Despite being relegated from the top tier last season, Finn Harps has seen an increase in average home attendances this year to 1,575.
During last year’s ill-fated SSE Airtricity Premier Division campaign, an average of 1,293 passed through the Finn Park turnstiles.
The Navenny Street venue also recorded one of the largest First Division attendances so far this year when 2,552 paid in to see the 0-2 opening day defeat to Galway Utd.
In total, 55,799 people have attended games in the first series of matches in the SSE Airtricity First Division in 2023.
According to official figures, the average attendance in the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division in 2023 so far has increased to 1,268, compared to 1,226 in the first series of games in 2022.
Waterford recorded the highest attendance average in the first series of games with 2,283.
Seven games so far in the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division had attendances over 2,000 with the highest attendances listed below.
Top five attendances in the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division in 2023:
Waterford vs Longford Town – 2,702
Waterford vs Galway United – 2,581
Finn Harps vs Galway United – 2,552
Waterford vs Finn Harps – 2,517
Galway United vs Bray Wanderers – 2,411
Average Club attendances:
Waterford – 2,283
Galway United – 2,064
Finn Harps – 1,575
Cobh Ramblers – 1,394
Kerry – 1,194
Bray Wanderers – 822
Wexford – 805
Athlone Town – 810
Treaty United – 789
Longford Town – 756Tags: