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Tigers tops for crowd numbers

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25: David Astbury of the Tigers celebrates during the 2017 AFL round 14 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Carlton Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 25, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Richmond finished the home-and-away season with an aggregate attendance of 1,024,751

Richmond was the hottest football ticket item in town for the 2017 home-and-away season.

The Tigers were ranked No. 1 in the AFL competition for total crowd figures, with 1,024,751 attending their 22 home-and-away games.

They finished ahead of their traditional big Victorian rivals Essendon (second with 1,019, 758), Collingwood (third, 1,003,991) and Carlton (fourth, 873,618).

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Richmond’s crowd of 69, 104, in the final round match of season 2017 against St Kilda at the MCG, pushed its total attendance numbers beyond the one-million mark for the fourth time in the Club’s home-and-away history (1998, 2013, 2015 being the previous years).

The Tigers also topped the AFL table for home attendances throughout this season.

A total of 615, 542 attended their home games, at a highly-impressive average of 55,958 per match.

Next best on the home crowds list was Essendon (558,936), followed by Collingwood (514,963) and Adelaide (513,151).

Richmond also recently announced a Club membership record of 73,515 for 2017.

“These are fantastic numbers and again reflect the most loyal and passionate fans in the competition,” Richmond CEO Brendon Gale said.

“The whole Club appreciates the support and I know how much it means to the players. They appreciate the opportunity to play in front of big crowds and at one of the best stadiums in the world.”

2017 Home Attendance:

Club

Home

Richmond

615,542

Essendon

558,936

Collingwood

514,963

Adelaide Crows

513,151

Carlton

421,916

Port Adelaide

419,494

West Coast Eagles

404,256

Melbourne

392,638

Geelong Cats

384,758

Sydney Swans

367,376

Hawthorn

365,822

Fremantle

356,122

St Kilda

345,510

North Melbourne

249,460

Brisbane Lions

181,007

Gold Coast SUNS

150,292

GWS GIANTS

145,152

 

2017 H&A Attendance:

Club

Total H&A

Richmond

1,024,751

Essendon

1,019,758

Collingwood

1,003,991

Carlton

873,618

Hawthorn

866,536

Melbourne

833,190

Adelaide Crows

827,925

Sydney Swans

794,457

Geelong Cats

789,769

St Kilda

761,222

Western Bulldogs

729,431

West Coast Eagles

713,670

Port Adelaide

699,377

Fremantle

689,906

North Melbourne

554,306

Brisbane Lions

481,838

GWS GIANTS

431,975

Gold Coast SUNS

369,482