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Richmond membership and attendance figures since 1984

Rosy

Tiger Legend
Mar 27, 2003
54,347
7
I think I might have too much time on my hands but was wondering how our memberships and attendances this year compared to other years.  I've posted it here in case anyone else is interested.

YearMembershipTotal AttendanceAverage Attendance
19846,822608,96127,680
19857,137502,302 22,831
19865,772469,68821,349
19872,825382,30117,377
1988 3,154374,09817,004
19893,607430,23419.556
19904,974445,120 20,232
19918,377468,49821,295
19928,158474,57521,571
19939,918484,04124,202
19948,229646,30129,377
199514,6471,104,60744,184
199620,308850,96638,680
199724,975783,51735,614
199827,0921,023,82146,537
199929,047885,15940,234
200026,869853,91638,814
200126,5011,173,87546,955
200227,251776,11335,277
200325,101830,84137,765
200427,133751,98234,181
2005 28,029802,85536,494
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 

dcstar

Once sane, always Richmond......
Nov 5, 2003
4,214
0
Melbourne
rosy23 said:
I think I might have too much time on my hands but was wondering how our memberships and attendances this year compared to other years. I've posted it here in case anyone else is interested.

YearMembershipTotal AttendanceAverage Attendance
199827,0921,023,82146,537
199929,047885,15940,234
200026,869853,91638,814
200126,5011,173,87546,955
200227,251776,11335,277
200325,101830,84137,765
200427,133751,98234,181
200528,029802,85536,494

At least no one can ever say that playing some of our games at the Docklands has been a success for us, if these figures are anything to go by. Apart from our year inflated by our Finals appearences, the average attendances seem to have dropped since the move there.
 

Anduril

You bow to no one!
Jul 29, 2004
6,305
0
Melbourne
Puzzling. Our membership rises steadily (ish), but our attendence figures go down.
There's got to be an obvious explanation, but I'm in forest and trees mode today. ::)
 

WesternTiger

Tiger Legend
Nov 7, 2004
13,116
820
Anduril said:
Puzzling. Our membership rises steadily (ish), but our attendence figures go down.
There's got to be an obvious explanation, but I'm in forest and trees mode today. ::)


As david states it because of our games at the Dome. Would also be associated with the fact that we don't play Collingwood, Carlton and Essendon twice each year and the more home games against interstate teams.

I will be signing up three new little heads this year however.
 

TIGEREXTRA

Tiger Legend
Jun 20, 2004
5,756
0
Melbourne
I expect our membership to reach 30k + for 2006.

Should be alot of barrackers jumping on the band wagon after a much improved 2005 under TW.
 

dcstar

Once sane, always Richmond......
Nov 5, 2003
4,214
0
Melbourne
TIGEREXTRA said:
I expect our membership to reach 30k + for 2006.

Should be alot of barrackers jumping on the band wagon after a much improved 2005 under TW.

And they would be the people who didn't watch our last 12 games, would they?
 

meltiger

Bling!
Jul 19, 2004
2,006
0
Altona
rosy23 said:
YearMembershipTotal AttendanceAverage Attendance
199827,0921,023,82146,537
                               

That is an utterly sensational figure given we didn't play finals.
 

newyorktiger

Last Year
meltiger said:
rosy23 said:
YearMembershipTotal AttendanceAverage Attendance
199827,0921,023,82146,537
                               

That is an utterly sensational figure given we didn't play finals.

