Hull Kingston Rovers report attendance increase

Hull Kingston Rovers have bucked the Super League trend by reporting an average rise in attendance for their home matches in 2014.

The Robins have welcomed over 106,000 supporters this season – an average of 7,572, up from 7,319 in 2013.

Hull KR general manager Joe Clutterbrook said: “It is a great achievement for the club to increase attendances in what are still very difficult times for so many people, particularly with many other sides struggling to maintain crowds year on year.

“With a big reduction in the number of complimentary tickets issued in 2014, we have actually seen the numbers of paying fans increase by 17 per cent at home matches this season so we’re delighted to be bucking the trend for Rugby League and sport in general.

“However, whilst we’re pleased to post an increase in attendances on the back of an inconsistent season, we know there’s still a lot of work to be done to win back old fans and encourage new ones to follow the game.

“The league structure should make for more meaningful games next season as every minute and match point will matter and we’ll be working very hard on and off the field in the coming months to prepare for 2015.

“In the meantime, I’d like to our fans for their continued support and hopefully we can end the season on a high note with a victory away to Wakefield this weekend.”