The match between Ramsbottom United and FC United of Manchester on Saturday set a new record attendance for a fixture played at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium, thrashing the previous mark by 451 spectators.
For the first time in the club’s history, over 2,000 people came through the turnstiles to watch the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League fixture with many of the travelling FC United of Manchester supporters arriving, like they did when the previous record was set on Easter Saturday in 2007, on the ‘Rammy Rattler’ steam train, operated by the East Lancashire Railway.
Below is a look at the highest ever attendances seen at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium in the clubs history. Two of the three highest attendances have come this season with the visits of FC United of Manchester and Stockport County.
|HIGHEST ATTENDANCE AT THE RIVERSIDE/HARRY WILLIAMS RIVERSIDE STADIUM|
|Sat 4 Apr 2015||H||FC United of Mcr||NPL PREM||L||0 – 2||2104|
|Sat 7 Apr 2007||H||FC United of Mcr||NWCFL DIV 1||L||1 – 2||1653|
|Sat 13 Dec 2014||H||Stockport County||FA TROPHY / R1||L||0 – 3||907|
|Sat 17 Oct 1998||H||Southport||FA CUP / 3QR||L||0 – 5||829|
|Sat 2 Oct 2004||H||Southport||FA CUP / 2QR||L||0 – 2||612|
|Sat 28 Apr 2012||H||Winsford United||NWCFL PREM||W||5 – 2||548|
|Sat 26 Apr 2014||H||Bamber Bridge||NPL DIV 1N||D||0 – 0||491|
|Sat 18 Oct 2014||H||Buxton||NPL PREM||W||2 – 0||470|
|Sat 27 Dec 1997||H||Haslingden||NWCFL DIV 1||W||3 – 1||464|
|Tue 12 Nov 2013||H||FC United of Mcr||NPL LGE CUP / R1||L||1 – 2||464|
|Sat 30 Mar 2013||H||Farsley||NPL DIV 1N||L||1 – 2||446|
|Tue 24 Sep 2013||H||Darlington 1883||NPL DIV 1N||W||3 – 0||396|
|Sat 27 Apr 2013||H||Trafford||NPL DIV 1N||W||2 – 1||391|