Why is attendance for Juventus home games so low?

Discussion in 'Juventus' started by ECMoney, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. ECMoney

    ECMoney Member

    May 9, 2003
    Toronto
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    Juventus continue to suffer from terrible attendances at their Champions League home games.
    Yesterday’s match versus Maccabi Tel Aviv saw only 6,494 tickets sold, 1,000 of which were bought by the Israeli side’s fans.

    It is now three consecutive seasons that Juve’s ticket sales for Champions League matches have been progressively decreasing, a trend the Bianconero management is unable to stop.
     
  2. Gunners11

    Gunners11 Member

    Jul 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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    So you're telling me that the Fire are out-drawing Juve? What is going on, why is there such a big, prolonged decrease?
     
  3. humstein

    humstein New Member

    Jun 2, 2003
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    Have never really understood Juve's low attendance. I know everyone hates their stadium. But hey this team plays at the level of an Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich but gets a lot less support.
    A great mystery to me.
     
  4. Rima067

    Rima067 New Member

    May 10, 2004
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    Plus, this season they've been playing amazingly well, which surprised me further.


    Any Italian able to shed light on this situation?
     
  5. |--LdC--|

    |--LdC--| New Member

    Nov 16, 2003
    Lisboa/Portugal
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    I always wondered why this happens so many times with Juventus, the stadium is awfull, but 6 000 ppl in a CL match ?! probably is going to be the lowest attendance of all the games in the CL groups.
    Turim is a big city, Juventus one of the biggest clubs in the world, whats happening? i think the Juventus supporters from Turim don´t deserve the team they have.
     
  6. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
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    The majority of Juventus fans do not live in Turin.
     
  7. fischetts

    fischetts New Member

    Sep 16, 2002
    Long Island/Baltimor
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    Most of the people of Turin support cross-town rivals Torino. As well as the fact that the people of the city could care less about their opponents last night. When Bayern and Ajax come to town, I'm sure there will be a significant increase in attendance.
     
  8. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    That's actually a bit of a myth. Juve does have a lot of fans throughout Italy, the most actually of any Italian team, but they do draw quite well from Turin itself.

    The fact is that Juve fans are spoiled. Between Serie A, the Champions League and Coppa Italia they have too many games to attend. Juve's played 5 games in the past two weeks. Last nights game was against a team that nobody in Italy cares about or in many cases has even heard of.
     
  9. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
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    Why does ownership spend so much money to win if the people aren't showing up. Where is the inscentive to be one of the biggest clubs in the world if attendence and demand doesnt warrant it.
     
  10. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
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    Merchandise. Juventus sells more merchandise than they make at the gate.
     
  11. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
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    Yeah those pink shirts must be real big sellers.
     
  12. SueB

    SueB New Member

    Mar 23, 1999
    Waterbury, VT
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    I have a pink hat. It's pretty cool.
     
  13. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Juventus has the most fans in Italy, they sell out games when they travel to other parts of Italy.

    The demand certainly warrants it, the attendance is less than desireable but once they renovate the stadium (as fans have been demanding for years), you'll see the attedance rise again.
     
  14. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
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    Those pink shirts last year did sell. I saw tons of em on people (men) walking around parts of Manhattan.
     
  15. Cassano

    Cassano Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
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    Yeah, I saw there renovation plans...the new Delle Alpi is gonna be like an English stadium. Once it's like that, you'll see the crowds.
     
  16. amaranto

    amaranto Member

    Jan 22, 2004
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    Saw one yesterday at a local practice field. Actually, it is a very nice shirt.
     
  17. mis-e-one

    mis-e-one New Member

    Aug 23, 2004
    Bedfordshire
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    English football fans don't 'care about' Fenerbache, yet Man United still sold out on Tuesday.

    It seems very strange that a club of Juve's stature attracts such poor gates.
     
  18. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
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    #1 - Horrible stadia
    #2 - The majority of people who live in Turin follow Torino. It's the rest of the country and world that follows Juventus.
     
  19. fischetts

    fischetts New Member

    Sep 16, 2002
    Long Island/Baltimor
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    Man U fans know that they won't have too many CL games to watch this year, so they are gonna pack the stadium before SAF's side gets inevitably knocked out in the round of 16, if they get there...

    All kidding aside, everyone knows the Delle Alpi is always poorly attended. Yet, Juventus manages to put out a profit year-in. year-out. Can't argue with success, can you?
     
  20. canzano55

    canzano55 Member+

    Jun 23, 2003
    Toronto
    Club:
    AC Milan
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    Juventus yields millions of euro's from TV rights and shareholders. That alone is enough to sustain a monster club like Juve.
     
  21. RandyNA74

    RandyNA74 Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
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    Now would probalby be a good time to point out that Napoli in C1 has almost as many season ticket holders as Juve in Serie A! :D
     
  22. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    I'd just like to remind you that Napoli is in Serie C1... although they belong in Serie D.
     
  23. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Fenerbache will get more fans into Delle Alpi as well, they're a more recognized side.
     
  24. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Isn't that the truth.

    Keep perpetrating the myth.

    Torino's average attendance last year was 9,831. The last five home games of last season the attendance was 899, 9309, 8679, 1698, 8240. That's hardly impressive.

    Out of 23 games Torino had 12 with attendance less than 10,000. They had 4 games with attendance less than 2,000.

    http://digilander.libero.it/stadiapostcardsdgl/

    Where are all the Turin natives?
     
  25. RandyNA74

    RandyNA74 Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
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    Meglio un giorno da leoni che una vita da Agnelli! :D

    And oh by the way, I didnt mean the season ticket comment or the comment above as anti-Juve...

    And if sports justice in Italy were not administered so subjectively, there would be a lot more teams joining us in the minor ranks for various reasons...(and no, that's not designed as an anti-Juve comment either).
     

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