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Old January 26th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #541
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Its not like we expected 500% Attendance.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #542
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Can I ask what are peoples overall opinions on the tournament so far from an attendence/interest of the local public or fans point of view?

I've done a quick tally of the attendence's versus the capacity of the stadia and thus far of the 808,000 available seats (granted some were probably not available but its the only take on it I can do) when you tally the attendences you get 359,988 which represents 44.55% of available capacity.

Average attendence for the stadiums are as follows (with only the final to go)
  • Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan - 38.50%
  • Al Gharafa Stadium, Doha - 41.82%
  • Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha - 47.98%
  • Khalifa International Stadium, Doha - 54.86%
  • Qatar SC Stadium, Doha - 34.86%
Considering the stadia are not absolutely massive (aside from Khalifa at 50,000, Al Gharafa & Ahmed bin Ali are 25,000, Qatar SC is 20,000 and Jassim Bin Hamad is 17,000) would people view the tournament as a success in terms of attendence?
Gharafa and Ahmed bin ali might have 25K capacity BUT only 21K tickets were made available so if there was a match attendance of 19K that means only 2K of empty seats.

Khalifa stadium despite it being 50K, only 40K tickets were ever made available so a 38K match is only 2K from full.

There were 5 matches in this tournament that had 100% attendance figures (according to number of tickets made available, not stadium seats)
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Old January 26th, 2011, 06:55 PM   #543
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Thanks Alrayyan I've amended those figures based on your new numbers
  • Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan - 45.84%
  • Al Gharafa Stadium, Doha - 49.79%
  • Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha - 47.98%
  • Khalifa International Stadium, Doha - 68.58%
  • Qatar SC Stadium, Doha - 34.86%

Overall Attendence versus Capacity - 51.28%

Based on your figures though none of the events were sell outs. The closest were:
  1. Qatar v Uzbekistan(Grp A) 37143/40,000 (93%)
  2. Japan v Qatar (Quarter Final) - 19,479/21,000 (93%)
  3. Jordan v Saudi Arabia (Grp B) 17,349/24,000 (82%)
  4. China v Qatar (Grp A) - 30,778/40,000 (77%)
  5. Australia v South Korea (Grp C) - 15,526/21,000 (73%)
  6. Qatar v Kuwait (Grp A) - 28,339/40,000 (71%)
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Old January 26th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #544
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Thanks Alrayyan I've amended those figures based on your new numbers
  • Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan - 45.84%
  • Al Gharafa Stadium, Doha - 49.79%
  • Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha - 47.98%
  • Khalifa International Stadium, Doha - 68.58%
  • Qatar SC Stadium, Doha - 34.86%

Overall Attendence versus Capacity - 51.28%

Based on your figures though none of the events were sell outs. The closest were:
  1. Qatar v Uzbekistan(Grp A) 37143/40,000 (93%)
  2. Japan v Qatar (Quarter Final) - 19,479/21,000 (93%)
  3. Jordan v Saudi Arabia (Grp B) 17,349/24,000 (82%)
  4. China v Qatar (Grp A) - 30,778/40,000 (77%)
  5. Australia v South Korea (Grp C) - 15,526/21,000 (73%)
  6. Qatar v Kuwait (Grp A) - 28,339/40,000 (71%)
There is a difference between sellouts and full attendance, the tickets could be sold but have lower attendance figures, like what happened in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

There were many sellout matches. According to LOC there were 5 matches will full attendance, I will have to recheck that.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #545
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Good luck Australia...
p.s. Happy Australia Day to all the Aussies worldwide.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 08:57 PM   #546
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There is a difference between sellouts and full attendance, the tickets could be sold but have lower attendance figures, like what happened in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

There were many sellout matches. According to LOC there were 5 matches will full attendance, I will have to recheck that.
Sorry Alrayyan, I used 'sell out' when I meant to quote your '100% attendence' which again it wasn't. I take your point though sell out has been used by many different sporting clubs as an attendence figure - Manchester United have done it for years as have Arsenal over the last decade or so to name but two. However while they claim full houses with maybe the odd smattering of a few hundred to a thousand empty seats dotted around the stadiums that hold 60-70k, such claims fall flat on their faces when there is a stadium lying a quarter of its capacity etc.

