Stagger the weekend and non-league could benefit

The recent announcement that Non-League Day will take place on September 6, 2014 is a reminder that the grass roots game can prosper when the emphasis is off the Premier for a weekend. Attendances around the non-league circuit have certainly been boosted on Non-League Day since it began a few years ago, although I sense that 2013 was a lot more low profile. It does … Continue reading Stagger the weekend and non-league could benefit

Counting the sea of humanity – attendances and their worth

How many people go to watch a cricket game at Lords or the Oval? What is the average attendance at rugby games? What about athletics? In all these sports, nobody cares too much about what the crowd figure is, although the amount they pay will obviously matter to their bank managers. Football has always been hung up about attendances and gate receipts. Perhaps it is … Continue reading Counting the sea of humanity – attendances and their worth