AFL Smashes All-Time Attendance Record

"We are extremely proud"

AFL Smashes All-Time Attendance Record (Image: Getty)

The AFL has smashed an all-time attendance record.

With games still remaining in round 23, the season attendance has tallied 6,531,024, the highest on record, following the Sydney/Carlton clash.

AFL chief executive Gil McLachlan thanked the fans for helping break the record.

“We are extremely proud of our fans in breaking this record," he said on Saturday. 

“Beyond the competitive season, breaking the all-time attendance record is a combination of our clubs and our venues being focused with us in engaging fans and delivering a great match day experience. 

“We look forward to the final games of the home and away season, five matches that will help shape the final eight as we embark on an exciting September."

Recent season home and away attendances:

2017: 6,531,024*

2016: 6,306,333

2015: 6,351,578

2014: 6,384,742

2013: 6,238,876

2012: 6,238,876

2011: 6,525,071