One Hour of Indoor or Outdoor Field TIme or One Month of Field Time from Wynwood Soccer (Half Off)

Wynwood

Give as a Gift
Be the First to Buy!
Limited quantity available

Choose Between Two Options

  • $50 for one hour of indoor or outdoor field time ($100 value)
  • $200 for one month of field time valid for one hour per week ($400 value)

Home-Team Advantage: The Fan Factor

Home advantage can be easily measured in boos and cheers, but can a good fan base have a real impact on the outcome of a game? Check out Groupon's guide to the power of being in the stands.

The ear-splitting support of a raucous fan base. Familiarity with the unique dimensions of the home baseball diamond, or the consistency of the football field’s turf. Less fatigue after a night spent at home rather than running suicides across the country. There are numerous factors that all, in theory, contribute to the much-touted concept of the home-field advantage, but the phenomenon is a tricky one to quantify. For college or professional football games, the conventional wisdom is that the advantage of playing at home is worth about three points, and a study from researchers at East Carolina University suggests that, at least at the college level, the actual advantage is around 2.3 points.

Studies based on athlete questionnaires indicate that athletes perceive a disadvantage when playing in front of a booing, jeering mob—no surprise there—but there's also evidence that the crowd's impact on the officials may be just as decisive, at least overseas. A Harvard study of British soccer games concluded that referees levied more penalties against away teams and that the home-team partiality was starker among less-experienced whistleblowers. The same study should be encouraging for die-hard fans that feel their attendance can have a tangible impact on the outcome of a game, since it argues that a unit of 10,000 people in the stands is worth about a tenth of a goal for the home team.

  1. 1

    Wynwood

    2222 NW 5th Ave.

    Miami, Florida 33127

    786-366-7064

    Get Directions

In a Nutshell

Athletes practice or play on fields decked out with high-tech SB Legend Turf monofilament fiber

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For those who have team spirit and enjoy athletic competition