A derby is when two teams from the same region play against one another in a competitive match. Neither team receives the usual home field advantage, but there are no other differences. In a series, the loss of home field advantage will tend to favor the more-skilled team, since normally the less-skilled team might be able to take advantage of the home field to get an upset in the match that they host. In a qualifier or cup match, where there is no return match, the nominal away side benefits.
A part of the Hattrick lore is that, at one time, derbies also gave an attendance boost, leading some series to relocate entirely into the same region to reap greater attendance income. HT-Hasse has stated on in the Global conference that this is not the case—there has never been an attendance boost for derbies.
|From:||HT-Hasse||(4818792.15) as reply to (4818792.1)|
|To: gonzalviyo||7-1-2006 at 00:46|
|Hi, I've got one doubt I can't remember, did derbies in the past report more people to the stadium than matches between teams of two different regions? Thanks ;)
Ch. 10 of the Rules - on derbies and home field advantage