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The 2012 Spotlight Sports Survey results are in

The votes have been tallied, and I can reveal the results of this year’s Spotlight Sports Survey (conveniently conducted online only for the first time).

How often do you attend a high school sporting event?

1-3 times per year – 25 percent

4-6 times per year – 6 percent

7-10 times per year – 13 percent

More than 10 times per year – 56 percent

Our readers love high school sports. Quite possibly because their children play high school sports, or because they play high school sports themselves.

How often do you attend a local collegiate sporting event?

1-3 times per year – 75 percent

4-6 times per year – 6 percent

7-10 times per year – 0 percent

More than 10 times per year – 19 percent

I’ll chalk that up to the typical scheduling conflicts between high school and college games in the area. When confronted with the question of going to a child’s high school game or seeing the Siena College men’s basketball team, the child’s high school game comes first.

How often do you attend a local pro/semi-pro sporting event?

1-3 times per year – 75 percent

4-6 times per year – 13 percent

7-10 times per year – 6 percent

More than 10 times per year – 6 percent

This is disappointing news for the Albany Devils, Tri-City ValleyCats, Albany Legends and Albany Metro Mallers. Predictable given the size of the crowds at most of these teams’ games (the ValleyCats are the exception), but disappointing.

How often do you travel out of the Capital District to attend a game?

1-3 times per year – 47 percent

4-6 times per year – 20 percent

7-10 times per year – 20 percent

More than 10 times per year – 13 percent

With New York City, Syracuse and Boston all nearby, it’s hard for our readers to resist the temptation of seeing major collegiate and professional teams – as evidenced by the number of people who leave the region at least four times per year to go to a game.

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