210,000? Uhhhh... you may want to re-check your figures buddy. Last time I checked Sask had a population of 993,000.
Not all of those 993,000 live close enough to Regina to make it to a Sunday game at 5 and make it back to work for Monday morning with enough sleep.
According to some Rider fans, most fans are from out of town yet you're only counting the city of Regina??
I think I'm starting to understand the Rider attendance issue as seen from a Rider fan living in Regina...
1- Most Rider fans don't live in Regina.
Some Rider fans are from Regina and some do come from out of town.
2- There are more Rider fans showing up to games in other cities then in Regina.
Last year in Calgary there was probably around 12000 Rider fans, how many Eskimo fans make the trip to Calgary. In B.C. (for the first game) my friends from Regina, who were at the game, said there was around 2000 Rider fans.
3- Sask residents are busy farming and have no time for football.
Work usually comes before football for a lot of fans.
4- When it's convenient Rider fans are only from Regina, and at times Rider fans are mostly from out of town.
It's a mixture of both
Maybe Regina is not the best fit for this team? I bet the team would sell more seats if they were based in the maritimes.
We've had a team for many years and have supported our team quite well over the lean years and will continue to support our team
After saying all that, 21000 was low and I'd hope to have at least 25000+ for next game.