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First English Play Off Semi with crowd over 70,000!


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On 03/05/2022 at 21:46, horny owl said:

Hillsborough’s capacity is a disgrace for a club our size

 

And there are people on here who think it’s too big for us if we got into the premier league lol

If we get into the PL yeah. But it’s currently perfectly adequate for 99% of our games and has been for the last 20 years. 

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On 03/05/2022 at 21:39, JemmoJemoJemmo said:

This is going to be the biggest Play off semi final in the history of English football.

 

These are all aggregate attendances over 60,000.

 

Sunderland v Wednesday will be the first tie to go over 70,000!

 

17/18

Villa 40,505

Boro 29,233

Total 69,738

 

18/19

36,326 Leeds

31,723 Derby

Total 68,049 

 

18/19

Villa 40,574

WBA 25,702

Total 66,276

 

 

97/98

Sunderland 40,092

Sheff Utd 23,800

Total 63,892

 

04/05

West Ham 33,723

Ipswich 30,010 

Total 63,733

 

03/04

Ipswich 28,435

West Ham 34,002 

Total 62,437

 

06/07

Southampton 30,602

Derby 31,569 

Total 62,171

 

15/16

Brighton 27,272

Wednesday 34,260 

Total 61,532

Why was the Blades Sunderland so low at the lane? Would have thought it would have been higher?

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1 hour ago, Harrysgame said:

Why was the Blades Sunderland so low at the lane? Would have thought it would have been higher?

 

Wasn't that round about their capacity at the time? Don't forget how low their average attendances were in the 90s - below 15K on several occasions. http://european-football-statistics.co.uk/attnclub/league/sheu.htm

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2 minutes ago, Harrysgame said:

Maybe rebuilding their kop I guess or John St.

 

Poor excuse for Dem Blavges: They could have built that Bonzai kop in a couple of days FFS! A few dozen lego bricks and a bit of rusty old tin for the roof. Simples.

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1 hour ago, Harrysgame said:

Why was the Blades Sunderland so low at the lane? Would have thought it would have been higher?

 

United basically never sell out their home play-off legs. 

Even in 2012 after getting 90 points in the league but missing out on 2nd to us, they only had 21,000 at the home leg. 

Their home play-off semi-final attendances are:

 

1997: 23,312

1998: 23,800

2003: 30,212 (possibly a sell out)

2009: 26,354

2012: 21,182

2013: 15, 262
2015: 20,890

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On 03/05/2022 at 21:46, horny owl said:

Hillsborough’s capacity is a disgrace for a club our size

 

And there are people on here who think it’s too big for us if we got into the premier league lol

We regularly get under 22k attendances….

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On 03/05/2022 at 21:46, horny owl said:

Hillsborough’s capacity is a disgrace for a club our size

 

And there are people on here who think it’s too big for us if we got into the premier league lol

 

40,000 is fine for us. The bigger issue is re-working/re-building the ground to make sure we can actually use all the space available to us instead of having an entire stand condemned, too much space netted off etc..

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It’s great we are breaking the record. But given we usually have a larger crowd on our side I do hope we can handle it when the shoe is on the other foot.

 

We capitulated when they got the wind in their sails at SOL, albeit with a covid affected team, but it’s a good indication that we need to just try and ride this one out I think.

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5 hours ago, kristmace said:

 

United basically never sell out their home play-off legs. 

Even in 2012 after getting 90 points in the league but missing out on 2nd to us, they only had 21,000 at the home leg. 

Their home play-off semi-final attendances are:

 

1997: 23,312

1998: 23,800

2003: 30,212 (possibly a sell out)

2009: 26,354

2012: 21,182

2013: 15, 262
2015: 20,890

Strange bunch at the lane...and such a big club and all.

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4 hours ago, Baldrick said:

And a mighty 8,152 for the away leg

 

Surely thats the lowest aggregate attendance record 😆

It wasn't even the lowest aggregate for their division that year! Less than 20,000 watched Swindon v Brentford. Incidentally, Yeovil beat Brentford in the final that year - how those two clubs' fortunes have diverged since.

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On 03/05/2022 at 21:46, horny owl said:

Hillsborough’s capacity is a disgrace for a club our size

 

And there are people on here who think it’s too big for us if we got into the premier league lol

It was far too big for us last time we were in it. What’s changed?

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1 hour ago, Mcguigan said:

It was far too big for us last time we were in it. What’s changed?

 

There's been a big increase in attendances since 1990s, you could go to places like Everton and Crystal Palace and ground was nowhere near full back then. 

Sheffield United is a good example, last stint in Premier League ground was full every game, in 1990s they very rarely had a full house.

 

1994 season away..... Mon 27 Dec Everton................. 2-0  16,777 Mark Bright, Carlton Palmer

 

I think if we ever got back to Premier League we would be playing in front of 30,000+ crowds majority of home games.

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10 hours ago, bradowl said:

 

There's been a big increase in attendances since 1990s, you could go to places like Everton and Crystal Palace and ground was nowhere near full back then. 

Sheffield United is a good example, last stint in Premier League ground was full every game, in 1990s they very rarely had a full house.

 

1994 season away..... Mon 27 Dec Everton................. 2-0  16,777 Mark Bright, Carlton Palmer

 

I think if we ever got back to Premier League we would be playing in front of 30,000+ crowds majority of home games.

I agree in part, at least for the first season.
 

Games against the top 8 or 9 teams we could probably see demand for tickets well exceed capacity but the other 9 or 10 fixtures wouldn’t. No where near.

 

We have a lot of fans who base our potential for filling Hillsborough regularly on the attendances of one off games that come along every couple of seasons.

 

You quote early 90’s but what about after the rise in popularity after Euro 96, when most clubs were reaching 90-100% capacity and were either planning to move to bigger stadiums or expand, we couldn’t get Hillsborough to within 75% full.

 

Look at all the new grounds and all the expansions at current grounds, they were necessary because of demand, even 25 years ago. That’s why there’s been a huge increase in attendances now because the capacity is available.

 

If Man U had 75k available back in the late 90’s early 20’s they’d sell them. If Liverpool had 54k back them, they’d sell them. Same with Arsenal, Newcastle, Leicester, Southampton ect….

 

The average PL attendance has increased by 27% since we were relegated but he number of seats available has also increased by 28%.

 

We’ve always had too many seats available to home fans, Hillsborough has too big for us for decades.

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