General Manager, Steven Brown provides an update on attendance figures this season at Boundary Park.
I would like to update supporters on our attendance figures at Boundary Park as I regularly receive queries about our stated numbers.
In line with most EFL clubs, the attendance stated is a record of how many people purchased or were allocated a ticket for that particular game.
The number of Season Ticket sales stands at 2,690, these are paid seats and the number is not inflated by complementary distributions to schools that have occurred in the past. That number will always be included as part of the attendance for league games although our system does tell us how many Season Ticket holders actually attended per game afterward when producing reports.
Added to this is the sale of tickets by the visiting club either in advance or on the day plus individual sales to Oldham fans.
The only complimentary tickets included in the announced crowd are players and staff tickets that are used, scouts’ tickets, and one-off tickets allocated to a specific group by the Community Trust who again have to attend for the ticket to be included in the crowd.
With regards to financials, we have Season Ticket reconciliation from numbers by price category to cash received and our Turnstile Supervisor produces a comprehensive breakdown on match return sheets of monies taken by the Club, either in advance or on the matchday, which is reconciled to banking. All match receipts are recorded correctly and all relevant taxes are paid.
I hope this clears this up for fans and provides further clarity on the matter ahead of future home games.