Wigan Warriors can today reveal that fans are backing the side at home in bigger numbers in 2010.
The Club have so far had seven engage Super League home games at the DW Stadium but still have big local derbies against St Helens and Warrington Wolves to come in June and July.
In the opening seven home games of 2009, there was an aggregate crowd of 98,732 which was an average per game of 14,105. So far in the 2010 season this figure is 104,258 with an average of 14,894, an increase of 5.6% on the first seven games of last season.
Similarly if you compare the same games against Crusaders (Celtic), Hull KR, Catalans Dragons, Hull FC, Leeds Rhinos, Wakefield and Harlequins in 2009 the aggregate figure was 99,469 at an average of 14,210 as compared to the figure so far for engage Super League XV of nearly 15,000.
Speaking about the news, CEO Mick Hogan said,
"We are delighted with the way our fans have backed the side in 2010. The 18,605 here last Friday against Harlequins was a tremendous turn out by the Wigan public and we would like to thank everyone involved for making it a wonderful atmosphere.
"The team have been playing attractive rugby league this season and it's good to see the fans responding to this and our promotion of home games. We still have the Festival of Rugby (vs Castleford), the Big One 2 versus Warrington Wolves and the World's Biggest Rugby League Derby versus St Helens to come that will push our average even higher."
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