How Bristol Rovers’ 2021/22 home attendances compare with previous seasons
Bristol Rovers’ attendances continue to grow but they’ll need to be a big surge to reach the heights of 2019
Bristol Rovers’ home attendances have continued to improve after the return of spectators in the 2021/22 season.
After two years of being locked of stadium’s due to the Coronavirus pandemic, fans jumped at the chance to come and support their team again.
Their levels of support aren’t at the highest with that coming in the 2016/17 season when they finished tenth in League One following back-to-back promotions.
The capacity at the Memorial Stadium was limited as a result of an increased role of the Safety Advisory Group that is responsible in Bristol.
In September, fans were told that they weren't allowed to stand at pitch level due to an EFL regulation which limited the capacity and there was also the need for COVID-19 passports for some matches, as fans learned to adapt to the rules surrounding pandemic.
As a number of sell-outs took place towards the end of the season, the club have acted and are changing the layout of the stadium for this summer which should be able to accommodate more home supporters.
It includes a change to the away end, which if a travelling club did not take up their full allocation, Rovers could sell more tickets at short notice.
Ultimately, the talking point will be on whether the stadium can be redeveloped or if a new ground can take place at the Fruit Market with talks at a preliminary stage.
Below are Bristol Rovers’ home attendance figures over the last ten seasons that fans were permitted.