What was the attendance for last year's pre-season game? I did not go to that one nor the game last week. Regular season is what counts. I am expecting a sell-out on Saturday
Not that I am involved with the club anymore Ted -- but to answer your question, the attendance for the pre-season game against Abbotsford last year was approximately 330 people...for them to get approx 800 or so to this years is great (especially with what was said before...Canucks, Weather, etc.)
Last year we had 2142 at the home opener, and this season it was announced at 1480...so that might be a bit concerning. I went to the game, and the soccer in the first half was poor -- I think most soccer folks would agree with me on that one. Second half the lads played much better and started to play the ball on the carpet, instead of the air.
The GM and Coach have stated that the team we saw at the home opener is not the team that we will continue to see, so I am confident the quality will be impressive enough during their next home game on May 22nd. Really looking forward to seeing the English lads, as well as the other new recruits. Should be a great game.
PS: I would suggest if everyone is concerned about attendances that we all help out and spread the word via FACEBOOK, TWITTER and even word of mouth with our friends. That is the best way to get people at a game, and once they are there I have no doubt they will want to come back.