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    Rovers fans distracted by news of snow falling from the sky later this week maybe?

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    Perhaps Tallaght will feel a bit warmer once the 3rd Stand goes in.To be fair, the weather's so bitterly cold that it's hard to be too critical of low attendances tonight.. Very decent attendances all round in general. Cork's gate Friday night was phenomenal.

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    While it is not unique in the LoI it seems from that attendance in Tallaght that the Hoops are finding it a struggle to make an impression on the local population. It would be interesting to conduct a survey on the percentage of fans who walk to the ground to support their team. Many on this forum live within walking distance of their home ground?

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    Always difficult when you have a big game on Friday, like rovers did against dundalk, and then have another game on Monday against a so called lesser side. They might've expected a bit more tonight but the cold weather would've put a few off I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonder88 View Post
    While it is not unique in the LoI it seems from that attendance in Tallaght that the Hoops are finding it a struggle to make an impression on the local population. It would be interesting to conduct a survey on the percentage of fans who walk to the ground to support their team. Many on this forum live within walking distance of their home ground?
    I now live about a mile from the Showgrounds and walk on most occasions. I was reared five minutes from the ground but before the floodlights came there used to be early kick offs for 2.30 on Sunday afternoons during the Winter months. It was always a rush getting the dinner in and then down the road trying to make the kick off.

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    City fans come from all over the city and county, and further afield. We have a bit of a connection with Killarrney Celtic, their underage teams have played the half time games on occasion, the trophies have been sent down there repeatedly, so we do see some fans travel from Killarney as well as other parts of Kerry and Tipperary.
    Parking is becoming more and more of an issue as crowds increase.

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    That attendance at Rovers was what i expected, i know of loads of season ticket holders that did not attend, we would have numerous fans around the commuter towns, myself included who got home had some grub and probably said me ring not driving back up to Tallaght to see them play Bray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorribsideSteve View Post
    Perhaps Tallaght will feel a bit warmer once the 3rd Stand goes in.To be fair, the weather's so bitterly cold that it's hard to be too critical of low attendances tonight.. Very decent attendances all round in general. Cork's gate Friday night was phenomenal.
    Phenomenal! Considering the population they have to attract its fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redobit View Post
    Phenomenal! Considering the population they have to attract its fine.
    I actually agree with this. It's still a very small portion of the population. In gross LoI terms it's excellent, but when you scale it, it really is pretty average.
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    Munster only gets crowds of 8-9 K when they play in Musgrave so it's really very good, Cork's last attendance. Judging football ground capacity and in turn, crowd sizes when in comparison to a city's population is a bad metric for measuring attendances. Barcelona has a population of 1.8 million people but the Nou Camp when it's full can only accommodate 5-6 % of that.

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    1843 @ Oriel tanight for the demolition

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    Quote Originally Posted by redobit View Post
    Phenomenal! Considering the population they have to attract its fine.
    I find comparing to population size a bit pointless with all the outside factors that have an influence.

    But, our average crowd 2 years ago was 2500. Our average crowd last year was 4500. This was our largest first day crowd by a large margin in the decade I've been around. That's a phenomenal start to me anyway. It's all relative.

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    Population is a rubbish argument. Finn Park saw an average of 1,200 people through the gates last season. That's a quarter of the population of Ballybofey. Doesn't mean anything though.

    If everyone in the league was averaging out 4,559 people like Cork did last season, and attract seven 5,000+ attendances over the season, we'd be in a much healthier state altogether.

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    RTE giving Bohs attendance as 1183.

    It's the small things in life so I can't help but be possibly irrationally pleased that Waterford's attendance was the highest of the series even if it was by a very slight margin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToberonaTornado View Post
    1843 @ Oriel tanight for the demolition

    Decent turn out in absolute baltic conditions. The big loser in a lot of these ‘mid week’ games in the vast amount of school kids who are absent for obvious reasons and the bad weather obviously didn’t help. I’d fully expect this to be Dundalk’s season lowest.

    Looking forward to Derry away now, hopefully we can get up there and it goes ahead.
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    Yeah, we'd have a few hundred kids at most home games but there were very few there on Monday night. Not an excuse obviously - Rovers fans are probably more fickle than most about 'difficult' fixtures, but ~60% of last season's average attendance isn't awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorribsideSteve View Post
    Munster only gets crowds of 8-9 K when they play in Musgrave so it's really very good, Cork's last attendance. Judging football ground capacity and in turn, crowd sizes when in comparison to a city's population is a bad metric for measuring attendances. Barcelona has a population of 1.8 million people but the Nou Camp when it's full can only accommodate 5-6 % of that.
    True but the Barcelona province is 5 million. They could build it higher/ bigger but Barcelona came out before and said they can't make the Nou Camp any bigger because people will just be too far away from the pitch. 80 to 90k seems to be the threshold on large stadia.
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    If you don't compare average match attendances to a population, then what is the comparison based on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redobit View Post
    If you don't compare average match attendances to a population, then what is the comparison based on.
    Does it really need to be compared to anything other than previous attendances?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorribsideSteve View Post
    Munster only gets crowds of 8-9 K when they play in Musgrave so it's really very good, Cork's last attendance. Judging football ground capacity and in turn, crowd sizes when in comparison to a city's population is a bad metric for measuring attendances. Barcelona has a population of 1.8 million people but the Nou Camp when it's full can only accommodate 5-6 % of that.
    I was just going to post the same argument, I read before that even though Old Trafford fills the 78,000 seats virtually each match, that is still only 1.7% of the Manchester population.

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