Bristol Rovers’ average home attendance compared to League One rivals Bolton, Sheff Wed & Pompey - gallery

Bristol Rovers average attendance at the Memorial Stadium compared to League One rivals Bolton Wanderers, Portsmouth, Sheffield Wednesday and more

Bristol Rovers' 2022/23 season has now concluded, with a 3-2 defeat to play-off hopefuls Bolton Wanderers being their final match of the campaign.

John Marquis' goal wasn't enough to inspire a comeback against the Trotters, after Shola Shortire's goal was cancelled out by Luca Hoole, but then Dan Nlundulu and Aaron Morley restored their lead, and gave them the win. It saw Rovers finish the campaign on 53 points and in 17th place, with the target of survival secured in their first year back in League One.

The third tier of English football has a mix of clubs, some of which have played in the Premier League, and then others whose highest level would have been playing in this division. Rovers have a fan base that they can be proud of, given that they are in a two-club city, and have the smaller venue compared to Bristol City. They recorded a five-figure crowd against Bolton, and with changes made to the ground next season, there is a hope they can attract more supporters through the turnstiles next year.

More fans will mean more money, and that could mean a bigger transfer budget for Joey Barton this summer. We've seen what having regular sold-out crowds can do for Ipswich Town and Plymouth Argyle who have been automatically promoted, so can it happen for them next season?

With the season now over excluding the play-offs, BristolWorld has compared Rovers' Memorial Stadium attendances with those of their League One rivals. All figures come from Transfermarkt.