i can actually buy that STH has been increasing over the years, but don't think that has translated over to the casual fans as well
Yeah I can maybe buy that but I should have been more clear and said that there is no way in hell that we average 20k a game. If we actually averaged that many people there would be no reason to close so many sections this year and do whatever these "upgrades" are.
It's one game a year and it's for a good cause, I don't see what the big deal is. It's not like anybody is being forced to purchase one either.
Maybe if people weren't such disgusting slobs none of this would be necessary. Hell, look around RBA and over the bridge from Newark to the arena alone to see how much trash people throw out their damn car windows or just drop on the ground.
Are we supposed to cheer stache scoring on us? Lol I liked him when he was here but this was his 2nd game back now and he scored a late goal against us. Now he gets booed like anyone else who scores on us. Who cares. #ParagraphsAreYourFriend
I've been a season ticket holder for the Devils and Red Bulls for a very long time. Devils attendance issues has been overblown for years. They had more people at their game yesterday to watch a shit team than the amount of people at RBA last night.
Devils attendance has been very solid since moving into the Prudential Center considering how bad they have been most years playing there and the fact they have missed the playoffs 7 times since moving there and only advanced past the 1st round 1 time in 12 seasons there.
You can talk about all the past success but that does nothing to take away from how awful they have been the majority of the time in this new arena.
They have missed the playoffs 6 of the past 7 years and this season has been absolutely horrible but the crowds have been great. Attendance is sitting at 92.4% capacity this year which is amazing considering all their injuries and the fact they have been basically been a minor league team cause of the injuries.
People are coming out to their games, it's just that the midweek mildly attended games against western conference teams that nobody cares about gets overblown into "no fans!"
Here's the Devils capacity per season since moving into the Prudential Center...
18-19 - 92.4% no playoffs
17-18 - 92% 1st round knockout
16-17 - 94% no playoffs
15-16 - 91.3% no playoffs
14-15 - 86.2% no playoffs
13-14 - 88.7% no playoffs
12-13 - 97.1% no playoffs
11-12 - 87.4% lost in the finals
10-11 - 83.08% no playoffs
09-10 - 88.1% 1st round knockout
08-09 - 89.6% 1st round knockout
07-08 - 88.3% 1st round knockout