GIANTS chairman Ken Davy today expressed his delight at attracting the first five-figure Super League crowd to the stadium for seven years.
But head coach Jon Sharp was looking to pick up the pieces after his side was crushed 54-10 by world champions Leeds Rhinos.
The crowd of 10,088 was the biggest for the Giants since 12,417 watched their first game in Super League against Bradford Bulls in April 1998.
The attendance was obviously the highlight for Huddersfield as the Giants fell to a third successive defeat.
And Davy believes it is a sign his club is still heading in the right direction.
"The result yesterday was obviously disappointing, although you have to give credit to a superb Leeds side," he said.
"But to attract a crowd of over 10,000 is a fantastic achievement.
"We were clearly helped by Leeds' travelling support, but again we had around 5,000 from Huddersfield, which shows we're doing something right.
"Let's all hope the fans turn up in their numbers for a third time when we entertain Widnes in another big game on Friday night."
The Giants will be looking to this clash to put their Super League challenge back on track after defeats to top sides Leeds, Hull and St Helens.
And Sharp knows his side needs to put in a massive improvement.
"Leeds were too good for us yesterday. They were outstanding and we found them too hot to handle," he admitted.
"But as a group we didn't perform as well as we have been doing and some players just didn't front-up.
"We failed to reach the level we reached at Saints the week before, and that's something we need to address.
"There were times when we put some nice plays together, but overall we never put Leeds under major pressure.
"Individually, there were one or two positive displays, but overall it's very disappointing and we'll obviously be looking to put it right on Friday."