Supporters came from as far afield as England to watch Caley Thistle’s 2-0 win against St Johnstone on Tuesday in response to the club’s pay what you can scheme.
A crowd of 3,161 saw John Hughes’ side record a comfortable victory against Saints thanks to goals from Billy Mckay and Marley Watkins.
Despite the offer, chairman Kenny Cameron revealed some spectators chose to pay more than the normal entry fee.
Cameron was delighted with the response and said: “We are still working through the numbers but the highest sums paid by both home and away support was £30, which is way in excess of normal match day charges.
“This will no doubt be balanced by those who could not afford to pay as much, but we are extremely grateful for the contribution made by all who attended.
“As a young club, the prime objective of Tuesday night was to encourage the public of the Highlands and beyond to come to our stadium and sample the excellent football.
“We were delighted at the turn out on what was a very cold Tuesday evening, with more than 3,000 home supporters and 158 from Perth making the effort to come.
“Anyone who attended the game witnessed some fantastic football. The atmosphere was first class and something that was not missed by the players and management team, who were also very appreciative.
“Repeating the exercise is something we would consider but we must not lose sight of the base costs at the club, something all clubs need to deal with on an ongoing basis, and something supporters of all clubs will understand and appreciate.”