Super League’s record breaking year in terms of attendances.
Over Easter a new record aggregate attendance was recorded and now there has been even more good attendance news.
Each of the six matches in Round 13 attracted a higher gate than the last time the fixture was played – and increases of more than 15% for the Salford-Hull game on the equivalent match in 2022, and for Leigh’s first home match against Warrington Wolves since 2017.
This up tick in attendances started in the opening two rounds.
Round One saw only five fixtures due to the St Helens’ participation in the World Club Challenge fixture against Penrith Panthers.
That fixture itself recorded an attendance of 13,873, which was actually quite a disappointing figure for the fixture based on it’s history.
As a result round one saw the five Super League fixtures total 49,159 which was an average of 9,832 per game. Hull FC’s home fixture against Castleford Tigers topped the charts with a huge 15,383 fans turning up at the MKM Stadium.
As for round two there were six fixtures once again and they totalled an impressive 59,384 fans equating to an average attendance of 9,897, an increase of 65 fans per fixture.
It was another Hull FC fixture that saw the highest attendance, however this time the Black and Whites were on the road against Leeds Rhinos, with 16,140 turning up at Headingley for the Smith derby.
The combined total and average was therefore 108,813 and 9,892 respectively.