Warriors Report Biggest Crowd Increase

Wigan Warriors have reported Super League's biggest rise in attendances during engage 2005, with an increase of over 1200 supporters per game.

Despite a tough season with injuries, Warriors fans have shown their loyalty and helped the club acheive their biggest crowd average in over 10 years.

The club averaged 13,894 over 14 games, a total of 194,516 and an increase of 1244 per game. This figure makes the Warriors Super League's second best supported club overtaking Bradford Bulls who averaged 13,366. The club also reported record season ticket sales over 7,800 and set Super League's new record crowd with a capacity attendance of 25,004 at the JJB Stadium against St Helens on Good Friday.

The 2005 competition has also generated the highest weekly average attendance for an elite League since the introduction of multiple divisions to the sport in 1973.

Also during 2005 the following records have been broken:

  • There has been a record number of five figure attendances at matches – 68 in engage Super League 2005 (previous best was 61 in 2004).
  • There has been a record number of matches attracting attendances of 20,000 or more - Six in engage Super League (previous best was 4 in 2003).
  • The average weekly attendance for the engage Super League competition has risen every season since 2001.
Commenting on the figures, Warriors Marketing Director Simon Collinson said,

"Everyone at the club would like to thank all of our supporters for their fantastic support during 2005.

"12 months ago we implemented a three-year rolling strategy and a new business plan. One of the main aims was to increase attendances, and while this has been acheived we certainly won't be resting on our laurels.

"As well as the figures we have had some great feeback from fans who have made positive comments about our gameday experience and the outstanding value for money Warriors tickets offer.

"There is already a buzz around the town about 2006, and we look forward to welcoming even more fans to our home at the JJB Stadium for engage Super League 11."

Don't forget season tickets for Super League XI are now available from the JJB Stadium Ticket Office now. More information is available by [clicking here] and you can also renew online by [clicking here].

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