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prediction : how will the crowds be in Shenzen WTA Finals ?

as we all know the Chinese events aren't exactly well known for having great crowd sizes so far at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai the crowds have been poor ,even when local Saisai was playing

with the WTA Finals being the tour's premiere event ,it would be a shame if the crowds weren't there

how do you think the crowds will be any Chinese experts on TF (not crazy biased people like SAISAI-GOAT) can enlighten us on Shenzen
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I think a half crowded stadium is still less embarrassing than any of your posts.

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Bus them in, even a kindergarten group.
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Re: prediction : how will the crowds be in Shenzen WTA Finals ?

Shenzhen is a city without history. It literally exists because of an economic experiment that was wildly successful. Thirty years ago it was agricultural fields, now its one of the manufacturing capitals of the world and home to 12 million people. Yours an my smart phones are likely assembled there. Not sure most of the factory workers are likely to attend this kind of thing. A good number are from out of province and work and are boarded in apartments owned by the companies they work for.

Its spitting distance from Hong Kong. In a normal year a good number of middle class and wealthy HK people might hop on a train and make a day trip. But I'm not sure any one is the mood for circuses this year.

My sense is that the people in charge of Shenzhen have an inferiority complex vs the established Chinese cities like Shanghai and even Hong Kong which have much richer cultural life because Shenzhen is such a new city with a transient population of out of towners employed in manufacturing. They see hosting important global events as a way of showing they've arrived as an urban centre. Because of this the organizers might pack the venue with spectators just to give the thing a good impression.
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I donít care what they have to do to both sell tickets or give them away to seat fillers... They better put on a show and have that place rocking and filled...
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I dont know what to expect. They'll have a new stadium in 2020. For this year, I want to see if the expensive seats are taken

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10% capacity.
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Its spitting distance from Hong Kong. In a normal year a good number of middle class and wealthy HK people might hop on a train and make a day trip. But I'm not sure any one is the mood for circuses this year.
Definitely not in mood lol. When they announced a few years ago that wta finals would be held in shenzhen I was actually quite excited. Now after 4 months of unrest here in hk, they got way stricter control at the Chinese border including bag search, mobile phone checks and even blood sampling. Plus once you are in China, when you tell people you are from Hong Kong 99% of them would start arguing with you or ask you how much money you made from the US government for protesting FFS. I quite like travelling in China but now I wouldn't even think about it.
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Chinese copying others idea. What's new lol
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Is this indoors?
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Re: prediction : how will the crowds be in Shenzen WTA Finals ?

does anybody know the capacity.

half full for the earlier sessions would be good.

it would be disappointing if the semi finals and final didn't draw at least 75% attendance, after all these are the TOP players of 2019, many of them the future of the sport, ash, bianca, naomi, belinda.

if the chinese don't support this, then steve simon will have questions to answer, i.e. like play the finals in a tennis hotbed.
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Re: prediction : how will the crowds be in Shenzen WTA Finals ?

Starting at 4pm will help.

I would expect 1/5-1/4 filled stadium on weekdays when matches began at 4pm. Probably 1/4-1/2 filled stadiums by the time singles matches got going.

Weekends I would expect 1/3-3/5 filled stadium.

The scalpers are already in full force. I think the tournament shelled out 1/3 of the entire stadium tickets to scalpers to sell it for cheap.

I bought the regular tickets before 9/1 so I got a buy 1 get 1 free ticket for the Friday session. In case anyone wants to come

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