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Re: Attendances
« Reply #810 on: August 12, 2019, 08:33:44 AM »
Lower attendances are the only thing that the top brass in the Gaa will take any notice off. The people are voting with their feet.
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« Reply #811 on: August 12, 2019, 09:27:24 AM »
semi finals should be played in neutral province and no semis in croke park  if two teams from same province then neutral ground within that province

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« Reply #812 on: August 12, 2019, 09:38:23 AM »
semi finals should be played in neutral province and no semis in croke park  if two teams from same province then neutral ground within that province

Sure we might as well bulldoze Croke while we are at it.

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« Reply #813 on: August 12, 2019, 09:39:49 AM »
Crikey that attendance was bad.... is it people getting rode with the super 8s or the feeling that the bandwagon will hit the juggernaut...

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"On the streets outside the ground, you couldnít walk 10 yards without being offered spare tickets. All the talk during the week had been of an attendance between 50,000 and 60,000. In the end, it was 33,848. Itís obvious that somewhere along the way, a chunk of people who had intended going to the game thought better of it".
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« Reply #814 on: August 12, 2019, 09:50:11 AM »
There were 53,044 at the Tyrone/Kerry semi-final 4 years ago (on a day with heavy rain too). That's some drop in attendance from then to now.
Dublin will do the 5 and I think attendances will plummet even more next year.
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« Reply #815 on: August 12, 2019, 09:53:43 AM »
Shockingly poor attendance. Pricing and fixture build up have to be looked at. Not many can afford to pay those prices week after week, especially if trying to bring your family.  Travel cost on top of it all too.

It's a feckin amatuer game ffs! Fans from all over the country shouldnt be being rode like this... our county players deserve better than 33k at an all ireland semi final.

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« Reply #816 on: August 12, 2019, 10:00:07 AM »
HQ thought that no matter how many big games they invent, crowds will blindly flock to them. Second year of Super 8ís and itís clear fans are already voting with their feet.

Weíre being saturated by cíship days out now and the novelty has wore off. Itís time HQ came back to the real world.

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« Reply #817 on: August 12, 2019, 10:03:44 AM »
Increased ticket prices, 1 Superteam juggernaut taking the unpredictably out if it, a tighter schedule introduced at the same time as 2 extra rounds added, GB£ falling for Tyronies, a boring sport.......
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« Reply #818 on: August 12, 2019, 10:20:06 AM »
Shockingly poor attendance. Pricing and fixture build up have to be looked at. Not many can afford to pay those prices week after week, especially if trying to bring your family.  Travel cost on top of it all too.

To be honest, I think the week after week thing is a bit of a red herring. Most people who went to the Super 8 games also went to the Semi FInal, these are relatively hardcore fans. Increased attendance at semi-finals comes from people who don't go to every county game, which brings in family members of regulars, people who attend club games, those who watch on TV and a lot of neutrals and people tenuously connected with the county. I think the poor visual quality of many games and the lack of competition is the real killer.

Costs of travel etc are no more than ever they were. As the hurling shows, if the product is good and the results unpredictable then people will turn out for the games.
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« Reply #819 on: August 12, 2019, 11:19:27 AM »
a double header on a saturday be better a 3pm and 6pm kickoff

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« Reply #820 on: August 12, 2019, 11:28:48 AM »
Shockingly poor attendance. Pricing and fixture build up have to be looked at. Not many can afford to pay those prices week after week, especially if trying to bring your family.  Travel cost on top of it all too.

It's a feckin amatuer game ffs! Fans from all over the country shouldnt be being rode like this... our county players deserve better than 33k at an all ireland semi final.

And the final tickets up as well, not to worry Dubs always get the cheap ones on the hill.

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« Reply #821 on: August 12, 2019, 11:29:32 AM »
a double header on a saturday be better a 3pm and 6pm kickoff

Retaining the quarters would be better than that super 8 shite.

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« Reply #822 on: August 12, 2019, 01:49:01 PM »
Shockingly poor attendance. Pricing and fixture build up have to be looked at. Not many can afford to pay those prices week after week, especially if trying to bring your family.  Travel cost on top of it all too.

It's a feckin amatuer game ffs! Fans from all over the country shouldnt be being rode like this... our county players deserve better than 33k at an all ireland semi final.

Was reading that there's been some poor attendances in semi finals in the past, e.g.

39,000 at Mayo v Fermanagh in 04 (replay)
39,000 at Kerry v Cork in 05
37,000 at Cork v Meath in 07
35,000 for Kerry v Cork on 08

And the early 80s had attendances in the 20s for some semis.

But I'd say this is one of the most disappointing. The GAA have been cute enough when it comes to Dublin games in Leinster saying we're expecting 25-30 and ending up with 35 so doesn't seem as bad. For this one the media were talking about 50k, so it's a wonder the GAA didnt try and counteract in advance.

It seems it was the Tyrone crowd that was down on expectations. Which I wouldnt have guessed from the Tyronies on here who seemed to be more positive than this time last year. But as you say, the costs add up and another 50 quid a head was a tall order.

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« Reply #823 on: August 12, 2019, 02:21:08 PM »
a double header on a saturday be better a 3pm and 6pm kickoff

Retaining the quarters would be better than that super 8 shite.
Introducing kick offs could be the clincher ;D
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« Reply #824 on: August 12, 2019, 02:23:11 PM »
Shockingly poor attendance. Pricing and fixture build up have to be looked at. Not many can afford to pay those prices week after week, especially if trying to bring your family.  Travel cost on top of it all too.

To be honest, I think the week after week thing is a bit of a red herring. Most people who went to the Super 8 games also went to the Semi FInal, these are relatively hardcore fans. Increased attendance at semi-finals comes from people who don't go to every county game, which brings in family members of regulars, people who attend club games, those who watch on TV and a lot of neutrals and people tenuously connected with the county. I think the poor visual quality of many games and the lack of competition is the real killer.

Costs of travel etc are no more than ever they were. As the hurling shows, if the product is good and the results unpredictable then people will turn out for the games.
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