I’m trying to get attendance numbers of actual people attending for 2023 games. Where is this available?
I’d like to see this too. They used to post the numbers at the cfl.ca schedule after the games had concluded; this has seemingly ended.
As far as we all know the CFL teams only post sold ticket sales as people bring the stands even if the ticket was not scanned as being presented to gain access to the stadiums
I believe the exception is Toronto. They are the only ones that publish actual people showing up.
You have to download the PDF file to get the paid attendance. It’s near the top of the file.
I expect to see Baltimore Stallions stats in those PDFs, since it feels like we went back to 1995 by using PDFs for stats.
I have no connection to it but I follow CFLAttendances on Twitter for that info. Not an official site but the numbers are reliable.
The hashtag is @1CFLAtt
Another good Twiterer for attendance and other stats is @FenderGuy69 (<–that his twitter account, and his forum account). He makes loads of charts.
I’m tired of you blaming the players for the bad attendance. Edmonton Eskimo (Elk) fans would NOT get off the band wagon because of losses, maybe it has to do with the last couple of years you CONSTANTLY advertising needing a “younger crowd”. To get the youth involved, well those are the ones that don’t like to lose. We were season ticket holders for 20 years, then you wanted a younger crowd, you made the 50/50 Alberta wide (I couldn’t win in 20 years with just the stadium what were my chances then), changing the name to something that no cheer can rhyme with. Half the seniors can’t say it without spitting out their teeth. You had a great attendance at one time but you didn’t appreciate the fans you had you wanted YOUNGER people to attend. Well you got it, so stop blaming the players. It’s definitely NOT their fault.
Thanks for the shoutout. If you’re looking for past year’s stats, I have a lot of them saved to my my Google Drive. (Access is open to all). I update fairly quickly and they can always be found on my twitter account of which a link to my drive is pinned at the top of my page.
As always, any questions or if you’re looking for something, please just reach out.
Have a great week everyone!
So are these PDF’s and charts actual bums in seats data or only paid attendance? Either way people are paying for tickets, but if you have an actual human there they tend to contribute more economically: drinks, food etc. No guarantee but increases the likelihood of that.
Yes, but there are games that are missing attendance figures. That should not happen.
From what I’ve seen, most people aren’t blaming the players. There has been lots of criticism of the Elk board of directors, Chris Jones, and various coaches. There has also been plenty of criticism levelled at the league (including by myself) for falling attendance league-wide.
As for the need for younger fans, that is simple economics. Young fans have many more years left in which to spend money than older fans do. In addition, young fans are more likely to become old fans. Once they pass a certain age, they are less likely to come around, so the smart play is to get them while they’re young.
I noticed that too, makes me wonder if they’re hiding something. The range was huge too. Somewhere between 15,000 = 34,000 I believe.
Privately owned teams. Paid vs. Freebies
You ain’t gonna get an answer that is reliable in my opinion
But when I read the Vancouver Province and Sun it stated the attendance at the Lions game was 15k but the team reported 21k.
The lower bowl seats 22k but it looked like on TV that there were plenty of empty seats in the lower bowl and it coudn’t have been 21k. But maybe it was 21k sold? and 15k showed up? don’t know
Yes. To me, the biggest problem and what turns fans off is the “I don’t know part.” The league would be best served if it was more open and transparent.
What is the article you’re referring to? I can only recall one instance when the club was called out for inaccurate attendance. It was the 2016 West Semi-Final over the Bombers (Jonathan Jennings late touchdown). A reporter Bob Mackin later said it was 15K under the Freedom of Information Act.
As a longtime season ticket holder, I find the Lions accurate with their numbers. For example, attendance was 20,106 two weeks ago vs the Als. That number very much looked and felt accurate (if I had to guess, I would have said 21K).
By the way, the Lower Bowl seats 25,000 with the tarps (used to be 26,500), not the 22K you claim.
I don’t claim it, it’s in the BC place info page