A good indication of the health of a competition is the crowds drawn to its weekly games. So, I thought I’d keep an eye on the crowds for each A-League round for the rest of the season. Round 4 had some healthy numbers, with each game in 5 figures. If Melbourne keep up their recent form, they might need to move more games to Telstra Dome, as Olympic Park can’t really seat any more than ~18,000 comfortably.
Queensland Roar 5 (McKay 7 86, Reinaldo 55, Lynch 72, Milicic 80)
New Zealand Knights 0
Crowd: 15,517 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Qld.
Adelaide United 3 (Fernando 14 50, Travis Dodd 34)
Perth Glory 0
Crowd: 11,474 at Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, SA
Sydney FC 2 (S Corica 33 pen, D Zdrilic 38)
Newcastle United Jets 2 (M Rodriguez 45 62)
Crowd: 15,488 at Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Melbourne Victory 1 (A Thompson 51)
Central Coast Mariners 0
Crowd: 17,617 at Olympic Park, Melbourne, Vic.
Round Total: 60,096