77% attendance increase at Finn Harps

Finn Harps feat

Attendances for domestic League of Ireland matches rose in 2015.

Finn Harps seen their crowds grow as the Donegal club fought it out at the top end of the First Division which result in promotion after victory in two promotion play off ties.

That race to the Premier Division resulted in a 77% increase.

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division crowds increased by 9.8% with an overall 6.9% boost for attendances for the League across both the Premier and First Divisions.

Among the other clubs posting notable increases on last season where Limerick (48%) leading the way in the Premier Division ahead of the likes of Longford Town (31%), and Galway United (28%) while Wexford Youths (62%) and Cobh Ramblers (44%) also enjoyed significant increases in the First Division.

Both Cork City and Dundalk attracted an average attendance of over 3,000 spectators to their home games, while almost 375,000 people attended games across the League.

There was also increased interest in both the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup and EA Sports Cup with the two respective finals seeing an increase on attendances from 2014 with the former attracting a crowd of 25,103 to Aviva Stadium.
The 2016 SSE Airtricity League season will kick off on March 4, 2016.