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Richmond is No.1 for biggest crowds
« on: June 13, 2017, 11:04:27 AM »
Tiges are currently No.1 for home crowds this year  :thumbsup.


Avg. Home Crowds

Richmond    60,654
Essendon    56,269
Coll'wood    52,037
Adelaide      46,489
Port Adel.    42,290
Carlton       39,134
Bulldogs      38,932
West Coast 38,528
Melbourne   37,078
Fremantle   32,465
Geelong      32,127
Sydney       30,966
Hawthorn   30,382
St Kilda       30,364
North Melb. 22,363
Brisbane      16,520
Gold Coast  12,546
GWS            11,161


Overall H/A crowds, we're currently 2nd.

Coll'wood    50,368
Richmond    49,301
Essendon    48,967
Melbourne   42,366
Carlton        42,114
Hawthorn    36,866
...

http://afltables.com/afl/crowds/2017.html
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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 09:41:56 PM »
It's time we renegotiated our MCG deal. We should own the punt road end home and away.
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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 10:51:05 PM »
take away the 10k crowd away to GWS and we're slaying it

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 07:20:47 PM »
A record crowd vs Swans of 58k is about the only positive to come out of Saturday. Next week we should move ahead of Collingwood to No.1 in overall crowds given we're playing Carlton while the Pies are playing Port.

http://afltables.com/afl/crowds/2017.html

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 07:22:18 PM »
who gives a flying f...


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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 08:10:06 PM »
who gives a flying f...
The Club's bottom line. Our supporters turning up is the only thing that's consistently reliable at Tigerland.

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 03:55:36 PM »
Tigers now No.1 for both home game crowds and overall crowds  :thumbsup.

Home (avg.)

1. Richmond   60,920
2. Essendon   56,269
3. Coll'wood   49,353
4. Adelaide     46,321
5. Port Adel.   40,537
6. Carlton       39,134
...

Overall (avg.)

1. Richmond    51,191
2. Coll'wood    49,258
3. Essendon    47,860
4. Carlton       41,511
5. Melbourne   41,255
6. Hawthorn    37,516
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http://afltables.com/afl/crowds/2017.html

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Richmond is No.1 for crowds (Herald-Sun)
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2017, 09:18:27 PM »
AFL attendance figures 2017: Richmond top, Collingwood, Essendon, Gold Coast Suns last

MICHAEL WARNER,
Herald Sun
7 July 2017


A RESURGENT Richmond is leading a booming season of AFL attendances — without a single Friday night fixture.

The Tigers have pulled crowds of 705,459 to 14 matches, ahead of Collingwood on 696,944.

Essendon, enjoying its first season free of the drugs scandal, is next best on 663,420.

Richmond’s home game average of 60,920 is the highest in the club’s history — up 48 per cent on last year when the Tigers bombed out of finals contention.

The Bombers’ home crowds are up by the greatest margin — a whopping 60 per cent.

“Essendon members and supporters are just phenomenal and continue to show incredible loyalty and passion,” Dons chief marketing officer Justin Rodski said on Thursday.

Gold Coast sits last on the league attendances ladder, pulling just 196,722 fans through the gates for all its matches.

North Melbourne crowds are also down with an average of just 22,858 fans attending Roos home games in 2017. Two “home games” at Blundstone Arena in Hobart are a factor in the low figure.

Etihad Stadium is hoping for a crowd of about 20,000 for Sunday’s Kangaroos-Fremantle match.

Up to 50,000 are tipped for Saturday night’s St Kilda-Richmond “Maddie’s Match” at the Docklands stadium.

“Ticket sales have been strong but there are still some general admission seats available,” an Etihad Stadium spokesman said on Thursday night.

Tigers chief Brendon Gale said he expected Richmond attendances to crash through the one million mark for just the fourth time by the end of the season.

Gale said this year’s Dreamtime and Anzac Eve games were the eighth and ninth largest home-and-away crowds outside of the Pies-Bombers Anzac Day blockbuster in the past decade.

This year’s Dreamtime at the ‘G game was the highest attended Saturday night crowd in VFL/AFL history

“We have an incredibly loyal and passionate fan base and the numbers this year prove that once again,” Gale said.
A big crowd is expected for “Maddie’s Match” on Saturday night. Picture: Jason Edwards

“We copped a fair whack when the fixture was done last year off the back of last season — we didn’t get one Friday night game — but we have worked hard to build games that engage our fans.

“Matches like the Anzac Day Eve game and Dreamtime have been built over time and are now firmly entrenched.

“Our fans — and the Melbourne and Essendon fans — clearly want to be a part of those events.

“Our match against Sydney at the MCG attracted our largest crowd against an interstate side ever and it broke the previous record by more than 10,000.

