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Average Attendance is not growing.

Started on 24 November 2011 by psah
Latest Reply on 30 November 2011 by psah
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I'm in my 6th season with Leeds and my average attendance remains almost exactly the same as it was in the beginning. Maybe it is realistic if there just isn't enough potential, but in FM11 the attendance went up steadily up until year 2028 when after several expansions and buying the stadium, the attendance was 78,000 whilst it started from 25,000.

The club has grown in stature significantly since i took charge, we're now a top 6 team in the premier league. Anyone else had a similiar experience or maybe any advice on how to attract more fans to see our games?

EDIT: average attendance during this season is now 88%, while 10 league games have been played.
the attendance is limited by the size of the city you're in. that's the downside of managing a small team. i'm not sure the population "grows"
#36316 ameniste : the attendance is limited by the size of the city you're in. that's the downside of managing a small team. i'm not sure the population "grows"

leeds can easily fill a big stadium though. not really from a small area and not lack of fans.

so there must be something wrong, maybe it takes longer time to grow? unlikely though.
#36344 RedArmy20 : #36316 ameniste :
the attendance is limited by the size of the city you're in. that's the downside of managing a small team. i'm not sure the population "grows"


leeds can easily fill a big stadium though. not really from a small area and not lack of fans.

so there must be something wrong, maybe it takes longer time to grow? unlikely though.

Yep it cant be a population problem. Leeds is in my knowledge one of the bigger cities in England. If I ever qualify for the champions cup, maybe the club's stature will grow enough, but tbh I think we should easily be packed to the brim at this point.
I have the same problem with Aston Villa, Attendance by capacity is down to %83 after 25 games!

Not sure how to resolve this problem, its becoming annoying.

Also I doubt very much it has to do with city population and size as leeds and birmingham are both huge cities....
#36391 Flair86 : I have the same problem with Aston Villa, Attendance by capacity is down to %83 after 25 games!

Not sure how to resolve this problem, its becoming annoying.

Also I doubt very much it has to do with city population and size as leeds and birmingham are both huge cities....

Yeah it is very annoying. It's making it hard for the club to grow and I really enjoy spending a lot of time on one save and one club so it's really frustrating.
could it be to do with the style of play? long / direct play boring to watch vs short passing?
just guessing here...

but agree, fanbase should certainly increase with club success.
It cant be that either. I play a short passing, usually controlling posession. I'll post some statistics here after the current season is over.

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