WUSA Attendance Thread

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by XYZ, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. XYZ

    XYZ New Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Big Cat Country
    Games to date - 2002 season

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    4-13 New York at Washington  RFK      8,260 
    4-13 Boston at San Jose     Spartan   6,051 
    4-13 Philly at Atlanta      Herndon  10,070 
    4-13 Carolina at San Diego  Torero    5,166 
    4-20 Atlanta at Boston     Nickerson  6,305 
    4-20 New York at San Diego  Torero    5,216 
    4-21 San Jose at Washington  RFK      4.713 
    4-27 Washington at Atlanta  Herndon   7,233 
    4-27 Philly at New York     Mitchel   4,203 
    4-27 San Diego at Boston   Nickerson  6,747 
    4-27 Carolina at San Jose  Spartan   11,990 DH
    5-4  Atlanta at Carolina     SAS      5,420 
    5-4  Boston at Philly      Villanova  6,629 
    5-5  San Jose at New York   Mitchel   4,016 
    5-5  Washington at San Diego Torero   6,311 
    5-11 New York at Atlanta    Herndon   6,973 
    5-11 Washington at Philly  Villanova  8,185 
    5-11 Boston at Carolina       SAS     5,660 
    5-12 San Diego at San Jose  Spartan   5,580 
    5-18 Boston at New York     Mitchel   5,048 
    5-18 Atlanta at San Jose    Spartan   5,624
    5-18 Carolina at Washington   RFK    20,105 DH
    5-19 Philly at San Diego    Torero    5,779 
    5-25 Boston at Atlanta      Herndon   4,917 
    5-25 San Diego at New York  Mitchel   4,689 
    5-25 Philly at Carolina      SAS      5,281 
    5-26 Washington at San Jose Spartan   7,706 
    6-1  Washington at Boston    CMGI    21,539 DH
    6-1 Atlanta at San Diego    Torero    5,815 
    6-1 New York at Carolina     SAS      5,156 
    6-1 San Jose at Philly     Villanova  5,903 
    6-8 Carolina at Boston     Nickerson  9,107 
    6-8 Washington at Philly   Villanova  9,650 
    6-9 Atlanta at New York     Mitchel   5,214 
    6-9 San Diego at San Jose  Spartan    7,127 
    6-12 Boston at Washington    RFK      4,399 
    6-15 Carolina at Atlanta   Herndon    5,351 
    6-15 New York at San Jose  Spartan    6,605 
    6-15 Boston at Philly      Villanova  5,465 
    6-15 San Diego at Washington RFK      6,090 
    6-19 Philly at Carolina      SAS      5,244 
    6-22 San Jose at Atlanta   Herndon    6,670
    6-22 Carolina at Washington  RFK      5,761
    6-22 New York at Boston    Nickerson  6,548
    6-23 Philly at San Diego   Torero     5,545
    6-26 Carolina at New York  Mitchel    5,022
    6-29 San Jose at Boston   Nickerson   7,014
    6-29 Atlanta at Philly    Villanova   6,844
    6-29 San Diego at Carolina   SAS      5,340
    6-29 Washington at New York Mitchel   8,052
    7-3  Atlanta at Washington   RFK      6,578
    7-4  San Jose at Carolina    SAS      6,211
    7-6  Boston at San Diego    Torero    6,149
    7-7  New York at Philly    Villanova  6,303
    7-10 Atlanta at San Jose    Spartan   5,933
    7-10 San Diego at Boston   Nickerson  5,450
    7-13 Atlanta at New York     Mitchel  5,128
    7-13 Boston at Carolina      SAS      6,281
    7-14 Philly at Washington    RFK      5,968
    7-14 San Jose at San Diego  Torero    6,102
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  2. Upper90. Inc.

    Upper90. Inc. New Member

    Aug 2, 2001
    Dallas
    Sellout coming?

    I know everyone is focused on this weekend's clashof number 1 and number 2, but next weekend the Freedom travel to Carolina to play and all indications are for a sellout. Now thew new stadium is 10,000 or 12,000 I bleieve so this would be close to a doubling of attendance. Might be significant that Mia is playing again in NC but its good to see a WUSA game garnering attendance approaching some of the MLS teams.
     
  3. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Colorado
    SAS seats about 7000 max.
     
  4. ndcheg

    ndcheg New Member

    Mar 26, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    To Date
    Teams Avg. Att. Median Att.
    New York 5172 5035
    Wash 7734 6029
    San Jose 7077 6328
    Boston 8958 6747
    Philly 6997 6629
    Atlanta 6869 6822
    Carolina 5621 5420
    San Diego 5760 5797

    Total Att. Average - 6749
    Total Att. Median - 6051
     
  5. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    7/20/02
    Courage v Charge
    Villanova
    6,946
     
  6. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    7/20/02
    Breakers v Beat
    Herndon
    6,114

    Spirit v Power
    Mitchell
    4,002 Ouch!
     
  7. XYZ

    XYZ New Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Big Cat Country
    That's not all that bad, considering.

    It was a game between the two worst teams in the league, neither with much hope of making the playoffs, in a game that meant nothing.

    It could have been worse.
     
