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Dan wrote:For the interested ones:

Domestic record attendance(overall):
43,242 -Subiaco Oval-Perth vs Wollongong 11/6/2000

A-League record attendance(overall):
41,689-Aussie Stadium-Sydney vs Central Coast 5/3/2006

A-League record attendance(regular season):
39,730-Telstra Dome-Melbourne vs Sydney 2/9/2006
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Domestic record attendance(overall):
50,333 -Telstra Dome, Melbourne- Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC 8/12/2006

A-League record attendance(overall):
50,333 -Telstra Dome, Melbourne- Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC 8/12/2006

A-League record attendance(regular season):
50,333 -Telstra Dome, Melbourne- Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC 8/12/2006

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Thought I'd write it out better.

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Wasn't sure where to put this, but I think here is good enough. Despite not having any events at all until March (hence no VB ODI's) and also having only a 3 day test match, and not including any domestic cricket matches, the MCG attracted 3,120,853 spectators in 2006 Surely this must be a record for any Australian stadium.
Could it also be a world stadium record??

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Post by Rob »

I doubt it would be a world stadium record, i'd imagine a few US baseball stadiums would pull in more than that every year. Especially those that host other sports.

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Rob wrote:I doubt it would be a world stadium record, i'd imagine a few US baseball stadiums would pull in more than that every year. Especially those that host other sports.
The Colorado Rockies attracted 4,483,350 (55,350ave) in 1993 while playing out of Mile High Stadium and when you add the Broncos' crowds, the figure is around 5mil. :shock:

The top 10 MLB attendance records per season...
  • Colorado Rockies 1993 4,483,350 55,350 Mile High Stadium
    New York Yankees 2006 4,248,067 52,445 Yankee Stadium
    New York Yankees 2005 4,090,696 50,502 Yankee Stadium
    Toronto Blue Jays 1993 4,057,947 50,098 SkyDome
    Toronto Blue Jays 1992 4,028,318 49,732 SkyDome
    Toronto Blue Jays 1991 4,002,527 49,402 SkyDome
    Colorado Rockies 1996 3,891,014 48,037 Coors Field
    Colorado Rockies 1997 3,888,453 48,006 Coors Field
    Toronto Blue Jays 1990 3,885,284 47,966 SkyDome
    Atlanta Braves 1993 3,884,720 47,960 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

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Post by sandyhill »

Thanks for that, RobertHeatleyStand. I forgot to take into account the sheer number of MLB games played. So it appears American stadiums dominate the overall aggregate as well as crowd average records.

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Saints-Premiers wrote:
Dan wrote:For the interested ones:

Domestic record attendance(overall):
43,242 -Subiaco Oval-Perth vs Wollongong 11/6/2000

A-League record attendance(overall):
41,689-Aussie Stadium-Sydney vs Central Coast 5/3/2006

A-League record attendance(regular season):
39,730-Telstra Dome-Melbourne vs Sydney 2/9/2006
Domestic record attendance(overall):
50,333 -Telstra Dome, Melbourne- Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC - 8/12/2006

A-League record attendance(overall):
50,333 -Telstra Dome, Melbourne- Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC - 8/12/2006

A-League record attendance(regular season):
50,333 -Telstra Dome, Melbourne- Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC 8/12/2006

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Domestic football/soccer record attendance (overall):
55,436 - Telstra Dome, Melbourne - Melbourne Victory vs Adelaide United
Grand Final 18/02/2007

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Post by sandyhill »

New AFL record crowd at Docklands last night - 53,459 to watch Hawthoen crush Carlton by 100 points.

There was still plenty of empty seats in the Medallion and Access 1 areas. The match was not fully ticketed which explains the crowd record, with plenty having to stand. The Collingwood v Hawthorn match at Docklands next fortnight will be fully ticketed, therefore likely to be a smaller attendance even though it will be a sell-out.

Hawthorn now has 2 crowd records - 92,935 at Waverley V Collingwood 1981 and now this one, whilst Carlton shares with Collingwood the MCG record of 121,696 in 1970.

An another bit of Stadiums related trivia - last nights game was the 400th time a VFL/AFL crowd has exceeded 50,000 for a H & A fixture. Collingwood have played in 257 of those 400.
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HAL scoffs at your AFL record at Docklands.

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Well I'm not that happy about it - I was at the previous record, but not this one.

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The WWE scoffs at you all.

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Rob wrote:The WWE scoffs at you all.
Ah, but that's "Sports Entertainment" not sport. Although I was there for that one. 8)

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Kilonewton, do you refer to the WWE Global Warming Tour event at what was then Colonial Stadium where 56,734 showed up?

It still pales next to the WWE's all-time record of 93,173 at the Pontiac Silverdome in 1987 and the world record wrestling crowd of 190,000 fans who went to the World Peace Festival event in North Korea at the Mayday Stadium on April 29, 1995. Actually, would you believe that the day before 150,000 turned up to day 1 of the 2 day wrestling event. Both days were in fact headlined by the great Ric Flair.

In fact, the Melbourne show (August 10, 2002) is the 5th highest attended WWE show outside of the USA and the 2nd highest ever WWE attendance outside the North American continent and ranks as their 10th highest ever attendance world wide. Not a bad achievement really for sports entertainment. For a 'fake' sport it sure as hell draws huge crowds.

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HoldenV8 wrote:Kilonewton, do you refer to the WWE Global Warming Tour event at what was then Colonial Stadium where 56,734 showed up?
I believe that was where the discussion was headed
HoldenV8 wrote:For a 'fake' sport it sure as hell draws huge crowds.
Of course there are large crowds, its damn entertaining. That's why I was one of the 56,734 that night. HHH doing the "People's Elbow", The Rock doing the "Pedigree", it was fantastic.
Just don't include it amongst the record sporting crowds.

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Post by Dan »

ummmm..Does anyone think I should add the WWE figure to my original post?????

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Dan wrote:ummmm..Does anyone think I should add the WWE figure to my original post?????
Well, just for the record (no pun intended), Wikipedia does not count WWE in its "sports attendance" records.

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