If you compare with Huddersfield football attendance, which benefits from the huge profile the Premier League gives to football, the fact they are in Football League Championship that has some very well supported teams (Leeds, Notts Forest, Sheffield, Derby, Leicester, etc) and hence can swell the crowd when visitors then they are not doing too badly.
Average for Huddersfield football last season was approx. just less than 15000, this season they have a current average of around 13,000.
All in all not that bad I would suggest in comparison given the advantage football has. The question equally applies to both football and Rugby League in Huddersfield as to how to increase fan base.
As I have said before our comparison and main competitive sports focus has to be with the Football League and Union as to how SL is attracting fans against the huge over powering and all consuming Premier League.
It would seem to me that both those sports leagues (football league and Rugby Union) attract better sponsorship and commercial revenues as the main problem in comparison rather than fan base. One helped by the Premier League umbrella and the other sport by its huge international game and hence exposure..
As somebody else said previous... success is a key ingredient to increasing the fan base and can not be ignored. That is consistent success and Huddersfield RL are only really just starting that journey of what they will hope is consistent success in the modern era.
Edited by redjonn, 02 September 2013 - 07:48 PM.