Out of the playoffs but still a great year.
The Richmond Kickers fell to the Charleston Battery over the weekend and as a result were knocked out of the playoffs. The game was brutally close and had to go to extra time. The result left the team and local fans crestfallen. The Kickers released news earlier this week that gives everyone something to smile about. They broke their all-time attendance record when over 65,000 fans came to City Stadium this season.
To get precise overall Attendance this season was 65,804 with an average of 3,656 over 18 matches. The previous record was in 2004, with 57,451.
As someone who attended 16 of those matches I can confirm that fans experienced every type of weather known to Virginia. A pre-season match was cancelled due to snow, the stadium had to be evacuated due to high winds/rain, and the game against West Bromwich Albion was played win the temperature was estimated (by me) to be 195° with 3,000% humidity. The majority of the games were pleasant and despite it’s age City Stadium is a good home for professional soccer.
I expect even more fans next season and season tickets for 2016 are already on sale. See you in the stadium and don’t forget to STAND UP FOR RICHMOND.