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Every Super League club’s 2024 attendances, ranked

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We’re sixteen rounds in to the 2024 Super League season, and Serious About RL have ranked every side’s attendance figures so far.

The opening day of the season saw the largest attendance so far this season, with 20,014 fans packing in to the MKM Stadium to see Hull FC vs Hull KR.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the scale, we saw the lowest attendance of the season at Plough Lane in Wimbledon during Round Six, with the club estimating a figure of 2,300 fans watching London Broncos against Huddersfield Giants.

Below are the rankings for all 12 Super League clubs.

Every Super League club’s 2024 attendances

12. London Broncos (3,608)

A general view of Plough Lane, Wimbledon, during London Broncos vs Wigan Warriors in the Super League

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Unsurprisingly, the capital club are bottom of the rankings.

It’s their first Super League season in Wimbledon, and their long list of homes over the past few decades has meant they’re yet to find a stable fanbase.

However, their highest attendance for over a decade came in Round One this year, with over 5,000 fans at Plough Lane to welcome Catalans Dragons.

Fans of the football club, AFC Wimbledon, have been working hard to try to build crowds for the Broncos’ games, with free tickets being handed out on football matchdays to ticket holders in pubs near the ground.

It’s a 10-year lease, and if the club’s on-field exploits improve, the crowds may also begin to improve.

They got around 4,600 through the gates for a game at the Twickenham Stoop, while it looks like they could get an incredibly low attendance when they play Castleford Tigers this Friday in Ebbsfleet – an hour and a half away from Wimbledon.

11. Salford Red Devils (4,949)

The attendance for their first home game of the season, against Castleford, was just 4,770, but this improved week-on-week, until Round Six, with their attendance for Rivals Round against Leigh at 6,177.

This is in no small part down to the on-field quality in 2024, and at the 12,000-capacity Salford Community Stadium. there’s a lot of room for further improvement.

However, their Round 13 game against London Broncos drew just 2,843 fans, and their most recent game – a game against Catalans Dragons, just a week after beating St Helens – didn’t hit 4,000.

It’s not all plain sailing for Salford.

10. Huddersfield Giants (5,046)

It can be depressing to watch games at the John Smith’s Stadium sometimes – it’s been less than 25% full on average this season, and their attendance in Round Five dropped significantly from their first home game of the season.

Since then, it’s been even lower, often dangerously close to the 4,000 mark.

They say they need more fans in the stadium if they’re going to improve their IMG score, but so far, this certainly hasn’t happened.

9. Castleford Tigers (8,029)

A general view of Castleford Tigers' Mend-A-Hose Jungle at Wheldon Road as they prepare to play Huddersfield Giants in the Super League.

A huge leap up here, with the Tigers – despite some very poor performances over the past few seasons – just above the 8,000 mark, which is enough to get them in a higher band for IMG scoring than the sides below them.

After over 10,000 packed into Wheldon Road to see the Round One clash with Wigan Warriors, the side haven’t managed to draw enough fans in to match that figure since.

However, after their last few performances – taking Wigan Warriors and Hull KR close and beating St Helens away – this may well change.

We must also note the fact that the Princess Street Stand was closed for a few fixtures to redevelop it with seating – one of their extensive IMG-angled improvements this year – and this has taken their average down.

For a town with just 45,000 residents, this is a club that has some seriously impressive attendances.

8. Leigh Leopards (8,512)

In the final round of the 2023 season, Leigh broke 10,000 for the first time, improving on a previous club-record of 9,012, set in 2017 against St Helens.

They did that again with 10,308 watching the derby clash with Wigan Warriors in Round Seven.

Their attendances have otherwise been pretty consistently between 8,000 and 9,000, and they’ve managed to leapfrog Castleford.

This is despite relatively poor performances this season, and could see an up-turn. They haven’t played at home since early May.

7. Catalans Dragons (9,220)

The league’s only non-English club bring a lot to the competition, and also bring good numbers… at least to home games.

They were just 86 away from 10,000 in their Round Four win over Hull FC, with their average now creeping up above 9,000 – and they broke the 10,000 barrier in Round Seven when they welcomed St Helens to Catalonia.

Theyve added some temporary stands at the Stade Gilbert Brutus for fixtures, so it looks like the side are expecting some good numbers going forward.

6. Warrington Wolves (9,781)

Their Rivals Round attendance of 11,214 was, at that point, by far their highest this season, and they’ve beaten that in Round 13 – which was the ‘dress rehearsal’ for the Challenge Cup final.

On-field performance seems to be having an important effect this year on attendances across Super League, and the Wolves are no different.

They’ll be hoping their fairly consistent numbers continue to flow at the Halliwell Jones.

5. Hull KR (9,967)

The Robins aren’t releasing official attendances on social media or online this year, but they’re obtainable via the Supporter Council Meeting minutes.

Every home game has been announced as a home sell-out, and they have taken good numbers on their travels so far in Super League.

The game that didn’t have away end segregation – against London Broncos – was their highest attendance this year, and showed they would likely reach Craven Park’s capacity if not for fluctuations in away figures.

They’ve also reached 8,000 memberships – a number even higher than their average 2023 attendance.

4. Hull FC (12,101)

A view from a corner of MKM Stadium, Hull, during Hull FC vs Hull KR in Round One of Super League 2-24. The stands are full.

Hull FC have had a torrid season so far, with just two victories against the two sides that have dismissed their head coaches this year.

They do have the highest attendance of the season so far – 20,014 in Round One against Hull KR – but this is far above their other home attendances this year, which average 10,518.

3. St Helens (12,139)

The Totally Wicked Stadium has seen some spectacular rugby over the past few seasons, and this is backed up with similarly-spectacular support.

Saints have the second-highest attendance of any game this season – their Derby win in Round Six was watched by a huge, near-capacity, 17,980-strong crowd.

Their attendances took somewhat of a dip after that, and have gone below 10,000 twice this year, so they’ll be hoping for improved performances on the field, especially after a loss to Castleford Tigers at the weekend.

2. Leeds Rhinos (14,254)

One of the biggest names in British rugby league without a shadow of a doubt, and some of the biggest crowds too.

The iconic Headingley Stadium has seen fantastic crowds again this year, especially for the MND Awareness fixture against Leigh Leopards, which saw 17,535 pack in to pay their respects to Rob Burrow.

They were briefly top of these rankings, but Round 16 changed that.

It’s tight at the top!

1. Wigan Warriors (14,640)

A view of the stand opposite the main stand at DW Stadium before the World Club Challenge 2024. Players are walking out, a fire display can be seen, and the stands are full.

And it’s only the Warriors that can boast higher attendances – just about – after a strong 16,053 crowd in Round Sixteen against Leigh Leopards.

Unlike the Rhinos, they can boast good performances, being top of the league, and they’ll almost certainly extend their lead at the top of the attendance charts when St Helens are in town this weekend.

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