The first season that Gloucester City have spent in exile at Evesham United’s Jubilee Stadium has been less than fruitful on the pitch and in the stands.
Figures released by The Voice of the T-End fanzine this afternoon show that the Tigers have suffered a significant drop in their average home attendance to the lowest level it’s been in 16 years.
The Tigers averaged a gate of 286 through the turnstiles at the Jubilee Stadium this season. The August Bank Holiday victory over Bath City saw 516 witness the Tigers win 2-1, the highest home crowd of the season.
In stark contrast, the 1-0 win over Chippenham on Monday 5 March saw a crowd of just 192 witness Ethan Moore’s late winner – the lowest home crowd of the season.
The average attendance of 286 is the lowest it has been during the Tigers time in exile. The highest figure in the club’s 11 year nomadic existence was 490 in the 2014/15 National League North season.
This season’s number is just five higher than the 281 average gate from the 2001/02 season, when the Tigers were playing two divisions below in the Doctor Marten’s League West.
During the Tigers most successful season at National League North level (2016/17), Whaddon Road saw an average of 461 at home games. When comparing last season and this, that represents a 38% decrease in average home attendance across the course of the two seasons.
Full figures can be seen below.
With the completion of all home games this season at Evesham, the average attendance was 286. This was a 42% reduction from the previous season in Cheltenham.
It's our lowest average gate at this level of football and the lowest since 2002, when we were 2 leagues below pic.twitter.com/R0IcKZfX5A
— The VOTTE (@TheVOTTE) 23 April 2018