ATTENDANCES across the EFL have reached their highest levels in 60 years as over 18.3 million people made their way to League fixtures during the 2018/19 season, the highest figure since 1959.
The record number is further indication of the growing appeal of the EFL, as cumulative attendances across the Championship, League One and League Two broke the 18 million barrier for a third consecutive year, with the average gate across all three divisions at over 11,000.
This increase represents a 1.5% per cent improvement on attendances from the previous campaign, and, despite the challenges of stadium redevelopment and a disappointing Sky Bet League One season, Argyle still achieved the seventh-highest average attendance in the league, even finishing ahead of eventual champions, Luton.
Across the Pilgrims’ 23 regular home league games, an average of 9,852 members of the Green Army flocked to the Theatre of Greens to support the Greens. Perhaps more impressive, though, were the 19,173 members of the travelling Green Army at away games.
Our highest away following was at the season-opening defeat to Walsall, where 1,740 fans witnessed Ryan Edwards marking his goalscoring return from cancer in a 2-1 defeat. The average travelling number of supporters at each of our away ties was 834, despite having to travel further than any other team in the division.
In fact, if supporters were to attend each away game departing from Home Park, they would have to travel 11,502 miles over the course of the season – which is greater than the distance of a long-haul flight from London to Melbourne, Australia.
The club has recognised the Green Army’s magnificent support by extending the Early Bird discount period for the 2019-20 season tickets. Click here for more information.