Sun's definitely have a niche. AFL is strong on the coast, no doubting that, and there is support there for them. I wouldn't say they are unpopular - nor massively popular - I think indifference may be the word. When they start winning more, crowds will definitely come and rise as per your own observations. I think this is where the Suns have done better than GWS - they have a rusted on supporter base that has stuck through with them through all the bad years - this will not change - you will get a lot of bandwagon jumpers when they do well and some of these will stay on - most will not - but they can only grow from the rusted on base.leeroy*NRL* wrote: ↑Wed Aug 24, 2022 12:18 pmsuns played two games in NT against demons and kangas which were not added to suns average on GCQuolls2019 wrote: ↑Mon Aug 22, 2022 4:04 pm Average attendance, home games on the Gold Coast 2022
Titans 12,881 (1 game to go)
Suns have done well considering they’re in one of “heartlands of rugby league”, “no-one knows about them”, “no-one cares about them”, “no-one talks about them”, and “no-one goes to see them”.
And in crowd order
Date Day Rnd Crowd Team
16/07/2022 Saturday 18 19254 Titans
09/07/2022 Saturday 17 18031 Suns
02/07/2022 Saturday 16 16027 Suns
24/04/2022 Sunday 6 14897 Suns
13/08/2022 Saturday 22 14728 Suns
09/04/2022 Saturday 5 14478 Titans
10/04/2022 Sunday 4 14349 Suns
11/06/2022 Saturday 14 14290 Titans
29/04/2022 Friday 8 14102 Titans
19/03/2022 Saturday 2 13481 Titans
30/07/2022 Saturday 20 12461 Titans
14/08/2022 Sunday 22 11753 Titans
19/06/2022 Sunday 14 10507 Suns
02/06/2022 Thursday 13 10334 Titans
22/05/2022 Sunday 11 9882 Titans
31/03/2022 Thursday 4 8774 Titans
31/07/2022 Sunday 20 8282 Suns
22/03/2022 Saturday 2 8280 Suns
15/05/2022 Sunday 9 6136 Suns
28/08/2022 Sunday 24 Titans
The battle has just begun.
and were attended poorly at both.. they would of been attended poorly on the GC as well.
also as you already know and freddy stating it number of times.
3 highest attendances for the SUNS were against
and all 3 were heavily dominated by away teams.. (boosting the average)
So the statement of SUNS are not popular or not cared much for are quite true considering...
titans also played a home game at magic round in brisbane - I can tell you Titan's get their fair share of away crowds - I have posted links previously to articles about this - and the crowds for their respective home grounds are reasonably similar - Suns even beating them one year at least. As it is a predominately RL area with many supporters for many NRL teams you are likely to get a higher proportion of people going to an NRL game (if you follow league you are more likely to go to a league game - ergo and area with more league followers should get more at the gate). Titans are definitely on the nose with locals - ripped off a lot of tradies. either team doing well will draw crowds and new followers - no doubt - but even more so on the GC.