Wanderers Record Attendance Increase

Last updated : 19 May 2004 By Mark Heys
Wanderers attendances for the 2003-2004 season averaged at 26,795 which was a seven per cent increase on the previous season and the best crowds for over four decades.

The total number of supporters watching Premiership football eclipsed the half million mark this season for the first time in history for Wanderers and in particular the rise in people going to the games has risen significantly in ten years when 10,498 was the average attendance mark in 1994.

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside beleives the rise is due to the number of top quality international stars which are being brought to the club and thinks that the club can add to their fan base as they make progress in the top division.

"These figures are a testament to the quality of football being played by our players and the calibre of stars we are now able to attract to the club, There is a real sense of pride in the town and I am confident that we will continue to develop our home support as we progress in the Premiership." he said