The WAFL will mark a significant attendance milestone this weekend, with the 200,000th spectator for 2009 expected to enter the turnstiles when Round 22 kicks off on Saturday.
It will be the first time since before WA became a two-team AFL state in 1995 that the WAFL has attracted 200,000 spectators to a season of home and away fixtures, with the total currently sitting on 192,098 and crowds averaging almost 8000 each weekend.
To promote the achievement and recognise the fans who have contributed to the total, symbolic 200,000th spectators will be randomly selected at each ground this weekend to receive complimentary tickets to the WAFL's grand final on September 20.
Attendance at the completion of the 1994 season totalled 241,338 but that plummeted to 160,367 when Fremantle joined the AFL the following year.
The total did not return to above 180,000 until last season when 180,532 attended WAFL games.