The cost of living crisis has affected everyone but incredibly Super League actually saw a number of record-breaking attendances in 2023 despite ticket prices creeping up.
Warrington Wolves hit a record crowd at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in round nine when they hosted Wigan with 15,026 fans turning out to watch the Wire face their rivals.
They also saw a remarkable average of almost 11,000 with 10,891 fans turning up on average for each game of their rollercoaster season.
Leigh Leopards put on a show at the Leigh Sports Village and as a result saw some impressive attendances, including their Super League record in the final round of the campaign.
Hosting Wigan knowing that a win would guarantee them a home play-off game the Leythers packed the LSV out with 10,308 fans in attendance.
One club who will be hoping for record numbers in 2024 will be Huddersfield Giants and they’ve made it enticing for fans to turn up with season tickets capped at just £165.
The club have taken to X, formerly Twitter, to share the news of their impressive pricing rates which see £165 as the upper limit, whilst under 30s can expect to pay no more than £90.
Under 18s come in at a price of just £70, whilst under 12s go free, meaning families could get themselves a bargain.
One fan commented suggesting that over 30s were punished at that price point but the club have responded in kind explaining that “overs 30s won’t find a cheaper season card in Super League”.
Another response came from the recently retired Chris McQueen who jokingly asked what price over 45s can get in for, suggesting that Giants prop Chris Hill would need one.
Once again the Giants responded: “Tell him it’s £165 or in other words only £12.65 per game all season, cheapest season cards in the whole of Super League.”
The Giants will be hoping for a better 2024 campaign as they aim to bounce back to the form of 2022 in which they made the Challenge Cup Final and finished third.
Instead 2023 saw them dwindle into ninth place despite the pre-season acquisitions of star players such as Jake Connor.
Ahead of the 2024 season the club have already confirmed some key additions which may inspire fans to turn up and buy season tickets, with the likes of Adam Swift and Andre Savelio arriving from Hull, whilst Jack Murchie has joined from the NRL.