Warriors fans vote with their seat

Wigan Warriors are pleased to report an average attendance of 14.080 in 2005 after nine engage Super League games at the JJB Stadium.

This is compared to 12,127 after the same amount of home fixtures in 2004.

A capacity crowd of 25,004 watched the Wigan v St Helens game on 25th March and the Warriors have topped the 15,000 mark for the home fixtures against Leigh Centurions and Leeds Rhinos, and have yet to attract less than a five figure gate.

Last Friday Wigan hosted Hull FC with 12,125 fans watching the game, which is the highest attendance against Hull in the Super League era at the JJB Stadium while the 10,262 against London the week before was also a record gate for the visit of the Broncos.

Speaking about the support the team have had in recent weeks Head Coach Ian Millward said,

"The support, before, during and after games has been fantastic by the fans. The way they have backed the boys has been phenomenal. It really is appreciated."

Marketing Director Simon Collinson added,

"We have been delighted with attendances to date and with big nights against Warrington, Leeds and St Helens still to come we are hopeful this average will increase. Our game day entertainment package is fantastic value for money and we have some exciting initiatives in the pipeline to further increase the profile of the club. We would like to thank our fans for their loyal support throughout the campaign so far."

Wigan's next home game is against Warrington Wolves on Saturday 9th July 2005 and tickets are available on 0870 11 22 552 and also through Warriors eTickets at www.wiganwarriors.com. A reminder this game now has a 7.05pm kick off.