MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25: The official attendance is seen during the 2018 AFL round five ANZAC Day match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 25, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The AFL has announced that for the second-straight season the all-time attendance for home and away games has been broken.

With five games remaining, over 6.75 million fans have attended games in 2018, breaking last year’s record of 6.73 million.

In a season where the AFL are considering rule changes, the impressive crowd attendances would suggest that the fans love the current product more than ever before.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan applauded fans for there contributions this season.

“Regardless of the team they support, our fans embraced the highly competitive and unpredictable season,” McLachlan told AFL.com. 

“The game will always be for the fans, and we are extremely proud of them in breaking this record.”

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Top 10 home and away season records

2018 –
 6,750,810* (with five games remaining)
2017 – 6,732,601
2011 – 6,525,071
2008 – 6,511,255
2010 – 6,495,814
2007 – 6,475,521
2014 – 6,402,010
2009 – 6,370,401
2013 – 6,368,346
2015 – 6,351,578

*Final number to be confirmed on Tuesday – numbers courtesy of AFL.com