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    Attendance Numbers

    When some sport is "losing attendance numbers", what does "numbers" refer to? I can't find a good definition in dictionaries that would fit this usage.

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    Re: Attendance Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by toughit View Post
    When some sport is "losing attendance numbers", what does "numbers" refer to? I can't find a good definition in dictionaries that would fit this usage.
    It means "numbers of people" or "bums on seats" (in AusE and probably BrE).

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    Re: Attendance Numbers

    Or, more plainly, fewer people are coming out to watch the game/match.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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