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AFL breaks attendance record again

31/08/2008 07:54:00 PM Comments (0)

The AFL has posted a record attendance in the regular season for the second successive year.

The total of 6,511,255 for the 22 home and away rounds surpassed last year's figure of 6,475,521.

It means last year's overall season total of 7,049,945, including finals attendances, is also under threat.

"The 2008 season again affirms the AFL as the No.1 spectator sport in Australia, when combined with the fact that our clubs built a record tally of 574,091 club members for the premiership season," said AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou.

"This was an outstanding result considering the impact of the Olympics in the latter part of the season, which had an effect on three weeks of our year, and our commitment to play matches in Darwin, Carrara, Launceston and Canberra with limited capacity,"

Collingwood again led the club-by-club home ground attendance with 651,345, an average of nearly 60,000.

This was up on the Magpies' figure last year of 603,881.

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