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12 May 2017

Positive stats from play-off chasing campaign.

Colchester United's push for the play-offs this season caught the attention of supporters, with crowds in 2016/17 higher than in the club's last two promotion seasons.

The U's seasonal average of 3,974 was higher than both the last time they promoted from League Two (1997/8, 3,145 average) and their successful rise from League One to the Championship in 2005/6 (3,969).

In fact, the 2016/17 average was some 26% higher than the last time the U's played in the fourth tier, and the second half of the season saw some strong attendances as John McGreal's men chased promotion.

In the second half of the season (the last eleven fixtures), the U's averaged 4,314 and that rose to 4,768 in the last eight matches as the battle for the play-offs saw the U's fans back their side against fellow promotion chasers.

The final match of the campaign against Yeovil, which saw over 6,000 home supporters in attendance, including a packed South Stand. 

Thank you all once again for your support!

Attendances in the U's popular stand behind the goal were up nearly 5% in 2016/17, and there's plenty to be excited by as McGreal's side push for the top three when the fixtures resume in August.
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