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The 2004 Rugby Super League season has gotten off to its best start ever with a record crowd of 69,499 watching all six matches of the weekend. The crowd record, which breaks the old aggregate record of 62,274 set in 1999 and the old record for an opening round of 55,040 set in 1997.
The number of people through the gates also breaks the previous best average for any round, which was 10,341 set in Round 3 of Super League 2003.
The 17,267 who attended Bradford?s victory over Wigan in the opening match, almost broke a record as well, just falling 606 people short of the number who turned up for Paris St Germain V Sheffield in 1996.