engage Super League attendance record smashed
The crowd of 16,465 at Tuesday night's thrilling engage Super League match between Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors was the final game in Round 9 which created a new all time record for the highest aggregate attendance for any week of the regular season.
The six matches played on Easter Monday and Tuesday evening drew a total of 76,665 spectators ‚- giving an average of 12,778 per game.
The previous highest aggregate attendance for any Round was 69,830 created by the Round 7 games in the 2005 season.
There is also another positive crowd trend in engage Super League with the average attendance per game currently standing at 10,285. The previous all time record average was 9,026 (created by the 2006 season).
Commenting the RFL's Executive Chairman Richard Lewis said: "This new attendance record is another clear indicator of the health and growth of the engage Super League competition.
"The record has been comfortably beaten and we would like to thank all supporters for the part they played in setting this superb new milestone.
"We are enjoying a season which is arguably the most competitive yet and the excitement and anticipation every week is proving to be a major draw.
"All teams have produced some breathtaking action on the field this season and especially over this Easter period. We can surely look forward to much more as the campaign continues."
Lewis added: "We believe the spectacle of engage Super League offers a unique family sporting experience and the work being carried out by clubs in partnership with the RFL to build on this is proving highly successful.
"We are seeing more and more people become followers of the sport and we will continue working to maintain this excellent progress."
The attendances in engage Super League Round 9
Catalans Dragons v Harlequins 9,200
Hull v Hull KR 23,002
St Helens v Salford City Reds 9,409
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 9,106
Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants 9,483
Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors 16,465
TOTAL ATTENDANCE 76,665 (Previous best aggregate for any one Round ‚- 69,830 set in 2005)engage Super League is off to Cardiff. For information and tickets for our incredible Millennium Magic event, click here or contact us on 0871 226 1313.