The strength of the Tiger Army was on full display in Sunday’s win over Brisbane at the MCG, lifting Richmond to a number of attendance records.
A total of 76,995 spectators flocked to the ‘G for the clash, the largest ever home and away crowd for any team against an interstate opponent, surpassing the previous record by 4,227.
It was also the biggest crowd Brisbane has ever played in front of, excluding Grand Finals, and the league’s seventh largest crowd of the 2019 home and away season.
The figure smashed Richmond’s highest crowd number against an interstate opponent by 18,274 and the Tigers’ previous record against Brisbane by a whopping 30,034.
Sunday’s mammoth crowd also boosted Richmond’s 2019 average home attendance to 59,987, making Richmond the highest in the competition for the third successive year.
In total, 1,118,360 spectators attended Richmond’s home and away games in 2019.
Today’s attendance of 76,995 was @Richmond_FC largest ever involving an interstate club. It means that 1,118,360 people attended our H&A games throughout the 2019 @AFL season, and our home game average of 59,987 was the highest in the competition - again!— Brendon Gale (@brendongale25) August 25, 2019
For the third straight year, the AFL broke its all-time season attendance record.
AFL home and away season total attendances
2019 - 6,954,187
2018 - 6,894,770
2017 - 6,732,601
2016 - 6,306,333
2015 - 6,351,578
2014 - 6,384,742
Thank you, Tiger Army, for your ongoing support throughout 2019.