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NBL KINGS
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Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

so i was just wondering what the top 5 sport league's ( in order) are biggest in the state you live in.
im in N.S.W and i think that here, they would be:
(exlcluding cricket, Non- team sports, and international teams )

1. NRL
2. A-league
3. AFL
4. NBL
5. ( not sure )

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H
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16:56 15 Jan 13

Reply #398980

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

NBL may be in the top 2 in Perth


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Mick
Last year
17:14 15 Jan 13

Reply #398985

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

You forgot union.


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Wildcat Fan
Last year
18:39 15 Jan 13

Reply #399003

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

In WA, my order would be:

1. AFL

Then daylight....

2. Super Rugby
3. BBL
4. NBL
5. A-League (Glory and Wildcats are pretty much on an equal footing here, but the Wildcats crowds are bigger than the Glory's so I have NBL at 4)

More daylight...

6. NRL
7. ABL (baseball - gets no mention, and nor should it)

***Events like tennis, horse racing, cricket, motor sport all come after AFL and before anything else.***



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NBL Fan
Last year
18:40 15 Jan 13

Reply #399004

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

QLD
1. NRL
2. Super 15
3. AFL
4. A-league
5. Not sure but it could be NBL.


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NBL Fan
Last year
18:42 15 Jan 13

Reply #399005

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

QLD number 5 would be BBL.


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Naph
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19:01 15 Jan 13

Reply #399014

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Perth

Average Crowds - Team - (# of games, total crowd)
37,646 West Coast Eagles (AFL) (11 414,109)
33,377 Fremantle (AFL) (11 367,248)
15,000? Scorchers (T20) (5 ~75,000)
13,255 Western Force (Rugby) (8 106,041)
11,479 Wildcats (Basketball) (5* 57,395)
_8,309 Glory (Soccer) (13 108,011)

Can't find Western Warriors numbers for Sheffield Shield or ODI's but I'd think they'd be bottom of the list. I'd be surprised if they were getting more than 2-3k at a Perth Heat baseball game and its probably more like 1-1.5k.


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Anonymous
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20:42 15 Jan 13

Reply #399037

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

SA

1) AFL
2) A - LEAGUE (Strong greek/italian following)
3) Big Bash/Ryobi cup
4) NBL
5) NRL (Is slowly getting a follwing)


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Anonymous
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20:47 15 Jan 13

Reply #399040

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Vic:

AFL
BBL
A-League
NRL
NBL


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Isaac
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22:49 15 Jan 13

Reply #399055

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

What are SANFL crowds like? Newspaper coverage is strong.


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FM
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22:55 15 Jan 13

Reply #399058

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

NT

AFL
Rugby League
Rugby union
Hockey
Football


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NBL KINGS
Last year
23:31 15 Jan 13

Reply #399062

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

i was suprised to see nbl infront of NRL in SA, here in n.sw NRL is easily the biggest


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Ingles13
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23:44 15 Jan 13

Reply #399065

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

No rugby teams in SA might have something to do with that...


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Ingles13
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23:44 15 Jan 13

Reply #399066

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

No rugby teams in SA might have something to do with that...


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Melbourne Boy
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23:45 15 Jan 13

Reply #399067

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Victoria's top 10...

1. AFL
2. AFL
3. AFL
4. VFL
5. NRL
6. V8 Cars
7. BBL
8. A-League
9. NBA
10. NBL

And what a disgrace basketball Australia are with the participation at grass roots basketball so high and yet our national league struggles so much.

I know its local leagues but I put NBA ahead of NBL only to point out if you asked a common sports fan in the street he'd reel of at least a handful of NBA players and would only know Andrew Gaze from the NBL.


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paul
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23:49 15 Jan 13

Reply #399069

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

At a recent clinic with young junior basketballers the only basketball player they knew was Michael Jordan, nobody else!! Amazing. When I was a kid all of us who played bball knew heaps of NBA and NBL guys but these kids didnt even know LeBron!

With some of the older kids there were a couple of NBA singlets and a Goulding singlet so awareness a bit higher there, but the young kids really shocked me, Jordan has been retired a long time.


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Jack Toft
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23:54 15 Jan 13

Reply #399070

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Isaac, I reckon SANFL averages 2,500/game or 10,000/round (4 games/round)


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sitiveni
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00:02 16 Jan 13

Reply #399073

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Being from QLD, i would say

1. NRL
2. V8 Supercars
3. Rugby Union
4. AFL
5. BBL
6. A-League
7. NBL

V8's have 3 rounds in QLD, willowbank, Townsville and Gold coast, ave crowds per day at each event is about 30-50k, i think 5 teams are from here (888, SBR, DJR, PMM and Tekno) and QLD'ers are natural rev heads


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Ando
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01:25 16 Jan 13

Reply #399079

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Tas:

1: AFL

...Daylight

2: BBL

....More Daylight


3: V8


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Taibu
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01:28 16 Jan 13

Reply #399080

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

I'd say VIC looks something like

1. AFL by a long way

2. BBL
3. NRL
4. A-League
5. Super 15 Rugby
6. NBL
7. ANZ Netball


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Anonymous
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03:30 16 Jan 13

Reply #399082

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Yeah we have a professional team in every league except league, but have a feeling may see an SA team in NRL soon as the local comp slowly grows.


ps - i just shaved my pubes, feels really good and looks a lot better.


