Every League One club’s average AWAY attendance - Where do Bristol Rovers and Sheff Wed rank - gallery
League One has the best levels of support in Europe, ranking average attendances higher than some top tier divisions.
League One is continuing during the World Cup and we played our first round of fixtures last week in the lead up to the opener between hosts Qatar and Ecuador. The attention this week turns to the EFL Trophy and the Carabao Cup before the league resumes next week.
Crowds saw a slight increase given that there was no Premier League or Championship teams playing. It is a slight increase with fans looking for their football fix with their teams not playing until the second week of December.
Supporting your team at home is one thing but backing them away from home is another commitment. You’re taking the time and money out to travel the length and breadth of England to back your team with no guarantee of a victory. For some clubs, they have countless miles to travel whilst others are afforded the luxury of being placed in the Midlands, where every away game is within a reasonable distance.
For Bristol Rovers, their promotion to the third tier has seen them reduce the miles. Their furthest away game is Fleetwood Town now compared to travelling to the likes of Barrow and Carlisle. They've already done back-to-back league games at Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday, whilst travelling to two of their shortest trips which is Cheltenham Town and Exeter City, with Forest Green Rovers still to come.
With the league almost at the half-way stage, the away attendance table has taken shape. There is no surprise that the likes of Portsmouth and Sheffield Wednesday are up there. The former Premier League clubs have sizeable support that will support them whatever division. Here we take a look at the League One table if it was based on the away followings recorded so far.