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Below are many facts and figures detailing the rise and fall of Bootham Crescent

1) Top Bootham Crescent Attendances

Date

Attendance

Opponents

Competition

5 March 1938

28,123

Huddersfield Town

FA Cup Round 6

12 February 1938

23,860

Middlesbrough

FA Cup Round 5

25 January 1958

23,600

Bolton Wanderers

FA Cup Round 4

28 January 1956

22,000

Sunderland

FA Cup Round 4

23 April 1949

21,010

Hull City

Division 3 North

19 February 1955

21,000

Tottenham

FA Cup Round 5

2) Lowest Average Home Crowd

Rank

Season

Average

Notes

1

77/8

2,102

D4 re-election season

2

80/1

2,162

D4 re-election season

3

2007/8

2,258

Conference

4

2008/9

2,295

NL

5

2004/5

2,333

1st Conference, down from 3,963 the previous season (at the time, our most recent in the Football League)

6

81/2

2,357

FL

7

2011/2

2,485

NL

8

90/1

2,511

FL

9

91/2

2,525

FL

10

2016/7

2,570

NLN

3) Highest Average Home Crowd

Conversely, City's highest average league attendance was 10,409 in 1948/49 when football crowds soared following World War 2. THey have been on a gradual decline ever since. Refer to Andy Naylor's full details of all City's matches and attendances.

4) Progressive Record Gate Receipts

The last stated record receipts were for the 2002 Fulham FA Cup tie. Later numbers are based on projections from Andy Naylor, his logic would stand up to scrutiny.

Date

Comp

Opponents

Att

Notes

380300

FA

Huddersfield

28,123

2,735 & 17/6

 

850202

D3

Wigan

10,940

22,140

Record league game receipts, vouchers distributed for FA Cup tie

850216

FAC5

Liverpool

13,485

29,138

Record receipts

920421

D4

Burnley

7,620

33,000

 

930519

PO

Bury

9,206

46,459.50

 

931227

D2

Hull

8,481

   

940423

D2

Burnley

8,642

  

940515

PO

Stockport

8,744

55,000+

 

951003

CC2/2

Manchester U

9,386

63,680

 

20020126

FAC4

Fulham

7,563

73,000

Previous record was 951003 (MU), published figure

20021228

D3

Hull

7,856

89,615

Assumed record figure, based on attendance, not gate receipts

20031226

D3

Hull

7,923

97,332

Assumed record figure, based on attendance, not gate receipts

20040125

D3

Huddersfield

6,969

85,612

Assumed figure, based on attendance, not gate receipts

20070504

NL PO SF

Morecambe

6,660

81,816

Assumed figure, based on attendance, not gate receipts

20100429

NL PO SF

Luton

6,204

81,658

Assumed figure, based on attendance, not gate receipts

20120502

NL PO SF

Mansfield

6,057

85,038

Assumed figure, based on attendance, not gate receipts

20140512

D3 PO SF

Fleetwood

5,124

80,932

Assumed figure, based on attendance, not gate receipts

YORK CITY Club Secretary Keith Usher revealed that the FA Cup fixture with Fulham, provided the club with it's highest ever gate receipts for one game.

The gross takings were around 73,000, beating the previous best of 64,000 when Manchester United were the visitors for the second leg of the second round Coca-Cola Cup victory in October 1995. It has to be remembered that out of this gross figure come various deductions, e.g. VAT, police / stewarding and any other match day costs. Only then is the figure split between the two clubs, with the FA also taking their cut. The York City Supporters' Trust also benefited significantly from this money, with Fulham chairman and owner Mohamed Al Fayed offering the Premiership sides' share of the money back to the Trust. Some reports had suggested this may be as much as 50,000, but clearly the figure will be someway short of that mark.

Since 1983, the home side keeps all the money from league games. As ever, for cup and play off games, each club takes (after various deductible expenses) a share of the gate and a proportion also goes into a central pot for re-distribution.

The amounts shown to 2002 are for gross match day takings. They do not include any allowance for income from season ticket attendance at league games. Later figures are assumptions based on gate and season ticket numbers.

It is believed publicly stated receipts are "gate" receipts, other later calculations may be based on gate and season tickets.

5) Ground Capacity

Date

Capacity

MS

Pop

Family

Encl

Groves-nor

Shipton Street

Seated

Standing

72/3

20,000+

               

74/5

17,643

 

1,952

           

82/83

13,824

               

87/8

13,109

1,102

1,957

 

1,700

5,250

4,100

3.059

11,050

Sept 89

14,628

1,102

1,957

 

1,717

4,747

5,105

3,059

11,569

93/4

10,595

               

94/5

         

3,700

     

1/2002*

9,511*

1,209*

1,952

573

 

2,715

3,062*

3,725

5,777

* At the time of the Fulham FA Cup tie in January 2002.

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