ATTENDANCES at Carlton games continue to break Club records.

With an attendance of 88,510 on Sunday night, the Blues had their second biggest home-and-away crowd ever against their arch rivals. It also happened to be the fourth time in just 13 games where the team has played in front of over 80,000 people.

That marks the first ever time the Blues have ever achieved such a feat inside the opening 13 games. 

There were 83,881 in the house for Carlton’s first home game of the season when they welcome footy back home against Richmond in Round 1.

Six weeks later, Carlton helped Geelong set its own club record for a home-and-away game when 87,775 piled into the gates of the MCG in Round 7.

Five days later, there were 88,362 in the house for the Peter Mac Cup between Carlton and Collingwood, with Sunday night’s game narrowly beating out that Round 8 clash by 148 people to take second spot for largest crowds of the season so far (behind only Anzac Day).

Don’t expect that to stop anytime soon, either.

It was announced earlier this week that the return clash between Collingwood and Carlton, to be played on night of Saturday 3 August, is already sold out. 

A fully ticketed event with no further tickets to be released, anticipation is already palpable some eight weeks out.

When (not if) the crowd piles in for that game, it’ll be the first time ever the Blues will have played in front of five home-and-away crowds of 80,000+ in the same season.

With a Friday night blockbuster to come next week in the annual AFL Carlton Respects Game against Geelong plus a celebration of the Club’s 160-year history to come against Hawthorn in Round 22 (complete with a specially designed heritage guernsey) still to come at the MCG, tickets to watch the Blues live in action continue to be the hottest ticket in town.

A penny for the thoughts of Blake Acres, whose first 38 games in Navy Blue have seen 10 crowds with at least 80,000 people in attendance.

Capacity Carlton crowds in 2024

83,881 - Round 1 against Richmond
87,775 - Round 7 against Geelong
88,362 - Round 8 against Collingwood
88,510 - Round 13 against Essendon
? - Round 21 against Collingwood (sold out eight weeks in advance)