Attendance Boom At WPL Club Summer Matches

In what was a great month for The New Saints, the rest of the Dafabet Welsh Premier League also had a lot to shout about after over 10,000 people visited WPL grounds over the course of the past couple of months.

With two UEFA Champions League fixtures held at The Saints’ Park Hall Stadium, both games ended up being sell-outs.

Dafabet Welsh Premier League Club Administrators promoting Season Ticket Sales at this time of year will be delighted to learn that over 10,000 people have attended matches at WPL grounds this summer.

The WPL’s Summer Attendance Boom has been driven by excellent performances in European Competitions this season, with Welsh Clubs winning five and drawing two of their 12 UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches.

WPL Clubs also hosted two big end of season Finals in May, in the Welsh Cup and UEFA Europa League Play Offs, and Rhyl’s friendly this week against an Everton XI also drew a four figure crowd.

FAW Head of Competitions Andrew Howard said: “Ever since the Welsh Cup Final was played over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, we have seen a welcome attendance spike. The significance of the matches has been a catalyst, but the weather has also been a factor as people like to be outdoors when its pleasant – That is an argument for more domestic matches at this time of year of course!

“Having attended the majority of the games myself, there is certainly a buzz around the place, with a real heart of the community feel. The engagement between players and fans has been clear to see, which is developing our players into great role models for the growing number of young fans. We sincerely hope that this continues at Dafabet Welsh Premier League matches.”

Nine of the Best – a look in detail at those Big Summer Blockbusters

May 2 Welsh Cup Final
Newtown v TNS | 1,579

May 17 UEFA Europa League Play Off Final
Aberystwyth Town v Newtown | 1,012

July 2 UEFA Europa League
Newtown v Valletta | 1,420

July 2 UEFA Europa League
Airbus v Lokomotiva Zagreb | 548

July 7 UEFA Champions League
TNS v B36 | 1,148

July 9 UEFA Europa League
Bala v Differdange | 1,049

July 14 UEFA Champions League
TNS v Videoton | 1,068

July 22 Friendly
Rhyl v Everton U21 | 1,243

July 23 UEFA Europa League
Newtown v Copenhagen | 1,420

 

The Dafabet Welsh Premier League will kick off in just under four weeks time with TNS taking on newly promoted Haverfordwest County in the first game of the new season.