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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2017, 07:27:14 PM »
69k today puts us over the million mark and No.1 for both home and overall crowds this year  :thumbsup.

Overall aggregate attendances for 2017 H/A season

1. Richmond  1,024,751
2. Essendon   1,019,757
3. Coll'wood   1,003,991

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4. The Tiger Army is rallying


Sunday's crowd of 69,104 was the biggest ever between Richmond and St Kilda in a home-and-away match at the MCG, trailing only the 71,488 that turned up at Waverley in 1998 to see these teams play. The Tiger Army is sensing something special, with the team finishing in the top four for the first time since 2001, and they were in full voice on Sunday afternoon. Richmond also broke last year's membership record of 72,403, going into the finals with an army of 73,505 behind them. That could be significant in two weeks when they meet Geelong, presumably at the MCG, playing on their home deck as the lower ranked team. It is a dream position for Damien Hardwick's group and expect more records to tumble through September.   

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-08-27/five-talking-points-richmond-v-st-kilda

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2017, 10:46:31 PM »
'98 @ Waverley.
IIRC I think we smashed them first quarter and then got slowly reeled in.

Was a Burke/Harvey demolition out of the middle but If Richo kicked straighter or had some help up forward we could've won it.
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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2017, 03:41:36 AM »
Our average home crowds were 10% better than the next best.

Richmond   55,958
Essendon   50,812
Coll'wood   46,815
Adelaide     46,650
Carlton       38,356
Port Adel.   38,136
West Coast 36,751
Melbourne  35,694
Geelong     35,111
Sydney      33,398
Hawthorn   33,257
Fremantle   32,375
Bulldogs     31,473
St Kilda      31,410
North Melb. 22,678
Brisbane     16,455
Gold Coast  13,663
GWS           13,196

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

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2017, 07:05:56 AM »
Just proves what BS the Hawthorn membership numbers are

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2017, 11:04:25 AM »
Just proves what BS the Hawthorn membership numbers are
In fairness, Hawthorn give up 4 home games in Tasmania.....
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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2017, 11:14:51 AM »
Just proves what BS the Hawthorn membership numbers are
In fairness, Hawthorn give up 4 home games in Tasmania.....

True, but in all fairness how much crowd are they actually losing by playing those sides in Tassie as opposed to Victoria - maybe an extra 10k per game so 40k all up? - maybe

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2017, 11:21:59 AM »
Tm is on the money. How many supporters do you know who are actually die hard hawk fans?

I know plenty that claim to be supporters/members, that were  either turncoats or drop off and dont go to games when the chips are down

They are a disgrace that mob.

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2017, 12:26:48 PM »
Tm is on the money. How many supporters do you know who are actually die hard hawk fans?

I know plenty that claim to be supporters/members, that were  either turncoats or drop off and dont go to games when the chips are down

They are a disgrace that mob.

I know many who have dropped off
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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2017, 06:46:09 PM »
Used to work with a bloke who was not only a Hawks supporter but also claimed to follow Barcelona and Miami Heat. Probably still hangs on to Barca but I wonder which footy and basketball teams he has moved on to.
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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2017, 07:02:53 PM »
Just proves what BS the Hawthorn membership numbers are
In fairness, Hawthorn give up 4 home games in Tasmania.....

I think giving up 4 home games just underlines the point!

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest home crowds
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2017, 07:42:26 PM »
Used to work with a bloke who was not only a Hawks supporter but also claimed to follow Barcelona and Miami Heat. Probably still hangs on to Barca but I wonder which footy and basketball teams he has moved on to.

give him another year with barca and he'll hop off

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest crowds
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2017, 04:43:47 AM »
All-time crowds broken before 2nd preliminary final

The Australian
26 September 2017


The AFL has already surpassed its highest annual attendance on record. The previous figure of almost 7.15 million was overtaken before Saturday’s twilight Richmond-Greater Western Sydney preliminary final at the MCG.

The previous best season attendance of 7,147,052 was set in 2010, on the back of a grand final replay between Collingwood and St Kilda.

In a year of firsts for the AFL, a new figure was created before Saturday’s expected grand final turnout of 100,000, when 94,258 flocked to the MCG, after 53,817 attended the preliminary final at Adelaide Oval the previous night to see the Crows beat Geelong.

A total of 7,176,478 fans have attended the 206 AFL games in this highly-competitive season, breaking the previous record by 29,426.

This year’s total already far exceeds last year’s figure of 6,864,678.

The eight AFL finals in September have drawn 443,877 through the turnstiles, which includes a poor crowd of just 14,865 for the Giants-West Coast semi-final at Sydney’s Spotless Stadium in the second week of the finals series.

The record for a nine-game finals series of 614,783 was established in 2011 when seven finals were played at the MCG. Saturday’s grand final will be the fourth final at the MCG this year.

The boom in attendances this year has largely come about because of Richmond’s resurgence after their finishing position of 13th last year.

During the home-and-away season the Tigers were ranked No 1 in the league for crowds, with Richmond drawing 1,024,751 people through the gates in their 22 games.

Richmond’s home games attracted an average crowd of 55,958 and their two finals appearances this year at the MCG have averaged an incredible 94,643.

The Tigers record qualifying final attendance at the MCG of 95,028 was the highest involving Richmond since the 1982 grand final which attracted 107,536 to watch Carlton defeat the Tigers by 18 points.

It was also the highest non-grand final attendance since the 2010 preliminary final between Collingwood and Geelong which was played in front of 95,241.

The AFL enjoyed a record home-and-away attendance record this year of 6,732,601.

The AFL has had a ground-breaking season with TV ratings, participation, attendances and memberships all up in one of the most competitive years on record where the Eagles qualified for the finals in eighth place, 0.5 per cent ahead of Melbourne.

Two thirds of the 18 clubs recorded increased home-game attendances, while three clubs — Richmond (for the fourth time), Essendon and Collingwood — each attracted more than one million fans to their 22 home-and-away games.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/afl/afl-finals-alltime-crowds-broken-before-2nd-preliminary-final/news-story/d784c9dcf19a2d78fcc0f6e943f21c2d

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest crowds
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2018, 01:26:57 AM »
Richmond just became the first side to play in front of four consecutive 90,000+ crowds, not to mention that tonight's crowd is the highest ever for a round one game!


https://twitter.com/triplemfooty/status/976781621079678977

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest crowds
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2018, 10:40:18 AM »
Wonder how many went to all 4 games

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Re: Richmond is No.1 for biggest crowds
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2018, 10:42:14 AM »
Wonder how many went to all 4 games
I know I did.
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