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Big attendance rise for Aviva Premiership Rugby

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The 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby teams head into Europe this weekend on the back of a significant rise in attendances across the country this season.

The first six rounds of the Aviva Premiership Rugby season saw a 9.8% rise in attendances.“This rise is testament to the magnificent work done by all 12 clubs to enhance stadia and facilities and to improve the matchday experience for fans,” said Premiership Rugby’s Commercial Director, Dominic Hayes.

“Alongside the increasingly competitive on field action it is clear indicator that Aviva Premiership Rugby continues to go from strength to strength.”

  • The average attendance at Aviva Premiership Rugby matches has risen by 9.8%
  • Aviva Premiership Rugby is now live on NBC in America and available in more than 175 million households across the world for the first time
  • A record 1.057 million people watched Aviva Premiership Rugby in UK and Ireland on the first weekend of the season on BT Sport and ITV Sport

Away from the grounds Aviva Premiership Rugby is also setting records as Hayes adds: “We also recently announced that for the first time in the history of the competition more than one million people watched the opening round of Aviva Premiership Rugby in the UK and Ireland on both BT Sport and ITV Sport.

“The competition was also broadcast live on NBC in America for the first time and in a record-breaking 175m households across the world.”

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