There is often a big focus from rugby league fans on attendances.
They are seen as a sign of growth in the sport and in some ways are competitive amongst fans who want to be seen as the best set of supporters in rugby league.
In truth attendances in 2023 have been sensational.
Over Easter the aggregate attendances in Super League, the Championship and League One exceeded 100,000 and set a new record for the highest aggregate attendance in a round of Super League.
That is just the tip of the iceberg where attendances are concerned, so here are impressive stats about this year’s Super League attendances.
1. After 10 rounds of the 2023 season, attendances overall are up to an average of 9,487 per game compared with 8,267 in 2022. (This excludes Hull KR games with their attendances not recorded.
2. Leigh Leopards so far are averaging 7,601 per game whilst last year Toulouse averaged 4,967 per game. This means they are averaging 3,000 more fans than the team they replaced in the Betfred Super League.
3. Every Hull FC home game has had a five figure crowd including over 20,000 for the Hull derby over Easter.
4. Likewise, Leeds Rhinos have recorded a five figure crowd at ever home game.
5. Warrington Wolves have enjoyed the biggest increase in average attendance with an increase of three thousand more fans attending games so far this season.
6. Wigan Warriors recorded their highest home attendance since 2005 in their Good Friday win over Champions St Helens.