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Soccer Scrimmage
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Actually, if we are really being inclusive, my guess is NASCAR destroys all other leagues in average attendance.

But again, it's deceiving because NASCAR simply lends itself to massive spectator events because the of the way the tracks are set up; it doesn't necessarily imply anything about popularity, etc.

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I think it implies something about popularity.
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As well, NASCAR and F1 are harder to compare, because there is only one race event on a given week during the season.
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What's F1 average attendance?

The other thing about Formula 1 that makes it especially difficult to compare to other sports is that it is an international circuit, not a national league.

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I looked for NASCAR too, but it is even less comparable because you are almost always looking at once a year events held in massive locations that aren't even arenas in many respects.

I would also agree with Reed that these numbers say something popularity, but posit that the correlation is far from 1 to 1 (as I'm sure he would agree).

I don't think that there are central figures for F1, but I would guessestimate average attendance at something around 100,000 to 125,000 or so, if we are just talking about the race on Sunday (and not the entire weekend). Monza is usually about 125,000 to 150,000, and it is one of the more popular races. Measuring attendance for something like Monaco is inherently difficult, however (and Shanghai will be even worse in that respect).

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Obviously it implies something about popularity. It was a poor choice of words. Indeed, my point was as as ursus indicated.
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I agree.
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I'm going to start a related thread on the football board. Look for it.
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quote:
Nine again soon. Ottawa's coming back in 2010. Third time lucky?
No.

I could go on about why, but...no.

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Are they changing the nickname?
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Their impact as a visitor as been greater, as their nationwide supporter base means that they are almost always the most popular visitor to any of the other teams (

I know Ursus, that's what I meant by "back in town".

25,000 sounds about right for their new stadium. A couple of seasons ago they got a crowd of 18,000 for a Champions League game against Bayern Munich, who you'd think would be a fairly big draw.

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Are they changing the nickname?

I don't think they've decided yet. The league only gave the go-ahead a week or so back. The latest group to throw caution to the wind are headed by the guy who owns the Ottawa 67s.

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Ah well, I actually figured that you knew that, but thought the additional context was useful.

It is interesting to note that the Serie A attendances are still struggling notwithstanding the addition of Juventus, Napoli and Genoa (all of whom are relatively good draws). Looking at the site I linked to, last year's average (with none of those 3) was 19,711; this year's so far is 23,392. That's almost a 19% increase, but the average figure is still strikingly low. And even though many of the teams at the bottom of the attendance standings are also fighting relegation, of the teams challenging for promotion from Serie B only Bologna could hope to better the average (whereas Albinoleffe would likely establish a new all time low).

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Looking at the site I linked to, last year's average (with none of those 3) was 19,711; this year's so far is 23,392.

Hang on -- if these numbers are true (I've got no reason to disbelieve them), where does that figure of 25,800 on page 1 come from?

The figure for 05/06 was definitely around 19,000 -- we had a thread about it at the time.

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They come from "Nuts", as Rogin said.

The 05/06 average was 22,476 according to that site, which I think is pretty reliable. I think the thread may have been on the 06/07 figures.

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