Bath Rugby top the Premiership when it comes to filling their stadium

When it comes to home attendances, Bath Rugby should be rightly proud.

Come rain or shine, whether the team are chasing the play-offs or in the mid-table melee, the supporters still turn up to the Rec in healthy numbers.

In fact, no club in the Gallagher Premiership gets closer to filling its capacity for home games.

Having played at the Rec in the league six times this season, in terms of tickets sold the Rec has been 97% full on average.

It is one of a number of reasons why the Blue, Black and White are so keen to build a bigger and better stadium by 2021.

We’ve added up all the home attendances and compared them with the capacity of each home ground to come up with a Premiership table of how full each stadium is, on average.

In case you were wondering, Harlequins have the highest overall “home” attendance of 143,957, but that includes 82,000 when they played Wasps at Twickenham, which is discounted from the capacity table.

When it comes to home stadia only, Leicester Tigers have the best average attendance of 19,961.

1. Bath Rugby – 97%

Total home attendance: 84,629

Games at the Rec: 6

Average home attendance: 14,105

Capacity: 14,509

Thousands of rugby fans will descend on Bath for the Champions Cup clash
Thousands of rugby fans will descend on Bath for the Champions Cup clash
(Image: Ian Johnson/TakingPictures-Sport.co.uk)

2. Northampton Saints – 95%

Total attendance at Frankin’s Gardens: 64,888

Games at Franklin’s Gardens: 5

Average attendance at Franklin’s Gardens: 12,978

Capacity: 13,591

*Saints played Leicester Tigers at Twickenham in October and 40,013 tickets were sold

(Image: David Rogers/Getty Images)

3. Exeter Chiefs – 90%

Total home attendance: 67,606

Games at Sandy Park: 6

Average home attendance: 11,268

Capacity: 12,500

Sandy Park

4. Gloucester Rugby – 89%

Total home attendance: 85,857

Games at Kingsholm: 6

Average home attendance: 14,310

Capacity: 16,121

Tom Homer makes a break against Gloucester
Tom Homer makes a break against Gloucester
(Image: Ian Johnson/Taking Pictures (Sport) Ltd)

5. Saracens – 88%

Total home attendance: 52,870

Games at Allianz Park: 6

Average home attendance: 8,812

Capacity: 10,000

Allianz Park
(Image: Henry Browne/Getty Images)

6. Harlequins – 84%

Total home attendance at Twickenham Stoop: 61,957

Games at the Stoop: 5

Average Stoop attendance: 12,391

Capacity: 14,800

*Quins played Wasps at Twickenham in December and 82,000 tickets were sold

Jamie Roberts scores for Bath Rugby against Harlequins
Jamie Roberts scores for Bath Rugby against Harlequins
(Image: Henry Browne/Getty Images)

7. Leicester Tigers – 77%

Total home attendance: 119,767

Games at Welford Road: 6

Average home attendance: 19,961

Capacity: 25,849

Welford Road
Welford Road
(Image: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

8. Newcastle Falcons – 73%

Total home attendance: 44,414

Games at Kingston Park: 6

Average home attendance: 7,402

Capacity: 10,200

Josh Bayliss breaks away to score for Bath Rugby against Newcastle Falcons
(Image: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

9. Worcester Warriors – 70%

Total home attendance: 47,965

Games at Sixways: 6

Average home attendance: 7,994

Capacity: 11,499

Duncan Weir celebrates kicking the winning points against Bath Rugby
(Image: Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

10. Bristol Bears – 62%

Total home attendance: 100,492

Games at Ashton Gate: 6

Average home attendance: 16,749

Capacity: 27,000

Muse were originally thought to be planning a date at Bristol's Ashton Gate stadium
Muse were originally thought to be planning a date at Bristol’s Ashton Gate stadium

11. Sale Sharks – 56%

Total home attendance: 40,361

Games at AJ Bell Stadium: 6

Average home attendance: 6,727

Capacity: 12,000

James Wilson gets a tackle in on Sharks' James O'Connor
James Wilson gets a tackle in on Sharks’ James O’Connor
(Image: Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

12. Wasps – 54%

Total home attendance: 106,088

Games at Ricoh Arena: 6

Average home attendance: 17,681

Capacity: 32,609

Bath Rugby and Wasps run out to do battle at the Ricoh Arena
(Image: Henry Browne/Getty Images)

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Article source: https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/sport/other-sport/bath-rugby-premiership-stadium-capacity-2471743

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