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PostPosted: 10/18/17 7:43 pm    ::: It's not just women having attendance problems Reply Reply with quote

https://deadspin.com/the-pistons-couldnt-give-tickets-to-their-first-game-at-1819666401

Opening tip for the Pistons



At the start of the second half




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PostPosted: 10/18/17 8:48 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Attendance was 20,491 98% Capacity.

Remember now, attendance is not butts in the seats, but tickets sold.


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PostPosted: 10/18/17 9:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hawkeye wrote:
Attendance was 20,491 98% Capacity.

Remember now, attendance is not butts in the seats, but tickets sold.


They were giving away tickets 50 at a time



And really, if they can't sell out opening night in a brand new arena what's it going to look like come January when they're mired in 10th place again?



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PostPosted: 10/24/17 5:28 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Pistons "attendance" dropped off to a reported 13k last night. Here's the arena less than a minute after the opening tip:




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PostPosted: 10/24/17 5:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

when watching games on TV or in person at MSG(Liberty or Knicks), the crowds are always a little thin at the beginning. People come late all the time. I always judge a Liberty attendance just before halftime.



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PostPosted: 10/24/17 6:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

toad455 wrote:
when watching games on TV or in person at MSG(Liberty or Knicks), the crowds are always a little thin at the beginning. People come late all the time. I always judge a Liberty attendance just before halftime.

The same was true for that game (aka the Ben Simmons triple double game). The crowd looked better than that photo later on, but still surprisingly empty for an NBA game.



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