As a follow up to Robbie's post below - the chart below shows the attendance for round one of the LOI for four clubs that played at home both this season and last.
Waterford, St. Pats and Dundalk all saw increased attendances last Friday night compared to last year while Bohs recorded a lower figure.
The average attendance on the opening day last season was 2,892. This increased to 3,558 this season. This is good news for the LOI but the challenge will be retaining fans for the second home game - attendance last season saw a significant fall off for each clubs second round of home fixtures.