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Wigan's record crowd was set on Good Friday in 1959 when 47,747 fans saw Wigan beat rivals St Helens 19-14 at Central Park. This is in fact a record crowd for any league match held in Britain. Wigan and St Helens also set an attendance record for the modern summer Super League on Good Friday 2005 when 25,004 turned out at the JJB.

Wigan have also been the visitors when record crowds were set at

Thrum Hall, Halifax - 29,153 on 21st March 1959 (Challenge Cup)
Fartown, Huddersfield - 32,912 on 4th March 1950 (League)*
Knowsley Road, St Helens - 35,695 on 26 December 1949 (League)
Belle Vue, Wakefield - 28,254 on 24th March 1962*
Wilderspool, Warrington - 34,304 on 22nd January 1949 (League)**
Derwent Park, Workington - 17,741 on 3rd March 1965 (Challenge Cup)

*Higher crowds have been set in cup matches involving neutral sides.
**Wigan set an higher crowd at Wilderspool of 35,000 when they met Leigh there in the 1949 Lancashire Cup Final.

Average attendances since 1976

Season P High Low Total Average
1976-1977 15 - - 70495 4699
1977-1978 15 - - 83160 5544
1978-1979 15 - - 67575 4505
1979-1980 15 - - 69975 4665
1980-1981 14 8100 v Fulham 3146 v Dewsbury 66424 4744
1981-1982 15 8006 v Leigh 3478 v Whitehaven 82459 5497
1982-1983 15 12376 v St Helens 3883 v Carlisle 111475 7431
1983-1984 15 12719 v St Helens 5114 v Whitehaven 112339 7489
1984-1985 15 19678 v St Helens 7708 v Barrow 150806 10053
1985-1986 15 21813 v St Helens 8198 v Bradford 187728 12515
1986-1987 15 20355 v St Helens 9189 v Barrow 190984 12732
1987-1988 13 23809 v St Helens 10125 v Salford 169269 13020
1988-1989 13 21076 v St Helens 10124 v Fea'stone 189059 14543
1989-1990 13 27075 v St Helens 6742 v Fea'stone 181647 13972
1990-1991 13 29763 v Widnes 7340 v Hull KR 188407 14492
1991-1992 13 26307 v St Helens 10490 v Swinton 169292 13022
1992-1993 13 29839 v St Helens 8081 v Sheffield 189535 14579
1993-1994 15 29161 v St Helens 7838 v Sheffield 220214 14680
1994-1995 15 26334 v St Helens 9886 v Doncaster 215527 14368
1995-1996 10 19526 v St Helens 8813 v Halifax 119471 11947
1996 11 20429 v St Helens 6466 v Workington 111850 10168
1997 11 16967 v St Helens 6076 v Warrington 97456 8859
1998 11 12786 v Leeds 7920 v Hull 116077 10552
1999 15 18179 v St Helens 6005 v Sheffield 138588 9239
2000 14 17737 v Bradford 6697 v London 147507 10536
2001 14 21073 v St Helens 7413 v Halifax 158673 11333
2002 14 18749 v St Helens 7413 v Wakefield 146109 10436
2003 14 15607 v St Helens 7409 v Halifax 143031 10216
2004 14 17194 v St Helens 9132 v London 177099 12649
2005 14 25004 v St Helens 9021 v Wakefield 194484 13891
2006 14 18358 v St Helens 11250 v Catalan 202237 14445
2007 13 24028 v St Helens 12641 v Catalan 208518 16039
2008 13 19958 v St Helens 11453 v Harlequins 188559 14504
2009 13 22232 v St Helens 11543 v Catalan 183001 14077
2010 13 22701 v Warrington 12001 v Catalan 204402 15723
2011 13 24057 v St Helens 12813 v Harlequins 209622 16125
2012 13 21552 v St Helens 12608 v London 208585 16045
2013 13 23861 v St Helens 11590 v London 189083 14544
2014 13 20265 v Leeds 10680 v London 183321 14102



20,000+ Wigan Home Crowds since 1973-1974

Date Match Comp Crowd
Sunday 10 March 1974 Wigan 6 Warrington 10 Challenge Cup Quarter Final 21,178
Sunday 23 February 1975 Wigan 17 Warrington 24 Challenge Cup Round 2 21.878
Sunday 27 February 1977 Wigan 4 St Helens 9 Challenge Cup Round 2 20,386
Sunday 28 October 1984 Wigan 18 St Helens 26 Lancashire Cup Final 26,074
Thursday 26 December 1985 Wigan 38 St Helens 14 Stones Bitter Championship 22,055
Wednesday 1 October 1986 Wigan 22 St Helens 16 Lancashire Cup Semi Final 28,252
Sunday 12 October 1986 Wigan 18 Australia 26 Tour Match 30,622
Friday 17 April 1987 Wigan 42 St Helens 12 Stones Bitter Championship 20,355
Sunday 10 May 1987 Wigan 18 Halifax 0 Stones Bitter Premiership SF 22,457
Wednesday 7 October 1987 Wigan 8 Manly 2 World Club Challenge 36,895
Sunday 27 December 1987 Wigan 22 St Helens 32 Stones Bitter Championship 23,809
Wednesday 12 April 1989 Wigan 14 St Helens 7 Stones Bitter Championship 21,076
Thursday 21 December 1989 Wigan 8 Leeds 0 Regal Trophy QF Replay 20,011
Tuesday 26 Dec 1989 Wigan 38 St Helens 6 Stones Bitter Championship 27,075
Tuesday 10 April 1990 Wigan 16 Leeds 12 Stones Bitter Championship 24,462
Sunday 14 October 1990 Wigan 6 Australia 34 Tour Match 24,814
Tuesday 9 April 1991 Wigan 26 Widnes 6 Stones Bitter Championship 29,763
Thursday 26 December 1991 Wigan 16 St Helens 6 Stones Bitter Championship 26,307
Sunday 16 February 1992 Wigan 14 Warrington 0 Challenge Cup Round 2 21,736
Saturday 13 February 1993 Wigan 23 St Helens 3 Challenge Cup Round 2 21,191
Friday 9 April 1993 Wigan 8 St Helens 8 Stones Bitter Championship 29,839
Sunday 8 October 1994 Wigan 20 Australia 30 Tour Match 20,057
Friday 14 April 1995 Wigan 34 St Helens 18 Stones Bitter Championship 26,334
Friday 21 June 1996 Wigan 35 St Helens 19 Super League I 20,429
Friday 13 April 2001 Wigan 22 St Helens 22 Super League VI 21,073
Friday 3 October 2003 Wigan 40 St Helens 24 Super League VIII Play Off 21,790
Saturday 25 September 2004 Wigan 18 St Helens 12 Super League IV Play Off 20,052
Friday 25 March 2005 Wigan 22 St Helens 20 Super League X 25,004
Friday 9 September 2005 Wigan 12 St Helens 38 Super League X 20,271
Friday 9 February 2007 Wigan 10 Warrington 16 Super League XII 21,693
Friday 6 April 2007 Wigan 14 St Helens 32 Super League XII 24,028
Friday 14 September 2007 Wigan 20 St Helens 12 Super League XII 22,031
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