allowed to go above that. The ground itself only holds around 5,000 aside from the safe capacity.
    Safe capacity is now closer to 3,100.

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