Discussion in 'December 2010' started by roscoe36, Oct 19, 2010.
That's probably one of the reasons why there are so many empy seats.
I don't think the sellout streak was a hoax. There is a big difference between "paid attendance" and the number of people actually in the seats. I have season tickets for events that I often miss. I'm sure that I still count in the reported attendance.
It was a hoax. The only thing that needed to be decided was when to quit pretending that those tons of empty seats were paid for - by anybody.
I went to countless games during the streak - and paid attention.
But hey, other than being a PR move, what harm? Now a day's nobody goes to the games at all. Wonder what they are reporting for attendance now? Anybody know the figures?
That is for the Hawks game, according to ESPN.com. However they get their numbers, I am not certain. That puts the Palace at about half full...just over. Does that sound legit to those that were there?
Remember a lot of cats went to the Giants-Vikings game for free that day. And it was cold...
I think paid attendence is all that matters.
I just read a report stating that Ford Field gave away 32,000 tickets for that game.
I'm only going by what I saw watching the game on my TV, but there couldn't have been more than a few thousand at that game.
It looked like the first qtr of a JV game.
It was empty. Hard to judge the number of people in a large place like that but there were rows upon rows of empty seats. Probably could have fit everyone in the building into the lower bowl and not even fill that part.
We used to get some nice crowds for our JV games....
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