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Pompey win attracts bumper crowd

7,688 is third highest crowd for a regular league game at Adams Park during Gareth Ainsworth's tenure as manager.

23 September 2019

Adams Park welcomed its third largest crowd for a regular home league game during Gareth Ainsworth's seven years in charge on Saturday afternoon.

An attendance of 7,688 - bolstered by 2,125 Pompey fans - watched Wanderers record a 1-0 victory thanks to Adebayo Akinfenwa's second-half penalty; the third occasion that the club has attracted a crowd of over 7,000 in the past 18 months.

The promotion celebrations against Stevenage in May 2018 brought 8,802 fans to Adams Park (240 away supporters), with 8,442 arriving in March for the visit of Sunderland (who had 2,723 of their own fans in the ground).

Top six league attendances at Adams Park in the past seven years:

1) 8,802 vs Stevenage, May 2018 (240 away)
2) 8,442 vs Sunderland, March 2019 (2,723 away)
3) 7,688 vs Portsmouth, September 2019 (2,125 away)
4) 7,539 vs Luton, December 2014 (2,566 away)
5) 7,120 vs Port Vale, April 2013 (2,828 away)
6) 7,004 vs Northampton, (2,125 away)

*7,750 fans attended the play-off semi-final second leg tie against Plymouth in May 2015 (2,028 away)


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