The Edmonton Esks though having the league leading average attendance year by year - have one of lowest
Gate receipts through tickest sales - only toronto seems to be lower . This leads us to believe that they have been papering their attendance with thousands of give away tickets per game - can their be another answer ?
In comparison the 2013 - gate recept total for ticket sales was just over 8.000.000 with a game average Of 32,000 fans that is 9x32,000 = 288,000 total yearly fans dived by 8 million = an average ticket price of 27.77 per ticket - that Does not compute - can you even buy a seat for $ 27 ? In their list of prices
In comparison the 2012 Sask riders drew 30,000 per game and their gate receipt was over 13,000,000 ( we will not use the 2013 year for the riders - they averaged over 37,000 per game because of add seating for grey cup )that is 270,000 fans dived by 13,000,000 = 48.15 a ticket or what most GM's or presidents of teams say what they are averaging in the $ 50 per ticket range .
The esks are way off they should have brought in $ 13,867 .200 if they had the same average as Sask. A whopping 5.8 million dollar short fall
What is happening ? The Esks are giving away approx 10, 000 seats per game - to minor football, military, comps, and instead of cash given to suppliers for services rendered - free tickets are given away - l
The Esks seem to have about 20,000 paying fans give or take a thousand or 2, either way .
It is interesting how many fans on this forum fall in love with the Esks total number of avg.attendance and think the Esks are flagship and high and mighty . No I think the Esks are neck deep in pride and will not admit they are at the bottom of the barrell in ticket sales $ in the cfl and ask for some,help . They are not suffering now but really the Esks could tarp off 40,000 seats in their stadium what is left over is about what they are selling per game anyway - Hey they would look just like Rogers center then- the comparison is closer to reality then one would like to think .