Some 72% of requests for orders have been approved in the past year - a rise from 48 % in the year 2011/12 and from only 26% in 2007/08, according to figures provided by the Football Co-ordination Unit of Scotland.
It can take up to a year between a police charge and a court appearance but since January of this year 85 orders have been granted, a steep rise from the 33 granted in 2010.
In the past two years 248 orders have been granted, a three fold increase over the 86 issued in the first three years of the orders introduced under the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006.
The orders were intended to be imposed where there were reasonable grounds to believe they would prevent future football related violence or disorder.
A study by University of Stirling researchers in 2011 found that sheriffs, especially those who were not football fans, were wary of using bans in anything other than the most serious cases.
Sheriff David Mackie, Chairman of the Edinburgh branch of the Scottish Association for the Study of Offenders, said: "Sheriffs welcome football banning orders as an alternative to issuing a fine that the offender cannot pay or to sending him to prison.
"But an order is not preventative.
"It is a punishment which severely curtails the offender's associations and friendships."