4K attendances as mentioned by Robbie, are unfortunately way off the mark and we would only expect to see this for a cup semi final, I think however 3k should be achievable if a few things can be changed.
Niall mentioned the poor facilities, and toilets for women and children are just sub standard, the men’s as you walk into the main door in the stand is just stuck in the 70’s.
The temp-perm stand that Pats have behind their home end would work perfectly behind the Carrick road goal and would still leave a lot of space for parking and access.
I think it’s also a fair point the amount of games both home and away, I was in Waterford, Dalymount and every home game in May but that was unusual for me to have the time to go to two away games in one month, I’ve also had to miss the odd Monday home game in the past due to family commitments. I totally understand people having other things on, second home match in a week alone will put pressure on people and not just financially, time is a another consideration.
Last night was probably the core support we have, call it 2k, almost zero away support, give that an avg of 200 for other games, so if we are looking at 3k as a realistic figure (refer to figs on stats page, it has been achieved for a number of games this season), more than 800 floating or undecided and for various reasons, did not attend last night.
The numbers were disappointing last night, hopefully it was just a blip in season lows but this game and Limerick are usually one of the lower crowds, will be interesting what crowd turns up for the next home game v Limerick, the big one after this and the first after the break, I’d predict we won’t even get 4K at that, v Cork, might be over 3.5 though.