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Posted by Steph Curry on Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:25 pm
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Considering some teams brought no more than a taxi full of fans to our stadium as they knew they would get a hiding. I’m surprised we had the highest average attendance. That said, we do have the bonus that Wigan and Warrington are close by who bring a lot of fans
Years in existence and average attendance

Leigh Centurions - 100+ years / Circa 3k
Wakefield Wildcats - 100+ years / Circa 4k
Toronto Wolfpack - 3 years / 9k
Posted by rollin thunder on Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:25 pm
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wrencat1873 wrote:
Oooohh, you've done it now FC, I hope you've got you're tin hat ready :lol:

More interestingly, those figures do show what effect a little bit of success (or lack of it) has in terms of support.
Both Wigan and Leeds attendances have fallen alarmingly from just a few years ago.
IIRC both of them were around 15k average.
Cas too, were somewhere around 9k


Leeds attendances have suffered for 2 reasons, firstly and predominantly the reduced capacity due to redevelopment and somewhat the poor couple of seasons, Leeds attendances will go back up over next couple of years with full ground capacity again.
Posted by rollin thunder on Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:36 pm
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Fishermanscap wrote:
When you look at raw attendance figures they can be misleading when expressing the importance of the club to its community. A different but not necessarily better guide is the percentage of the population from each clubs catchment area that regularly attends games. This is not overly scientific and there are lots of other factors coming into play. Most obvious being the recent success of each club, its facilities and competition from other sports in that area. All the same, it's interesting, the most dramatic being Leeds at the bottom, not that most clubs wouldn’t kill for those figures.

I’ve left out London because it's not fair to compare them to anyone and Catalan because they are SL’s only regional club and thus it's hard to pin down their exact catchment area.

These are not super accurate figures but close enough, I've rounded them up to the nearest 0.5%. Apologies if I've made any huge errors, I'm sure they will be corrected. :lol:


2019 SL Figures by attendance

St Helens  11,910
Leeds Rhinos 11,838
Hull FC 11,478
Wigan Warriors 11,432
Warrington Wolves 10,970
Hull KR 8,185
Castleford Tigers 7,253
Wakefield Trinity 5,468 
Huddersfield Giants 5,222
Salford 3,676

2019 SL Figures by the percentage of the population

Average Population Percentage
Castleford Tigers 7,253 40,210 18%
St Helens  11,910 102,629  11.5%
Wigan Warriors 11,432 103,608 11%
Hull FC 11,478 130,248 (50%) 9%
Hull KR 8,185 130,248 (50%) 6.5%
Wakefield Trinity 5,468  99,251 6%
Warrington Wolves 10,970 209,547 5%
Huddersfield Giants 5,222 162,949 3.5%
Salford 3,676 103,886 3.5%
Leeds Rhinos 11,838 789,194 1.5%



 

 



This comes up every few years, and it always shows Castleford in a good light, what it does not say is Castleford draw huge numbers of their fan base from Pontefract Knottingley kippax Allerton Bywater and well into Selby District, and a Normanton a bit of a 3 way split. Castleford Pontefract Knottingley close to 100k

Also conveniently forgot South if the river un Leeds is traditionally Hunslet territory you Know the other professional RL side in Leeds ok they are not the Big club they used to be but there is a huge population in that area that will bot follow Leeds.
Posted by snowie on Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:35 pm
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This comes up every few years, and it always shows Castleford in a good light, what it does not say is Castleford draw huge numbers of their fan base from Pontefract Knottingley kippax Allerton Bywater and well into Selby District, and a Normanton a bit of a 3 way split. Castleford Pontefract Knottingley close to 100k

Also conveniently forgot South if the river un Leeds is traditionally Hunslet territory you Know the other professional RL side in Leeds ok they are not the Big club they used to be but there is a huge population in that area that will bot follow Leeds.
bit of a myth that my next door neighbour lives in Wakey comes from hunslet and supports Leeds
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Posted by little wayne69 on Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:10 am
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rollin thunder wrote:
This comes up every few years, and it always shows Castleford in a good light, what it does not say is Castleford draw huge numbers of their fan base from Pontefract Knottingley kippax Allerton Bywater and well into Selby District, and a Normanton a bit of a 3 way split. Castleford Pontefract Knottingley close to 100k

A bit of a silly statement there, it's like saying Leeds draw their support from Rothwell and Stourton and Middleton and Thorpe and Morley and East Ardsley and Churwell and Horsforth and :SLEEPY:
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rollin thunder wrote:
This comes up every few years, and it always shows Castleford in a good light, what it does not say is Castleford draw huge numbers of their fan base from Pontefract Knottingley kippax Allerton Bywater and well into Selby District, and a Normanton a bit of a 3 way split. Castleford Pontefract Knottingley close to 100k

Also conveniently forgot South if the river un Leeds is traditionally Hunslet territory you Know the other professional RL side in Leeds ok they are not the Big club they used to be but there is a huge population in that area that will bot follow Leeds.


I'll give you the first point but the second one, no way!

That may have been the case circa 1919 but not in 2019, seriously.
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Interesting stats and like some posters have already said they can be flawed depending on what you want to use.
Probably the only sure fire way of proving if figures are falling which I`m sure they are is to publish the average attendance for all the clubs over say a 5 year period.
Even with Headingley under redevelopment I don`t think it ever reached it`s (reduced) capacity.
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Alternatively it’s a league table to show which clubs have reached their potential for crowds and which have bigger scope for growth.
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Him wrote:
Alternatively it’s a league table to show which clubs have reached their potential for crowds and which have bigger scope for growth.


It's not really though...
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Fishermanscap wrote:
It's not really though...

Why not?
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