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Best Bristol City Average Attendances For A Generation

Bristol City’s average attendance this season has risen by 25 per cent, achieving a 38-year high.

The last campaign’s tally of 15,292 has been eclipsed by crowds during this season – notably with six 20,000-plus attendances already recorded.

A seventh will follow on the final day of the season when Birmingham City visit Ashton Gate (Sunday, May 7th, midday). A crowd of 22,000 is already guaranteed, and it looks certain to become the largest attendance inside BS3 for 27 years.

It also ensures City’s average attendance for the 2016/17 campaign will finish above 19,000 – the best recorded for a generation.

Not since the days when Alan Dicks’ side graced English football’s top tier, finishing 13th in the country in 1978/79, has Ashton Gate been so busy.

The 2016/17 campaign was supported by record season card numbers of 13,800. In addition, City were able to increase their Under-12 season card fanbase by more than ten per cent, boosted by the £50 price, including a free replica shirt for junior supporters.

Sales for next season are already strong at 11,500, achieving 95 per cent of the previous year’s tally during the advanced sales period. Season cards will go back on sale on May 15th, with full prices to follow.

To secure your seat for Birmingham game, where the Lansdown Stand upper tier has been opened to cope with demand, call 0117 963 0600 or book online. Ticket prices are £16 for adults, £11 for senior citizens, £6 for under-19s and under-12s just £1.

City’s 20,000-plus crowds in 2016/17

22,512 – Newcastle United
21,452 – Blackburn Rovers
21,099 – Aston Villa
20,404 – QPR
20,323 – Wolves
20,074 – Reading

Number of home supporters in 2016/17

20,896 – Blackburn Rovers
20,011 – Newcastle United
18,737 – QPR
18,548 – Aston Villa
18,527 – Rotherham United
18,237 – Reading

City’s best average attendances (last 40 years)

1976/77 – 23,522
1977/78 – 23,357
1978/79 – 22,306
1979/80 – 18,932
2008/09 – 16,816
2007/08 – 16,276
2015/16 – 15,292

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