Round 7 of engage Super League was a double record breaker. It attracted both all-time high aggregate and average attendances and also saw the crowd record broken for an individual Regular season game by the Warriors.
The six matches played last Thursday and Friday attracted an aggregate of 69,830 supporters which beat the previous all-time record aggregate of 69,499 (set by Round 1 of Super League IX in 2004).
A Super League record average crowd of 11,638 was also generated.
The Round 7 game between Wigan Warriors and St Helens at the JJB Stadium drew a sell-out crowd of 25,004. This figure beat the previous record for a Super League Regular season match of 24,020, which was set by the Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos at Odsal Stadium in Super League IV in 1999.
Commenting on these milestones for engage Super League, the RFL’s Director of Marketing and Development Gary Tasker, said: “This double record breaking Round is a clear indicator of the increasing appeal and popularity of the engage Super League.
“The standard of Rugby League being played in the competition is tremendous and continues to improve year on year.
“Supporters are responding with great enthusiasm and their commitment and passion is also contributing to the vibrant spectacle that can be enjoyed at an engage Super League fixture.”
Tasker added: “These record figures also show that the work done by the engage Super League clubs in the area of marketing and promotion is paying great dividends.
“We believe we can look forward to more excitement and spectacle as this engage Super League season develops and fans will have plenty to savour and relish.”