AFL match attendance hits another record

AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan thanked fans and congratulated the 18 AFL clubs after the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season saw attendances reach a new all-time record of 6,951,304 fans.

The new record surpasses the previous record of 6,894,770 set last season and is the third straight year of record growth.

Mr McLachlan thanked fans for their commitment to their teams by once again turning out in record numbers.

“Regardless of who they barrack for, fans continue to support their teams as passionately as ever,” Mr McLachlan said

“We are extremely thankful for them breaking the all-time record.Footy will always be for the fans, and we are extremely proud of them.”

Mr McLachlan also said the clubs and national venues deserved great credit for their continued work.

“Our commitment has been to constantly address the affordability and access to games,”Mr McLachlan said

“The clubs do an amazing job to build their fan bases, and we see this through record memberships and attendances in 2019.”

The AFL’s home and away season total attendances, last five seasons:

2019 – 6,951,304
2018 – 6,894,770
2017 – 6,732,601
2016 – 6,306,333
2015 – 6,351,578
2014 – 6,384,742

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