Saturday, March 19, 2011

NCC stat of the week #2: Attendance

In a bid to keep this blog active, but with precious little in the way of time and inspiration to to generate original thoughts and analysis, I have decided to provide weekly some bite-size informational chunks. Every Saturday up until the kick off of the Nutrilite Canadian Championship on April 27th, I will provide a numbers-based look at the first three years of the competition.

Week #1: All-time table

NCC stat of the week #2: All-time attendance

Again, my stats are offered with little interpretation. The only caveat I'd like to declare is that for the first 3 years of the competition, Vancouver played out of the 5,000 seater Swangard Stadium, placing a hard cap on potential crowds.

By team Matches Total Average
Toronto 6 115250 19208.33
Montreal 6 66877 11146.17
Vancouver 6 29715 4952.5

By year Matches Total Average
2008 6 70822 11803.67
2009 6 73549 12258.17
2010 6 67471 11245.17

TOTAL 211842

Attendance for all matches

With the increased capacity in Vancouver and the higher profile of soccer in Canada, I'd expect the 2011 average crowds to be much larger.


Branden said...

It will be interesting to see how many people FC Edmonton gets out to their home game versus TFC.

Will they set the record for largest NCC attendance?

J said...

I'm curious to see that as well. If they don't, the Vancouver home leg against Montreal (or against Toronto in the final) could set the new record, as I believe the soccer configuration for Empire Stadium has a higher capacity than BMO Field.