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League of Ireland attendances up 17% in 2017

The League of Ireland overall average increase is 17% per game across both divisions.

With over 152,285 spectators attending 105 games across the Premier and First Divisions, the appetite for live football at an elite level continues to grow.

The highest attendance so far this season is 6,746, which was in the Premier Division clash between Cork City and Dundalk on Saturday, 25 March at Turner’s Cross.

Waterford have enjoyed a notable increase in their home crowds with 1,923 spectators turning up at the RSC for their First Division match against Athlone Town on Friday, 14 April.

Top 10 Average Attendances
4,694 – Cork City
3,265 – Dundalk
3,014 – Shamrock Rovers
1,920 – Limerick
1,842 – Bohemians
1,650 – St Patrick’s Athletic
1,606 – Sligo Rovers
1,592 – Waterford
1,427 – Derry City
1,354 – Galway United

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
4,746 – Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers, 24 February, Oriel Park

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
11,050 – Bohemians
5,176 – Bray Wanderers
23,468 – Cork City
8,562 – Derry City
4,677 – Drogheda United
19,589 – Dundalk
6,760 – Finn Harps
6,772 – Galway United
11,518 – Limerick
18,083 – Shamrock Rovers
8,030 – Sligo Rovers
8,248 – St Patrick’s Athletic

First Division Total Attendances
1,223 – Athlone Town
2,252 – Cabinteely
1,822 – Cobh Ramblers
1,879 – Longford Town
2,645 – Shelbourne
1,182 – UCD
7,958 – Waterford
1,391 – Wexford

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