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1872 attendance

Postby biffer on Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:28 pm

How many do we reckon at Murrayfield next week?

Looking at the website, I think there's about 15-16,000 sold, so over the next week, plus walkups, what do you think?

I'm going for 28,672.

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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby The Feral Goat on Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:15 pm

Saw something from Andy Nicol (yeah I know) that on the back of the success of the AIs and the two teams doing relatively well that the SRU should be aiming for 50,000 at the match but I can’t see that.

Timing of the game is a bit different this year i don’t recall the last time it was played before Christmas and I am not sure if that is good for numbers or not. Transport will certainly be better than on boxing day so may get more able to attend from that source but I think Saturday is also the day a lot of folk will travel for Christmas so may not be back in Scotland for the match unlike other years.

Would like to think Murrayfield would be half filled but think we will be under 30,000
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby germain on Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:17 pm

Previous record was around 23 000, wasn't it ?
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby The Feral Goat on Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:24 pm

germain wrote:Previous record was around 23 000, wasn't it ?


You are right I was thinking of the 37,000 we had v toulouse as the record for ER v GW :roll:

Revise estimate to 21,000
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby Crichton Gunner on Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:10 am

Think the fact it's on before Christmas will have a significant impact on the attendance. Lots of people still have stuff to do leading up to Christmas, whereas on Boxing Day most people are looking for something to do. Not that it's representative of everyone, but my group was 8 last year but only 3 going this year.
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby Frenchy on Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:37 am

Crichton Gunner wrote:Think the fact it's on before Christmas will have a significant impact on the attendance. Lots of people still have stuff to do leading up to Christmas, whereas on Boxing Day most people are looking for something to do. Not that it's representative of everyone, but my group was 8 last year but only 3 going this year.

On the other hand, anyone who goes away for Christmas is more likely to make it. This will be the first 1872 game I ever manage to get to.
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby biffer on Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:37 am

Frenchy wrote:
Crichton Gunner wrote:Think the fact it's on before Christmas will have a significant impact on the attendance. Lots of people still have stuff to do leading up to Christmas, whereas on Boxing Day most people are looking for something to do. Not that it's representative of everyone, but my group was 8 last year but only 3 going this year.

On the other hand, anyone who goes away for Christmas is more likely to make it. This will be the first 1872 game I ever manage to get to.


And transport options are easier as well.
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby Pitfitter on Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:05 pm

Rugby first, christmas jamesmatthew second-maybe third- wives if not attendees can go shopping will husbands attend the game, not something I'd suggest in my household though, SWMBO would drop kick my nuts :lol: , looking forward to something to do other than christmas cack.
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Re: 1872 attendances

Postby Friday Knight Lights on Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:36 pm

Will be interesting to see this attendance compared with the match in the summer if at murrayfield.

Have a suspicion the summer game will get higher crowds.
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby biffer on Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:08 pm

Looking a the website I reckon there’s just over 19,000 tickets sold.
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby New Gunner on Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:25 pm

biffer wrote:Looking a the website I reckon there’s just over 19,000 tickets sold.


Do you know what the capacity of the East Stand is? I've seen different answers between 10,000 and 16,000 so wasn't sure...

Petrie said earlier this week that sales were 'on track' for a record crowd for the fixture, which would have to mean 24,000 or more. Think Tom English said a crowd of 'close to' 30,000 was expected, but suspect that may be pushing it.
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby biffer on Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:03 pm

New Gunner wrote:
biffer wrote:Looking a the website I reckon there’s just over 19,000 tickets sold.


Do you know what the capacity of the East Stand is? I've seen different answers between 10,000 and 16,000 so wasn't sure...

Petrie said earlier this week that sales were 'on track' for a record crowd for the fixture, which would have to mean 24,000 or more. Think Tom English said a crowd of 'close to' 30,000 was expected, but suspect that may be pushing it.


East stand is about 12,500.

Add on 4-500 pitchside (or ‘in the bowl’ as they’re calling it), plus a quick look says another 11 sections in total pretty much sold out at around 600 a piece.
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby dolf_lundgren on Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:15 am

I thought the east was 10,700? Suppose it depends on how you alloacaute the corners.

Looking at the seats available I can't see this being a huge crowd. The South is hardly touched and the north less than a quarter full. Hopefully it will change dramatically today.
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby Wottie on Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:33 am

Hootsman article today saying that over 20,000 tickets sold so far with the previous record 23,500. Think they get a lot of walk ups for this fixture particularly if it's a decent day as everyone knows there will be no problem getting in. If the Scotsman's intel is correct, they must be hoping for 27-28k.

Cockers also quite vocal about the decider which he believes should be played in front of a packed out Myreside, and ergo in front of as many away fans as we will be in Scotstoun (which won't be very many). Brilliant stuff. He doesn't care who he rattles does he?
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Re: 1872 attendance

Postby GaryIPA on Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:32 am

Wottie wrote:Hootsman article today saying that over 20,000 tickets sold so far with the previous record 23,500. Think they get a lot of walk ups for this fixture particularly if it's a decent day as everyone knows there will be no problem getting in. If the Scotsman's intel is correct, they must be hoping for 27-28k.

Cockers also quite vocal about the decider which he believes should be played in front of a packed out Myreside, and ergo in front of as many away fans as we will be in Scotstoun (which won't be very many). Brilliant stuff. He doesn't care who he rattles does he?


That’ll not happen as warriors st have access to 3rd game already I believe. But good wind up value. He’s had a lot to say this week
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