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09-25-2003, 08:30 AM
Join Date: Jun 2003
Originally Posted by
John Flyers Fan
That is incorrect. The teams that historically have the most fan support in terms of attendance are the Eagles & Flyers.
Sixers couldn't sell-out games when they had Dr. J, Moses and were a dominant NBA team. With Iverson they have started to draw much better, but still not on the Flyers level.
Phillies have sucked for the better part of the last 20 years, and until this year had no fan support at all. Spending some money and moving into a new ballpark next year should help, but if they don't win people won't go.
Last year was a down year for the Flyers in terms of attendance and they still played to 99% capacity.
Then I stand corrected. I'm really surprised the 76ers don't draw as well as the Flyers -- maybe the Philly guys I knew at State College were just bigger basketball fans overall. Thanks.
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