Anticipating Game Three Attendance: Columbus vs. DC United

The third home game of the Columbus Crew’s 2014 season is coming up this weekend. The team will play DC United – one of the team’s rivals in the early days of MLS, but a rivalry that has significantly faded┬áin recent years.

Continue reading Anticipating Game Three Attendance: Columbus vs. DC United

Survey of Game Two Attendance Decreases Around MLS

Last week, I examined a few different ways to anticipate the attendance for the Columbus Crew’s second home game. Competing models included past changes from games one to two, and a weather-centric model. The first indicated a crowd of around 13,000, while the weather model predicted a lower figure of 11,500.

The real figure turned out to be somewhere in the middle: 12,045.

Continue reading Survey of Game Two Attendance Decreases Around MLS