The Evo-Stik Northern Premier League’s official statistician and historian Dominic McKenzie is hailing this season’s attendances after releasing the latest figures for the 2016-17 campaign.
According to the latest statistics ratified by McKenzie, appointed last season to keep a full statistical record of all three divisions, more than 300,000 supporters have passed through the turnstiles at the EVO-STIK NPL’s three 68 clubs by the weekend since August.
Emirates FA Cup heroes Stourbridge were among a number of clubs singled out by McKenzie on Monday for leading the way in attracting more fans after the Glassboys broke through a major milestone and helped EVO-STIK NPL top flight rivals Halesowen Town record the season’s best gate to date when they met in their recent derby at The Grove.
McKenzie said: “On Saturday Stourbridge broke through the 15,000 season’s attendance mark with a magnificent gate of 753 for their game with Mickleover Sports. On the previous Tuesday the Glassboys visited Halesowen Town and boosted the derby gate to an amazing 2127 – the season’s top figure so far.
“Other teams doing well are Stafford Rangers at over 12,000 so far and Corby Town, Halesowen Town and Spennymoor Town who are all aiming to go through the five figure barrier soon with over 9,000 spectators each so far.
“At this stage of the season the Premier League’s grand total is 155,428, in Division One South it is 65,979 and in Division One North 80,991, adding up to a magnificent 302,398 for the season thus far.”