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Strikers soar to new home attendance record

16 February 2018

Strikers fans continue to prove they're the best in the league, with Adelaide setting a new attendance record for home matches in KFC BBL|07.

A total of 246,779 fans flocked to Strikers home matches during the summer, including the club’s two finals, as Adelaide stormed to its maiden Big Bash title.

The figure surpassed the previous home attendance record of 241,790 set by the Melbourne Stars in BBL|05.

Three of the Strikers’ four regular season matches at Adelaide Oval surpassed the 40,000-mark. Adelaide’s thrilling New Year’s Eve victory over the Brisbane Heat attracted the second-best crowd of the regular season (46,594) behind only the Melbourne derby between the Stars and Renegades (48,986) at the MCG.

Strikers seal New Year's Eve victory over the Brisbane Heat

The semi-final clash between the Scorchers and Hurricanes at the new Optus Stadium notched the biggest crowd of the tournament with 52,960 fans in attendance.

Three of the top five most-attended matches during the regular BBL season were Strikers home fixtures.

Almost 4,000 fans witnessed the inaugural BBL match in Alice Springs as the Strikers led the way in their commitment to spreading the sport to regional areas.

Strikers make history in Alice Springs

Adelaide finished the regular season boasting the highest average home attendance, including the match at Traeger Park, for the third time in the past four seasons.

The club's average home attendance is even stronger again when considering only its home games at Adelaide Oval. The Strikers' Adelaide Oval average of 41,463 through the regular season leads the competition by a significant margin, with the Brisbane Heat ranked second on 33,180.

The BBL Final between Adelaide and Hobart was also the most watched match of the series with a peak television audience of 1.84 million.

The Strikers also welcomed their one millionth fan through the gates at Adelaide Oval since the club’s inception.

A total of 1,143,763 people attended the expanded BBL|07, marking an 8.5% increase since last summer and the third season in a row to exceed one million fans.

The popularity of the rebel WBBL continued to grow in its third season, with 151,931 fans attending matches across WBBL|03, representing a 25% increase in attendance since last summer.

 Total home attendance (inc. finals)
246,779 (New BBL record)
 Average home attendance (regular season)
33,947 (No.1 in BBL|07)
 Average home attendance (AO only)
41,463 (No.1 in BBL|07)
 Biggest attendance
46,594 (No.2 in regular season)