THE AFL has broken its all-time season attendance record for the third year in a row.
During Richmond's clash with Brisbane on Sunday, the total attendance figure for the 2019 season hit 6,894,771.
This broke last year's record home and away season total of 6,894,770.
Brisbane fans look on during the Tigers-Lions clash at the MCG on Sunday.
Richmond members Kirsten and Thom Chrystiuk, their children Milla (8), Benji (5) and Daisy (4), and grandmother Sandra were the record-breaking attendees.
The AFL's general manager of commercial, Kylie Rogers, rewarded the record breakers with tickets to the 2019 AFL Grand Final – which will be a first for the Sunbury family.
We have a new AFL all-time attendance record! Over 6.895 million fans have gone to matches across the season.— AFL (@AFL) August 25, 2019
Richmond members Kirsten and Thom Chrystiuk and their kids Milla, Benji & Daisy along with their grandma Sandra were the record-breaking attendees at the MCG today. pic.twitter.com/ay0UAS9Uli
Final attendance numbers for the season will be released on Monday, August 26.
AFL home and away season total attendances
2019 - 6,894,771* (round still to be completed)
2018 - 6,894,770
2017 - 6,732,601
2016 - 6,306,333
2015 - 6,351,578
2014 - 6,384,742