In numbers: St Helens leading way for highest average attendances

St Helens

St Helens have the highest average attendances so far in the 2022 Super League campaign.

The Totally Wicked Stadium side have averaged an attendance of 13,195 across their three home fixtures.

13,108 attended their opening game at home to Catalans in a repeat of the 2021 Grand Final. St Helens recorded an attendance of 10,361 for their clash with Wakefield in round three.

Their biggest attendance of the year so far came against Warrington, with 16,118 in attendance for their 28-2 victory.

Leeds in second place

The Rhinos have averaged an attendance of 12,606 across four fixtures so far in 2022. 14,135 attended their opening fixture against Warrington, which was also the first to be broadcast live on Channel 4. They have since recorded attendances of 10,655, 11,552 and 14,083.

Hull FC have recorded the third highest average attendances with 11,145 at the MKM Stadium. They have held attendances of 12,673, 10,081 and 10,682. Brett Hodgson’s side have secured four wins from seven so far in Super League and sit fifth in the table.

Wigan are next best with 10,622. Three of their four home league matches have been held on Thursday nights and on Sky Sports. Their highest attendance came in round two against Leeds with a crowd of 12,575.

Salford record lowest numbers

Salford have the lowest average so far in 2022 with 4,569. They have played hosts to Toulouse, Hull KR and Leeds at the AJ Bell Stadium. Their highest attendance came against the latter, with 5,756 spectators. Their lowest came against Hull KR, with 3,950 on a Friday night.

Wakefield have an average attendance of 4,977 at Belle Vue across their four home league fixtures. Their highest attendance came against Hull in the opening round.

Warrington have averaged an attendance of 8,642 with three home league fixtures. Their highest attendance so far came against Catalans, with 9,295 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Castleford have recorded some impressive attendances so far, taking their average to 9,213. They enjoyed a sell-out crowd in the opening weekend against Salford, with 10,500. The Tigers have also held attendances of 10,072 and 7,067 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Toulouse averaging 5,289

Super League newcomers Toulouse have averaged 5,289 across their four home fixtures so far in 2022. Their highest came against St Helens, with 5,568 spectators. It also saw Sylvain Houles’ side claim their first win of the season over champions St Helens.

Huddersfield have averaged attendances of 5,247. Catalans recorded 7,295 across three games and Hull KR with 8,372. Tony Smith’s side enjoyed a sell-out crowd of 10,069 against Warrington in round seven.

Table

  • 1 St Helens (13,195)
  • 2 Leeds (12,606)
  • 3 Hull FC (11,145)
  • 4 Wigan (10,622)
  •  5 Castleford (9,213)
  • 6 Warrington (8,642)
  • 7 Hull KR (8,372)
  • 8 Catalans 7,295
  • 9 Toulouse (5,289)
  • 10 Huddersfield (5,247)
  • 11 Wakefield (4,977)
  • 12 Salford (4,569)

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About Josh McAllister 1313 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

2 Comments

  1. Amazing how a lot of teams benefit by the two Hull clubs travelling army. The Lancashire derby’s are predictable attendances as they are usually within 30 miles of each other. Where as the East Yorkshire sides have to travel 50 miles minimum to Cas their nearest game.

  2. You can’t always assume that fans are local to the teams they support. We live between Hull and the east coast, attend every Leeds game (home & away) so are constantly travelling – ‘home’ games are a 150 mile round trip. I’m sure we’re not the only fans who don’t live locally.

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