Across the board in the SPFL, attendances rose for a fourth consecutive year, with 4.5m supporters turning up to stadiums across the country during the 2018/19 campaign.
25 of the 42 SPFL clubs posted increased attendances from the 2017/18 campaign, a major positive for the game in this country. Hibs can take a lot of pride from their average attendances this season.
Celtic and Rangers are obviously the two most attended teams, but outwith the two Glasgow sides, it is Hibs who had the most people through the gate during the 2018/19 season.
A total of 337,724 watched the Hibees at Easter Road this term, exactly 4,000 more than city rivals Hearts, who are the fourth most attended team in the country.
The Hibees’ average home crowd of 17,775 narrowly edges Hearts’ home average of 17,564.
It’s a credit to the fans attendances have been this high, in what has been a mixed season in Leith.
Home attendances show how loyal Hibs fans are
Despite having large crowds, Hibs weren’t exactly great on home soil this year. They had the ninth best home record in the league, with Hamilton, St Mirren and Dundee the only teams below them.
They only seen four defeats, however, nearly half of the games at home were draws. On nine occasions Hibs split the points with whoever visited Easter Road.
Hibs went through a turbulent time this year when form was bad and former boss Neil Lennon was shown the exit door. Fans stuck by the team though, showing up in force every week to support their side.
These results show that through thick and thin, Hibs fans are there for their team. No matter the form or circumstances, your always guaranteed a decent atmosphere and big home backing at Easter Road.
Hibs were on the ropes at times this season. Their fans deserve praise for not abandoning the club when they needed them most.