Port Adelaide’s AFL audited member number in 2020 finished at 46,820, down 5,131 (10.3%) from 50,951 in 2019.

Port Adelaide chief executive Keith Thomas thanked the entire club membership base for their support in such a challenging year.

“We thank every one of our members who have supported the club in some way across this extraordinary season,” Mr Thomas said.

“When COVID shut down the season in March, we were about to jump into a massive 150th anniversary season and six blockbuster home games at Adelaide Oval.

“Clearly the pandemic has had a profound impact on our community, and the entire world for that matter. But the fact that 96% of our members pledged their full membership payments for 2020, with most doing so unconditionally early in the season when there was still so much uncertainty about how the season was going to unfold, is incredible.

“On top of that, Port Adelaide members and supporters have spent a further $2 million on club merchandise and memorabilia with record retail sales since June. It comes as no surprise that the Prison Bar guernsey is this seasons hottest selling item in the AFL competition, in this most special year for our club.

“Again, we simply can’t thank our members and supporters enough for doing whatever they can to help the club,  when so many are enduring their own challenges. It has been amazing!”