CPL 2019 Attendance

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Robert Borden, May 4, 2019.

  1. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    As we speak, Halifax is sold out at 6200 fans.
     
  2. Chastaen

    Chastaen Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Winnipeg 9,699 May 4
     
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  3. Roy Kukuk

    Roy Kukuk New Member

    Hamburg SV , Cavalry FC, Calgary Boomers
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2019
    Calgary had a estimate 3,400 in the snow May 4
     
  4. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    3486 as per the league.
     
  5. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    There has been many negative feedback on the logistics at Spruce Meadows. Some said that they missed half the game as the traffic near the stadium was insane, lots of people gave up and went home, finding parking was nightmarish.

    The team really needs to fix this and their tickets are overpriced in my opinion
     
  6. Roy Kukuk

    Roy Kukuk New Member

    Hamburg SV , Cavalry FC, Calgary Boomers
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2019
    I went to the game and they are doing construction on highway 22x which caused all the issues...City of Calgary isn't gonna stop the construction but maybe they can work together on certain game days...nobody around us was complaining about the issues as pretty much most people know about the ongoing construction that is occurring.
     
  7. Chastaen

    Chastaen Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Construction is construction, being late would more be the fault of fans than the club.
     
  8. Roy Kukuk

    Roy Kukuk New Member

    Hamburg SV , Cavalry FC, Calgary Boomers
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2019
    That's what I figure, we left early knowing this and made it to the pitch 35 mins before the start.
     
  9. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Cavalry posted this on Facebook

    Thank you to our amazing fans for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm for our very first match this past Saturday.
    Together, we are learning, growing, listening, and jumping into the amazing world of professional soccer with you—along with that comes its own set of “firsts”.
    We are very aware of the traffic congestion and parking issues encountered by many on Saturday. We promise you, we are working towards a better experience going forward.
    This is also true for many areas of our game day operations. Measures have been put in place, starting with Wednesday’s match against Valour FC, to improve your journey to and from game.
    Hopefully a second victory in this inaugural season is in order as well!
    #RideWithUs #CavsFC #CavalryFC #SpruceMeadows
     
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  10. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    1125551538364006400 is not a valid tweet id
     
  11. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    I've talked to a lot of Cavalry fans who are upset. They don't blame the city for construction, they blame the club for a whole host of problems, most notably the parking fiasco, which Spruce Meadows can control.

    As a former Eddies season ticket holder, I can say with confidence that teams only get one shot at a first impression. It's imperative to to knock it out of the park from day one to build a buzz in the city. It's next to impossible to build a fanbase after negative experiences.

    This game day mess, along with already sky high ticket prices is a textbook example of what not to do when building a club.

    Shockingly bad business for a club that is so good on the actual playing side.
     
  12. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Was on CBC as well
    What a shame...That club was fantastic on Saturday.
     
  13. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
     
  14. Chastaen

    Chastaen Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They give a reason why we are already inflating attendance numbers? Thats a little concerning.
     
  15. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    I think the difference was tickets sold vs butts in seats.
     
  16. Chastaen

    Chastaen Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounds like Cavalry needs to evaluate their ticket pricing.
     
  17. Chastaen

    Chastaen Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks, it seemed out it was different than the announced number.
     
  18. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    Supporters groups told the Calvary President in meetings prior to the start of the season that pricing was crazy. He told them it wasn't changing.
     
  19. Chastaen

    Chastaen Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder if the increased cost can offset the low ticket sales. Maybe it is viable for them, just doesn't look encouraging.
     
  20. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    5861 in Hamilton last night
    2055 in Calgary
     
  21. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Better tracking tool
     
  22. Chastaen

    Chastaen Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. Chastaen

    Chastaen Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Winnipeg Manitoba
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Today's Valour attendance 5,819.
     
  24. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not sure that is the best option at this point? They need to grow the fanbase and get them used to coming to games. Pricing out potential fans at this early stage can be very detrimental and can be unrecoverable.
     
  25. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    I agree.

    I'd rather have 5000 fans at $25 than 2500 fans at $50. The atmosphere is better and you also sell more drinks, shirts, and hot dogs. It's also easier to get media attention when you have larger numbers which can lead to even larger numbers.
     

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