The League of Ireland 2019 season ended yesterday. The FAI cup final attracted 33,111 patrons to the Aviva stadium. This is by far the highest attended match in the League of Ireland calendar.
Considering the attendance numbers for this season, demand remains relatively stable from 2018. The published attendance data suggest that average attendance for a given match in the 2019 season increased by 37 attendees from 2018.
The average attendance for a League of Ireland match this season was 2,162. The median was 2,104. The two highest attended matches were the Dublin Derbies when Shamrock Rovers hosted Bohemians (7,021 & 6,414). Shamrock Rovers held the 6 highest attendances this season; their two home matches against Dundalk are third and fourth highest at 5,015 and 4,705.
The lowest ten attendances were all at UCD home matches. These range downward from 542 to 392 (vs. Finn Harps) – the lowest attendance of the season.
The graph shows the average home attendance by club for the 2019 season.