I once asked a statistician friend what the odds were of nobody turning up to a Premier League football match.
Think about it like this: most season ticket holders go to all games. Until Stanley came along I wouldn’t miss a game for the world, but things do happen and sometimes you can’t make it. I assume most people who have bought a ticket also then attend. Away fans are probably less likely to travel. So if you take 25,000 people and factor in the associated odds, what would be the probability of nobody turning up at the ground on a Saturday afternoon?
Massive, I assume, but it could happen. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if it did?
Anyway, QPR may be the first to experience this. Here’s a breakdown and discussion of their ticket prices for next season. Hilarious!