Fans flocked back through the turnstiles to see Bristol City after the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Bristol City’s 2021/22 home attendances compare with previous seasons

Supporters of Bristol City have jumped at the chance to watch the club again after multiple lockdowns

Bristol City fans made a welcome return to Ashton Gate Stadium this season after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From the remainder of the 2019/20 season and the entirety of the 2020/21 campaign, supporters weren’t allowed through the turnstiles with games played behind closed doors.

But this season, after overcoming some capped capacities and the need for COVID passports or proof of a lateral flow test, supporters overcame the hurdles to support the Robins again.

The largest crowd of the season was when Birmingham City came to town with 21,942 spectators in the ground, though that was backed by a strong away contingent. Meanwhile the lowest attendance was the midweek win over Stoke City back in November with just 16,949 fans in the ground.

As the club tries to generate interest in selling season tickets with the home campaign now wrapped up, it will be intriguing to see how many fans return to the club again next season.

A 17th-placed finish in the Championship is respectable given the off-the-field issues such as losses, but fans will want to see some ambition over the course of the summer.

In previous seasons new signings and successful cup runs have attracted a newer breed of supporter. So with the 2021/22 season coming to a close, it brings us to the question in how do the crowds this season compare to the ones over the last ten years?

There are some interesting findings, including City's promotion season, how the ground development affected the average and where this season stacks up.

*As the 2020/21 season was played without supporters, it hasn’t been included in the list

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