“The players love the fact their home ground is one of the great stadiums in the world and they get to play there in front of big crowds.

“It’s not something any of us take for granted.”

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/richmond-lead-afl-attendance-figures-for-2017-ahead-of-collingwood-and-essendon/news-story/b9de939bfde057647f39098bff3b2e94

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 06:16:59 PM »
who gives a flying f...
The Club's bottom line. Our supporters turning up is the only thing that's consistently reliable at Tigerland.

It's a gross misuse of the love and trust of members and supporters.

It's like taking advantage of a Yooralla bus
“I can’t believe it, 1.20 to go, you’re three points up and there is nobody at the back end of the square for a quick kick in for the opposition.

“I just can’t believe my eyes.

“It’s poor leadership and it’s poor coaching from the Richmond Football Club.”

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 11:21:08 AM »
AFL crowds on the up as Bombers fans return

The Australian
2 August 2017



The AFL’s most evenly contested and competitive season on record is also drawing the fans in droves, with the league set to create a new home-and-away attendance record.

The league confirmed yesterday they were heading for a combined home-and-away attendance figure of more than 6,525,071 which is the current record and achieved in 2011.

An AFL spokesman said that based on current trends, they were confident a total attendance in excess of 200,000 more than last year would be set by the end of the month. This stands in contrast to the NRL which has seen attendances fall by 2.5 per cent from last season with an average crowd of 15,117 for the season.

There’s a new AFL club leader in the popularity stakes, and it isn’t the traditional big-drawing inner-Melbourne suburban clubs Collingwood or Richmond. And it’s not a tenant club of the MCG, which has a capacity of 100,000.

It’s Etihad Stadium-based Essendon, who have surged in rank-and-file support over the past month to attract more fans to their games this year than Collingwood and Richmond, the two clubs who dominated attendances over the past two years.

The fact that Essendon have attracted 863,226 to their 18 games is a clear indication the Bombers have moved on from their past few years of hell due to the 2012 supplements scandal where sanctions lasted until late last year.

Essendon, who are on target to attract one million fans to their games this year, are in front of Collingwood (833,952) and Richmond, who have had 830,835 through the gates to watch them this season.

Last year the Magpies were the most supported club with 972,219 — an average of 44,192 — attending their games ahead of Richmond, who averaged 40,920. The previous year the Tigers were the most watched club during the home-and-away season, attracting 1.05 million with Collingwood, also over the one-million mark, a close second.

Essendon’s average crowd of almost 48,000 this year is well up on last year’s comparison of 36,457, and has been achieved by their returning stars, playing more competitively and still being a chance to play finals.

Bombers chief executive Xavier Campbell told The Australian: “The passion and resilience of this supporter group can never be underestimated. They continue to show that they are the best in the business, they care so much about this team and club, and it’s a privilege for all of us to play for them and have them behind us.”

Campbell revealed Essendon’s membership has hit a record with 67,700 members, which was well above budget and more than 10,000 above last year’s figure.

He said the Bombers were heading for a profit of at least $3 million, almost $2m more than the club initially forecast. Campbell said Essendon’s outstanding financial result this year would help ease the extraordinary abnormal costs incurred by the drugs saga. The Bombers last year recorded an operating loss of $9.8m.

He said debt would be slashed from about $10.5m to $7m by the end of the year.

Richmond’s average crowd this season has jumped to 46,158 and that’s despite not having a prime-time Friday night game scheduled all year after playing in six last season.

Tigers chief executive Brendon Gale has predicted an overall home-and-away attendance in 2017 to be more than one million for only the fourth time.

This year’s Dreamtime match against Essendon at the MCG in round 10 attracted 85,656 to be the highest-attended Saturday night game ever.

Following Richmond’s first loss last season ($80,000) for 12 years, the Tigers will return to the black this year with a healthy profit expected.

Melbourne’s average home crowds at the MCG of more than 38,000 are 7000 up on last year with chief executive Peter Jackson telling The Australian last month that the Demons were within reach of making their first $1m profit.

“Clearly I can see more than 40,000 attending our games on average as early as next year,” he said.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/afl/afl-crowds-on-the-up-as-bombers-fans-return/news-story/88769c81107278e9400ae73fe44eb650

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 03:26:50 PM »
Essendon flogs back to their bandwagonning best... :clapping
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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2017, 04:12:41 PM »
The dawks supporters crack me up. Four premierships aren't enough for them or are they looking at which teams on top now so they can jump ship.  :rollin
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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2017, 04:28:13 PM »
Fair weather tourists.  They will all be barracking for another club while the rebuild is on, wankers.
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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2017, 05:23:42 PM »
All this yet those people running the AFL schedule us to play at Kardina park with 34000 capacity  :banghead that is really laughable and nothing short of clowns.