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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


You never go to any games so you literally cannot talk about attendances.
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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%


The problem is that it doesn't take into account other factors. For example, Wigan is the most northerly Super League team, so pretty much everyone in Lancashire who follows rugby league follows Wigan, as there isn't a top flight team in Lancashire (and I mean the whole of Lancashire, as of course Wigan is in Greater Manchester). You could apply the Catalan argument to Wigan quite easily. Saints probably do the same with Merseyside.

Similarly, Cas have that hinterland sewn up between them and Hull, which includes places like Selby.
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The problem is that it doesn't take into account other factors. For example, Wigan is the most northerly Super League team, so pretty much everyone in Lancashire who follows rugby league follows Wigan, as there isn't a top flight team in Lancashire (and I mean the whole of Lancashire, as of course Wigan is in Greater Manchester). You could apply the Catalan argument to Wigan quite easily. Saints probably do the same with Merseyside.

Similarly, Cas have that hinterland sewn up between them and Hull, which includes places like Selby.


Lol what ???
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Slugger McBatt wrote:
Wigan is the most northerly Super League team.

Both Hulls are further North than Wigan, as are Leeds, Wakey, Castleford, Huddersfield......
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Both Hulls are further North than Wigan, as are Leeds, Wakey, Castleford, Huddersfield......


I meant in the west. Sorry
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I meant in the west. Sorry


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Slugger McBatt wrote:
The problem is that it doesn't take into account other factors. For example, Wigan is the most northerly Super League team, so pretty much everyone in Lancashire who follows rugby league follows Wigan, as there isn't a top flight team in Lancashire (and I mean the whole of Lancashire, as of course Wigan is in Greater Manchester). You could apply the Catalan argument to Wigan quite easily. Saints probably do the same with Merseyside.

Similarly, Cas have that hinterland sewn up between them and Hull, which includes places like Selby.


That might be why I put right at the beginning that there are other factor, for heavens sake :roll:
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Some interesting stats there, although there are many mitigating factors. Warrington s population is shooting up each year, mainly by people moving into the town from elsewhere. Many don't even know we have a team and would probably not even attend a game if they did. Others continue to watch games but follow their original teams, or may have lived in Warrington all their lives but glory hunt and go to Wigan or saints instead. I doubt there are many in those towns that make the journey to Warrington for the wire.
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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%

 


THANK YOU for your hard work. Interesting stuff. I find that catchment areas are far bigger than town boundaries, and that another whopping factor is success (or not) on the pitch.
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