City Fans Remain Faithful at St James Park

After a very up and down season, attendances at St James Park have remained relatively stable, and show a slight increase on home fans from last season. The 2nd half of the season, showed better numbers, with crowds dipping under 3,000 at the start of the season and under 2,000 home fans for the Bournemouth league Cup tie, there were concerns in September that the Club would not meet it budgeted targets.View of St James Park from the Bg Bank The pricing structure was changed ahead of the Oxford game, so as not to penalise those not buying in advance. The average then started to creep up.

The lowest league attendance for the season was a Saturday in August, when York City were the visitors. 2,741 came through the turnstiles, of which 141 were away fans, giving 2,600 as the number of home fans.

The highest attendance was for the visit of Plymouth Argyle in February. The attendance was 7,440 of which 1,682 were Argyle supporters which meant 5,758 home fans.

Three teams brought more than 1,000 away fans: Portsmouth, Luton Town and Plymouth Argyle. There were five away attendances of less than 100: Hartlepool United (93), League 2 champions Burton Albion (64), exeter_morecambe0315_02Accrington Stanley (81), Stevenage (54), and Morecambe (83).

The home only (in brackets is the total number of fans) attendances for league games since returning to League 2:

  • 2012/13 – 3823 (4142 – average of 318 away fans)
  • 2013/14 – 3328 (3701 – average of 373 away fans)
  • 2014/15 – 3502 (3873 – average of 371 away fans)

What is remarkable about the home attendance holding up is the poor results at St James Park. Of the 69 home games, Exeter have won just 21. The other results being 20 draws and 28 defeats.

The average number of Grecians travelling to watch Exeter City has dropped for the third year in a row:luton_exeter_entrance

  • 2012/13 – 461
  • 2013/14 – 419
  • 2014/15 – 363 (includes 2 cup games).

For more information on attendances, visit our linked website, Or click on the season, 2012/13, 2013/14, and 2014/15.







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