  8. Charge!

    Charge! Member

    May 7, 2001
    BSG 75
    I was there yesterday, and I think that total is low. Maybe Villanova is counting paid admissions only and not comps, but it seemed like there were around 8,500 yesterday, what with it being Girl Scout sleepover night.

    Paul
     
  9. 100fyrz

    100fyrz New Member

    Dec 3, 1999
    West Hollywood, CA
    "It was a game between the two worst teams in the league, neither with much hope of making the playoffs, in a game that meant nothing."

    AND star players for both teams were missing for the US-Norway friendly.

    (I do hope the league and the USSF can do a better job of coordinating schedules next year. Hey, a guy can dream.)
     
  10. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    7/21/02
    Freedom v Cyberrays
    Spartan
    8,384
     
  11. Druid Squirrel

    Dec 15, 2000
    A hollow tree
    I'm guessing that number included no-shows, as there's no way there were anywhere near 8,384 people actually there. I bet a bunch of folks bought tickets to see Mia, and then didn't bother to attend when they found out Mia wouldn't be there.
     
  12. DCUPopeAndLillyFan

    Apr 20, 2000
    Colorado
    Considering what - that half the people who were there got in on free tickets?
     
  13. ndcheg

    ndcheg New Member

    Mar 26, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    As of July 21,2002

    Average Att. - 6724
    Median Att. - 6090

    PS XYZ do you have a list of games for last season like the 2002 list you started the thread with?
     
  14. This league should do more doubleheaders with MLS to boost attendance.
     
  15. XYZ

    XYZ New Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Big Cat Country
    No, I wish I did. The numbers were all in last year's attendance thread which is now, unfortunately, gone.
    Considering that there wasn't a whole lot to attract fans to this game except free tickets.
     
  16. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why, so that both leagues can inflate their numbers artificially?

    What is needed is reasonably sized stadia where fans can feel part ot the game. Piggybacking on an MLS match makes for a very long afternoon of soccer for fans of both leagues. There are some cost savings, but there is also some revenue that is not gained by one organization or other.
     
  17. Dagman11

    Dagman11 New Member

    Jul 23, 2002
    Attendance

    Right now, people don't want to go see womens soccer. The WUSA needs to find a way to get a fan base. That could start with advertisments, youth games before pro games, or double headers with the US national team. Also teaming up with MLS teams would be a good idea. Another reason people don't watch WUSA games on TV is because they are on at exactly the same time as MLS games, and right now people would rather watch MLS more than WUSA. With a few smart moves, the WUSA could totally increase in popularity because of the many young supportive girls that play soccer.
     
  18. Of course people are gonna want to watch MLS, its a much faster game.
     
  19. soccer4ever

    soccer4ever New Member

    Jun 1, 2001
    USA
    How does 2002 attendance compare to previous years?
     
  20. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Obviously someone who has been closely following the one-year old league. ;)

    Last year's 84 game season averaged 8,104. Washington led the way (14,421) on the strength of an inaugural match crowd of 34,148 and one or two DCU doubleheaders.

    The overall average is down 17%, although San Diego has improved. Atlanta (11,092 last year) moved to a smaller stadium (15,011) so they won't have the 20K blockbusters to boost their average.

    I would expect the average to creep up during these final 3 weeks although the Wednesday night matches will hurt. And then there's New York. :(
     
  21. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    Jeezus friggin' christ DC fans!!!

    7/24/02
    Breakers v Freedom
    RFK
    5,847 :rolleyes:

    Power v Charge
    Villanova
    7,469
     
  22. ndcheg

    ndcheg New Member

    Mar 26, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    Re: Jeezus friggin' christ DC fans!!!

    These numbers are not bad

    The DC number is only 150 less than their median average. For a Wednesday not bad.

    The Philly attendence was 700 greater than their median. For a Wednesday that's great.

    I don't know what you're looking for Fear but attendence will not increase 1000 a week. Take what you can get and be happy with it.
     
  23. Mike Lane

    Mike Lane New Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Atlanta
    Those 7,400 saw a great game. Phily has drawn well this year. Are they going to change to real turf next year?
     
  24. Charge!

    Charge! Member

    May 7, 2001
    BSG 75
    From CNN-Si.com as of yesterday

    Home Attendance

    1. Boston 8,959
    2. Washington 7,728
    3. San Jose 7,222
    4. Philadelphia 6,991
    5. Atlanta 6,804
    6. San Diego 5,760
    7. Carolina 5,569
    8. New York 5,042 (NY has played one more home game than Carolina)

    Road
    1. Washington 9,633
    2. Carolina 8,719
    3. New York 6,429
    4. Philadelphia 6,013
    5. Atlanta 5,873
    6. San Jose 5,804
    7. Boston 5,667
    8. San Diego 5,628

    64 dates; 429,088 total; 6,705 average.

    Paul
     
  25. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    7/27/02

    Charge v Breakers
    Nickerson
    6,017

    Spirit v Freedom
    RFK
    24,240
    Yeah, yeah, yeah I know..DH numbers ain't "true" atttendance figures blah blah blah...and it certainly wasn't 24,240 at the start of the match and at halftime or towards the end of the match but these are the "official" numbers. Well you show me a better method of counting these type of numbers. But in the meantime shut up about 'em.

    Power v Cyberrays
    Spartan
    7,183
     

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