An interesting point to note on the attendences is that outside of the Qatari national team's own games, the attendence levels shows a dramatic drop off which, to me, begs questions as to the ticketing arrangements for the tournament, the attractiveness of Qatar as a destination to football fans from around Asia, overall levels of interest in Football in Qatar in general or indeed overall interest in the Asian Cup as a whole

To put some of the attendence figures in perspective I've compared the lowest attendence figures for the games so far with comparable average attendences for European club teams from England, Spain and Italy based on 2010 figures (underneath the applicable games in italics)

Group Games

Saudi Arabia v Japan - 2,022
- Morecambe FC, English League 2
- Villareal 2nd Team, Spanish Liga Adelante
- Gallipoli Calcio, Italian Serie B


Iraq v N. Korea - 4,111
- Walsall FC, English League 1
- CD Numancia de Soria, Spanish Liga Adelante
- Frosinone Calcio, Italian Serie B


UAE v Iran - 5,012
- Carlisile Utd, English League 1
- Club Gimnāstic de Tarragona, Spanish Liga Adelante
- Ascoli Calcio 1898, Italian Serie B


S. Korea v Bahrain - 6,669
- Brighton & Hove Albion, English League 1
- Albacete Balompié, Spanish Liga Adelante
- US Triestina Calcio, Italian Serie B


Quarter Finals

Australia v Iraq - 7,889
- Southend Utd, English League 1
- Levante CD, Spanish Liga Adelante
- US Lecce 1908, Italian Serie B


Iran v S. Korea - 7,111
- Bristol Rovers, English League 1
- UD Salamanca, Spanish Liga Adelante
- Vicenza Calcio 1902, Italian Serie B


To look at it from the point of view of creating interest and getting bums in seats the tournament would certainly appear to have missed the mark by a long shot.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 09:19 PM   #547
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To look at it from the point of view of creating interest and getting bums in seats the tournament would certainly appear to have missed the mark by a long shot.
That was kind of expected since Qatar's population is 1.7 million, it's obviously going to be hard for them to fill up the stadiums. But the tournament was successful in all the other stuff other than attendance.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #548
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That was kind of expected since Qatar's population is 1.7 million, it's obviously going to be hard for them to fill up the stadiums. But the tournament was successful in all the other stuff other than attendance.
Its by far way better than the 2007 version of the cup.

I am sure the Australians will put on a good show as well in 2015
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Old January 26th, 2011, 09:41 PM   #549
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Its by far way better than the 2007 version of the cup.

I am sure the Australians will put on a good show as well in 2015
It's definitely better in terms of competition between teams.

Yeah, I can't wait for 2015 as well.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #550
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That was kind of expected since Qatar's population is 1.7 million, it's obviously going to be hard for them to fill up the stadiums. But the tournament was successful in all the other stuff other than attendance.
Which is the most important thing! No? I cant wait to see how Qatar hangle 100,000 Brits, Yanks and Irish if they want a drink.
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Which is the most important thing! No? I cant wait to see how Qatar hangle 100,000 Brits, Yanks and Irish if they want a drink.
You mean hangle 100,000 alcohol slaves who can't resist a liquid for a damn month?
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:24 PM   #552
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You mean hangle 100,000 alcohol slaves who can't resist a liquid for a damn month?
Ha! Way to crank up the judgementotron to 11. Watch out, because westerners can't go more than 5 seconds without booze because they are all slaves to the sauce. Before you know it, they will be giving your women equal rights!

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Enough with the Alcoholic drinks and 2022 WC referencing posts.
This thread is about AFC Asian Cup 2011, Final between Australia and Japan on 29th Jan, at Khalifa International Stadium (40K tickets, 50K stadium) with a nice closing ceremony
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Ha! Way to crank up the judgementotron to 11. Watch out, because westerners can't go more than 5 seconds without booze because they are all slaves to the sauce. Before you know it, they will be giving your women equal rights!

Get bent loser
Ignorance is bliss.
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Enough with the Alcoholic drinks and 2022 WC referencing posts.
This thread is about AFC Asian Cup 2011, Final between Australia and Japan on 29th Jan, at Khalifa International Stadium (40K tickets, 50K stadium) with a nice closing ceremony
I know, can't wait for the game. So the attendance should be around 35k I presume?
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #556
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i hope that they whont limit to light efects again...
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:36 PM   #557
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Its not like we expected 500% Attendance.
Well I suspect 500% attendance would be hard to reach...
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i hope that they whont limit to light efects again...
Me too Sure the laser, fireworks and all that fancy stuff it cool but there should be more elements to a ceremony. after the final match and a winner is crowned have as much fireworks and laser as possible but the ceremony should be decent.

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I know, can't wait for the game. So the attendance should be around 35k I presume?
Probably higher since the opening game and ceremony had 38K, so for the most important match and the grand finale it should be very close to full attendance.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:49 PM   #559
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That was kind of expected since Qatar's population is 1.7 million, it's obviously going to be hard for them to fill up the stadiums. But the tournament was successful in all the other stuff other than attendance.
Such as?


This was Qatar's chance to show the world just how passionate the country is about the game. And it did just that.
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Old January 27th, 2011, 12:15 AM   #560
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hmmm don't know what to say... there were few outside fans and i don;t know if a game iran-iraq for example would really interest a qatari ... at euro 2008 the stadiums where 50-50 for the playing teams... exeample... france-romania zurich 2008, 15k romanians and 15k french ...
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