The Tigers also topped the AFL table for home attendances throughout this season.

A total of 1,024,751 people attended Richmond’s 22 home-and-away games. The Tigers finished ahead of Essendon, Collingwood and Carlton.

A total of 615,542 attended Richmond home games, at an average of 55,958 per match. It was an average home crowd at least 10% higher than any other club in the competition.

Richmond’s crowd of 69,104, in the final round match of the season against St Kilda at the MCG, pushed its total attendance numbers beyond the one-million mark for the fourth time in the Club’s home-and-away history (1998, 2013, 2015 being the previous years).

“These are fantastic numbers and again reflect the most loyal and passionate fans in the competition,” Richmond CEO Brendon Gale said.

“The whole Club appreciates the support and I know how much it means to the players. They appreciate the opportunity to play in front of big crowds and at one of the best stadiums in the world.”

Richmond also recently announced a Club membership record of 73,515 for 2017. It was the Club’s seventh consecutive record membership.