The Geisch was unleashed  :help

I just had a look - For 1998 we played Scum, Ess & Carl twice (all at the 'G), a total of 14 games at the 'G, 3 at Waverley, and another 5 scattered around Oz - and we missed out on the 8 due to %

The year before (1997) we played Scum, Ess & Carl a total of 4 times, we played Carl once at Princes Park  :shakehead, 12 games in total at the 'G, 1 at Waverley and another two games at Princes Park, and we finished 13th (though only 2 points from the 8 )

http://stats.rleague.com/
 

dcstar

Once sane, always Richmond......
Nov 5, 2003
4,214
0
Melbourne
New York Tiger said:
......
The Geisch was unleashed :help
......
The year before (1997) we played Scum, Ess & Carl a total of 4 times, we played Carl once at Princes Park :shakehead, 12 games in total at the 'G, 1 at Waverley and another two games at Princes Park, and we finished 13th (though only 2 points from the 8 )

http://stats.rleague.com/

IIRC the game we played Carlton at Princes Park was Round 22, where we made that magnificent comeback and put them out of the finals.

That, on top of the previous wins after Walls was sacked (yes, only the second coach ever to be sacked by Richmond ), basically guaranteed Giesch the full-time coaching job - and winning the Reserves Premiership a few weeks later didn't hurt either.

The finish to the 1997 season gave all Richmond supporters a tremendous amount of optimism for the coming season, which was reflected in the attendances and membership numbers for 1998.
 

tiger20

Tiger Cub
Dec 14, 2004
16
0
Hi Rosy,
Another factor that can be analysed is the percentage of membership against total and Average attendances. 2004 & 2005 is interesting considering CC said our poor performance on field contributed to our woeful off field performance. In relative terms 2004 should have yielded similar off field results to 2005. I'd be interested to compare these percentages with our Profit/(Loss) on a yearly basis.

Column A = Percentage of M'ship against total Attend
Column B = Percentage of M'ship against Average Attend

Year M'ship T'tl att'nce Ave Att'nce Columns A B
1984 6,822 608,961 27,680 1.12 24.65
1985 7,137 502,302 22,831 1.42 31.26
1986 5,772 469,688 21,349 1.23 27.04
1987 2,825 382,301 17,377 0.74 16.26
1988 3,154 374,098 17,004 0.84 18.55
1989 3,607 430,234 19556 0.84 18.44
1990 4,974 445,120 20,232 1.12 24.58
1991 8,377 468,498 21,295 1.79 39.34
1992 8,158 474,575 21,571 1.72 37.82
1993 9,918 484,041 24,202 2.05 40.98
1994 8,229 646,301 29,377 1.27 28.01
1995 14,647 1,104,607 44,184 1.33 33.15
1996 20,308 850,966 38,680 2.39 52.50
1997 24,975 783,517 35,614 3.19 70.13
1998 27,092 1,023,821 46,537 2.65 58.22
1999 29,047 885,159 40,234 3.28 72.20
2000 26,869 853,916 38,814 3.15 69.23
2001 26,501 1,173,875 46,955 2.26 56.44
2002 27,251 776,113 35,277 3.51 77.25
2003 25,101 830,841 37,765 3.02 66.47
2004 27,133 751,982 34,181 3.61 79.38
2005 28,029 802,855 36,494 3.49 76.80
 

dcstar

Once sane, always Richmond......
Nov 5, 2003
4,214
0
Melbourne
tiger20 said:
Hi Rosy,
Another factor that can be analysed is the percentage of membership against total and Average attendances. 2004 & 2005 is interesting considering CC said our poor performance on field contributed to our woeful off field performance. In relative terms 2004 should have yielded similar off field results to 2005. I'd be interested to compare these percentages with our Profit/(Loss) on a yearly basis.
........

Overall attendances can mask our own financial performance:

Richmond Home attendances:
Year Total: Average: Avg % of Membership:
2004: 385,905 35,082 75.8
2005: 404,553 36,778 76.2

If a smaller percentage of Richmond members (potentially) attend our Home games, then that means there should be more cash coming in from the non-members at those games, and the club should be better off.

The club should have figures on exactly how many members attend each game, so they will know for sure while these figures are just "guesstimates" based on our overall membership tally.

All in all there doesn't seem to be a lot of difference between 2004 and 2005 in what should affect our bottom-line in this area.