Attendance for Saturday Night? Over/Under?

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by karlheinz, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. karlheinz

    karlheinz New Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    I say the over/under would be 15,000.

    I'll take the over. Saturday night. Cubbies not in town. Supposed to be beautiful weather. No Taste. NE coming in. Fire playing great.

    If they don't draw > 15,000 there is a problem.

    I think the last few games' attendance were just aberrations.
  2. #10 Jersey

    #10 Jersey Member

    May 2, 1999
    Aberrations don't span 2 seasons
  3. stevewhit0

    stevewhit0 New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Champaign, IL
    Over or under 11,000 should be the question and i'll take the under. If people are going to go to a soccer game soon its going to be A.C v Fire or the DH with Real v Chivas.
  4. Wolves1935

    Wolves1935 New Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Prospect Heights
    I agree, just like May, would you rather see the Fire or US v. England. The internationals are great but they HAVE to biting into attendence.
  5. bing1985

    bing1985 Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    Near West ChiSuburbs
    Plus - still no advertising behind this. Drawing 11k would be a 3k jump from what we've been getting lately. That's about a 40% increase. Depressing, but true.

    Still, it is a weekend without too much competition. I say we'll have 11,300 announced.
  6. dabes2

    dabes2 Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    I'll vote for 8,995 announced, and me not present.
  7. emprof

    emprof New Member

    May 27, 2005
    I predict between 9,500 and 10,500, but these may be high figures and my wishful thinking. My reasoning is that the White Sox, who hold the best record in baseball, are in town then. Their game starts at about 7 p.m. Moreover, as has been mentioned, anyone who pays attention to MLS knows that both teams will be depleted of many of their star players because of injury or Gold Cup. I also agree that potential Fire fans who have not come out are more likely to go to the Real Madrid doubleheader, for which I bought 4 extra tickets, and/or the AC Milan game. Still, the fact that it is against the best team in soccer (my opinion) on a beautiful Saturday night (as noted) will help attract fans. The evening game might be better for families who have children playing in afternoon soccer leagues or participating in other sports or non-sports functions. As a season ticket holder for the past several years, I have been lucky not to have missed more than a game or two.
  8. Fires Of Fulham

    Fires Of Fulham New Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Chicago, USA
    But not that big a jump from our Saturday evening matches this year. The last of which, Chivas USA, drew 12,750 (of course that was with Chivas bounce).

    I'm putting the over under at 11,000 and taking the just under at 10,943.
  9. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know, if that's the best excuse we can come up with this week, there'd better be a good 12,000+ there. The White Sox, for all their success this year, are barely on pace to draw 2 million fans.

    We'll probably still get around 11,200 though.
  10. Unstoppable Fire 13

    Unstoppable Fire 13 New Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    I just hope we can break into 5 digits because all this 8k shlt is pissing me off. I'm guessing 'round 10,200. I would be happy with that.
  11. Kozy

    Kozy tHE pOPULAR fRONT

    Oct 13, 2004
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It'll be between 22 and 24,000. If our news stations bump up the previews
    from game day to include the day before, and the percentage of coverage goes from .003% to 5%.
  12. Blong

    Blong Member+

    Oct 29, 2002
    Midwest, the real one.
    That's a safe bet. ;)
  13. Sagy

    Sagy New Member

    Aug 6, 2004
    My guess is 11,314. If we get less than 10,000 again it is very bad news.
  14. jjayg

    jjayg New Member

    May 9, 2002
    Rolling Ghettos, IL
    I'm bringing 52. So I'll say at least 52.
  15. skinut

    skinut Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    Castle Pines, CO (or often elsewhere on earth)
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm bring 17. With Jjag's 52 that's a minimum of 69 (no jokes).
  16. lemons

    lemons Member

    United States
    Nov 20, 2004
    Atlanta United FC
    Slightly over 15,000.
  17. Sagy

    Sagy New Member

    Aug 6, 2004
    Add my 9 and we are at 78. :D
  18. Fires Of Fulham

    Fires Of Fulham New Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Chicago, USA
    We've already outdrawn Dallas. :)
  19. jjayg

    jjayg New Member

    May 9, 2002
    Rolling Ghettos, IL
    I've got 8 umm.. 86. We are already nearing the season average!
  20. go go fire

    go go fire New Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Sadly I say only 10, 347. :(
  21. ciuperci

    ciuperci New Member

    May 10, 2004
  22. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. DarthSarachan

    DarthSarachan New Member

    Jun 3, 2005
    Palatine, IL
    If you actually look at the freakin numbers from last year we averaged 15,916 with a Median of 12,828 and we only dipped below 10,000 twice, so charateizing it as a 2 year aberrtion is hardly right. That said I predict 9,999
  24. Fanaddict

    Fanaddict Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    streamwood IL USA
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm hoping for 12,000 but 9,000 more likely.
  25. joshyroundhere

    joshyroundhere New Member

    Jul 20, 2002
    I'm guessing we'll be at 10,400. Still abysmal, but at least breaking 10k.

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