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flippy
12-15-2008, 12:47 PM
I just read Baltimore set an attendance record yesterday.

I've been to many Steeler, Pens, and Pirtates games where they announce an attendance record.

How are all of these attendance records possible?

It's not like teams add extra seats every week.

And every game is sold out.

There must be 1000s of fans that don't attend each week in order for these records to keep getting broken over and over and over again.

Has there ever been a game that every ticketed fan showed up for?

Has any stadium ever hit capacity?

Are there any that couldn't break an attendance record.

This attendance thing really bugs me.

And if there's extra space, why not let Flippy in????

I'll gladly go take some unused space to help set a new attendance record.

Ozey74
12-15-2008, 12:54 PM
I've wondered the same thing myself. Hopefully, someone can explain this.


:tt2

frankthetank1
12-15-2008, 12:55 PM
i've also wondered the same thing myself, seems odd

SanAntonioSteelerFan
12-15-2008, 01:15 PM
I just read Baltimore set an attendance record yesterday.

I've been to many Steeler, Pens, and Pirtates games where they announce an attendance record.

How are all of these attendance records possible?

It's not like teams add extra seats every week.

And every game is sold out.

There must be 1000s of fans that don't attend each week in order for these records to keep getting broken over and over and over again.

Has there ever been a game that every ticketed fan showed up for?

Has any stadium ever hit capacity?

Are there any that couldn't break an attendance record.

This attendance thing really bugs me.

And if there's extra space, why not let Flippy in????

I'll gladly go take some unused space to help set a new attendance record.

Pardon me sir, but do you have authorization to use the Chadman tense?

flippy
12-15-2008, 01:23 PM
I just read Baltimore set an attendance record yesterday.

I've been to many Steeler, Pens, and Pirtates games where they announce an attendance record.

How are all of these attendance records possible?

It's not like teams add extra seats every week.

And every game is sold out.

There must be 1000s of fans that don't attend each week in order for these records to keep getting broken over and over and over again.

Has there ever been a game that every ticketed fan showed up for?

Has any stadium ever hit capacity?

Are there any that couldn't break an attendance record.

This attendance thing really bugs me.

And if there's extra space, why not let Flippy in????

I'll gladly go take some unused space to help set a new attendance record.

Pardon me sir, but do you have authorization to use the Chadman tense?

James Harrison says it's ok.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
12-15-2008, 02:33 PM
I just read Baltimore set an attendance record yesterday.

I've been to many Steeler, Pens, and Pirtates games where they announce an attendance record.

How are all of these attendance records possible?

It's not like teams add extra seats every week.

And every game is sold out.

There must be 1000s of fans that don't attend each week in order for these records to keep getting broken over and over and over again.

Has there ever been a game that every ticketed fan showed up for?

Has any stadium ever hit capacity?

Are there any that couldn't break an attendance record.

This attendance thing really bugs me.

And if there's extra space, why not let Flippy in????

I'll gladly go take some unused space to help set a new attendance record.

Pardon me sir, but do you have authorization to use the Chadman tense?

James Harrison says it's ok.

Well OK then, and obviously I think it's a wonderful thing that you do that, and if you might be so kind as to tell Mr. Harrison that of course I think he is 100% right as always, and please tell him I look up to him and admire him immensely (and to please don't kill me sir.)

ANPSTEEL
12-15-2008, 02:41 PM
this is just a guess...

obviously, there are a finite number of seats in the stadium, thus a specific number of tickets can be sold.

i believe where the variance occurs is a reflection of the number of individuals with club level and suite level tickets.

in particular, each suite holds a predetermined number of tickets- which are not always occupied. in addition, each suite owner can choose to buy "extra" seats, should they want them.

as example, a suite may hold 20 "seats" but typically only 10 attend.

in this game, maybe the entire 20 showed, plus the suite owner purchases an additional number of tickets, up to the maximum allowed in the suite.

RuthlessBurgher
12-15-2008, 02:45 PM
The Pens also sell standing room only tickets. I bought them once last year, and they gave us a specific place that was ours for standing behind the C level seats.

proudpittsburgher
12-15-2008, 03:50 PM
I just read Baltimore set an attendance record yesterday.

I've been to many Steeler, Pens, and Pirtates games where they announce an attendance record.

How are all of these attendance records possible?

It's not like teams add extra seats every week.

And every game is sold out.

There must be 1000s of fans that don't attend each week in order for these records to keep getting broken over and over and over again.

Has there ever been a game that every ticketed fan showed up for?

Has any stadium ever hit capacity?

Are there any that couldn't break an attendance record.

This attendance thing really bugs me.

And if there's extra space, why not let Flippy in????

I'll gladly go take some unused space to help set a new attendance record.

Pardon me sir, but do you have authorization to use the Chadman tense?

James Harrison says it's ok.

Well OK then, and obviously I think it's a wonderful thing that you do that, and if you might be so kind as to tell Mr. Harrison that of course I think he is 100% right as always, and please tell him I look up to him and admire him immensely (and to please don't kill me sir.)

This made me laugh out loud. It shouldn't. but it did. :lol:

Jigawatts
12-15-2008, 03:53 PM
I've always wondered this myself and it's probably what ANP stated.

No Shows.

flippy
12-15-2008, 03:57 PM
I've always wondered this myself and it's probably what ANP stated.

No Shows.

Yeah, but how many no shows does there have to be for as many records as are set?

Doesn't it seem like one day everyone would just come?

ikestops85
12-15-2008, 04:04 PM
I don't think it has anything to do with no shows. The Steelers are one of the few teams that count attendance by turnstile and not tickets sold. That is why they don't hold the record for consecutive sellouts. I have to think the records get set by additional luxury box seats sold and standing room only tickets.

But then again I just post on a message board so what do I know. :D

Jigawatts
12-15-2008, 04:09 PM
I've always wondered this myself and it's probably what ANP stated.

No Shows.

Yeah, but how many no shows does there have to be for as many records as are set?

Doesn't it seem like one day everyone would just come?

This is just me, but I'm assuming the no shows are the people in the club seats that
are given tickets, not the people who paid for the $100 nose bleeds just to be there.

Maybe those people decided to put off detailing their luxury vehicle and go to a
meaningful game.

RuthlessBurgher
12-15-2008, 04:13 PM
I've always wondered this myself and it's probably what ANP stated.

No Shows.

Yeah, but how many no shows does there have to be for as many records as are set?

Doesn't it seem like one day everyone would just come?

This is just me, but I'm assuming the no shows are the people in the club seats that
are given tickets, not the people who paid for the $100 nose bleeds just to be there.

Maybe those people decided to put off detailing their luxury vehicle and go to a
meaningful game.

Yeah, those pansy-@$$es that need for it to be perfect weather for them to come out...as opposed to the rest of us, who cherish miserably cold days with various different types of precipitation...mmmm....football weather.