“A total of 10,873 people passed through the Steel Park turnstiles to give an average of 473 for our 23 league fixtures.”
Corby Town were the sixth best supported team in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division in 2016/17. This is a marvellous achievement by the supporters who have followed the club through thin and thinner during two successive relegation campaigns. A total of 10,873 people passed through the Steel Park turnstiles to give an average of 473 for our 23 league fixtures.
Our biggest attendance was 785 for the Easter Monday visit of Grantham Town and we also topped five hundred for games against Matlock Town, on the opening day of the season, Blyth Spartans, Ilkeston Town, Skelmersdale United and Marine.
The lowest league attendance at Steel Park was 316 for the December visit of Rushall Olympic while the smallest crowd on our travels was 143 at Ashton United on April 1st. Away from Steel Park we were watched by crowds of over six hundred at both Blyth Spartans and Spennymoor United.
The best supported team, however, were Stourbridge who enjoyed a successful league campaign, finishing third, and an extended run in the F.A Cup. The Glassboys were watched by a total of 19,288 fans at an average of 839. Second place went to champions Blyth Spartans with a total of 14,924 giving them an average of 649 closely followed by Stafford Rangers with 14,735 at an average of 641.
Next came Spennymoor United, promoted via the play-offs in front of a 1,699 crowd against Stourbridge, with their total of 12,967 during the regular season averaging out at 564 per game. In fifth were Halesowen Town although their total of 10,989 and average of 478 owed much to the 2,127 attendance for their home game against Stourbridge in March. This was, not surprisingly, the highest NPL attendance of the season.
The worst supported team were Coalville Town. Their 23 fixtures were watched by a total of just 4,092 and that figure would have been considerably lower had it not been for the Corby supporters who helped give them a season's best attendance of 467 on the final day of the season - far above their average of 178.
Barwell can also thank Steelmen fans for their highest attendance of 327 which was also well above their average of 193.
Corby Town Football Club are rightly proud of the supporters who have stuck by the team throughout these trying times and hope that they will continue to turn out in such high numbers next season. Thank you for your wonderful support.
Updated 10:04 - 2 May 2017 by Robbie Dunion