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Significant increase in LOI attendances as Cork City named best-supported club

Numbers have grown by 48.8% across the SSE Airtricity League since last season.

Cork City fans at Turners Cross (file pic).
Cork City fans at Turners Cross (file pic).
Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

ATTENDANCES IN THE SSE Airtricity League have risen by a notable 48.8% since last season.

The league confirmed an average increase of 17% at the beginning of May and since then, attendances have continued to grow, with Cork City revealed as the league’s best-supported club.

Over 291,500 spectators have attended 219 games across the Premier and First Divisions, with average game-week attendances at 12,680 across both divisions combined.

The highest attendance of the season so far was at the Premier Division clash between league leaders Cork City and reigning champions Dundalk at Turner’s Cross in March, as 6,746 fans turned out to see the home side come out on top.

The Cross hosted four of the five most-attended fixtures this year, with the other coming as Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians went head-to-head at Tallaght Stadium.

Behind the Leesiders, Dundalk comes as the second most-supported club, while Shamrock Rovers sit in third.

Top 10 Average Attendances:

  • 4,324 – Cork City
  • 2,922 – Dundalk
  • 2,761 – Shamrock Rovers
  • 1,940 – Bohemians
  • 1,702 – Limerick
  • 1,674 – Sligo Rovers
  • 1,530 – Waterford
  • 1,521 – St. Patricks Athletic
  • 1,320 – Derry City
  • 1,319 – Finn Harps

Top Five Individual Matches

  • 6,746 – Cork City v Dundalk, 25 March, Turner’s Cross
  • 5,362 – Cork City v Bray Wanderers, 28 April, Turner’s Cross
  • 5,275 – Cork City v Derry City, 7 April, Turner’s Cross
  • 5,178 – Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians, 3 March, Tallaght Stadium
  • 4,901 – Cork City V Shamrock Rovers, 26 May, Turners Cross

Top Five Combined Series

  • 16,923 – Series 1
  • 16,298 – Series 2
  • 15,161 – Series 11
  • 15,126 – Series 8
  • 15,111 – Series 7

Premier Division Total Attendances

  • 23,274 – Bohemians
  • 12,437 – Bray Wanderers
  • 43,237 – Cork City
  • 14,516 – Derry City
  • 9,304 – Drogheda United
  • 35,065 – Dundalk
  • 14,509 – Finn Harps
  • 14,617 – Galway United
  • 18,720 – Limerick
  • 30,371 – Shamrock Rovers
  • 18,410 – Sligo Rovers
  • 18,254 – St. Patricks Athletic

First Division Total Attendances

  • 2,147 – Athlone Town
  • 3,482 – Cabinteely
  • 4,069 – Cobh Ramblers
  • 3,307 – Longford Town
  • 4,978 – Shelbourne
  • 2,580 – UCD
  • 15,304 – Waterford
  • 3,078 – Wexford

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