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PeterJohn
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07:11 16 Jan 13

Reply #399087

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

according to Austadiums, the average crowd for ANZ Champimonship netball games for 2012 was 7850, with a high of 9400 and a low of 6300. That puts itbahead of NBL in all states except WA I reckon.


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paul
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08:04 16 Jan 13

Reply #399094

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Those are stats for four games, which I suspect are for the international series at the end of the year.

Most of the 35-odd ANZ Champ games in Australia are played in stadiums with an approx 4000 capacity, so their crowds certainly wouldnt match the NBL either for average or total attendance.


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paul
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08:17 16 Jan 13

Reply #399096

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Correction: those four games were two from the international tour - 13,600 and 9600 - and the SF and GF from last year's ANZ champ - 6300 and 9400.


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PeterJohn
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14:06 16 Jan 13

Reply #399190

Shows effort re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

oops - my mistake

I thought this topic was interestign enough to check the Australian Bureau of Statistics data on attendance at sporting events for 2009-10 (4174.0 - Spectator Attendance at Sporting Events, 2009-10 at http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/ProductsbyTopic/1F8FAC9C2C7B1623CA2568A900139417?OpenDocument)

The notes about the survey used to produce the estimates includes the following:
"This publication presents details of persons who attended a sporting event at least once during the 12 months prior to interview in 2009-10.
Respondents were asked an open-ended question about whether they had been to any sporting matches or competitions as a spectator, during the previous 12 months (excluding school and junior competitions). They were then prompted for which sports they had attended. These 'sport attendees' were asked to list up to five sports and also how frequently they had attended."
I excluded harness racing, horse racing, tennis and dog racing and the top 5 for each State and Territory are:

ACT:
Rugby union
Rugby league
Australian Rules football
Soccer (outdoor)
Cricket (outdoor)

NSW:
Rugby league
Soccer (outdoor)
Rugby union
Australian Rules football
Cricket (outdoor)

NT:
Australian Rules football
Rugby league
Rugby union
Soccer (outdoor)
Cricket (outdoor)

Qld:
Rugby league
Australian Rules football
Soccer (outdoor)
Rugby union
Cricket (outdoor)

SA:
Australian Rules football
Cricket (outdoor)
Soccer (outdoor)
Netball (indoor and outdoor)
Basketball (indoor and outdoor)

Tasmania
Australian Rules football
Cricket (outdoor)
Soccer (outdoor)
Basketball (indoor and outdoor)
Netball (indoor and outdoor)

Vic:
Australian Rules football
Cricket (outdoor)
Soccer (outdoor)
Rugby league
Basketball (indoor and outdoor)

WA:
Australian Rules football
Rugby union
Soccer (outdoor)
Cricket (outdoor)
Basketball (indoor and outdoor)


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paul
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15:54 16 Jan 13

Reply #399215

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Nice work!


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PeterJohn
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17:23 16 Jan 13

Reply #399246

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

It will be interesting to see how things have changed since the survey was done - 2 years is a long time. Unfortunately, the next ABS update is probably 4 years away.


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Bear
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21:11 16 Jan 13

Reply #399281

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Looking at the statistics that way is tainted as it will always favour those sports with large stadium capacity over Basketball.

What about TV ratings per game for an equivalent period of games, just saying that popularity on TV may show a slightly different picture?

Also, let's look at junior participation figures, that will show what sport is most popular, maybe basketball could lead the way in junior ranks..?

Damn lies and statistics...


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VP
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21:51 16 Jan 13

Reply #399285

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Hey not sure if people saw this article "When it comes to sport, kids think they can dance" in the Age on 26th Dec 2012 about the sport participation statistics which were very surprising.

It quotes Swimming as having more than double the total participants than Basketball - obviously not competition Swimming - just kids going down to the local pool for a swim.

Heres the link to the article:

http://www.theage.com.au/data-point/when-it-comes-to-sport-kids-think-they-can-dance-20121225-2bv9t.html

If Sports in Australia are funded by participation then Basketball needs to get smarter in the way it counts its participants!

I think Basketball Australia could well be selling themselves well short of the numbers of games kids play & train between School, Local, Representative, State & National competitions.

If Swimming stats include every visit to the local pool then basketball should count every time a kid plays or trains or referees or coaches.

Makes interesting reading of the breakdown of these stats!


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Isaac
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22:00 16 Jan 13

Reply #399287

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Looking at the statistics that way is tainted as it will always favour those sports with large stadium capacity over Basketball.
Isn't that the idea? Big stadiums because of big crowds?

I think a valid angle for discussion might be comparison of a season of events against a very popular major event. e.g., horse racing was left out of PeterJohn's rankings, but it ranks very well otherwise. What portion of attendees comes from regular race meets, and what portion from the big annual events?


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Ilikehockey
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22:54 16 Jan 13

Reply #399297

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AUS )

Why has nobody mentioned the AIHL (Australian ice hockey league)


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Wildcat Fan
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01:17 17 Jan 13

Reply #399304

re: Most popular sport leagues in each state? ( AU

I wish ice hockey was bigger in Australia, that's a damn good sport! My 3rd favorite after basketball and afl.

I watch the Perth thunder play on occasion and it's great fun.
I'd say the crowds there are around 200-500, though it's just a guess... I think the AIHL is a bit bigger on the east coast, but it's certainly not a mainstream sport yet and probably will never be.



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