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Latham Park Crowds Down By 17%

 
Created on 14/02/2011 @ 08:08

The introduction of Super 12 has seen the Welsh Premier's average attendance boosted by more than 22% to 338 at the halfway stage, the league's best-ever figure - but Latham Park crowds are down by 17%.
 
Last
High
+/-
Bangor City
754
457
1030
65
Neath FC
601
221
921
172
Carmarthen Town
369
339
556
9
Aberystwyth Town
355
391
732
9
The New Saints
319
326
589
2
Bala Town
276
380
723
27
Port Talbot
274
265
534
3
Prestatyn Town
247
267
617
7
Haverfordwest County
225
237
471
5
Llanelli AFC
225
297
437
24
Newtown AFC
209
251
389
17
Airbus UK
197
182
392
8
TOTAL
338
276
22
An average of 338 spectators has watched the 132 games played so far in the first season slimmed down to just 12 clubs, eclipsing the previous best in season 2003/4, when the figure was 300.
On a like-for-like basis, comparing the fixtures played this season with the same in the last campaign, the increase is only 9%.
But, that average of 309 is still a big improvement on the 277 that watched the same fixtures in the 2009/10 campaign.
Newtown crowds dropped from an average of 251 to 209, with six other clubs also seeing attendances down.
Leading the way are Neath, where the presence of Trundle, O'Leary and company has seen gates at The Gnoll rise by a staggering 172% to an average of 601, peaking at 921 for the visit of Carmarthen Town.
Bangor City's impressive start to the campaign has produced a 65% increase in gates at Farrar Road to 754, the league's highest average.
However, seven clubs have seen gates fall under the new format.
Attendances at Bala Town's Maes Tegid have slumped by 27%, with Llanelli seeing 24% less through the turnstiles at Stebonheath Park and Newtown's poor form bringing a 17% decrease at Latham Park.
The highest gate so far this season was the 1,030 who watched Bangor City host The New Saints at Farrar Road.

This
Last
High
+/-
Bangor City
754
457
1030
65
Neath FC
601
221
921
172
Carmarthen Town
369
339
556
9
Aberystwyth Town
355
391
732
9
The New Saints
319
326
589
2
Bala Town
276
380
723
27
Port Talbot
274
265
534
3
Prestatyn Town
247
267
617
7
Haverfordwest County
225
237
471
5
Llanelli AFC
225
297
437
24
Newtown AFC
209
251
389
17
Airbus UK
197
182
392
8
TOTAL
338
276
22