This chart presents the attendance figures for Columbus Crew SC home openers since 1999, when MAPFRE Stadium opened. In the 16 year history of the stadium, crowd sizes have ranged between 10 and 25 thousand. The low point was 2011, while the high was unsurprisingly set in the stadium’s first year. Attendance shows some correlation… Continue reading Attendance for home openers since MAPFRE Stadium opened
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 in recent years.
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… Continue reading Survey of Game Two Attendance Decreases Around MLS
Predicting the attendance for a Columbus Crew game can be a risky proposition. There are a relatively large number of variables that can impact the size of a crowd for any given day. Some of the biggest appear to be: What will the weather be? Does the opposition have a marketable player like David Beckham?… Continue reading Anticipating Game Two Attendance
The Columbus Crew’s 2014 home opener ended hours ago, and much of the post-game discussion has centered around the team’s 2-0 start – their first such mark in their 19-year history. That this has never happened before is surprising given some of the strong teams that Columbus has fielded in the past, but my focus… Continue reading Notes on attendance after the home opener