Why has Warrington Wolves’ common attendance fallen?

IT won’t shock many to know that Warrington Wolves’ common attendance this 12 months was considerably decrease than the final comparable season.

Throughout the 14 house fixtures they performed in 2022 – 13 in Tremendous League plus one Problem Cup tie – the common attendance was 8,286.

In contrast with 2019 – the final season that was performed fully freed from Covid restrictions – the common crowd at The Halliwell Jones Stadium has dropped by simply over 15 per cent from 9,799.

In a 12 months by which The Wire received the Problem Cup and completed fourth within the Tremendous League desk earlier than being knocked out within the play-off eliminators spherical by Castleford Tigers, the attendance solely dipped beneath 10,000 on 5 events out of 16, two of which have been for play-off or cup ties not included in season card packages.

The Wire’s highest gate of 2019 was for St Helens’ go to in June, when a close to sell-out crowd of 14,211 noticed Saints win 21-10.

Against this, Warrington’s attendance solely topped 10,000 twice this 12 months – towards Wigan in April (10,104) and St Helens the next month (10,467).

This 12 months additionally noticed the membership report it’s lowest ever crowd for a aggressive fixture at The Halliwell Jones Stadium of two,627 for the Problem Cup defeat to Wakefield Trinity in March.

Warrington Guardian: A crowd of 2,627 watched Wire lose to Wakefield in the Challenge Cup this year. Picture by Mike BodenA crowd of two,627 watched Wire lose to Wakefield within the Problem Cup this 12 months. Image by Mike Boden

Falling attendances is not only a Warrington Wolves situation – the common gate at Tremendous League fixtures as a complete has dropped to eight,356 this 12 months in comparison with 8,441 in 2019.

Residual nervousness about Covid-19 amid an ageing fan base will little doubt play a component, as will the continuing value of dwelling disaster that has left thousands and thousands of households with much less disposable earnings.

From a Wire perspective, nevertheless, there’ll little doubt be loads of supporters who’ve opted to remain away because of the membership’s poor type which noticed them report their worst ever Tremendous League end of eleventh and exit the Problem Cup on the earliest stage since 2008.

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Warrington Wolves house attendances 2022

February 17 vs Castleford Tigers – 8,468

March 4 vs Catalans Dragons – 9,295

March 19 vs Wakefield Trinity – 8,164

March 27 vs Wakefield Trinity (Problem Cup) – 2,627

April 14 vs Salford Purple Devils – 8,486

April 23 vs Huddersfield Giants – 8,102

April 29 vs Wigan Warriors – 10,104

Could 19 vs St Helens – 10,467

Warrington Guardian: Wire's highest crowd of the season was 10,467 against St Helens in May. Picture by Mike BodenWire’s highest crowd of the season was 10,467 towards St Helens in Could. Image by Mike Boden

June 3 vs Leeds Rhinos – 8,278

June 24 vs Hull FC – 8,594

July 3 vs Salford Purple Devils – 8,559

July 22 vs Hull KR – 7,551

August 11 vs Toulouse Olympique – 9,199

August 25 vs Castleford Tigers – 8,104

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